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ITU NBTC Training for Asia-Pacific Region

​Leveraging ICTs for Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC)

29 September - 2 October, 2014, Bangkok, Thailand


Definition and Background

"A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects" - ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities

In the "Smart and Sustainable" city models that are emerging, ICT stakeholders have a major role. While facilitating development of the underlying broadband and intelligent machine to machine infrastructure, they also play pivotal role in building smart and secure applications for the other sectors, create appropriate enabling environment and provide tools for big data processing capabilities that can support fast and efficient decision making. This training aims to build skills on the required framework for SSC from an ICT perspective, the underlying components and the role of various ICT stakeholders in development of Smart Sustainable Cities.

Draft Agenda Day 1 (29 September)

Objective: ​To have a comprehensive understanding of Smart Sustainable Cities, underlying policies  and the role of stakeholders.


Opening Session

- ITU 

Session 1 Smart Sustainable Cities: Definitions and Trends
Sekhar Kondepudi, National University of Singapore (Vice Chairman ITU-FG SSC)
- Irene Ng, Head Asia, GSMA

Session 2: Smart sustainable Cities: Policy Initiatives and role of key stakeholders
- Cristina Bueti, ITU
Tomoko  Tanaka, Senior manager, Orange

1230-1400: LUNCH

Session 3: Smart City KPIs and Monitoring
Sang Ziqin, Fiberhome Technologies (Vice-Chairman, ITU-T FG SSC)

4: Work Group Exercise A

Draft Agenda Day 2 (30 September)

Objective: ​To understand the smart infrastructure technologies and services in SSCs

Session 5: Machine to Machine & Internet of Things
- Andrew J. Haire
- K. Pichaya Limpivest, Intel

Session 6: Big Data & Cloud Network
- Andrew J Haire

Session 7: Addressing EMF issues to achieve SSCs
- Fryderyk Lewicki, Orange (WP2/5 Vice-chairman, ITU-T SG 5)

1230-1400: LUNCH


ession 8: Green ICTs and Other SSC Standards - Current Situation and the way forward
Flavio Cucchietti, Vice Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 5
- Sekhar Kondepudi, National University of Singapore, (Vice Chairman ITU-FG SSC)
- Cristina Bueti, ITU

Session 9: Managing Security Concernes in SSC 
Sang Ziqin, Fiberhome (Vice-Chairman, ITU-T FG SSC)


Draft Agenda Day 3 (1 October)

Objective: To provide examples of smart city solutions and practical cases

Session 10: Smart Sustainability City solutions

- Flavio Cucchietti, Telecom Italia
- Erick Stephens, CTO (APAC), Microsoft
- Bunyati Kirdniyom,  Head of Communication and Regulatory Affairs, Ericsson (Thailand) Ltd

1230-1400: LUNCH

Session 12: Structuring Public Private Partnerships for SSC
- Ashish Narayan, ITU

Session 13: Working Group Exercise 

Draft Agenda Day 4 (2 October)

Objective: To understand the requirements for preparing smart sustainable city plan of action

Session 14: Working Group Presentations
Session 15: Working Group Presentations (continued)