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September 19, 2017

  • (Invitation only) Smart City Symposium - email [email protected] for enquiries.
  • 8:30 am
    Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:00 am
    Symposium Inauguration
    Guo Baichun,
    Vice Mayor, City of Yinchuan
  • 9:05 am
    Chairman’s Opening Remarks

    This talk will briefly introduce the concept of smart city maturity and how it can be used to drive the evolution of open city platforms to create a local data economy. How can this data economy be unleashed and scaled? The talk will also introduce the structure and flow of the following workshop sessions, as well as the City as a Platform Manifesto.

    Carl Piva, MD Smart Cities, TM Forum 

  • 9:30 am
    Workshop #1: Getting the Fundamentals Right

    A holistic end-to-end approach is required to drive citizen centricity and value while transforming the city to become livable, workable and sustainable. This workshop will explore the fundamental approaches and technologies that power a smart city.

    Lightning Talk: The Smart City Maturity and Benchmark Model, a Guide to Smart City Success

    Michael Mulquin, Smart City Expert, IS Communications (confirmed)

    Workshop structure:

    15 min – Lightning talk

    35 min – Time to complete the workshop exercises

    10 min – Pitch backs

    Reflections on the conclusions:

    Professor Song Junde, Beijing University of Post & Telecommunications


    Exclusive opportunity: Each delegate will receive a free copy of the comprehensive TM Forum Smart City Maturity and Benchmark Model, complete with references and analysis material.

  • 10:30 am
    Panel: State of the Union

    A lively debate on the levels of city maturity in Asia, America and Europe adding the experiences from using the Maturity model. Identifying areas where progress has been made and how we can all benefit.

    Dr. Wang Chuan, Director General, Yinchuan Municipal Bureau of Big Data Management and Service
    Francois Coallier
    , Professor, École de Tech. Supérieure
    Susan Salkind, Residential Fellow, Stanford
    Masoud Ghandehari, Professor, New York University
    Simon Scerri, Member of the Board, Fraunhofer IAIS 


  • 11:00 am
    Networking Refreshment Break
  • 11:15 am
    Workshop #2: Digital Transformation: The City as a Platform and Data Economy

    Over the last decade, the concept of platform business models has been extremely successful in the private sector. Cities are platforms that power the greatest marketplaces on earth, but cities don’t yet play instrumental roles in the emerging knowledge and data economy. This workshop will explore how open data platforms can be extended into curated ecosystems driving local data economies.

    Lightning Talk: An open source approach to scaling data economies

    Juanjo Hierro, CTO, FIWARE Foundation 

    Workshop structure:

    30 min – Lightning talks & demo

    35 min – Time to complete the workshop exercises

    10 min – Pitch backs

    Reflections on the conclusions:

    Professor An Xiaomi, Beijing Renmin University


    Exclusive Opportunity: Each delegate will receive a free copy of how Smart Yinchuan is implementing its Smart City Initiative utilizing the TM Forum Smart City Maturity and Benchmark Model.

  • 12:40 pm
    Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    A recap of learnings and a brief discussion on Forum resources to help address issues, followed by audience opinion polls and feedback.

    Carl Piva, MD Smart Cities, TM Forum 

  • 12:45 pm
    Close of Symposium
  • Open to all Attendees
  • 2:00 pm
    Smart City – Yinchuan Tour
  • 5:30 pm
    Smart City Excellence Awards Dinner
    David Pleasance,
    Chairman, TM Forum

    Please note timings are subject to change at this stage


September 20, 2017

  • Chairman: Carl Piva, VP Strategic Programs, TM Forum
  • 9:00 am
    David Pleasance,
    Chairman, TM Forum
  • 9:10 am
    KEYNOTE: Smart Yinchuan – Governance, Life and Industry
    Guo Baichun,
    Vice Mayor, City of Yinchuan
    Wang Chuan,
    Director General, Bureau of Big Data Management and Service Yinchuan
    • Worries of a Mayor - urban governance, citizen’s life and industries cultivation
    • Smart city Yinchuan model:
    • Enhance scientific management level of the government
    • Become more beneficial, convenient and favorable to citizens
    • Cultivate and develop emerging industries
  • 9:40 am
    KEYNOTE: Addressing Smart Cities’ Hierarchy of Needs, Piece by Piece
    Nik Willetts,
    CEO, TM Forum
    • Orchestrating and visualizing digital ecosystems to make digital partnerships easier
    • Architecting city platforms that generate city scale data economies
    • Supporting local authority-led governance that involves citizens, technology companies, and academics, worldwide
    • Helping to develop urban digital ecosystems through a series of open-innovation challenges
  • 10:10 am
    KEYNOTE: The Smart City in the 5G Era
    Zhu Jinyun,
    SVP , President, Cloud Computing & IT Operation, ZTE
    • The rise of the 5G era
    • 5G Change the smart city
    • Rises, the path towards the smart city in the 5G era
  • 10:35 am
    KEYNOTE: The City as Technology
    Anthony Behan,
    Worldwide Industry Solutions Leader, Watson IoT Division, IBM
    • Realizing that the city itself is a technology
    • Understanding how the city helps human beings to negotiate with the world in large groups, moving around, protecting, feeding and sheltering ourselves and allowing us to thrive and achieve contentment
    • Leveraging information technology can help city planners and city managers to understand how the city is performing, where its weaknesses lie, and how it can be improved
    • Using cognitive technologies and artificial intelligence as a basis of a city that forms a dynamic understanding of the citizens that it serves, learning as they grow, and adapting to meet the demands of a diverse population
  • 10:55 am
    KEYNOTE: Smart Cities and Urban Efficiency – Technology Aspects of Smart City and Role of Technology Players in Making Smart Cities a Reality
    Kanwaljeet Singh Kukreja,
    Smart Cities Business Head, Schneider India
  • 11:15 am
    Morning Refreshments
  • Smart Governance
  • 11:45 am
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Smart Transportation Makes Life Better
    Tang Lei,
    Deputy General Manager of Smart Transportation Product Line, ZTEsoft
    • Construction & Operation of Yinchuan Smart Transportation
      • Big data platform of smart transportation integrates multi-sources data to realize traffic data sharing: Introducing the method and value of data integration
      • Real time and accurate traffic flow monitoring to realize precise traffic perception: Introducing advanced application of RFID e-plate
      • Service application upgrade driven by big data, to realize refined management: Introducing applications such as tidal lane, smart traffic light control, green wave, vehicle management, etc.
      • Integration of information publishing channels to achieve the integration of civic services: Introducing information publishing channels such as Yinchuan Tong app, website, Electronic Bus Stop Board, etc.
    • Interpretation of three new factors of smart transportation:
      • To have an insight into traffic with data thinking: construction of new administration and control system
      • To understand traffic with economic thinking: support new transportation system
      • To assure city security with intelligent thinking: create new emergency response system
  • 12:05 pm
    CASE STUDY: City Data Platform and Innovation Strategy to Support Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
    Geoff Snelson,
    Director of Strategy and Futures, Milton Keynes Council
    • Data exchange and innovation platform (MK Smart data hub - TM Forum catalyst project)
    • City-wide deployment of video motion sensors with an AI component that can link to traffic signals
    • Low carbon and driverless mobility programs
  • 12:30 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:45 pm
    CASE STUDY: Identifying the Right Strategy to Boost Digital Transformation of the City
    Eldar Tuzmukhametov,
    Head of Smart City Lab , Moscow Government
    • Change management - balance between top-down and bottom-up approaches
    • E-readiness: infrastructure to connect citizens and machines
    • Battle for cost efficiency - human and finance resource mobilization
    • Not just the technology - education and marketing for citizens, businesses and officials
  • 2:05 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Data Convergence Makes Smart and Safe Cities
    Xu Ming,
    CEO, ZNV
    • In the DT era, how does data fusion better serve the city?
    • Which levels does data fusion include? - What core technologies are needed?
    • How does data fusion lead to intelligent urban security? - What are the paths and methods?
    • What are the features of Smart Yinchuan Safe City in the field of urban public safety?
  • 2:25 pm
    PANEL: What Does Future Mobility Look Like For Smart Cities?
    Ted Ross,
    CIO, City of Los Angeles
    Geoff Snelson,
    Director of Strategy and Futures, Milton Keynes Council
    Ryan Falconer,
    Director, Transportation Consulting, Arup
    • How does your city view the future of mobility?
    • What initiative is your city planning or implementing to make mobility safer, more efficient, more reliable and more environmentally friendly?
    • How will the arrival of connected and autonomous cars impact the existing infrastructure?
    • How can cities facilitate the implementation and use of the latest mobility technology?
    • What is the impact of MaaS how citizens use transport in smart cities?
  • Smart Life
  • 3:00 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: How the Progress of Internet Plus Healthcare Promotes the Happiness of People
    Xuan Zhou,
    Senior Product Director, Internet Plus Healthcare Department, Tencent
    • Medical payment via Wechat:
      • How does mobile payment technology better serve patients?
      • AIMID: How Artificial Intelligence promotes medical efficiency?
  • 3:20 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: The Status and Trends of Internet Hospital
    Wang Hang,
    • Development of Internet medicine
    • Internet re-creates future medical processes
    • Five trends in the Internet medical field
  • 3:30 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments
  • 4:10 pm
    CASE STUDY: A City Innovation Platform to Develop Solutions for Healthy Urban Living
    Frans Jorna,
    Director Smart City, City of Utrecht
    • Understanding that digital innovation is the cornerstone in achieving urban goals, including the transition to the use of renewable energies and healthy mobility
    • Developing a strategy that speeds up the development of smart renewable energy and e-mobility services together with other European cities, public and social European partners
    • Implementing solutions that are cheaper, better accessible, reliable, and that contribute to a better and more sustainable urban quality of life.
    • Outlining how the urban City Innovation Platform Utrecht developed lies at the heart of the strategy to demonstrate, upscale and replicate smart solutions by radically changing the existing business models
  • 4:30 pm
    PANEL: How to Leverage Technology to Improve Citizens’ Health and Provide Better Healthcare
    Frans Jorna,
    Director Smart City, City of Utrecht
    Masoud Ghandehari,
    Associate Professor, New York University
    Avihai Degani,
    CEO, IPgallery
    Eldar Tuzmukhametov,
    Head of Smart City Lab , Moscow Government
    • What are the challenges to improving citizens' health and innovating healthcare in smart cities?
    • How can digital technology be used to reduce the demand on healthcare systems and provide citizens with better care?
    • How can cities leverage urban data and applications for health and health care?
    • How do you create technology platforms to develop health and social care services that are easy to use and accessible on citizen owned-devices?
  • Smart Industry
  • 5:00 pm
    CASE STUDY: Upgrading and Transforming the Clothing Industry through Big Data
    Yu Hengxing,
    Chairman, Yinchuan Binhe Ruyi Garment Company
    • Developing the business model for flexible manufacturing, personalized customization by means of 3D scanning technology in order to create Industry 4.0 for the textile and garment industry
    • Analyzing the use of 3D scanning technology in the process of flexible garment manufacturing:
      • Obtaining three types of data from customers through 3D fitting rooms in brand stores all over the world
      • Uploading and analyzing customer data in the big data center to provide design for personalized customization, provide samples for all kinds of garments and to develop consumption concept for customers
      • Sending customer data to the automatic sample system in order to provide personalized customization and achieve personalized production
  • 5:20 pm
    CASE STUDY: Technology Innovation Empowered Smart Industry Transformation
    Shi Zhaohui,
    Chairman, Smart Water (Yinchuan)
    • Characteristics of the present age and development environment for enterprises
    • Technology innovation exploration and practice driving intelligent industry upgrading of Smart Water (Yinchuan)
    • Overview and development of company
    • Introducing four core technology innovation of the company in the field of pipeline drinking water
    • How the advanced technology, internet thinking, and innovation business model realized a win-win situation for the government, the neighborhood, residents and enterprises
  • 5:40 pm
    PANEL: Leveraging Big Data and Analytics for Smart City Transformation
    Remco Duivesteijn,
    Adviser & Information Architect, Municipality of The Hague
    Wu Yaping,
    Director, Investment Research Institute
    Erin Walsh,
    Head of City Strategies, Future Cities Catapult
    • What role and strategy should cities adopt for Big Data to drive transformation?
    • How is your city leveraging big data and analytics?
    • How can cities make data available to citizens to allow their involvement and contribution to the daily management of the city?
    • How can Big Data be leveraged using digital technologies?
    • What are the challenges associated with defining data policy and governance?


September 21, 2017

  • Chairman: Carl Piva, VP Strategic Programs, TM Forum
  • 9:00 am
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Large-Scale City Computing Simulation for Smart Cities
    Wan Biyu,
    Chief Scientist, National Smart City Joint Labs
    • Smart City and sustainable development
    • Introducing the background of large-scale smart city simulation (city planning, city health, law requirements, government policy)
    • Outlining the content of smart city simulation and its importance for city planning and management and its value for prevention and treatment of illnesses
    • Application of simulation techniques for:
      • city wind environment
      • city water environment
      • city dispersion of airborne contaminants
  • 9:20 am
    CASE STUDY: The Challenges of Governance – Optimizing Smart City Interventions
    James Noakes,
    Assistant Mayor for Energy and Smart City, Liverpool City Council
    Paul Morrissey,
    Chairman, Smart Liverpool
  • 9:40 am
    PANEL: Can Smart Approaches and Technology Improve City Environments?
    Dennis Gakunga,
    Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chula Vista
    Daniel Fletcher,
    CIO, Comunidad de Madrid - Nuevo Arpegio,
    Associate Professor , IE School of Architecture & Design
    Erik Caldwell,
    Economic Development Director, City of San Diego
    Gyorgyi Galik,
    Senior Design Researcher, Future Cities Catapult
    • What is the potential of the smart environment opportunity?
    • How can smart technology, data and analytics help tackle urgent environmental challenges?
    • Where do you start with introducing smart environmental solutions to improve the urban environment?
    • What are the challenges and barriers to the adoption of smart environmental technology?
  • 10:10 am
    CASE STUDY: Smart Citizens and Open Government – New Ways of Public Policy and Management
    Carles Agustí i Hernàndez,
    Open Government Director, Diputació de Barcelona
    • Responding to citizens’ demands for new policies based on more transparency, proximity, education and citizen implication
    • Building an improved administration based on Open Government policies and smart citizen concept
    • Providing insights into #DibaOberta Barcelona Regional Government Open Government project, highlighting the key concepts of transparency, the use of data, technology, innovation and citizen knowledge
    • Helping municipalities to develop this new way of government and relation between administration and citizens
  • 10:30 am
    Manifesto Signing Ceremony
  • 10:45 am
    Morning Refreshments
  • 11:15 am
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Thoughts and Exploration on the Smart Healthcare
    Stanley Li,
    CEO, DXY
    • The current situation of intelligent healthcare
      • The exploration of online healthcare and artificial intelligence by DXY
      • The artificial intelligence diagnosis system of skin disease
      • The care center for chronic disease
    • The distribution of DXY's clinic
    • Trends in the development of intelligent healthcare
  • 11:35 am
    CASE STUDY: Solving the Challenge of Smart/Connected/Autonomous Transportation
    Nick Stevens,
    Chief Digital Officer, City of Groningen
  • 11:55 am
    CASE STUDY: Data for a Smarter Los Angeles
    Ted Ross,
    CIO, City of Los Angeles
  • 12:15 pm
    PANEL: Comparing and Contrasting Different Approaches to Building Smart Cities
    Jamie Cudden,
    Smart City Program Manager, Dublin City Council
    Kaine Thompson,
    Head, Office of the Chief Executive, Wellington City Council
    Hans Schnitzer,
    Smart Cities Director, Graz Council
    Bala Mahendran,
    Ex CEO and Local Government Consultant,
    • Introducing the main approaches – government led, business led and collaborative
    • Where do you see the biggest challenges and opportunities with the approach your city has adopted?
    • What skills and competencies are required in your teams?
    • How should the CIO work with stakeholders to be successful?
    • How do you set your roadmap priorities to drive the evolution of the smart city?
    • How have you changed your organizational models and governance processes to drive smart city development?
    • How are you leveraging data and digital technologies to advance your smart city vision?
    • Which stakeholders need to come together in a legal framework to foster a collaborative approach to building smart cities?
  • 12:45 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Leveraging Smart Waste Collection Technologies to Optimize Waste Management
    Antoine Kassis,
    Managing Partner , Kurrant
    • An overview of current smart waste collection technologies and how they enable:
      • Waste level tracking - using IoT waste bin sensors to remotely monitor waste levels in containers
      • Route optimization – scheduling waste collection according to fullness of containers
      • Operational analytics - providing real-time information to citizens about full or available containers in their area
    • Examining how smart waste collection technologies are reducing costs and positively impacting the environment and the health of citizens
  • 2:20 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Fiware’s Cooperation with TM Forum to Enhance the Industry Development
    Juanjo Hierro,
    CTO, Fiware
  • 2:40 pm
    CASE STUDY: How San Diego is Deploying IoT and Technology in its Communities to Improve Services to Residents and Businesses
    Erik Caldwell,
    Economic Development Director, City of San Diego
    • What “smart cities” means to us in San Diego
    • Partnering with AT&T and GE Current to upgrade 14,000 street lights
    • Using the 3,200 GE Current CityIQ sensor nodes in new LED lights to act as gunshot detectors for finding open parking spaces, measuring air quality and tracking traffic flow of both vehicles and pedestrians
    • Leveraging GE’s Predix predictive analytics platform to enable the data from the sensors to be used by developers to create apps and software
    • Describing how San Diego will leverage the streetlight deployment as the backbone of our future smart cities efforts
  • 3:00 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Creating Waste Classification in the Age of Intelligence – Waste Classification “I-cloudbin” Mode
    Ni Guo Sheng,
    Managing Director, I-Cloudbin
    • "l-cloudbin" mode system composition brief introduction:
      • The waste classification is the total solution for the urgent city waste problem
      • The waste classification system is a new idea in four steps - family, community, waste transfer center, terminal
      • Examining the waste classification main parts - Points redeeming, Scan QR code, weighting , recycling bins
    • Outlining the “I-cloudbin" mode’s main advantages and how the company is devoted to protecting and improving the ecological environment of the world
  • 3:20 pm
    Yu Xin,
    Co-Founder, OFO
    • What is OFO Smart City?
    • OFO-Smart City extension
    • The future
  • 3:40 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments
  • 4:10 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Smart Tourism Destinations – Current and Future Trends
    Daniel Fletcher,
    CIO, Comunidad de Madrid - Nuevo Arpegio,
    Associate Professor , IE School of Architecture & Design
    • How are cities tackling with the challenge of maintaining a sustainable tourism activity?
    • Are cities and traditional industry players keeping the pace with Digital disruptions?
    • Are they leveraging the power of visitor's data? How is this information collected? Who pays for it? Who owns it?
    • Should cities collaborate with hospitality digital platforms or restrict their activity?
  • 4:30 pm
    CASE STUDY: Linking Data, Motivating the City
    Sun Qi,
    Consultant, PKU Healthcare
    • The construction conception of a new type smart city
    • The total solution of smarter healthcare based on data connection
    • How to establish a new mode of data-driven health service
    • Smarter healthcare case study of Yinchuan and health service planning
  • 4:50 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: Constructing an Aerial Information Infrastructure for Smart City
    Liu Bin,
    General Manger, Unique Aero-Tech
  • 5:10 pm
    EXPERT INSIGHT: TM Forum’s Smart City Maturity & Benchmark Model
    Michael Mulquin,
    Principal Architect Smart Cities Maturity Model, TM Forum
  • 5:30 pm
    Closing Panel with Senior Officials and Executives