The Rise of i-cities
First I-CITY Summit: The rise of smart cities in the Philippines
Spearheaded by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) under the leadership of Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, in collaboration with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the first I-CITY (Intelligent City) Summit in the Philippines gathered industry leaders from the government and private institutions, uniting them to promote the role of ICT for a safer and better Philippines. This initiative was also conceptualized to prepare the cities to take on BPO locators.
The private institutions that took part in the Summit include Huawei Technologies Phils. Inc., SAP, Hexagon, IHS, Pacific Disaster Center, PWC, Indonesia FTTH Association, Roland Berger, Delaware Consulting, and Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Huawei took the event as a perfect avenue to present its range of technologies that can be used in deploying a smart city project.
The I-CITY or smart city concept brings together four key elements of a city’s infrastructure and the services which it offers such as Digital City Management, Digital Public Services, Digital Industry, and Safe City. These elements are underpinned by cloud infrastructure as well as communication networks and sensors that will serve as the eyes and ears of an I-CITY. Visit www.dict.gov.ph for more details.