Role Of Ict In Smart City By Siddique Lutful Kabir, Noor

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Role Of Ict In Smart City By Siddique Lutful Kabir, Noor

  1. 1. Role of ICT in Smart City Siddique Mohammad Lutful Kabir , PhD Professor & Director, Institute of Information and Communication Technology Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology 24th June, 2008
  2. 2. This Presentation <ul><li>What is Smart City? </li></ul><ul><li>Application Areas in a Smart City </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers in developing a Smart City </li></ul><ul><li>Major Areas to be Focused </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Smart City? <ul><li>Urban centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>safe, environmentally green and efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management of all utility services such as power, water, gas or transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are maintained using advanced integrated sensors, electronics and networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The services are interfaced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with computerized systems comprised of databases, tracking and decision making algorithms </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Characteristics of a Smart City <ul><li>A broadband infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>widely available and affordable to all </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications and services in areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>such as safety, health, education and economy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An interconnection between the communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>through an integrated service architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A platform for innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>promotes the development of new applications and services </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Application Areas <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive, Distant, Off-line learning methods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Utility Services </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leading-edge ICT technology to change the way of services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Health Care </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prompt and Accurate diagnosis system with distributed database of patient records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crime prevention, network based security camera </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic planning and prioritizing resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative thinking and collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Standard of Life as a whole <ul><li>New &quot;value-added&quot; services are offered to its citizens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>using leading-edge technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to improve their quality of life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each individual can derive economic benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by accessing information in cost-effective ways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Citizens are provided with the tools and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to take advantage of the information age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to participate and express their views in local decision-making process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By providing information open for all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>everything becomes transparent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the misappropriations and corruption in the society are reduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>economic development of the country is ensured </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Barriers <ul><li>Capacity deficit in the public sector and Arab societies at large, </li></ul><ul><li>Digital divide within Arab societies, </li></ul><ul><li>Poor technical infrastructure, and </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of proper institutional frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of legislative frameworks </li></ul>
  8. 8. Major areas to be focused <ul><li>Establishment of Internet connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Information </li></ul><ul><li>Development of ICT trained manpower </li></ul><ul><li>Access to knowledge for students through ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing and strengthening R&D </li></ul><ul><li>ICT virtual networks for expatriate Arabs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reduction of Digital Divide <ul><li>Digital divide & a Smart City </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide causes socio-economic inequalities. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT based education including Internet facilities is absent in most regions </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to process information locally and over the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging digital divide by improving basic computer literacy </li></ul><ul><li>As a first initiative &quot;Basic PC and Internet” course </li></ul><ul><li>Its multiplication effect benifits their successors. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Human Resource Development <ul><li>A balance between short-term and long term goals </li></ul><ul><li>A sizeable number of graduates in ICT fields </li></ul><ul><li>More management and professional skills in software design, project management and software business consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize brain drain for sustainable growth </li></ul><ul><li>More training institutions </li></ul><ul><li>The national curriculum to include ICT courses </li></ul><ul><li>Annual seminars, conferences and exhibitions </li></ul>
  11. 11. Access to knowledge <ul><li>Present Economy is “Knowledge based Economy” or “Knowledge Economy” (KE) </li></ul><ul><li>KE requires much more than the development of ICT industries and services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet in knowledge diffusion and towards access to information. </li></ul><ul><li>The knowledge in the form of information is spread over Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Online information retrieval system is a must for any modern society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how do you find what is relevant? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how can you acquire more knowledge in less time? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Areas for Research and Development <ul><li>Application on open platforms and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Advancement in networking and mobile communications </li></ul><ul><li>Optimum use of energy, ease of utility bill payment from home, building intelligence system, home security system etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Back-office administrative systems </li></ul><ul><li>Secure and interoperable infrastructures for eGovernment </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic public procurement, citizen services </li></ul><ul><li>e-collaboration for SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions adapted to local business needs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Involvement of Expatriate Arabs <ul><li>A large number of qualified and experienced Arabs live outside the country </li></ul><ul><li>These expatriate nationals are willing to contribute to their home country </li></ul><ul><li>Congenial environment to “repatriate” international ICT expertise </li></ul><ul><li>A Global Network for ICT Expatriates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to create chances for the local ICT graduates to meet the expatriates and can share with them their experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to interact with ICT executives and leading figures in the ICT industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to create investment opportunities in the ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to reduce the impact of ‘brain-drain’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to transfer latest cutting-edge technology </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Al-Madina Knowledge Economy City <ul><li>The $7 billion hi-tech project </li></ul><ul><li>To turn into a centre for knowledge based industry </li></ul><ul><li>KEC is witnessing a quantitative and qualitative transformation in use of ICT for development </li></ul><ul><li>Created 20,000 new jobs in various Knowledge based industries </li></ul><ul><li>Areas are Information Technology, Medical Science, Education and Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>Users will have access to a very high speed network to access their applications using ultra mobile personal computers </li></ul><ul><li>A centralized administration system has been built to reduce operational costs and maximize services </li></ul><ul><li>Madinah Knowledge Economic City will be one of the world's first truly integrated Smart Cities </li></ul>
  15. 15. SmartCity Malta <ul><li>SmartCity Malta to be open for business by 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The target is to finish the project within 14 years </li></ul><ul><li>The SmartCity Malta attracts investments of US$ 300 million </li></ul><ul><li>SmartCity Malta has the potential for developing as a regional knowledge-economy hub </li></ul><ul><li>A reliable ICT infrastructure and an educated workforce </li></ul><ul><li>The primary focus of SmartCity Malta is on &quot;building an ICT and media cluster“ </li></ul><ul><li>The government welcomes companies who are interested in a long-term investment in Malta </li></ul>
  16. 16. Dubai Internet City <ul><li>One of the largest managed ICT clusters in the world </li></ul><ul><li>112 new companies during 2007, which translates to 33 per cent growth over 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 500 companies and more than 1000 specialized industry in the free zone </li></ul><ul><li>Taken a lead in bringing knowledge and expertise to the region </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increased government spending on IT, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a highly advanced infrastructure, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>availability of qualified cadres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UAE’s political stability and security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Its parent company TECOM Investments along with Sama Dubai, has established townships in different parts of the world </li></ul>
  17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>Development of a Smart City is highly dependent on the ICT base of that city </li></ul><ul><li>Two categories of emphasis are required for the creation of ICT base of a city </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the formulation of government’s policies and regulations, building various related infrastructures etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the development of human resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainability of the development has to be ensured </li></ul><ul><li>An economic benefit through the establishment has to be gained </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>جزا كم الله خىرا </li></ul><ul><li>[ Thanks ] </li></ul>

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