IoT essential for a smart city: conference

November 16, 2015 | 08:49 am GMT+7

Domestic and foreign experts, and representatives of businesses active in information technology (IT) gathered at an international conference in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) in smart urban area development and living standard improvement.


The annual conference, the third of its kind organised by the managing board of the Sai Gon High-Tech Park, ran from November 12-13.

Participants heard a number of topics such as how to build a unique city, infrastructure solutions for a smart world, IoT security and smart transport, among others.
Participating businesses introduced IoT products used in daily lives, looked towards a smart city on the basis of sci-technological development.
Vo Van Thuong, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party’s Committee, said this year’s conference expected to help the southern metropolis realise its goal of becoming an urban area with high living standards.
The city is gearing towards a friendly business climate and a creative space where sci-technological activities are encouraged, so IoT applications will serve as the pillar for the management of a smart city.
Thuong called on scientists, entrepreneurs, experts and managers to propose solutions to challenges in the city such as how to raise growth quality and economic competitiveness, the role of sci-technology, especially IT, in handling such pressing issues as traffic congestion, inundation and administrative reform.
IoT-related technologies and products of leading domestic and global groups were displayed as part of the event.
The IoT is the idea that any physical object can connect to the internet and communicate with other objects to relay information to people.