Overview


The increased pressure on the cities due to increased numbers of inhabitants, an increased necessity to generate economic growth and increasing environmental challenges leaves the cities in need to develop a sustainable way of living. This sustainability is developed through environmental sustainable solutions combined with a full use of the possibilities the digitalization of the society has given us. This means enabling the technology to gather data, which can be used by the technology itself in order to adapt to the most sustainable and smart behaviour. Enabling the technology to communicate, be able to share the gathered data with people or other technologies or borrow relevant data from elsewhere and make the technology multifunctional, they provide solutions to not only one, but to multiple problems. The Smart Cities Awards will recognize pioneering projects designed to make cities more livable, sustainable and economically viable. Businesses, entrepreneurs, research hubs, non-governmental organizations and public or private consortiums pitch their innovative smart city strategies and solutions to transform our cities in the field of technology, energy, governance, sustainability and mobility. Applicants are invited with impressive projects that use new innovative technology to engage citizens, increase efficiency, empower sustainability, generate business and improve quality of life.

Dr. R. L. Bhatia


With Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, President Of The Republic Of Singapore At Singapore International Water Week 2016.












Role Players 2019

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SALLY A. LEE

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SALLY A. LEE

Mayor Sally Ante Lee was born in Lapog, Ilocos Norte in 1942 where she spent most of her younger years before moving to Sorsogon in 1966 when she married the former Governor of the Province of Sorsogon, Hon. Raul R. Lee.
She is a Certified Public Accountant by profession but during the early stage of their marriage she opted to focus on being a hands-on mother to her three children and as first lady of the municipality where Atty. Raul Lee first served as Mayor.
At that time she was also very active in church and has been joining evangelization efforts. She was also doing outreach programs and services to communities.
She decided to enter the public service when she realized that she could do more for her people by becoming a leader. In 2001, she ran and was elected first City Mayor of Sorsogon.
She now holds the distinction of being the first ever lady Mayor since the creation of Sorsogon as a political unit in 1894 and of being the first City Mayor since the merger of the municipalities of Bacon and Sorsogon into one City.
She served as Mayor of Sorsogon City for two (2) consecutive terms; from 2001 until 2007.

In 2010, she became the first lady Governor of the province of Sorsogon.
In 2013, Mayor Sally returned as Mayor of Sorsogon City and carried on with her development agenda under a flagship program called HEARTS meaning Health, Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development, Tourism and Shelter. Initiatives were further introduced which led to the declaration of Sorsogon City as Character, Prolife, and Organic City.
In her second term as City Mayor, Mayor Sally is even more determined in pushing forward her agenda on healthy lifestyle and healthy eating, going organic, community-based tourism, good governance/participatory governance, and localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which she believes shall transform Sorsogon into a livable and sustainable City.
Mayor Sally is now a prominent figure in international forums, being invited to speak and share Sorsogon City’s experience in local governance particularly in anti-corruption practices, in climate change and disaster risk management, in migration and development, in the role of women in governance and women empowerment, in housing and resettlement, and in urban and sustainable development.
Recently she has been keen in putting Sorsogon in the global map for organic agriculture practices; particularly in promoting and enhancing the potentials of the local product, the “Pili” especially its elemi which she believes can be a good source of stable income to farmers, livelihood organizations, and local entrepreneurs.
She now leads a team that is devoted to aggressively implementing strategies to “Position Sorsogon as the Home of High Value Pili and Abaca Products”. Because of this, Sorsogon has recently been conferred a Silver Award by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia for its good governance efforts in boosting the City’s economy by opening more livelihood opportunities through the enhancement of the pili as well as other crops.

Despite all the commitments, she still finds way to deep dive in communities to personally interact with her people – truly, a passionate and dedicated Mother of her City, Sorsogon.



Manuel De Araujo

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Manuel De Araujo

Mr. Manuel de Araujo has been Mayor of Quelimane since 2011. Recently re-elected on the 10th of October 2018 elections. He holds office as Vice President for ICLEI Africa and he is also the Global Executive Portfolio Member of ICLEI GexCom. He has many years of experience in the field of International Development.



Prof. Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh

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Prof. Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh



Chungha Cha

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Chungha Cha

Cha has been in the finance industry for 20+ years (Citibank, Yasuda Trust Bank, Asian Merchant Bank and CEO of Lone Star Real Estate Funds Korea). And now, since 2008, Cha has been focused in the areas of green buildings and smart, sustainable cities. He co-founded Re-Imagining Cities Foundation to facilitate the convergence of “technology and real estate” to drive “smarter and greener” real estate developments. By working closely together with cities, local real estate developers, PropTech solution providers, and global investors in major cities around the world, we strive to accelerate smart cities by demonstrating that "smarter and greener” can be attained at attractive investment returns.

Cha serves as a Global Smart Cities Advisor to LG Electronics to help collaborate with real estate developers who want to build “greener & smarter” urban developments. Other positions currently held are:
• Smart Cities Advisor to the Andalucia Smart City Cluster, Spain
• Chair of Green Working Group, EU Chamber of Commerce in Seoul
• Vice Chair of the Korean Green Building Council, Seoul

Cha graduated Columbia Business School, MBA Degree 1985 (Majors in Accounting, Finance & Real Estate) and the Wharton School, BS in Economics Degree 1979 (Majors in International Finance & Computer Science)





Renato de Castro

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Renato de Castro

Renato de Castro is a Smart City Expert. He is the ambassador of Smart Cities at the TM Forum from London, a member of the global advisory board at the NGO Leading Cities from Boston, and Volunteer Senior Adviser at International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations information and telecommunications agency. He has accumulated over two decades of experience as a global executive within Asia, the Americas and Europe. He is fluent in 4 languages, and is a PhD candidate in Global Law at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Renato has visited more than 30 countries, lecturing about smart cities and advising governments on urban projects. Currently, he is based in Barcelona where he serves as CEO in a disruptive spinoff related to Smart Cities.



Rizwan Hussain

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Rizwan Hussain

Rizwan Hussain is the Government Industry and Smarter Cities Leader for IBM's Middle East and Africa business. He leads IBM's vision, strategy and market development efforts for teams active in cities within the region. The delivery of citizen services and the integration of transport, water management, public safety, energy, social services, health and urban management are at the heart of IBM's Government industry initiative.

Over the past twenty years, Rizwan has built a successful international career working with clients in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. He is a seasoned industry executive and thought leader in the areas of cognitive government, digital transformation, citizen services, transportation, emergency management, water management and social welfare delivery. His depth of industry experience has seen him advise city leaders and elected officials on strategy development and project implementation as well as partner with private companies to deliver associated services. Prior to his current role, he has also held management and marketing roles. In addition, he has been part of the Leadership Development Program, Corporate Service Corps and Smarter Cities Challenge program at IBM.

Rizwan has an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird in Arizona, USA. He also received leadership education from Harvard Business School, USA. Originally from Pakistan, he is currently based in Dubai with his wife and daughter.



Ron Zimmer CAE

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Ron Zimmer CAE

Ron Zimmer President & CEO of CABA is committed to achieving the organization’s vision:

“CABA advances the connected home and intelligent buildings sectors.”

For more than twenty years with CABA, Mr. Zimmer has worked with a variety of industry leaders to promote and home/building automation throughout the world.

Ron’s works closely with the CABA Board of Directors, as well as with various industry committees/councils hosted by CABA, the Automation Federation Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board for IBcon, an intelligent buildings conference hosted by Realcomm.

He was instrumental in establishing the CABA XML and Web Services Committee (oBIX), which now resides with OASIS. He was also on the transition team that integrated the Internet Home Alliance into CABA, which became CABA’s Connected Home Research Council.

Ron is a Certified Association Executive with over 30 years of Association Management experience. He has authored a number of articles and documents including, “Smart Communities: A Concept Paper,” and he regularly makes presentations on integrated buildings and home/building automation at many international industry events.



Silje Bareksten

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Silje Bareksten

Silje Bareksten is Oslo Business Regions head of Smart City. She has background in commercialization of technology and cutting edge research from leading science and technology environments in Norway and abroad. In addition to working with entrepreneurship, collaboration strategies and innovation management in the public sector, Silje has spent time at the knowledge transfer group at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and completed courses in space science with International Space University (ISU) and ESA, the European Space Agency. She has experience from finance, shipping and marketing, and has specialised in business development and strategic management. Today she is Head of Smart City in Oslo Business Region, utilising her broad background in and understanding of technology to support the city of Oslos positioning as a smart city. Silje works closely with the Oslo Start-up ecosystem, and is passionate about promoting Oslo startups and creating circular, smart and sustainable city models and solutions



Aleem Kanji

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Aleem Kanji

Aleem Kanji is a strategic leader in government relations, public policy and communications disciplines.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Aleem was Manager of Government Affairs and Stakeholder Relations with Toronto Pearson International Airport. He led high profile, complex and politically sensitive regulatory, legislative and policy files while effectively managing relationships with numerous individual stakeholders and groups.

Aleem has worked in government for the Province of Ontario and City of Kitchener as well as the private sector for Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. He has also led policy and public affairs for the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Canada’s largest local Chamber of Commerce.

Aleem serves as a founding member, appointed by Toronto City Council, on the Board of Directors for Invest Toronto Inc., Toronto’s economic development agency. He also lectures at York University and the University of Waterloo on Economic Development. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Bachelors in Urban & Regional Planning, Masters in Local Economic Development) and is a regular media political commentator.



Mark Thomas

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Mark Thomas

Mark is an entrepreneur, business leader and smart cities expert. He leads international smart cities’ consulting enterprise Serviceworks Group based in Singapore.

His expertise is in urban mobility, economic development, smart cities planning and citizen engagement. He is a regular key note speaker and international media commentator on these issues.

Mark also has significant experience in the information, infrastructure, financial, health and transport sectors, and in working with a wide range of international organisations and multi-ethnic communities.

He was an elected member of Australasia's largest local authority, the Auckland Council, for six years. Auckland is regularly one of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world and received a special mention at the 2016 World Cities Summit.

Mark is a member of the ASEAN Business Council and the USA based Smart Cities Group. He is on the boards of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and the Australia and New Zealand Association in Singapore. He is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Smart Cites Council Urban Mobility Taskforce.



Dr. Uzman Zafar

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Dr. Uzman Zafar

Dr. Uzman Zafar is an accomplished UAE based Business Management and Technology Executive who has a successful track record in building and transforming result oriented professional organizations by implementing complex programs & business change initiatives with full P&L responsibility.

His extensive experience and remarkable accomplishments in both private and public sector have recently gained a lot of exposure in the region.
Dr. Zafar is a trusted advisor to both the government as well as privately owned enterprises and he has been collaborating with various organizations in the UK, Europe, Canada and the US, implementing channel management strategies to increase the organizations’ profitability and enhance business operations in order to achieve their fullest potential.

Specialized in Investment Management Dr. Zafar has held several Executive level positions in major Blue-Chip and Fortune 500 Technology Corporations advising organizations on acquiring new ventures and all aspects of global expansion. A highly influential executive who has collaborated with several private and public sector decision makers, Dr. Zafar is very well connected in the political as well as various other business sectors.
Having at all times been at the forefront of many of the region’s (MENA) multi million $ IT projects, he has exclusively been recognized for his expertise in the areas of eGovernment, e - services, ERP, process automation, specialized training initiatives and Strategic IT Planning.

Dr. Zafar possesses over an integrity driven personality that is not only performance-orientated but with a proven success in developing effective and profitable partnerships with business stakeholders in risk adverse environments.
Furthermore, he is a strong and detail orientated communicator and a creative solutions provider, who is at all times focused on efficiently doing the right thing, in the right way. As an organized Strategist and Entrepreneurial team player, he has provided strategic leadership to fully own and manage the Life Cycle of Business Management in corporations.

He has introduced innovative solutions to global marketing practices, and improved contract/proposal management processes for various well known corporations. Amongst other major accomplishments his work has produced



Sandra Baer

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Sandra Baer

Throughout her career, Ms. Baer has been a champion of creative collaboration between the public and private sector. She has worked with city leaders and smart city companies, worldwide, for over 20 years, helping them discover the power of partnerships across the city ecosystem to build trust and create prosperous communities.

Ms. Baer is the President of Personal Cities, http://personalcities.org/, a smart city company focused on city branding and identity, social inclusion and the acceleration of digital technology investments. She has recently been appointed a Global Ambassador for the Edison Electric Institute, http://www.eei.org, where she will work to showcase the unique collaboration opportunities for utilities and smart cities around the world.

Ms. Baer joined Alto Consultores, (http://aaltoconsultores.com/sobre-aalto-consultores/) in 2017 to expand the vision of CEO, Adolfo Borrero, focusing on alliances for the development of innovative projects that genuinely transform cities, territories and ecosystems. “Ms. Baer’s skill as a smart city expert enhances the international presence of Aalto Consultores; even more, she understands the value of relationships around the globe to develop business, forge smart strategies and build successful conferences worldwide,” said Mr. Borrero.

As Senior Advisor to Social Coin/citibeats, Ms. Baer will support its mission is to create an economy of impact by rewarding the positive actions that improve our communities, (https://thesocialcoin.com). An AI-based platform, citibeats visualizes what citizens of a city are saying about a specific topic and identifies the “real” needs of communities.

Recently, Ms. Baer was a member of the Board of Directors of CIVIQSmartscapes, based in Boston, and later became the Chief Marketing Officer where her team built a strong brand for CIVIQ’s digital kiosks through events, social media and thought leadership, creating a new awareness of CIVIQ across industries and geographies.

She is the former Senior Director for Alliances at the Smart Cities Council, and has led business development efforts at the Discovery Channel, Nextel/Sprint, Ridge Global and Bloomberg Government. She has served as a board member and advisor on several professional and civic organizations, including Cityzenith, Nektria, The GreenBiz Group, the UN Foundation and the Washington Bach Consort. As a professional speaker and moderator, Ms. Baer has spoken at Smart City/Digital Out of Home conferences in the US, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Ms. Baer has an MBA in Marketing and graduated from the Global Advanced Management Program at Georgetown University.Ms. Baer believes that the smart city future is bright, “Our commitment to improving city life and our enduring collaborative relationships will enable us to create a future that all of us want to visit.”



Theo Borst

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Theo Borst

Theo is Business Director Digital Grid and principal consultant at DNV GL Energy. He is responsible for DNV GL’s service portfolio related to digital grid operation, including services related to SCADA EMS/DMSreplacement, Smart Metering, Substation Automation, Energy Data Analytics, Utility Telecommunication, Datamodeling/quality services and digital transformation of grid operatorsusing emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobile technology andblockchain.

Theo is responsible for strategy- and business development as well as sales and contract management on these topics, In addition, Theo is active as principal consultant, project manager and contract manager Theo has an electrical engineering / computer science background and an MBA degree. He has more than 23 years of (international) experience in system- and software engineering, enterprise architecture, solution architecture, business consultancy, business development, product management, project management (PRINCE II and IPMA-C), team management and QA. He is a member of CIGRE JWG CD2/C2 and of ETIP/SNET.





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Award Categories

THE PROCESS

Award Winners : 2018  |   2017  |   2016

ORGANISATION CATEGORIES

  • Smart Waste Management Initiative
  • Smart Security Initiative
  • Smart Governance Initiative
  • Smart Real Estate Projec
  • Smart Real Estate Project
  • Smart Banking & Finance Initiative
  • Smart Building Initiative
  • Smart Utilities Initiative
  • Smart Energy Initiative
  • Smart Street Lighting Solutions
  • Best energy Asset management Initiative
  • Best Project in Building Smart Cities.
  • Tourist Attraction City Award
  • Green City Award
  • Smart Urban Development Initiative
  • Smart Transport Initiative
  • Smart Water Conservation
  • Best Clean Technology
  • Best Smart City Initiative
  • Smart Urban Development Initiative
  • Best Transport Initiative
  • Smart Infrastructire Intiative
  • Smart Green Building Intiative
  • Smart City Surveillance Intiative
  • Smart Technology for Smart City
  • Smart Health Project
  • Smart Urban Traffic management initiative
  • Smart CSR Initiative
  • Smart Municipality/Municipal Corporation
  • Smart Public-Private Partnership Initiative
  • Best Innovation Initiative
  • Best Sustainability Districts
  • Best Historic City Award
  • Best City for Integrated Planning
  • Healthy City Award

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

  • Smart City Leader of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Person of the Year - Smart Cities
  • Person of the Year - Smart Cities


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