HPE rolls out Future City initiative to APAC
By Digital News Asia July 12, 2016
- To support smart city agendas of governments and private sector enterprises
- To develop, test and deliver Future City solutions tailored to citizen needs
HEWLETT Packard Enterprise (HPE) has extended its Future City initiative to Asia Pacific, it announced at World Cities Summit 2016 in Singapore.
In a statement, it said the initiative will support the smart city agendas of governments and private sector enterprises across the region through a combination of global government expertise, best practices, ecosystem enhancements and innovation.
“Governments today are challenged to meet a diverse range of citizen and business demands in an environment where change occurs quickly – there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution,” said Suparno Banerjee, vice president of Public Sector Strategic Programmes at HPE.
“The extension of HPE Future City to Asia Pacific will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions that improve the quality of life, drive economic growth, and create sustainable communities,” he added.
HPE Future City in Asia Pacific will focus on:
- Leveraging HPE’s Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities through in-region IoT Innovation Labs that have the expertise and capabilities to develop, test and deliver Future City solutions tailored to citizen needs through collaboration with partners and customers;
- Continuing to apply the strengths and capabilities of HPE and its implementation partners in building consolidated, integrated hybrid infrastructure platforms as the backbone for delivering core services to citizens through Future City solutions;
- Further developing the HPE Citizen Insights Dashboard by the Singapore-based HPE Insights Lab team, which will enhance governments’ abilities to identify, prioritise and track their success in addressing the issues that matter most to their citizens through social media analytics; and
- Expanding the eHealth Center programme, which provides affordable primary healthcare services through facilities that are designed to fit and deploy within a standard shipping container, through new partners and deployments to bring 21st-century healthcare to more traditionally underserved populations, building greater resiliency in these communities.
HPE said it will also continue to collaborate with the wider industry to address challenges faced by city and government leadership in the region.
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