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1,300 delegates from world over at the 5th Smart Cities Summit held in Hyderabad

Venue: Hyderabad International Convention Centre
Date: March 22-23, 2018
Organiser: Smart Cities Council India

With the Smart Cities Mission completing three years this June 2018, Smart Cities Council India, part of the global consortium of smart cities, organised the SM@RT URBANATION Co-located with 5th Smart Cities Summit, Expo and Awards in Hyderabad last month. The summit provided first all-inclusive opportunity in India to connect with, be introduced to, learn from, and be inspired by national and international leaders at the forefront of what it takes to become a smart city or smart community.

While the welcome address was delivered by Pratap Padode, Founder & Executive Director, Smart Cities Council India; R Roshan Baig, Minister for Infrastructure, Urban Development, Information and Haj, Government of Karnataka was the Chief Guest; AB Ibrahim, Managing Director, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation, and Mahendra Jain, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, Government of Karnataka were the Guest of Honours; and the Keynote Address was delivered by B Janardhan Reddy, Municipal Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

In complete success, the summit witnessed participation from world over with more than 1,300 delegates, over 50 high profile speakers, over 150 exhibitors and 40+ start-up demonstrations.

Seven Panel Sessions spread across two days addressed some critical issues relevant to smart cities implementation. The discussions revolved around implementation of intelligent transportation system for smarter mobility; smart utilities, a new paradigm of city planning; financing smart city projects through Bonds and PPP; e-Governance empowering citizens; challenges in developing greenfield cities; energy storage and renewable energy integration along with energy-efficient lighting solutions and smart solar rooftop; and examining various alternatives available in water recycling and reuse. Amid the sessions, special addresses and keynote speeches where delivered from leading companies across the country and internationally. These included Tomtom; Gensler, Chicago; Open Data Manchester, UK; NASSCOM; DMICDC; Mindteck; Fluentgrid; and Delta Power Solutions.

Winners of the Most Popular SPV CEO Award were selected based on popularity, through maximum citizen votes. In a quest to encourage urban local bodies, Smart Cities Council India partnered with Deloitte to facilitate the Smart Project Awards. This category was further judged by an eminent panel comprising Lux Rao, Director & Leader-Digital Transformation office, CISCO India; Ashish Mathur, Managing Director, JUSCO; and Prakash Gaur, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Urban Infrastructure Asset Management. Corporations and their officials were recognised for relentlessly working towards the betterment of citizens' lives, through the AMRUT Cities felicitations. And, the Start-Up Innovation Hub Awards were for start-ups that have created the most innovative solutions for cities. The jury panel for this category of awards consisted of Yedukondalu Kumpati, Joint Managing Director, AP Innovation Society and Viivek Verma, a Value Enabler, Coach, mentor, Investor and Social Empowerer. The awards were presented by Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Ministry of IT, Industries & Commerce, Government of Telangana; and Nalini Atul, Joint Managing Director, KUIDFC, Government of Karnataka; in the presence of Pratap Padode, Founder & Executive Director, Smart Cities Council India.

Host State: Telangana
Smart State: Karnataka
Gold Partner: Crompton and UltraTech
Silver Partner: HPe
Smart Mobility Partner: Tomtom
Smart Solutions Partner: Fluentgrid
Innovation Partner: Acer
Bronze Partners: Delta, Ramky Group, Tata Projects and Ace
Digital Payment Partner: Paytm
Analytics Partner: SAS
Associate Partners: ICEC, Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electrical Products; and Telangana Real Estate Development Association

Supporting Partners:
NASSCOM,Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt of India; Ministry of Steel, Department of Science and Technology; Invest India; Startup India; National Institute of Urban Affair; Incubate India; Asian Professional Security Association; India Smart Grid Forum; All India Institute of Local Self Government; CCAOI; Builders' Association of India; ISHRAE; CCPIT; Hyderabad Software Enterprise Association; Association of Geospatial Industries and FTAPCCI.

1.    Smart Energy
2.    Digital India: Unlocking Big Benefits
3.    Building Greenfield Smart Cities
4.    City Scapes: Laying the Foundation
5.    Financing the SPV's
6.    Mobility Solutions for Cities of the Future
7.    Waste and Water Management

2018 Most Popular SPV CEO Award:
Winner: M Nagarajan, CEO, Surat Smart City
Runner Up: Mahip Tejaswi, CEO, Gwalior Smart City
Runner Up: Prakash Solanki, CEO, Vadodara Smart City
Runner Up: Mr Chandramauli Shukla, CEO, Bhopal Smart City

2018 Smart Project Awards
Citizen Service Delivery: Surat Smart City Development
Smart Solid Waste Management: Vijaywada Municipal Corporation
Smart Transportation: Surat Smart City Development
Smart Public Safety: Vadodara Municipal Corporation

2018 Smart Project Awards - Honorable Mention
Smart Solid Waste Management: Tadipatri Municipality
Smart Transportation: Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation

2018 Innovation Hub Awards
Winner: Gayam Motor Works
1st Runner up: Zyme Technologies
2nd Runner up: OCEO Water

Other Smart Cities and AMRUT felicitations
  • Akbarpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Belagavi, Karnataka
  • Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Bijapur, Karnataka
  • Cuttack, Odisha
  • Davanagere, Karnataka
  • Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Imphal, Manipur
  • Kalyan-Dombivali, Maharashtra
  • Karnal, Haryana
  • Mangaluru, Karnataka
  • Mira-Bhayander, Maharashtra
  • Shivamogga, Karnataka
  • Surat, Gujarat
  • Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh
  • Tumakuru, Karnataka
  • Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
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