Challenges in building Smart Cities
Unclear strategic goals
The strategic planning of smart cities in the past was not clearly structured.
Data isolation is common
Large volume of data with complex structure without cross-functional integration, lack of commercial pathways and insufficient motivation to combine data.
Lack of overall planning
The strategic planning of different cities and different departments are all different, resulting in varying levels and progress of construction of smart cities, and a lack of long-term overall development blueprint.
Deficiencies in information security
Connection among users, applications and data increase continuously, leading to increase of Cybersecurity risk day by day.
Undesirable operation model
The construction of smart cities at large is solely funded by the government without in-depth participation by businesses.
The construction cost is borne by the government, resulting in substantial financial pressure.
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Bas Van Beers
Over 15 years in Smart City development consultancy. Specialising in sustainable energy smart city solutions.
Dean for Research Affairs, Seoul National University President, SNU R&DB Foundation, Seoul National University Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University
Non-Executive Director for Merton Chamber of Commerce and Managing Director at Flexicom Solutions Ltd
Tran Tho Dat
Former President, Chairman of Academic Board of National Economics University, Hanoi. Member of Economic Advisory Board to the Prime Minister of Vietnam
Extensive experience including being Korea University Chairman, Korea ICT Convergence Network Senior Member, National Academy of Engineering Korea, Former SME Minister of Korea Former MD, Hyundai Autonet
President of a Public Assotiation “Telecom Club” association of companies, public organizations, experts working in the market of information and communication technologies
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