Siemens Taiwan joins Asia Pacific Cities Summit
The China Post news staff
September 12, 2013, 12:12 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Siemens Taiwan President and Chief Executive Officer Erdal Elver on Wednesday shared Siemens' city management experience, ranging from traffic management to energy-efficient buildings, at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) in Kaohsiung.
As the Technology Partner for Sustainable Cities, Siemens Taiwan was invited to join the 2013 APCS in the southern city as the general sponsor and to share how Siemens has transformed cities around the world and in Taiwan for the better through smart, green technologies.
Elver spoke at the panel discussion "Building Livable Cities with Smart and Green Technologies" together with the mayor of the U.S.' Little Rock City, Mark Stodola; Director General of Urban Development Bureau of the Taichung City Government Kuei Hsin Mu; and the chief digital officer of the Australian city Brisbane, Kieran O'Hea.
Elver pointed out that the success of cities in managing their basic needs would determine their competitiveness. "Today's requirements are drastically changing from closed island solutions and single products to cross-linked intelligent infrastructure solutions," he said.
"This is where Siemens can support cities with solutions in the areas of traffic management, smart grids, rail-bound transit, energy efficient buildings, safety & security and sustainable health care," Elver added.
Elver also gave practical examples of how Siemens has helped London, Shanghai and cities in Taiwan to become better through smart, green technologies.
The 2013 APCS in Kaohsiung concluded on Wednesday with the participating mayors signing a joint statement on establishing systems to optimize urban management and development.
The 2013 APCS in Kaohsiung was officially launched by the city's mayor, Chen Chu, and the lord mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk, on Sept. 9. The three-day top leadership summit attracted more than 1,000 participants, including representatives from more than 100 cities around the world, CEOs from multinational companies and lead experts as well as scholars.