Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

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


Published on

Knowledge Forum | | Day 3 - Panel 4 - Role Of Ict In Smart City By Siddique Lutful Kabir, Noor

Published in: Education, Technology, Business

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>