Barcelona, November 2019
Worldsensing was honoured to welcome at their headquarters in Barcelona the Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister in charge of the Smart Nation initiative, and representatives of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office and National Environment Agency.
In the context of the Smart City Expo Congress being held in Barcelona from 18 to 21 November, Singapore authorities visiting Worldsensing included Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister in charge of the Smart Nation initiative; Mr. Tan Chee Hau, Director, Planning and Prioritisation Directorate, Smart Nation and Digital Government Office; Mr. Patrick Pang, Chief Technology Officer of the National Environment Agency (NEA), Ms Chew Li Hong, Engineer, National Environment Agency, and Ms. Grace Chan, Manager, Adoption & Engagement Directorate of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office.
Worldsensing is providing Internet-of-Things technology in Singapore to monitor some of its largest infrastructure development projects as well as the structural health of critical assets, supporting governmental risk management programs. Some of these projects include the Thompson-East Coast Line and North to South Corridor for the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA), the new passenger terminal (T5) being developed at Changi International Airport, and the new Tuas Terminal, to name a few.
In order to support existing, local partners and to cater to the growing demand for wireless monitoring technology within the APAC region, Worldsensing opened an office in Singapore in early 2019.
Singapore is at the forefront of initiatives for digital economy, government, and society and is systematically applying innovative digital technologies with a wide array of solutions to improve people’s lives. It was recently recognized as the World’s Smartest City by the IMD Smart City Index 2019, defined as an urban setting that applies technology to enhance the benefits and diminish the shortcomings of urbanization.
The island nation also received the City Award at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2018 in Barcelona last November. The award recognizes Singapore government’s investments in technology and connectivity infrastructure.
A welcome reception was hosted by the Board of Directors of Worldsensing. BAC Engineering Consultancy Group also participated in the meeting to provide a client testimonial of a years-long relationship. BAC is in charge of the geotechnical surveying project in the Montjuic cemetery monitoring an area where a hundred tombs collapsed in 2017 due to ground instabilities.
Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. The Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 100 employees and offices in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, and Singapore, Worldsensing is globally active and has already conducted projects in over 60 countries across 6 continents.