[L to R] Pankaj Deshmukh, DCP Traffic – Pune, Rajendra Jagtap, CEO, PSCDCL, Kunal Kumar, IAS, Hon’ble Joint Secretary and Mission Director – Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA, Manojit Bose, Chief Knowledge Officer, PSCDCL, and Kamal Arora Senior Director, Sales (Govt.), Dell Technologies.
Dell Technologies has signed on as the Technology Knowledge Partner for the Centre of Excellence being deployed by Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. (PSCDCL) with the purpose of utilizing latest technologies to fast track local innovations in resolving urban issues. The collaboration took place in the presence of Shri Kunal Kumar, IAS, Hon’ble Joint Secretary and Mission Director – Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA. Other dignitaries present included Mr. Pankaj Deshmukh, DCP Traffic – Pune, Professor Bhargava, IISc, and Mr. Kiran Deshpande, Co-Founder – Mojo Networks.
The focus of this Centre is to foster local innovation, create a living laboratory to support experimentation for the Indian Smart Cities and innovate new digital city solutions / technologies, based on real life data. The data in the command and control center will be available to various start-ups, enterprise businesses etc. through India Urban Data Exchange which has been integrated with the Pune Smart City Command and Control Centre as part of a pilot initiative of Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India. Dell Technologies will play a key role in providing essential compute infrastructure support and be the technology knowledge partner to the innovation center.