From 2 to 3 July 2018, in Astana, there was held a Forum of city Mayors of the Silk Road countries «Global Silk Road», which was timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the capital of Kazakhstan and the birthday of its President, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Mayors, Governors of the Silk Road countries, leading experts, business leaders, TNCs, representatives of the world media, development institutions and public organizations are among the participants of the "Global Silk Road".
The program of the Forum included more than 20 events of various formats, and among them, there was a plenary session, a round table of the Mayors of the Silk Road countries, a blockchain conference and others.
The main theme of the event is smart technologies and intelligent systems that can give an additional impetus to the qualitative growth of modern megacities. In addition, practical measures of cooperation, integration, exports in the countries of the Silk Road, as well as modern ways of attracting investments were discussed within the framework of the event.
Svetlana Voloshina, Deputy Head of Targeted Projects Department of CJSC "String Technologies", took part in the plenary session of the forum called "Blockchain for smart, sustainable and low-carbon cities". In her report, she spoke about modern tools for transferring and storing information used in SkyWay transport and infrastructure complexes. Svetlana spoke, in particular, about the possibilities of using the blockchain-platform, which allows not only to provide a reliable and secure channel for data transfer between the SkyWay vehicles, but also to provide the ultimate consumer with the most transparent information about the quality of transport services. In addition, the mechanisms of blockchain can contribute to the optimization of urban space, taking into account the analysis of weather data, information on the conduct of mass events, traffic jams, the number of visitors in medical, administrative, financial institutions, shopping centers.
"Cities are the future of mankind. The network of global cities will become the economic, political framework of the new world. It is megacities that will become the driver of economic growth," -- Akim of Astana city Aset Issekeshev is sure about it.