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Mr Chong Chee Wah, CEO of TreeBox Solutions – Speaker at ITU on Security Challenges of IoT (Internet of Things)

Posted January 21, 2016 by in News and Events

Forum on Internet of Things in Smart Sustainable Cities: A New Age of Smarter Living Singapore

Forum on Internet of Things (IoT) in Smart Sustainable Cities: A New Age of Smarter Living

Forum on Internet of Things (IoT) in Smart Sustainable Cities: A New Age of Smarter Living

18 January 2016 – Internet of Things (IoT) is a paradigm which includes a widespread “smart” environment of devices or things, connected via wireless and wired connections. This network of “things” is designed to provide an exemplary medium within which the components are able to interact with each other and coordinate with other things or devices to deliver services with the aim of improving the overall quality of life (QoL).

The role of the urban stakeholder is pivotal for IoT deployment. Everyday urban operations and the creation of development strategies are expected to drive the implementation of the IoT. In this regard, cities present an ideal platform for IoT research, based on urban needs and subsequently imbibing them into solutions presented by IoT.

This forum discussed the role that Internet of Things (IoT) in dealing with development challenges and creating a smart world that facilitates sustainable economic development along with a high quality of life within smart sustainable cities.

The Forum was held in conjunction with the ITU-T Study Group 20 “IoT and its applications including smart cities and communities (SC&C)”  that will take place from 18 to 26 January 2016.

Overwhelming responses to this forum brought together smart city stakeholders, managers and engineers working with IoT applications, service providers planning on delivering IoT solutions, and policy and standards makers. It also assembled IoT experts globally from industry, government and academia.

H.E. Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, Singapore is the opening speaker for this event.

Mr Chong Chee Wah, CEO of TreeBox Solutions from Singapore was a speaker at the International Forum organised by ITU and a panel member in the panel discussion – Déjà vu in IoT

Mr Chong shared the insights on the security challenges IOT brings and how we can better prepare for it when these new technologies come into our smart cities.


Biography of Mr Chong Chee Wah

Programme and presentation slides of the talks in the Forum.


About TreeBox Solutions

TreeBox Solutions is a leading secure communications solution provider in Asia-Pac, winner of the inaugural “Best Tech Company to work for Award” as well as winning the prestigious “Red Herring Top 100 Global Companies” and “Top 100 Asia Companies Award” in 2015.


About ITU

ITU is the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

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