In Khanty-Mansiysk, experts of the IT Forum discussed how to create a comfortable urban environment and develop smart cities


The panel discussion "Smart City: Comfortable Urban Environment" was held at the site of the International IT Forum, which was attended by the Sales Director of RusDevelopment, LLC, Chelyabinsk Vyacheslav Sazonov, the Head of the Transport Department of the Administration of the South Moravian Region Rostislav Snovitsky, the Head of GR Division of OTEC, OJSC of Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions, LLC Sergey Kuchin, the Head of Public Policy and Corporate Affairs Department of WIPRO LIMITED Kakria Parminder Singh, the Editor-in-Chief of COMNEWS Publishing Group Leonid Konik, the Director for Communication with State Authorities and Regional Development of Group T-1, JSC Leonid Paramonov, the Expert of HUAWEI Ilya Levchuk, the Project Director of Rostelecom Victoria Voropaeva, the Director of the ATCS Project Office of Softline companies Igor Kanatchenko, the Deputy Technical Director of InfiNet Wireless Vasily Gustelev, the Head of Integration Project Development of PJSC MegaFon Artur Nurmukhometov, the General Director of AT Consulting Vostok Vladimir Vysotsky.

The panel members discussed the standardization of Smart City projects, determined the meaning of a "smart city", gave examples of projects launched for the implementation.

“I think all smart cities are moving forward, and they will be managed by a separate integrated control and management center,” Kakria Parminder Singh, the Head of Public Policy and Corporate Affairs of WIPRO LIMITED opened the discussion. “We have separate police, separate health care, separate water purification plants. I think the only way forward is to integrate this system. 11 cities in India already have such a system and soon it will appear in 29 more cities. What is included in this system? This is a warning system, optical fiber through the whole city, smart lighting, video surveillance in the city, various sensors in the environment, smart transport, waste management, smart parking places, smart traffic. If you take as an example the typical smart city with a population of 5 million people, you will see that thanks to the control center, the number of crimes will be reduced by up to 40%. You will feel the savings in the health care system, time savings, water consumption savings."

Smart City is not a city of dreams or a distant future. This is a modern city in which municipal services, business processes and daily activities of residents are implemented with greater efficiency through the use of digital technologies and common sense,” Leonid Konik, the Editor-In-Chief of COMNEWS Publishing Group said. "Each city and region has its own unique set of problems and bottlenecks. Urbanization is gaining momentum around the world, and competition has already developed between the cities for the best young residents - young professional ambitious people."

“I rephrase the classics - all happy cities are equally happy; all unhappy cities are unhappy in their own way. Each smart city is a unique case,” Oleg Izvekov, the Project Director of the Ural MRF of PJSC Rostelecom, continued the discussion. "If we talk about modular, standardized solutions, in Russia, in this case, it certainly will not work. The solutions applied in Moscow are hardly applicable throughout the country, even if we take the big million-strong cities, like St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg. Rostelecom is an official member of the project group at the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation. Now 37 cities are participating in the pilot Smart City project. Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut are among the first cities that are included in the Smart City project in Ural."

General partners of the IT Forum are Rostelecom, Lukoil, PRIME GROUP and Slavneft-Megionneftegaz.