Singapore, 2-4 Sep 2019

3 day Masterclass

Smart Cities

What makes a Smart City SMART What is needed to create a fully integrated Smart City How to develop a Smart City strategy

Breaking down the complexities in Smart City development

You’ll explore what it’s like to live in a smart city, and the role of systems thinking, living labs, open data, crowdsourcing and roadmaps in them. You’ll debate challenges of privacy, ethics, and security, and weigh up the value of leadership, standards and metrics. You’ll learn how to co-create a smart city project where you live.

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develop new skills

Learn to develop a Smart City Strategy

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fully engage

How to create sustainable Smart City partnerships

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gain strategic advantage

Full review of Smart City architectures, technologies and best practices

Get to grips with how to develop a Smart City Strategy 

The course will provide a full overview of the Smart City landscape and will look at the key drivers for developing a Smart City, which strategies are currently being used and how success can be measured.  

It will review the different vertical applications and services are part of a Smart City, and through case studies and best practices identify how cities are implementing these services and how citizens, governments and private sector are benefiting from these developments.


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In just 3 days you will:

  • Learn what makes a Smart City SMART and what the key drivers are in developing Smart City services
  • Develop a Smart City strategy, the role of IOT, open data and open data policies, and how to measure success
  • Understand what is needed to create a fully integrated Smart City by reviewing different standards, architectures, connectivity options, platforms, and cloud solutions
  • Learn how to deal with external influences, security, and privacy requirements and visualizing policy impacts.

Meet your instructor

Ton Brand is a Strategic Program and Market Development Manager, focusing on the delivery of IOT programs and the alignment of diverging interests of commercial, technical, regulatory and market partners throughout multiple industry sectors.

Currently working as an independent consultant, he previously worked as a Senior Director for Marketing and Industry Development for the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).

Prior to the WBA, Ton joined the GSMA in 2005 as Programme Director where he was the founder of the M2M Programme and became the leader and technology subject matter expert of the Connected Living programme for M2M/IOT devices and services and has worked with mobile operators and different industry verticals such as cities, car manufacturers and health organizations on the development and implementation of IOT services.

In the past, he has worked as a business development consultant with different fixed and wireless operators on the development and launch of telecom and value added services, notably on initiating and launching broadband services in lesser developed regions and countries.

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Anyone interested in the application of new technologies to city challenges and smart city solutions.

Who will attend:

  • Tech Product Managers involved in developing Smart City Solutions
  • City Planners and Managers
  • City CIO
  • Smart City Researchers and Academia
  • Start-up Entrepreneurs and Investors focusing on Smart City Solutions

Course Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Smart City Definitions and Key Drivers
  • Key problems and issues that Smart Cities are addressing.
  • Strategies and Business Cases
  • Smart City Technologies
  • Security and Privacy impacting Smart City services
  • Future Outlook - the promise of 5G and beyond
  • Connectivity and Digital Inclusion: New York
  • Innovation: London and Digital Catapult
  • A Top-Down Model: Singapore

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


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