Cisco has announced that it has partnered with the government of Telengana to help the state transforming itself a truly smart city. Both the entities have signed an MoU in this regard and the MoU charts out in details how the cooperation will take shape in the digital transformation process of the state.
As per the plan, Cisco will set up an internet of things (IoT) hub near the Hi-Tech city in Hyderabad, the state’s capital. Besides, the technology firm would help the state in its Digital Zone smart city project and set up a Center of Excellence (CoE) and Living Lab in T–Hub premises. The T-Hub is being planned as the largest building in India to be entirely dedicated to entrepreneurship.
The agreement also plans to provide remote education in 10 schools in Karimnagar, and deploying digital solutions at the historical landmark monument of Hyderabad, the Qutubshahi tombs.
The MoU between Cisco and the Government of Telangana was signed as part of the IT Sectoral Policy Launch event in Hi-Tech City in Hyderabad, in the presence of the Honorable Minister of IT E&C, MA&UD, Industries & Commerce, Mines& Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI Affairs Sri K. T Rama Rao, other government dignitaries; and Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC.
“I envision digitally empowering every citizen of the state, enhancing quality of life of citizens, accelerating economic competitiveness, boosting local innovation and becoming a knowledge and technology hub of the country. We are happy to partner with Cisco for this transformative project, and we believe Cisco’s global experience and expertise in digitization will benefit Telangana immensely and catapult the state to the forefront of the digital revolution,’’ said K. T. Rama Rao, Minister of IT E&C. He also holds portfolio for MAUD, Industries & Commerce, Mines & Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI Affairs.
With digital transformation governments can drive GDP growth, create jobs and foster innovation, enhance education, stimulate entrepreneurship, accelerate business innovation, develop economic cluster initiatives, and support infrastructure, with the help of new age technologies.
“The government’s vision to transform Telangana into a digital state is visionary and will create huge opportunities for the state, its citizens and the nation. We are thrilled to partner with the government of Telangana and are committed to help make Telangana a truly digital state in India,” said Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC.