The Indian government-led Smart Cities Mission is the next plan to drive the economic growth story of India, and improve the overall quality of life led by people with help of local development and harnessing technology as the road towards smart outcomes for citizens. The primary objective has been to provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.
Considering the importance, the ‘National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India 2016’ has been organized to be held on September 9 in New Delhi. The theme will be ‘Building Today the Cities of Tomorrow’, where the forum will trace the importance of various aspects of infrastructure that needs to be planned, designed, built and operated in order to provide the ‘Smart’ attribute to a city development. It receives the endorsement of Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India; COAI; ETSI; ISGF; One M2M and TAIPA.
Meetul Patel, General Manager of Marketing & Operation at Microsoft India, spoke about the important of the national summit, saying “The Indian Government’s vision of setting up 100 smart cities across the country is very exciting. Microsoft has a long-standing commitment to empower cities through our breadth of solutions and expertise.
Our approach focuses on helping cities to modernize faster using existing investments while innovating further for the future. We look forward to helping accelerate implementation of the smart city initiatives to create sustainable and future-ready cities through our cloud technology.”
Another active participant, Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury, CEO & Founder of Gaia Smart Cities said, “The 100 Smart Cities goal for India has taken India right to the forefront of Smart Cities ideas and dialog in the World. The problems faced by different countries may look different but are essentially the root-causes and solutions are similar. We are creating solutions for Urban problems using IOT technology that will allow us to measure, analyze and improve different facilities of cities. These are applicable across all cities.”
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