Time: October 27, 2021, 4-5:15 p.m. (GMT+8)
Technology for Infrastructure of Asia’s Future Cities
While eight of the world’s 10 largest megacities are in Asia, low urbanization levels cause inefficiencies of citizen services and imbalanced economic development at the expense of sustainability.
For many Asian cities, making the way forward for development requires both “catching-up” and “getting-ahead.” Digital and engineering technology bring nonlinear solutions to solve the leapfrog challenge and improve accessibility. Best practices from Asia’s leading cities such as Singapore testify to the cost-effectiveness of innovation. Nevertheless—to spread best practices—governments, corporations, research Institutes and technology providers should join hands to incubate, commercialize, incentivize and accelerate adoption of technology-enabled solutions.
The seminar gathered government representatives, thought leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss key drivers and enablers to build future cities, including effective and cross-sector partnership for technology-enabled urban infrastructure.
- Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, ICT and Health, Singapore
- Konstantin Limitovskiy, Vice President, Investment Operations (Region 2), AIIB
- Philip Abraham, Senior Vice President, Veolia
- Kevin Crull, Managing Director, I Squared Capital
- Jennifer Tay, Partner and Infrastructure Leader, PwC Singapore