Expert Advisors

Expert Teams to Help ASCN Purchasers of Technologies and Services

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) deployed expert advisor delegations to select locations within the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) to lead targeted, in-depth consultations with ASCN stakeholders and decision-makers. Comprised of U.S. smart city Government experts and leading professionals in city government, industry and academia, these delegations spent approximately one week at each participating ASCN city advancing the relevance of U.S. capabilities to the city’s development goals and projected opportunities for U.S. export successes.

The delegations aided ASCN cities in implementing sustainable smart city programs through long-term partnerships between ASEAN cities and U.S. smart city experts and private industry.

Context

To achieve sustained economic development, ASCN cities must overcome challenges related to procurement and standards. Fair and transparent business practices help companies provide smart city solutions to ASEAN stakeholders. Building on relationships established in 2019, the USASCP assisted ASCN cities in adopting innovative U.S. private sector smart cities solutions tailored for ASEAN stakeholders by applying best practices and lessons learned.

Trade Events

Meeting with U.S. Private Sector at Trade Events

The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) will develop enhanced policy and promotion programming for the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) on the margins of several key smart city trade events. This programming would proactively link U.S. technology and service providers with ASEAN-based smart city technology and service customers.

Specifics

The USASCP will fund travel by smart city decision-makers, such as national smart city representatives, chief smart city officers, digital economy officers or city utility leaders, to encourage participation in high-impact trade events. Meetings will be arranged between traveling ASCN officials and U.S. companies, subject matter experts and decision-makers from relevant U.S. cities. Matchmaking sessions and roundtable discussions will be held for ASCN officials on the margins of select trade events.

Context

To achieve sustained economic development, ASCN cities must overcome challenges related to procurement and standards, among other things. U.S. companies can provide smart city solutions to ASEAN stakeholders, and the USASCP can share innovative U.S. private sector smart cities solutions tailored for ASEAN stakeholders.

Implementers

The International Trade Administration will carry out these programs in collaboration with the State Department and U.S. private industry.

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