Mayor Thomas M. Menino announces City of Boston Wins IBM “Smarter Cities Challenge” 2012 Grant
‘Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that IBM has selected the City of Boston, to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant. The grant provides Boston with access to IBM’s top experts to work on ways Boston can engage its citizens and more efficiently deliver municipal services.
“This is another example of how we are piloting innovative work in the City of Boston and sharing it with our colleagues around the world,” Mayor Menino said. “Boston is pleased to partner with IBM on the Smarter Cities Challenge.”
The IBM Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program in which IBM is awarding a total of $50 million worth of technology and services to 100 municipalities worldwide through 2013. Teams of specially selected IBM experts will provide city leaders with analysis and recommendations to support successful growth, better delivery of municipal services, more citizen engagement, and improved efficiency.’
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