It cannot be denied that the existence of technology is one indicator of the advance of civilization. Who uses technology, of course, all forms of convenience and efficiency can be felt by their, both in daily life, work routines, even when relaxing. In addition to facilitating all forms of activity, it turns out that technology is also one of the assessments to see the feasibility of the city in providing all forms of security and comfort facilities for its citizens.
Recently a non-profit organization from Singapore Eden Strategy Institute released a list of cities that have been successfully researched and sorted based on the effectiveness and efficiency of cities in integrating smart cities. In the research, DKI Jakarta succeeded in entering the top 50 as one of the cities with the best Smart City development. Of the 140 cities included in the research list, DKI Jakarta is ranked 47th.
The 10 indicators used to rank Smart City Government are as follows:
- Vision: A clear and well-defined strategy to develop a “smart city”
- Leadership: Dedicated City leadership that steers smart city projects
- Budget: Sufficient funding for smart city projects
- Financial Incentives: Financial incentives to effectively encourage private sector participation (e.g. grants, rebates, subsidies, competitions)
- Support Programs: In-kind programs to encourage private actors to participate (e.g. incubators, events, networks)
- Talent Readiness: Programs to equip the city’s talent with smart skills
- People Centricity: A sincere, people-first design of the future city
- Innovation Ecosystems: A comprehensive range of engaged stakeholders to sustain innovation
- Smart Policies: A conducive policy environment for smart city development (e.g data governance, IP protection, urban design)
- Track Record: The government experience in catalyzing successful smart city initiatives
Head of DKI Jakarta Province’s Communication, Informatics and Statistics Office, Atika Nur Rahmania, said that the highest assessment was found in the Jakarta Provincial Government’s vision indicator, the leadership of Governor Anies Baswedan as head of government, and the budget / APBD allocation. “Thank God, we just got information from the Eden Strategy Institute, a consulting company, there are 140 cities researched and ranked for the development of Smart City. Jakarta won the Top 50 predicate, “Atika told reporters at the Jakarta City Hall on Wednesday (1/16/2019).
DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, through UP Jakarta Smart City applies the concept of the smart city in Jakarta by optimizing the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to understand and know a variety of resources in the city more effectively.
This is to maximize public services, provide solutions to problem-solving, and support sustainable development. Thus, the people of Jakarta and the people outside Jakarta or outside Indonesia can find out more details about the city of Jakarta.
The idea of Smart City in Jakarta was first conceived and developed by 15th Jakarta Governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama by pouring funds in the amount of Rp. 34 billion. The budget is also used to design the room to make it better. The room will be installed with various tools that support the smart city, television and various furniture in it.
The goal of the Smart City concept is to make Jakarta a technology-based smart city. That way Jakarta will benefit all its citizens in order to achieve a better life. The Smart City concept in Jakarta is based on six pillars, namely smart governance, smart people, smart living, smart mobility, smart economy, and smart environment.
Now the concept initiated by Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was continued by 16th Governor Anies Baswedan who will develop the smart city system to become a smart city 4.0 as one of the pillars towards city 4.0 that focuses on developing a collaboration platform.