The speakers will share knowledge and good practices in e-governance and promote policies and programs that will advance digital capacity in public administration, facilitate civic involvement and establish cooperation towards developing smart cities in the country.
The speakers include Kyong-yul Lee, WeGO secretary general; DILG undersecretary Epimaco Densing III, Eliseo; Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT acting secretary Eliseo Rio Jr.; and Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, among others.
Building upon the concept of the Smart Sustainable City 2.0 model, the event will include workshops that will introduce the smart city concepts and theories, present best practices, and build partnerships and collaborations towards enabling an environment suitable for implementing smart sustainable cities. Workshops speakers will share the affordable and sustainable services of smart governments developed on the basis of shared platforms and frameworks. Small and low-cost social innovations in developing countries will also be shared.
Quezon City is expected to share and discuss its Smart City Initiatives in one of the plenary sessions while representatives of other highly urbanized cities will present their smart city initiatives in the Global Environment session. Some of the speakers in this session include Dato Sr Hj Mohamud, municipal president, Seberang Perai, Malaysia; Rodrigo Silva, secretary of Secretariat of International Affairs, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mr. Setiaji, head of Jakarta Smart City Management unit, Jakarta, Indonesia; and Carlos Alejandro Ibarra Cisneros, executive director and official to Mayor of Mexico City.
The Philippine Smart City Summit 2018 aims to initiate conversations with the country’s smart city leaders and advocates on the appreciation, development and implementation of smart cities in the Philippines. Local government executives and chief information officers from Philippine cities, national government agencies, international cooperative bodies, private sectors, academic institutions, community groups and relevant stakeholders have confirmed their participation in the summit.
The event brings together different players and stakeholders and connects the government entities to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers, thereby linking progressive cities with the state-of-the-art solutions and best practices.
This year’s theme is “Advocating for Smart Sustainable Cities through Innovation and Collaboration”. The theme introduces and initiates the promotion of the Smart Sustainable Cities concept for local implementation at the Local Government Level.