TM One to help local councils move townships towards smart cities
By Digital News Asia March 29, 2022
- Private sector, industry players key to development of smart city
- Poised to provide world-class services to local authorities
TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Bhd, hosted the City LEAP Summit 2022, which is aimed at boosting smart city execution by local city and municipal councils (PBT).
In a statement, the company said the two-day event was the second time the summit was organised and was attended by a total of 60 participants from 26 PBTs nationwide.
Held under the theme of ‘Solutions built for citizens,’ the summit focused on sustainability and improving the quality of life for citizens.
This event builds on the first City LEAP Summit in 2020, held in Langkawi, prior to the Covid-19 Movement Control Order and featured, among others, demonstrations of 11 smart services use cases on the island managed live from the Integrated Operations Centre.
According to TM One, this year's City LEAP Summit provided insights into best practices as well as use cases of effective planning and execution of a smart city with talks by Bapak Setiaji, chief of digital transformation office, ministry of health, Indonesia, who previously was the head of Jakarta Smart City and IoT industry expert, Mazlan Abbas, who is also co-founder and CEO of Favoriot Sdn. Bhd.
The event also featured two knowledge sharing sessions by Md Farabi Yussoff Md Yussoff, head of smart city unit from PLANMalaysia (Federal Department of Town and Country Planning), and Mohamad Rejab Sulaiman, vice president, product and innovation of TM ONE.
Azizi A. Hadi, chief operating officer of TM, said, “It helps to ensure that Malaysia is always in line with the current global urban development.
“Urban development extends beyond just making the city smarter; we must also ensure that the city leverages technology innovatively and creatively to provide a more liveable Malaysia,” he said.
Kamaruzaman Umar, deputy secretary general of ministry of housing and local government said the success of a smart city lies in its implementation and requires coordinated efforts across three layers within the government; namely federal, state and local governments.
“Nevertheless, the participation of the private sector and industry players are equally important in the smart city ecosystem,” he said.
Shazurawati Abd Karim, executive vice president of TM ONE, said, “We are passionate and ready to co-create a more comprehensive suite of smart city solutions, providing the best services to the people, supporting the business community while achieving environmental sustainability.”
For more details on TM ONE’s Smart City solutions, visit here.
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