Cities become smart when they can thoughtfully harness data on buildings, traffic, infrastructure, eGovernment, and across an innumerable range of citizen transactions. Yet, incidents such those involving Sidewalks Labs, Whatsapp, or the Social Credit System surface increasing concerns over cybersecurity, digital identities, and data trust. The future of smart cities will see trust among citizens, governments, and businesses take center stage. This panel will discuss the roles that standards, policy, and performance can play to accelerate trust and build social capital in cites.
Calvin Chu Yee Ming is Managing Partner of Eden Strategy Institute, an award-winning strategy consulting firm that specializes in social innovation. Eden catalyses smart cities that are more sustainable, inclusive, resilient, and loveable, and over the past decade has helped mayors and governors in Asia co-create sustainable value propositions, develop strategic roadmaps, and assess the impact of their interventions.
Philip Heah founded Credence Lab in Jan 2021 and launched the Credence Data Trust Rating System that has been developed through a consortium of industry players spanning across the entire value chain of a certification journey, across various geographies and across multiple disciplines. Credence Data Trust Rating System is a global first open and decentralised data trust rating system that is end-to-end, measuring from compliance to relevant legislations to data security and accountability measures such as policies to implementation via processes/procedures put in by enterprises to their communication with their customers and facilitation of customers’ data rights.
Dr Non A is an architect, urban designer, and smart city research and development specialist. He serves as a senior expert in smart city promotion at the Digital Economy Promotion Agency of Thailand, where he advocates the concept and practice of smart cities and implements apt technological solutions to enhance citizens’ livelihoods. His main professional specialization is the use of human-centered design to solve pressing open-ended problems, ranging from large-scale and policy-oriented to everyday pain-points of the urban population.