IDC Smart City Forum

DIGITAL FORUM | Kazakhstan | December 10, 2020


Societal and technology evolution puts ever-increasing pressure to bring together citizen-centricity and operational effectiveness. National government executives from across Eurasia must make a new ETHIC of public services - Efficient, Trusted, Highly-Responsive, Inclusive, Convenient – the reality. And the COVID emergency has accelerated the transformation.

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of digital transformation for cities & communities. With a recession on the horizon in many geographies, public sector organisations are at a decision point – to follow the same course of cost cutting as all previous recessions have dictated or to flatten their own organization's recessionary curve by leveraging technology.

During this Virtual Forum, IDC will take you through The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery for Cities & Communities offering guidance and emerging best practices for getting through the economic aftermath and recalibrating for the Next Normal.

 Join us for two general sessions and 3 public sector specific tracks.


Key Topics

  • Intelligent networks to bring together economic development, healthy and livable communities, and sustainability
  • Advanced analytics, machine learning and blockchain to empower city leaders to make evidence-based policy decisions and transparently manage operations
  • AI, IoT and edge computing to empower cities to deliver on the promise of resilient, efficient, safe and secure: energy, infrastructure, and buildings
  • Convenient, affordable, safe and environmentally sustainable mobility in cities with intelligent solutions
  • Convergence of physical, operational and cyber security and long-term city resilience
  • Digitally-augmented services enabling responsive, safe, secure and inclusive experiences for citizens
  • Agile and scalable digital service development and orchestration to empower the city local business ecosystem to engage in open innovation


Time Event & Speakers

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Andrew Beklemishev
Vice President, IDC Central Asia

IDC Keynote. Five Stages to City & Community Recovery

Steven Frantzen
Senior Vice President (EMEA) & Managing Director (CEMA), IDC

Platinum Partner Presentations. City Stories: COVID Context, Impact and Planning


Panel Discussions (Parallel Sessions)

Regional Economic Recovery

16:00 - 16:30

City Presentations

16:30 - 17:00

Gold Partner Presentation

17:00 - 17:15

IDC Presentation

Ruthbea Yesner
Vice President, Government Insights, Education and Smart Cities, IDC

Population Health & Communities

16:00 - 16:30

City Presentations

16:30 - 17:00

Gold Partner Presentation

17:00 - 17:15

IDC Presentation

Gerald Wang
Head of Public Sector, Asia Pacific, IDC


16:00 - 16:30

City Presentations

16:30 - 17:00

Gold Partner Presentation

17:00 - 17:15

IDC Presentation

Massimiliano Claps
Research Director, Government and Health Insights, IDC EMEA

Plenary session, City Presentations

Robert Farish
Vice President and Managing Director, IDC Russia & CIS
Linda Chandler
Research Director, Head of Government Insights, IDC UK

Special Guest Presentation


Q&A, Closing Remarks. Partner’s Expo


Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner

Awards ceremony

The winners of the annual 2020 Smart Cities and Communities Europe and Central Asia Awards will be announced at the IDC Smart City Forum. The winners will be included in the collection of the best projects for smart cities and communities in 2020.


General Information


Technology Users - free of charge

Technology Providers - 300 EUR without VAT


December 10, 2020


03:00 pm - 06:00 pm


Contact Us

Marina Chugalskaya

Conference Specialist

+7 701 730 2949

Mariya Zhilina

Senior Account Manager

+7 495 9 747 747

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