India: Networking major Cisco, in collaboration with Qualcomm, General Electrical and 3M India, launched an innovation Centre in Jaipur, which will be housed and operated by Genpact, and will help accelerate co-innovation of Internet of Everything (IoE) based solutions.
The Innovation Centre will be hosted by JDA and also team up with startups, developers, government agencies, and academic communities who share the same goal of bringing innovative ideas to life and jointly accelerating development of IoE solutions on a global scale.
“Cisco has chosen Jaipur because of the rapid transformation and modernization [that] the city authorities have undertaken over the last couple of years and have actually implemented citizen centric solutions ahead of its time, across the city. It is a step towards realizing the vision of ‘Digital Rajasthan’. We are happy to welcome technology leaders to the City of Jaipur and look forward to their investment and expertise to transform Jaipur into the city of the future,” Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje said.
The company also said that the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan has become the first Smart+Connected Community ‘Lighthouse City’ in South Asia. The city has now joined the league of Cisco Lighthouse Cities globally such as Hamburg (Germany), Barcelona (Spain) and Adelaide (Australia).
Cisco said that the Lighthouse City status credential is assigned to a select list of cities all over the world. With this development, Jaipur will gain access to Cisco’s huge global network and channel program capabilities; and the city will also benefit from the economic and social transformation set to occur as the country embarks on the next phase of the Digital India program.
The Lighthouse City engagement will be enabled through a joint working group, which will focus on deploying next generation technologies to impact citizens and society.
“We are really proud to announce Jaipur as a Lighthouse City for Cisco globally. We are also excited to announce an Innovation Centre in the city. Jaipur, as a Lighthouse City, will showcase to the world what’s possible when visionary city leaders and urban planners design and build 21st century cities connected by a digital infrastructure. The vision is that Jaipur will be transformed into a powerful knowledge and digital hu,” Dinesh Malkani, President Cisco India and SAARC said.