Tech Data is the first IT distributor and solutions aggregator to partner with the Smart Cities Council, a global coalition of companies advised by top universities, laboratories and standards bodies. The council is dedicated to making communities more livable, workable and sustainable with the power of smart technologies.
“Communities across North America are seeing growing demand for sustainable infrastructure, which is supported by technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and advanced analytics,” said Jason Nelson, executive director, partner engagement, Smart Cities Council. “The depth and breadth of Tech Data’s IoT and analytics portfolio and smart cities solutions catalog, as well as its expertise in public sector, healthcare, retail, and industrial verticals, is highly valued by the Smart Cities Council and is why we chose to partner with the company.”
Tech Data to sponsor 2020 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge
As a North American Lead Member, Tech Data will sponsor and serve on the selection committee for the fourth annual 2020 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge designed to help cities, towns and municipalities of all sizes throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico improve local conditions.
In addition to participating in planning workshops with the winners, Tech Data can access the Smart Cities Activator, an online collaboration portal available to all 2020 applicants that allows communities around the world to share information and work together to accomplish common objectives.