The 4th Smart Cites Asia 2018 (SCA18) was held at Connexion @ Nexus Bangsar South in Kuala Lumpur on 2 and 3 October 2018.

Themed ‘Making Cities Smarter’, this event highlighted pioneering urban solutions that are defining and transforming cities around the world. On the topic of purpose-based smart city designs, guests were able to hear insights from Mr. Andrew Mui, Chief Commercial Officer – Asia Pacific, Global Innovation Business, Hitachi, Ltd. and Chief Marketing Officer, Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Asia Ltd. about the convergence of cloud-based computing, big data and IoT as an enabler of social innovation. The discussion on real estate development as a crucial part of smart city planning also gave guests an opportunity to find out how Hitachi can value-add to a company’s digital ecosystem.

Hitachi showcased various IoT solutions that can help realise smart cities at the exhibition area. Hitachi Asia (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Hitachi Consulting Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd., and Hitachi Vantara Sdn. Bhd. featured means to not only enable, but also accelerate smart cities. Mr. Chew Huat Seng, Managing Director, Hitachi Asia (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd, led esteemed visitors YBM Senator Dato’ Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shan Ibni Raja Ahmad Baharuddin Shah, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Housing and Local Government and YB Tuan Eddin Syazlee Shith, Deputy Minister of Communication and Multimedia, around the exhibition area.

Through our event sponsorship, Hitachi has presented itself as a thought leader in the field of smart city building, while concurrently enabling the development of a better knowledge sharing culture amongst key stakeholders and strengthening our relationship with them.