Bambang Nurcahyo Prastowo, the esteemed Head of the Blockchain Team at RISTEK DIKTI, sheds light on the challenges and potential of integrating Big Data and Blockchain technologies to create smart cities. His insightful analysis of these technologies, amidst challenges and problems, is aimed at achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the convergence of Big Data and Blockchain holds immense promise for creating smart cities that utilize technology to enhance the quality of life for their residents. Prastowo acknowledges the potential of these technologies in revolutionizing urban development, addressing urban challenges, and promoting sustainability.
“Integrating Big Data and Blockchain technologies is a powerful step towards realizing smart cities. However, it is essential to recognize the challenges associated with data privacy, security, interoperability, and scalability that need to be addressed for seamless implementation,” emphasized Bambang Nurcahyo Prastowo. The issues has that presented in Smart City Outlook 2023: Big Data held by Department of Computer Science and Electronics, Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences Universitas Gadjah Mada at October 14, 2023.
Prastowo’s multidimensional approach involves collaborating with experts in blockchain technology, data science, urban planning, and policy development. Together, they analyze challenges related to data privacy, security concerns, and the interoperability of different technologies. By identifying these obstacles and proposing solutions, Prastowo aims to unlock the full potential of Big Data and Blockchain for sustainable urban development.
Through this initiative, Prastowo envisions a future where smart cities leverage the power of secure, transparent, and decentralized technologies to enhance governance, streamline processes, and improve the overall urban experience. By overcoming challenges and maximizing opportunities, he advocates for the alignment of technology with SDG 11, making cities more inclusive, safe, and resilient.
RISTEK DIKTI wholeheartedly supports Bambang Nurcahyo Prastowo’s endeavors in exploring the integration of Big Data and Blockchain technologies for smart city development. The institution is committed to fostering innovation and collaboration, driving advancements that contribute to the betterment of urban environments and sustainable development.