Monica Ong and Jackie Chen Director showing their partnership agrement after the signing ceremony at i-City, Shah Alam.
KUALA LUMPUR – i-City has announced a partnership with China Mobile (CMIM) to further enhance i-City, Malaysia’s No. 1 technology city by building the first smart green building in the country.
“The corporate tower will be equipped with 5G internet enabled cameras and sensors to monitor the environment, energy consumption and human traffic flow for data gathering purposes. With the artificial intelligence (AI) technology incorporated into the building fabric, energy used to power lights, air conditioning and other electrical equipment can be tuned automatically based on the weather and number of people inside the building, said i-City director Monica Ong.
“Conversely, resource planning for security and cleanliness too can be managed more effectively adding that with sufficient data gathered, machines connected to the building will be able to identify and highlight to the building management peak hours and number of cleaners and security personnel required ahead of time with the capability of AI.”
“This will improve sustainability and building tenant experience which is the key priority and at the same time placing emphasis to the sustainability and environmentally of our Smart City.”
i-City, Ong said, has been unwavering in its mission to create better value for its stakeholders through smarter technologies.
Last year, DoubleTree by Hilton, a hotel brand synonymous with having the smartest building in Doha, Qatar moved DoubleTree by Hilton into i-City given its existing infrastructure that supports innovative guest room management – room pre-cooled to about 25 degrees Celsius when they arrive at the lobby, biometrics enabled lighting and curtain control as well as smart door lock system.
She added that with the rollout of 5G this year, i-City will be working on numerous AI enhancements to ensure that the ultrapolis maintains its position as Malaysia’s first and most progressive smart city.
On the partnership, Ong said that i-City is confident that “China Mobile with its 14 years track record of developing energy efficient technologies to address climate change through its “Green Action Plan” together with its thought leadership in the metaverse space augurs well with the direction i-City is heading today”.
Meanwhile, CMIM director of enterprise Jackie Chen Jiang Long, said that the tech solution provider is heartened by i-City’s commitment in optimising the use of AI in environmental conservation.
“We look forward to working with i-City to continuously develop innovative ICT-based solutions to help save energy and reduce carbon footprints in order to protect the environmental ecosystem,” Chen added.
Witnessing the signing ceremony was YB Datuk Teng Chang Khim, Selangor State Executive Councillor for Investment, Industry, Trade and Small Medium Industries.
Reminiscing on his involvement in the development of the ultrapolis over 20 years ago, he said that he is “very proud of the development of i-City today. We always look forward to working with the industry and with the visionary plan that i-City has today, we are looking forward to working closely with i-City especially in implementing the Smart Selangor strategies.