Four U.S. Tech Companies, IKN Authority Collaborate in Nusantara Capital City Development
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) is collaborating with four American information technology (IT) companies to support the development of this Indonesia's new capital city (IKN) Nusantara.
"This collaboration shows the world's interest and trust in the development of Nusantara as a modern, smart, sustainable, resilient, green, and inclusive city," OIKN Head Bambang Susantono said on Sunday, November 19, 2023.
According to him, the OIKN had secured five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with four technology companies and one educational institution.
The four American technology companies that have signed MoUs with OIKN are Cisco, Autodesk, Microsoft, and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).
Cisco is participating in installing smart city devices, such as the development of sensor technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) networks for collecting, sending, and utilizing data and information in the field.
Developing connectivity network technology facilities and infrastructure is beneficial for various smart technology solutions, such as water and energy management, transportation management, smart buildings, and city management.
The other company, Autodesk, is supporting the OIKN in designing a liveable and loveable city.
Autodesk technology helps improve the performance of urban planning through visualization, optimization and simulation of building, public space and infrastructure planning, which boosts the efficiency and sustainability of development project management.
Meanwhile, ESRI is participating in developing spatial-based analytical technology. This technology is utilized for the purposes of mapping, monitoring, remote sensing, and managing spatial data.
The geospatial technology can support the OIKN in the new capital's spatial and land planning. This helps the authority carry out city planning, development, and management.
The use of geospatial data and information can be implemented in managing natural resources such as water, forests, wildlife, and biodiversity, as well as mitigating disaster risks.
Then, Microsoft is participating in the process of digital transformation in Nusantara.
With the acceleration of digital transformation, improvement of productivity and competitiveness can be achieved through the provision of fast, easy, and efficient services, he said.
Microsoft is participating in Nusantara's digital transformation process through the development of smart city solutions in various aspects of city management, and development of safe and resilient data center and cloud computing digital infrastructure.
Microsoft also increases digital literacy and computer skills education initiatives for the community, he added.
The OIKN has also established a collaboration with Stanford University's Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability for a research and innovation center in Nusantara, and going forward, the construction of the Stanford campus in the new capital will be explored.
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