October 9th 2018,  Semarang City Office, Indonesia

In 2016, International Data Corporation (IDC) reported the following findings about Indonesia,


“.. Indonesia has seen very slow growth in terms of implementing Smart City initiatives over the last decade due to lack of collaboration between the city government and the federal government. To establish and carry out Indonesia's Smart City plans, several initiatives have been taken by the local/regional governments. Plenty of these Smart City projects are funded in silos by the regional governments or private funders.”


This Workshop aims to provide the participants perspectives of how Smart Cities are being implemented in Indonesia and other countries, how they are funded (and whether via public private partnerships - PPP) and the challenges they faced. This serves as lessons for city planners on how Semarang could be developed as a Smart City with a framework, viable and sustainable business model. An example of PPP model for Smart Street Lighting will be shared. We would also share ideas on what Singapore had done to address this chronic city problem which affects all major cities around the world.


We would focus on how Semarang could develop as a Smart City with different PPP models for sustainability to improve the quality of life. Such an approach could facilitate support from International Financial corporations, Foundations, global bodies and the private sector via the Public-Private-People (PPP) partnership model.


The expected outcome from this workshop would be a high-level Actionable Smart City Roadmap for the participants, representing cities from Indonesia.

Date of Workshop: Tue 9th October 2018, from 1.30pm till 5.30pm

Venue of Workshop: Semarang City Office Jl Pemuda No. 148, Sekayu, Semarang Tengah, Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

Tentative Agenda

13.30 Arrival of Participants and Facilitators & Networking

14.00 Welcome by Semarang Rep

14.10 Introduction and Background by SIIA (Prof Suhono and Dr Arry)

14.20 Context and Objectives by Tay Kok Chin (SCN)

14.30 Lessons from the Global Smart City Survey by Calvin Chu

14.50 Update of Status of Semarang Smart City Master Plan and Challenges (Semarang)

15.10 Methodology to chart a Smart City Roadmap by Calvin Chu

15.30 Break


15.45 Case Study on Smart Street Lighting & Traffic Management with PPP Model - sharing by ST Engineering

16.15 Group Discussions (see next page for groupings)

17.05 Sharing by Groups with Q&A 17.15 Summary of Workshop (Prof Suhono and Kok Chin)

17.30 End of Workshop

Target Participants (approximately 50 persons)


1. City Officials and relevant stakeholders from Semarang



1. Representative of the Global Network of Development Professionals (GNDP)

2. Representative from the Smart Indonesia Initiatives Association (SIIA)

3. Representatives and ecosystem partners from the Smart Cities Network (SCN)

Format of Group Discussion (about 7-9 persons per group)


• There will be a few themes for groups (participants to choose one of the following)

i. Smart City Infrastructure (e.g. use of Command and Control Centre)

ii. PPP model for Smart Street Lighting and Traffic Management

iii. Digital Transformation for the private sector (e.g. technology platforms with possible PPP model)

iv. People Engagement (civil society, academic institutions, etc)

v. Smart Healthcare (with possible PPP model) vi. Smart Education (with possible PPP model)


• Flip charts will be made available to all groups from which the team will present

• These charts have to be converted into presentations (pptx format) – and consolidated as the “Actionable High-Level Smart City Roadmap for Semarang”.




Prof Suhono H. Supangkat is the Chairman of Smart City Initiatives Association. He is known as the father of Indonesian Smart City. Since 2000 he has been assisting some Government activities and industries, especially on Regulations and IT Governance.


From 2007 till 2009 he was appointed as Special Advisor to the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia. These experiences led him to develop the idea of Smart City since 2012 where he proposed smart city as a city that can utilize its resources effectively and efficiently to solve city challenges using innovative, integrated, and sustainable solutions. He will share lessons from his experiences in developing Smart Cities in Indonesia.


Arry Akhmad Arman is a researcher and lecturer in ITB (Institute of Technology Bandung) since 1990. In last 10 years, his focus is in IT Architecture, IT Governance, and its application in Smart City as well as in Enterprises. He is part of core team of Garuda Smart City Framework development


Nowadays, he is also part of many initiative related to Smart City in Indonesia that partnering with Singapore, Australian and several other countries. Since the beginning of 2018, he the CIO of ITB.

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KoK-Chin TAY

Kok-Chin (KC) is Chairman of the Smart Cities Network. He is an acknowledged expert for Smart Cities globally. He supports the United Nation (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the Managing Partner for GNDP.


KC has been involved in the “Smarter” initiative since 2011 when he was the IBM ASEAN Global Alliance Leader for Smarter Planet and Smarter Buildings. In 2012, he was the IBM Co-Global Leader for Smarter Buildings and managed the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Project in Singapore. He will share lessons from his involvement with IBM and recent projects. Concurrently, KC now provides consulting services to governments and cities, from strategic planning to implementation of projects.


Calvin Chu Yee Ming is a Partner at Eden Strategy Institute, a strategy consulting practice that helps organisations achieve sustainable advantage in the areas of business system innovation, healthcare, education, industry development, and the emerging middle class.


He was the lead investigator of Eden's Top 50 Smart City Government Rankings www.smartcitygovt.com, and will be sharing the lessons from this survey at the Workshop.


He was recognised as a NetImpact Change-maker in 2014 and inducted into the International Who’s Who of Professionals in 2009.