Cisco Marks next phase of expansion in India

Unveils ‘Cisco Smart City’ as model for Digital India

In line with its commitment to collaborate with the government in its vision of a Digital India, Cisco has announced the ‘Cisco Smart City’ as a blueprint for the future of smart and connected communities in India.

The Cisco Smart City, unveiled along with the announcement of the next phase of the company’s India site, symbolizes what the digitization of a country means for the future of work, education, healthcare and the electronic delivery of citizen services. R Chandrashekhar, President, The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM); Srivatsa Krishna, Secretary to the Government Dept. of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka; Cisco’s Executive Vice President for Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, Wim Elfrink and President, Cisco India & SAARC, Dinesh Malkani inaugurated the Cisco Smart City.

As part of the inauguration, Cisco demonstrated the possibilities of the government’s Digital India program where infrastructure would be offered as a utility to every citizen, governance and services would be on demand and citizens would be digitally empowered.
During the launch, Cisco highlighted its collaboration globally with smart cities such as Barcelona, Spain, and showcased how Cisco and Barcelona Council have helped transform the city into a blueprint for sustainable urban development.

Wim Elfrink, Cisco Executive Vice President for Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer: “We believe that the Cisco Smart City in Bangalore can be a model for smart cities not just in India but around the world. For government leaders thinking about the delivery of citizen services or for companies thinking about how to be ready for the future of work, the Cisco Smart City presents a blueprint on how to be relevant.”

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