Smart cities are forecasted to use 1.1 billion connected “things” in 2015. By 2020, this will rise to 9.7 billion*. The impact of today’s rapid urbanization has created an unprecedented push for smart cities across the world. However, the vulnerabilities of current Internet of Things (IoT) technology – a crucial component to smart cities – remain a big concern.
“Connected Cities” will take a look at today’s IoT applications for urban development in Asia. We debate the limitations of current IoT offerings, and examine the roles of Governments and corporations in co-creating better IoT solutions for smarter cities. We assess the new value that such collaboration could create to make Asia’s fast-growing cities liveable and sustainable.
Connected Cities is produced by CNBC Creative Solutions, the branded content and commercial production unit of CNBC International.
Mr. Tatsuo Doko is the Corporate Representative for Asia at Toshiba Corporation and Managing Director of Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. He is responsible for overseeing and expanding the business in Asia and Oceania (excluding Japan, China and Hong Kong). Mr. Doko joined Toshiba Corporation in 1980 and has over 30 years of experience in project management, strategic planning and sales. He has a number of overseas experiences including his role as President & CEO of Toshiba International Corporation in Houston, Texas. He was also a senior Fellow and General Manager for the Strategic Planning Division of Community Solutions Company at Toshiba Corporation.
Mr. Doko holds a Master's degree with honors in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.
Mr. Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji has been serving as Corporate Vice President of Toshiba Corporation and Executive Officer of Industrial ICT Solutions Company, one of the in-house companies of Toshiba, since June 22, 2012. He has been leading Toshiba’s IoT/IoE strategy for the company's future growth. Mr. Shimotsuji joined Toshiba Corporation in 1983 and has more than 30 years experience in Research & Development of Information Technology in Toshiba and is currently seeking Big Data and Cloud technology for developing new business area of the company. He initiated several smart city projects of Toshiba, and guided Toshiba as one of the leading solution providers in this field. Since 2012, he has also managed Toshiba’s cloud business units, which has become the foundation of the company’s IoT/IoE strategies.
Mr. Hirohiko Maeda is the General Manager, Industrial ICT Solutions, of Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. His main responsibility is to oversee and manage the sales, business development and marketing of Toshiba’s Industrial ICT solutions in Asia. Mr. Maeda joined Toshiba in 1989 and during his 28 years of working experience, he has been involved extensively in delivering ICT solutions to the financial sector in Japan and Hong Kong. With deep knowledge and expertise in the ICT domain, he was assigned to Toshiba Asia Pacific in 2013 to lead a dynamic team in expanding the business territories in Asia.
Mr. Maeda is a graduate from Waseda University with a degree in Politics and Economics.
Lisa is a former co-anchor of CNBC Asia’s top-rated flagship morning program Squawk Box. Her experience conducting live interviews translates into lively and thought-provoking panel conversations. She is known for asking tough questions so conference attendees feel they have been exposed to fresh perspectives and new ideas.
Lisa has interviewed numerous CEOs, central bank governors and heads of state including Indonesia’s Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Thailand’s Abhisit Vejjajiva, New Zealand’s Helen Clarke and Canada’s Kim Campbell. She has moderated conferences on everything from the global economy and finance to talent wars and women’s issues. Lisa is the Founder & CEO of executive coaching firm Oake Media (www.oakemedia.com).
Mr. Khoong Chan Meng is the Director and CEO of the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS-ISS). He is driving NUS-ISS to develop and inspire the next generation of infocomm and digital business leaders through education, applied research and consulting services. Before joining NUS-ISS, Mr. Khoong was the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of RGE, where he oversaw investments in IT and IT-enabled shared services across the RGE group of companies. Prior to RGE, Mr. Khoong was the Government CIO of the State of Qatar, driving national programmes in e-government, e-health, e-education, e-inclusion and ICT industry development. Before relocating to Qatar, Mr. Khoong held leadership positions in Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Atos Origin, Singapore Computer Systems, National Computer Board, and Information Technology Institute.
Janet Ang is the Vice-President of Systems of Engagement & Smarter Cities, IBM Asia Pacific, covering Australia & New Zealand, India, ASEAN and Korea.
Janet is responsible for helping governments and organizations improve, integrate and add intelligence to systems such as transportation, public safety, water, energy, buildings, towns, citizen engagement and urban management that contribute toward achieving sustainable economic and human development.
Prior to this role, Janet was the Managing Director of IBM Singapore from 2011 to 2015 where she led the operations of IBM Singapore including all product and services divisions as well as the company's sales and distribution business. She was the Chief Representative of IBM in all client relationships and government affairs in Singapore.
Before returning to IBM in 2011, Janet was based in Beijing for over eight years. She was Vice President, IBM Personal Computing Division from 2004 before moving to Lenovo in May 2005 as Global Head of Operations Desktop BU, and then returning to IBM Greater China in 2009 to serve as Vice-President, IT Services until June 2011.
In her 33 years at IBM, Janet has held various management positions in IBM - Managing Director, IBM Singapore (2001 to 2003), Director, Sales Operations, IBM Asia Pacific (1999-2001), Director, Marketing, IBM Asia Pacific Small & Medium Business Unit (1998-1999), Public Sector, General Manager, IBM ASEAN (1995-1997).
Janet actively serves on various committees in the community. She sits on the board of the Public Utilities Board (PUB), the InfoComm Development Authority (iDA), the NUS Institute of Systems Science (ISS), Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Caritas Singapore. She is also a member of Business China, the National University of Singapore Alumni Advisory Board and the Women’s Health Advisory Council (WHAC), and is President of the International Women’s Forum (Singapore chapter).
Janet holds a Business Administration (Honors) degree from the National University of Singapore. She is happily married with four daughters.
Charles Anderson leads the Mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) practice for IDC Asia/Pacific and serves as a strategic advisor to CXO’s as their companies address the opportunities and challenges posed by the industry’s move to the 3rd Platform, which involves the emergence and interdependency of mobility, cloud services, big data, and social media.
Based in Singapore, Charles leads a team of regional analysts that utilize a consultative-based approach to advise technology vendors, enterprise customers, and government institutions on the impact emerging technologies will have on their current and future business models. Charles’ extensive experience working for and with vendors across the Mobility ecosystem provides customers with valuable insights not only into the opportunities created by mobile technologies and solutions, but also the potential pitfalls they may encounter as they attempt to “mobile-enable” their operational and business processes.
In addition to Mobility, Charles drives IDC’s IoT research and thought leadership related to Industrial IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes and Consumer Wearables. Charles’ unique insights help vendors, enterprises and governments understand and navigate the evolving IoT ecosystem, identify potential solution vendors and partnership opportunities, develop go-to-market strategies and messaging, define and evaluate emerging IoT-enabled business models, and assess the financial and operational impact IoT will have on their organizations.
Charles is a leading Mobility and IoT industry evangelist with over 25 years of experience in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US advising companies on how to leverage technology to drive operational, business and industry transformation. For the past 15 years, he has specialized in driving the adoption of value-added fixed and mobile services in Europe and Asia while working for leading telecoms firms, including Vodafone, O2/Telefonica, and BT Global Services.
Charles has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Minor in Economics from Northern Illinois University.
Boon Kean is responsible for the sales and marketing of the complete portfolio of solutions from Industrial ICT Solutions-Toshiba. He is driving the next mega-trend adoption of Internet of Things and Cloud deployments to various industry verticals in South East Asia and India.
He also oversees the strategy and articulates the vision Toshiba has for this very key emerging trend, building strong customer references throughout Asia.
Boon Kean has 15 years of experience in the IT services industry. He was the General Manager for Orange (Silicomp Asia). He led the company into double digit revenue growth driving strategies for the transportation industry, by focusing on airport, seaport, bus, rail, expressway and logistics solutions. Under his leadership, he has built and led profitable services organizations, spearheading key initiatives in e-commerce, Java, security and telecommunications wireless domains.
Boon Kean is a frequent speaker in forums focused on the Internet and Wireless Services for the Telecommunications and Transportation Sector.
Prior to joining Toshiba, Boon Kean held several management positions in Hewlett-Packard, Silicomp Asia(Orange) and Sun Microsystems.
Boon Kean holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronics from National University of Singapore and a Masters in Networks and Communications.
Jurgen Coppens is Managing Director for Accenture Strategy ASEAN where he primarily focuses on the Health &Public Sector and Infrastructure& Transportation industries, specializing in public sector transformation, digital strategies and economic growth strategies. Jurgen has over 17 years of experience working on national strategies at the highest level of government across Europe, ASEAN, Africa and the USA.
Jurgen has led programs defining National Public Delivery strategy to take advantage of digital to transform the citizen experience in dealing with government as well as digital masterplans for mixed developments, including the definition digital differentiated digital vision for the development, identified digital services and defined service definition, infrastructure guidelines, business and operating model recommendations, and implementation blueprints for each of the digital services.
Jurgen holds a Master’s Degree with Honors in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and an MBA (Hons) from the University of Chicago.
Ross Fowler leads Cisco’s Digital Transformation and Internet of Everything (IoE) initiatives across the Asia Pacific and Japan region, in order to help customers and partners capture the opportunities that arise from the Digital Transformation of their countries, cities, municipalities and businesses.
The Internet of Everything represents a global market transition, driven by a surge in connections among people, process, data, and things - from 13 billion today to 50 billion in the next decade. As these connections multiply, disruptive Digital Transformation opportunities arise to create new revenue streams, better customer and citizen experiences and new operational models that deliver ever-greater efficiency and value.
Ross has more than 40 years of technical, business and sales leadership experience in the ICT industry. He has held several key leadership roles over his 12 years in Cisco, most recently as Cisco’s Executive Sponsor for its Lend Lease relationship and the leader of Cisco’s Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China Enterprise Segment. Prior to those roles, Ross was the worldwide sales leader for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking and Security business - based in San Jose California, Cisco’s European Service Provider segment leader – based in London and Cisco’s Australia and New Zealand leader – based in Sydney.
Ross joined Cisco in 2003 from Alcatel, where he was the CEO for its Australia and New Zealand operations.
Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Technology, Sydney.