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Taipei, Shanghai to Conduct Industry Exchange on Smart City

The Smart Cities and Public Service Sub-forum of the Taipei-Shanghai Forum took place at the Oriental Riverside Hotel in Shanghai on July 2.
The Department of Information Technology (DOIT) and the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization (SCEI) conducted the event centering on the topic of using Big Data as a basis for building a smart city. Areas such as the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) were also discussed at the sub-forum.
Mayor Ko Wen-je also took part in the sub-forum, instructing DOIT and related agencies to form a delegation and visit Shanghai in September to learn more about the city’s accomplishments in smart city and e-commerce.
The sub-forum invited Taiwan Smart City Solution Alliance (TSCSA) Chairman Su Liang as the convener on Taipei’s side. Dignitaries speaking at the forum include DOIT Commission Lee Wei-bin, Taiwan Open Data Alliance Chairman Peng Chi-ming, CEO Peter Wu of ASUS Cloud Corporation, and more.
The guests from Shanghai’s side include convener and Chief Secretary of the SCEI Rong Zhiqin, Head of the SCEI Cheng Mingbo, SCEI Deputy Director Shao Zhiqing, Shanghai Data Center CEO Tang Qifeng, and more.
In addition to introducing the efforts of the respective municipalities in promoting smart city polities, Shanghai’s speakers discussed topics ranging from the city government approach towards opening up digital data for sharing to the establishment of social e-resources trade to the application of AI in customer services and public affairs. Taipei’s guests shared knowledge from how big data can be used in identifying social trends and public opinion to how data collected through wearable devices can help improve personalized health services.