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HPE supports smart city agendas in APJ

Anuradha Shukla | July 12, 2016
Launches Future City Initiative across the region.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will support the smart city agendas of governments and private sector enterprises across the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.

The company has extended its Future City initiative to APJ to this end.

The initiative will support the smart city agendas through a combination of global government expertise, best practices, ecosystem enhancements and innovation.

Immediate growth of HPE Future City in APJ will focus on leveraging HPE's Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities through in-region IoT Innovation Labs that will develop, test and deliver Future City solutions customised according to citizen needs.

"Building upon established success in the region helping governments be efficient, agile and resilient, the extension of HPE Future City to Asia Pacific and Japan will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions that improve quality of life, drive economic growth, and create sustainable communities," said Suparno Banerjee, vice president, Public Sector Strategic Programs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Integrated hybrid infrastructure

HPE Future City in APJ will also leverage the strengths and capabilities of HPE and its implementation partners to build consolidated, integrated hybrid infrastructure platforms as the backbone for delivering core services to citizens.

The HPE Citizen Insights Dashboard will be further developed by the Singapore-based HPE Insights Lab team to enhance governments' abilities to address the issues that matter most to their citizens through social media analytics.

An expanded eHealth Centre programme will provide affordable primary healthcare services through facilities that are designed to fit and deploy within a standard shipping container.

HPE will also continue to collaborate with the wider industry to address challenges faced by city and government leadership in the region.

"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," added Banerjee.


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