Recently the Council of Mayors (SEQ) and Cisco signed an MOU outlining an agreement to work collaboratively on the world’s first Smart Region Initiative.
Cisco has a strong track record of delivering a number of ‘Smart Cities’ initiatives around the world, most notably in Barcelona, Spain and most recently an announcement to
work with Adelaide City Council and the South Australian Government.
Their focus in these initiatives is to partner with cities and their universities to pilot and test varying technologies and solutions focused on city services and connected devices.
The primary focus for Cisco is investing in these initiatives to provide a test bed and case studies for technologies, some of which are Cisco, but many of which involve partner technologies.
The opportunity in SEQ is to work with Cisco and local universities to pilot new technologies and solutions that deliver a smarter region with a more connected approach to the delivery of services.
Most recently, Cisco released the report South East Queensland: A Smart Region outlining its vision for the region. Cisco surveyed more than 1000 residents in SEQ to examine how the region could benefit from new technologies and improved services.