Infosys hops on to Qualcomm smart cities accelerator programme

Infosys hops on to Qualcomm smart cities accelerator programme
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11 Mar, 2020

Bengaluru-based information technology services major Infosys has joined the Qualcomm smart cities accelerator programme to offer end-to-end solutions for stadiums, venues and event management.

The programme is designed to connect cities, municipalities, government agencies, and enterprises with Qualcomm Technologies ecosystem, the company said in a statement.

San Diego-based Qualcomm Technologies says its connectivity and compute technologies coupled with Infosys’s smart spaces solution will help the IT services company provide next-generation fan experience at stadiums and venues. The solutions will improve energy efficiencies, increase people productivity, and differentiated user experiences through seamless connectivity.

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Infosys has a large network of global innovation centres and expertise in building connected ecosystems, the company said.

The smart space solutions are built upon Infosys’ proprietary SCALE (Sustainable-Connected-Affordable-Livable-Experiential) framework and offer a set of features for building and resource management.

Integrated with a command centre, the solutions deliver insights through predictive capabilities to optimise resources for easy maintenance and improved efficiencies.

"Physical spaces are the latest in adopting digital transformation. We are excited to join the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to offer leading solutions in Smart Spaces to ecosystem partners building devices with Qualcomm Technologies’ edge compute solutions, with its cutting edge processors and connectivity solutions including 5G," Corey Glickman, vice president and head - strategic design consulting, Infosys, said.

Smart city solutions space has gained traction over the past few months. Companies are leveraging emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, predictive analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) to solve urban problems, including resource planning and security.

India’s first operational smart city, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) recently announced a proposal for a new research lab to provide a common platform for experts in the field of urban planning.

Information technology services major Tech Mahindra already has smart city projects in Kanpur, Gandhinagar, Nashik, and Jaipur. The company recently said it would execute a smart city project worth Rs 500 crore for Pune-based civic body Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).

Last year, Infosys had partnered with technology giant Microsoft for smart city solutions.  Back in 2015,  the company had claimed to have made a smart city at its Mysore campus.