Abstracts of FUSECO Forum Asia 2014


Day 1 - Keynote Session



"Enabling a Converged World Through Ecosystem Solution", Ir. Indra Utoyo, M.Sc, Chief of Innovation and Strategy Officer, Telkom Group Indonesia

"Information & Communication Technology Convergence enabling Smart Cities", Prof. R. Popescu-Zeletin, Director Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany



Session 1         : Digital Lifestyle and Smart City Applications as Drivers for Mobile Broadband Network Evolution


"Digital Lifestyle Globally and in APAC", Naveen Menon, Partner & Head Communications, Media and Technology, AT Kearney

"Future mobile commerce", J.H. Kah, CEO SK Planet International

Recent advances in internet and mobile have been changing the paradigm of on/offline commerce as we know. In result, now the new ways of interaction between merchant, consumer and producer have been introduced and paved the path for the new commerce we envision.

How these new ways of interaction change our commerce lives will be presented based on the extensive commerce experience of SK planet, taking the examples of its current products.

"Innovation in Election Governance Through Digital Identity and Smart Application: an Indonesian Roadmap", Hammam Riza, Executive CIO / Director ICT Center BPPT, Indonesia

In this talk, I will present technology innovation that will improve the democracy of Indonesia, by reforming the electoral governance through the use of information and communication technology. We will grab the low hanging fruit of having better transparancy and accountability of electronic voting in 70,000 villages in the next 4 years, toward national election in 2019. I will discuss technology roadmap of electronic identity (e-KTP) as authentication for electronic voting. Other smart applications are in the making for the betterment of public services and empowering digital lifestyle including health, social welfare, banking and security.

"Enabling Korea to be an ICT Leading Country", Deoknyong Ko, SKT Network Technology Center, Korea

Korean has led an ICT Market such as ADSL/VDSL and CDMA. However, Korea recently faces challenges. Korea has not launched IPv6 and Giga speed Broadband service yet. According to this reasons, ICT ecosystem in Korea is not matured than other country.

SKtelecom tries to enable Korea to be an ICT leading country in wired and wireless service. SKtelecom has launches Giga speed Broadband service. Also, SKtelecom has launched LTE-A and developed a 3 band LTE-A a first in the world. Now, SKtelecom prepares UHD service via IPTV, IPv6 service in the LTE Network and IoT service.



Session 2         : Smart City Network – Evolution Path from LTE towards 5G and SDN


"NGNM Alliance: Setting the Foundation for LTE Success and the way forward to 5G", Dr. T. Haustein, Heinrich Hertz Institut, Germany   

The talk will focus on current trends for future radio access networksincluding architectural aspects regarding backhaul and fronthaul and radioaccess related key technology candidates to support the future capacitydemands in mobile broadband access. The talk will emphasize in particular onthe exploitation of millimeter wave spectrum, new waveforms beyond OFDM andMassive-MIMO, a RAT agnostic active antenna concept for improved spectraland energy efficiency, some results from current 5G related project likeMiWEBA, 5GNOW and METIS will illustrate the current research trends inEurope. 

"Experimental Trials of an SDN-based Disaster-tolerant Network System in Tono City", Ejii Kawai, NICT Japan

Japan is nt only well-known as a nation with a high probability of huge earthquakes but being suffering greatly the damages of powerful typhoons and torrential rains which are considered as result of global warming. Robustness in communication systems againts those devastating disasters is crucial especially for initial lifesaving activities. We have been developing an SDN-based communication system that provides high service continuity interconnecting remaining communication resources and detouring packets around the failure points. The system consists of small and low-cost OpenFlow switches, wired and wireless communication capabilities. In this presentation, I will talk about the lessons learned through our trials with our system experimentally deployed in Tono City.

"SDN Powered Flexible Network: A Social Infrastructure for the Smart City", Sueng-Yong Park Ph.D., Koren from Korea

The communication infrastructure for the smart city has to support sensors, mobile device, smart meters etc. KOREN experiments the innovative smart city communication infrastructure that is powered by SDN (Software Defined Network). This presentation explains the ongoing experiments that connects the sensors with the SDN based WiFi.



Session 3         : Internet of Things / M2M as Backbone for Smart Cities 


"IoT/M2M Opportunities for Telco Operator and Digital Companies", Vinod Nair, Senior Partner, Delta Partners

There is a lot of optimism about the increasing ubiquity of IoT/M2M services in both the consumer and enterprise sectors and the expected growth of the IoT/M2M market worldwide. Digital companies and telecom operators in particular are very excited about the potential financial returns they can generate from such services. However, many telecom operators may find it harder than they think to truly exploit the IoT/M2M opportunities that are available in their respective markets. This presentation from Delta Partners will help participants understand the size and structure of the IoT/M2M market worldwide and highlight the potential opportunities and challenges it presents to telecom operators in particular.

"Understanding global M2M Standards - the oneM2M Perspective", Prof. JaeSeung Song, KETI (Korean Electronics Technology Institute), Korea

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining ground in various vertical domains such as healthcare, home automation and public services. Since IoT connects all smart objects and enables them to communicate with each other, the intelligent services introduced by IoT will provide a huge impact on our everyday life. However, this requires a common and open platform satisfying all different needs from various stakeholders and verticals. In order for such a common service platform to be useful, an international standard is required to utilise interoperability. This talk, therefore, will provide the effort of oneM2M standardisation activities for IoT/M2M common service platforms. Finally, this talk introduces an open IoT service framework, which is called Mobius, partially implementing ETSI M2M/oneM2M standards and establishing a global IoT ecosystem with the global use of IoT/M2M devices and softwares.

"Telkomsel’s Initiative to Build Indonesia Digital Innovation Hub", Ivan Permana, VP Technology & System, PT Telkomsel Indonesia

With Telkomsel's 3G network expansion and the upcoming 4G technology, Mobile Data users in Indonesia are projected to grow exponentially. The growth will negatively affect Telkomsel's legacy revenue and new strategy needed. Indonesian Digital Innovation Hub is one of Telkomsel's strategy to enable sustainable Digital Ecosystem in Indonesia.

"The Role of CSP’s mobile in Smart City through Big Data Analytics", Eduardo Duran, Head Innovation & Trends Corporate & TI, Entel S.A., Chile

Describe our vision for the contribution and the opportunities for mobile operators through analytics positioning information of its customers in the aggregate to improve the efficiency of the city. Potential use cases



Day 2 - Keynote Session

"Mastering the Innovation Challenges of the Future Network Operators in an Emerging IoT World", Roberto Minerva, Telecom Italia, Italy

The communication industry has dramatically changed over the last decade due to the impact that internet applications have had on the traditional telecoms approach to services and communications. In order to regain a central role Operators need to change their strategy with specific attention to the Software Issue. The most innovative companies in the world are those that have a full control on the software development. Even the Networks in the future will be fully software defined, i.e., most of the valuable functions and services will be provided via software over a large framework of general purpose services. Traditionally, Operators have operated large software systems, however this software was developed and maintained by Vendors. There is a stringent need for Operators to Master the Software, i.e., to re-gain the capability to develop, build, maintain and enrich their software infrastructure. But what kind of software should the Operators look at ? The speech focuses on the software platforms as a means to create value by leveraging the communication capabilities and entering into new promising markets gathering around a platform a new and fully fledged ecosystem. One of the most important realms is certainly the Internet of Things, in fact the capability to create a continuous communication between physical and virtualized objects, the so-called Virtual Continuum, by means of a software platform is an example of a new way to go. Objects will be products wrapped by networked services and a trusted platform for communication and robust service function is needed in order to support the new servitization business model.

"SDN: A Journey to Become Digital Company", Ir. Rizkan Chandra, Chief of Technology Officer, Telkom Group Indonesia



Session 4         : Future Internet Technologies and Enablers as Foundation for Smart Cities


"FIWARE – A European Perspective on enabling Future Internet and Smart Cities", T.M. Bohnert, ZHAW on behalf of Telefonica, Spain 

FI-WARE and FI-LAB technology provides tools for developers to create innovative Smart City applications using innovative infrastructures.

Several cities in Spain (Santander, Seville, Malaga and Zaragoza) open up the vast amounts of data they hold for entrepreneurs and developers to experiment using FI-WARE technologies and the generic service components openly available in FI-LAB.

Some other cities are aware of this movement and are starting to ask how to join the trend off open, accessible, innovative European smart city developments. On the other hand; other cities in Europe like Trento in Italy that has already available several open datasets are planning to make them available through FI-LAB in the very short term.

In this talk the value proposition of FI-WARE is explained in great detail and moreover, how it can be adopted by cities, application developers, and ultimately users.

"Innovative eHealth Services on top of the emerging European Smart City Enabler Infrastructure", Dr. S. Covaci, TU Berlin, Germany

Among various verticals that are typically associated with smart cities, like mobility, environment, utilities, public administration and safety, the integration of health care is a primary objective since the cost of health care is currently increasing faster than the GDP in most countries. In addition, societies globally are undergoing fundamental and unprecedented demographic changes, which amplify the healthcare delivery and expenditure challenges.

Europe has mobilized a significant part of its industry in a Public-Private-Partnership on Future Internet (FI-PPP), which is a European programme for Internet-enabled innovation. The FI-PPP will accelerate the development and adoption of Future Internet technologies in Europe, advance the European market for smart infrastructures, and increase the effectiveness and cost efficiency of business processes through innovative services and delivery mechanisms. This initiative aims among others to deliver technologies that respond to the current societal challenges.

In this context the FI-STAR project establishes early trials of services and applications in the health care sector by building on top of Future Internet Technologies developed in the programme. The project’s ambition is to augment smart cities infrastructures by creating a sustainable ecosystem for all stakeholders in the global health care and adjacent markets based on FI-PPP specifications.

FI-STAR is a unique opportunity to deliver standardised and certified software including a safe, secure and resilient application-delivery platform, taking advantage of all Cloud Computing benefits and guaranteeing the protection of sensitive and personal data.

The presentation will elaborate on the use of the FI-PPP technology for decentralized e-health services in smart cities and provide an insight on the effectiveness- and efficiency-gains achieved by the different stakeholders and across supply-chains.




Session 5         : Smart Cities: Best Practices and Current Role out Plans I


"Smart City Initiatives in Asia", Piyush Jain, Senior Management Deloitte SEA, Telco & Media Division

Our presentation will cover the key characteristics of smart cities globally and assess the current state of their evolution. It will provide an overview of key emerging themes, relevant use cases and underlying value drivers of these key smart cities. The goal will be to assess the applicability and learnings from these deployments to South Asia Context and identify required success factors.

"Smart System Platform Development for Smart City Ecosystem", Dr. Suhono Supangkat, ITB, Bandung

In the next 30 years, the United Nation forecast that the global population will increase from 7 billion to 9 billion, and the city or urban population will grow about 2.5 billion till 3 billion people. However, the sources (natural and infrastructure) to supply and serve the population in the city are very limited. Therefore we must design the urban carefully and use the resources effectively and efficiently.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has an importance role for the city problem solutions. In this Forum I will talk about the problem of the city and try to share the concept of the smart city. I would like to introduce my concept of the Smart System Platform. We would like to tell about some issue in the development of the smart city, include interoperability, policy, social or human readiness and also business model. Finally, I would like also introduce about our concept in Maturity Model of Smart City.

"Being Smarter in a Developing Context: a South African Perspective", Daan Velthausz, CSIR, South Afrika

In my talk, I will elaborate on the experiences and lessons learned of using ICT in real life South African context as a means to address urban challenges South African cities, like Johannesburg. I will elaborate on the specific challenges Smart Cities in South Africa face and how a Smart Platform is addressing this. 



Best Practices - Vendor Session

-       Huawei, China : "Insights of Digital Ecosystem: Trends, Challenges and Case Studies", Ng Swee Ye

-       Fiberhome, China : "Sustainable Smart City and Community”, Li Keng

-       ZTE, China : "SDN Engined Elastic cloud DC Enabling Smart City", Dayong Zhang


Session 6         : Smart Cities: Best Practices and Current Role out Plans II


"Smart City Plans in Thailand", Supavadee Aramvith, Ph.D., Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

This talk will share with the speakers and audiences, Thailand’s experiences and perspectives in developing various models of smart cities. The policy, strategies, methodology and implementation plan can be better improved by learning, comparing and analyzing four major smart cities with different business models in Japan and their trial use.

Thailand has first initiated smart grid project since 2012 with funding from EGAT, PEA and MEA for more efficient use of energy and preservation of environment, and recently integrated with the concept of smart city, for instance,

Smart City/Smart Grid project in Mae Hong Sorn jointly carried out by EGAT and Centre of Excellence of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. Meanwhile, a much acclaimed project of a similar eco-town with lower carbon emission concept together with IT-based community management system has been implemented in Nakorn Nayok, some 100 Kilometers from Bangkok. Other projects like Chiangmai and Koh Mak in Trad province are being launched. Their outcomes are yet awaited to evaluate.

In conclusion, the diversity of the nature of problems faced in different smart city will dictate the direction, methodology and implemention of smart cities in Asian countries and Thailand alike. Nevertheless, smart city and smart grid network should be seamlessly integrated with existing network as a service (NaaS) and platform as a service (NaaS) which will reduce investment costs drastically. In planning phase and implementation, smart city standards should be observed, interoperable and harmonised between ETSI and IEEE standard.

"Smart City Initiatives in France", Serge Fdida, Univ. Lip6 Paris, France

Addressing societal challenges is of utmost importance in order for the citizen to benefit from technological advances but also to explore innovation opportunities and business developments. Among others, smart cities are perceived as an important platform for innovation. This talk will present some studies carried out in France in this fast growing area.

"Smart City Initiatives in Japan", A. Nakao, Tokyo University, Japan


"How telcos contribute to the digital transformation ofcities & territories through  smart cities programs", Patrick Lavielle, Head of Networks and Services Hub in Asia, Orange Corporate

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