IDC Smart City Forum

Shaping Сities and Regions Digital Future

DIGITAL FORUM | 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.


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

Connection, Hopin Exploration, Visiting Expo


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Andrew Beklemishev
Vice President, Central Asia Region, IDC

Welcome Regards

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

IDC Keynote. Five Stages to City & Community Recovery

Ruthbea Clarke
Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC

Cities Safe and Secure at the Same Time, Thanks to Digital Transformation

Andrey Nikolaev
Senior Systems Engineer, Unstructured Data Systems, Dell Technologies

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


Panel Discussions (Parallel Sessions)

Regional Economic Recovery

16:00 - 16:30

Data as the New Production Factor in City Economic Development

Andrew Beklemishev
Vice President, Central Asia Region, IDC
16:30 - 17:00

Gold Partner Presentation

17:00 - 17:15

City Presentations

Population Health & Communities

16:00 - 16:15

The Next Normal of Public Health in Cities and Communities

Massimiliano Claps
Research Director, Government and Health Insights, IDC EMEA
16:15 - 16:30

Smart City Use Cases: the Latest Trends from Asia Pacific

Gerald Wang
Head of Public Sector, Asia Pacific, IDC
16:30 - 17:00

Gold Partner Presentation

17:00 - 17:15

City Presentations

Transportation & Mobility

16:00 - 16:15

IDC Presentation

Robert Farish
Vice President, IDC Russia & CIS
16:15 - 16:30

The Next Normal of Personal Mobility in Cities and Communities

Roberta Bigliani
Vice President, Head of IDC Insights and IDC Future of Work Executive Lead, IDC Europe
16:30 - 17:00

Gold Partner Presentation

17:00 - 17:15

City Presentations


Special Guest Presentation


Award Ceremony

Andrew Beklemishev
Vice President, Central Asia Region, IDC
Massimiliano Claps
Research Director, Government and Health Insights, IDC EMEA

Q&A, Closing Remarks. Partner’s Expo



Platinum Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner
Media Partner

Award 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.

Economic Development & Civic Engagement

Projects aimed at improving the quality of life of urban residents, including by involving citizens themselves in the management of the city or community were assessed


Sustainable Urban Planning & Administration

Projects that result in significant changes in city management, data-driven management decisions, and contribute to improving the sustainability of urban communities were assessed


Data-Driven Public Safety

Projects on smart emergency management, public order protection were assessed


Resilient Infrastructure

Projects to create a sustainable urban infrastructure including Smart buildings were assessed


Intelligent Transportation

Projects in the field of smart transport systems, including traffic management, smart vehicles and smart infrastructure were assessed


Invited to Participate

  • Representatives of cities and Smart City projects in the countries of Central Asia, Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, Mongolia and Russia
  • Representatives of federal and regional authorities, state corporations
  • Heads and specialists of specialized structural divisions and municipalities
  • CIOs, specialists, developers, planners
  • Representatives of international IT companies and companies integrating technological solutions, telecom operators, startups

General Information


Technology Users - free of charge

Technology Providers - 300 EUR without VAT


December 10, 2020


03:00 pm - 06:00 pm


Raffle Prizes

At the end of the online session, gift certificates from IDC will be raffled off.


Contact Us

Marina Chugalskaya

Conference Specialist

+7 701 730 2949

Mariya Zhilina

Senior Account Manager

+7 495 9 747 747

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