Nominations open for Asia–Pacific smart city awards


By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 21 January, 2020


Nominations open for Asia–Pacific smart city awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards, which recognise leading smart city initiatives from public agencies and private organisations.

“In the new decade, we’ve seen many Asia/Pacific economies reach the end of their 2020 strategic masterplans — imaginations of what cities would become have been addressed to a large extent,” said Gerald Wang, Head of Public Sector, IDC Asia/Pacific.

“Therefore, questions on ‘what next’ mean an entirely new approach towards actualising future cities, especially around data governance, risk management, addressing public expectations and solving funding needs to scale initiatives.”

Last year’s winners included the City of Newcastle in Australia; Wellington City Council and Auckland Council/Auckland Transport in New Zealand; Busan City Government; Singapore Tourism Board; Suzhou Wujiang Public Security Bureau; and the Taipei City Government.

Awards will be assessed according to 14 smart city functional e-service categories using the IDC Smart City Development Index framework.

Nominations must be made by 14 February 2020, via the official website.

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