The Capital City Development Authority (OIKN) has collaborated with four US information technology (IT) companies, including Cisco and Microsoft, to build a smart city in the Nusantara Capital City (IKN).
The four renowned US technology companies that signed MoUs with OIKN are Cisco, Autodesk, Microsoft, and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). The signing of the MoUs is seen as global companies’ participation in the development of a smart city in IKN.
Bambang Susantono, the Head of OIKN, announced that OIKN has successfully secured a total of five cooperation agreements in the form of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with four technology companies and educational institutions.
“This demonstrates the interest and confidence of the international community in the development of IKN as a modern, smart, sustainable, resilient, green, and inclusive city,” said Bambang Susantono, Head of OIKN, on November 19, 2023.
Cisco will contribute to the installation of smart city devices, such as developing sensor technology networks and the Internet of Things (IoT) for data and information collection, delivery, and utilization in the field.
Autodesk’s technology will aid in improving urban planning performance through the visualization, optimization, and simulation of building, public space, and infrastructure planning, enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of project management.
ESRI will participate in developing spatial analytics technology. This technology will be utilized for mapping, monitoring, remote sensing, and spatial data management. The use of geospatial data and information will assist OIKN in spatial and land-use planning for IKN, contributing to natural resource management, disaster risk mitigation, and more.
Microsoft will contribute to the digital transformation process in IKN. By accelerating digital transformation, productivity and competitiveness can be achieved through the provision of faster, easier, and more efficient services.
Microsoft’s participation in IKN’s digital transformation includes the development of smart city solutions in various aspects of city management, the development of secure and resilient digital data centers and cloud computing infrastructure, and the enhancement of digital literacy and computer skills initiatives for the community.
OIKN has also established collaboration with Stanford University, specifically the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, for research, innovation, and research centers in IKN, with potential exploration for the establishment of a Stanford Campus in IKN in the future.