Mass., Boston, BU & IBM Partner to Build a ‘Smarter Planet’

in Corporate Relations
January 6th, 2014

Event Focuses on Cross-Sector Collaborations to Pilot New Solutions to Urban Challenges

IBM announced multiple Smarter Planet projects with the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Boston University, aimed at exploring new solutions to long-standing urban challenges.

These ambitious projects—discussed at an event hosted by the partners, titled “Smarter Cities: A Roadmap for the Future”—focus on using new technology to increase energy efficiency, enhance coordination of major events, reduce traffic congestion, and improve the maintenance of the streetscape. The partners plan to collaborate on the implementation and evaluation of this work.

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