06 Dec 2021

IDC Opens Nominations for the 2022 Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards

SINGAPORE, December 07, 2021 – IDC announced today that it has opened its nominations for the 2022 Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA). Running on its eighth year, SCAPA recognizes the top smart city initiatives of deserving agencies – private or public – that have excelled across 14 Smart City functional eService categories using the IDC Smart City Development Index framework and provides a forum for best practice sharing to help accelerate Smart City development in the region.

“Asia Pacific cities will be focused on digitally-enabled innovations that will spur socioeconomic activities and bring about a return of investments to transform the 'live, learn, work, and play' dynamics of local communities and urbanized hubs. With each digital investment, privacy and security management are becoming a forefront consideration as city governments seek to safeguard and protect the interests of their investors and constituents,” according to Gerald Wang, Head of Public Sector Research, IDC Asia/Pacific.

Watch the HERE to know more about SCAPA 2022.

Nominate your project now by visiting scapa.awardsplatform.com. Nominations will only be open for a limited time, so make sure to submit your nominations on or before 07 February 2022.

Any organization can nominate a city project or initiative that has been implemented, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, solutions providers, and other partners. IDC also encourages vendors working with the public sector to participate in this nomination phase.

The 2022 IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards will recognize the top Smart City initiatives in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan in 14 eService categories, which include:

·       Administration

·       Civic Engagement

·       Digital Equity and Accessibility

·       Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces

·       Education

·       Public Health and Social Services

·       Public Safety - Next-Generation Emergency Services

·       Public Safety - Data-Driven Policing

·       Smart Buildings/ Smart Tech Parks

·       Smart Water

·       Sustainable Infrastructure

·       Transportation - Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ridesharing

·       Transportation - Transport Infrastructure

·       Urban Planning and Land Use

Previous winners  featured the best smart city initiatives from Perth, Western Australia; Shenzhen, China; Hong Kong’s Planning Department; New Delhi, India; West Java, Indonesia; Malacca, Malaysia; Christchurch City Council, New Zealand; Housing Development Board, Singapore; Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City, South Korea; and Taipei, Taiwan.

“More city governments and constituents will adopt a hybrid work model in a post-pandemic world. This will use a fixed-schedule and/or role-based model increasing spending on smart workspaces to balance health, energy use, and service delivery, thereby changing the 'live, learn, work, and play' dynamics of smart city ecosystems. Lastly, more smart cities will use more immersive visualizations tools and next-generation analytics such as digital twins for sustainability and efficiency improvements and to gather operational data to meet climate targets,” adds Wang.

All shortlisted smart city projects will be up for public voting, which will be announced later in March 2022 via the IDC Smart City WebsiteIDC Smart City Facebook Page, and IDC AP Twitter. IDC SCAPA 2021 will kick off the new wave of smart cities initiatives as the world moves toward the Next Normal. For more information about IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards, visit www.idc.com/ap/smartcities.

IDC Government Insights has published its worldwide forecasts and strategic predictions IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities and Communities 2022 Predictions. Alternatively, you can click HERE to register for the upcoming webinar presentation by the Worldwide Smart Cities and Communities team as they discuss the top ten predictions for the next five years that will measurably impact both IT and non-IT decision-makers working in regional and local governments. This webinar will also highlight the upcoming trends and their implications on IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.

To learn more about IDC’s Smart City research and advisory capabilities, please visit IDC Government Insights: Asia/Pacific Government and Smart Cities Digital Transformation Strategies. For media inquiries, contact Tessa Rago at trago@idc.com or Charles Tamayo at cjtamayo@idc.com.

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Regions Covered

Asia Pacific

Topics Covered

Connected vehicle

Vertical Markets

Smart cities and communities