The Chairman of Malaysia Smart Cities Alliance Association( MSCA), Dr. Raslan Ahmad, FASc, participated as a panelist together with YBhg. Datuk TPr Sulaiman Mohamed, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur and other 3 panellists; Mr. Azlan Yaacob, Chairman of Komuniti Pintar Segambut LA21 KL, Prof Madya (Industri) TPr. Mohamed Jamil bin Ahmad from Universiti Malaya and Pn Nur ‘Aishah binti Md Norodin, Undersecretary of Bahagian Kerajaan Tempatan, Penang State, which was moderated by Mr. Md Farabi bin Md Yussoff, Head of Smart City Unit of PLANMalaysia. The panellists discussed that “Smart Cities” should prioritise data, ICT, a human-centered approach, and effective governance. The panellists all agreed that the expansion of smart cities necessitates the use of suitable collaboration and delivery partners, suitable economic models, and the breaking down of data and information silos to gain city-level knowledge. Also, when it comes to fulfilling community goals, smart cities must make sure that everyone involved is aware of their role & responsibilities.