The Smart Cities Council India launched its promised ‘India Readiness Guide’ at its 3rd SMART CITIES SUMMIT held at Taj President in Mumbai today.
“This is a great first step by India to put its mark on the global smart cities stage. With India's smart cities solutions presented in the form of case studies, India will now qualify with a host of smart case studies as an 'incubation lab' for smart cities solutions. The Smart Cities Council has launched this to help cities plan their blueprint better. It is further offering 'Readiness Workshops' for municipalities seeking training and capacity building,” stated Pratap Padode, Founder and Director, Smart Cities Council India while launching it along with Philip Bane, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council who flew in along with the US smart cities infrastructure trade mission from the USA. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews & Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Lee Zak, who headed the delegation, joined in launching the India Readiness Guide.
The 3rd SMART CITIES SUMMIT saw the convergence of over 70 speakers including international experts, municipal and city officials from over 50 cities and over 300 delegates including technology experts, academicians, urban planners, developers, architects and so on.
Participating municipal corporations include:
Ajmer, Allahabad, Belagavi, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Dahod, Davangere, Diu, Haldia, Hubli-Dharawad, Kalyan Dombivali, Kota, Mangalore, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Pasighat, Port Blair, Pune, Silvassa, Solapur, Udaipur, Vishakhapattnam
Participating companies include:
HP Future Service, TYCO, IFC, KFW, Srei + BNP Paribas, Yes Bank, Black & Veatch, GAIA, IBM, USTDA, CISCO, CIDCO, JUSCO, GE, Honeywell, Itron, Schneider Electric, GE Lighting, IIT Bombay, UP Housing Board, Embarq, Alcoa Inc., Aquatech International, Black & Veatch, Convalt, DHR Holding, Ecolab, EI Technologies, MasterCard, Milbank, Opower, Owenscorning, Qualcomm, S2 Global, Silver Spring Networks, Turner Project Management, UL LLC, Xylem, Emerson Climate Technologies, Essel Infraprojects, Tata Realty & Infra, MMRDA, PWC India, Mahindra World City, Bharatiya City, ADB, Microsoft, Orange Smart city, AECOM, Gammon India, ABB, Tata Housing, Bechtel Engg, Sterlite Technologies, Kone Elevators, Raheja Group, Deloitte, Sunil Chemicals, Synergy Environics, Trigyn, Covestro Pvt Ltd, Design Point Consultant, SPD Technologies, R R Buildcon, IM+ Capital, ACCA, Darashaw & co, Studio POD, NDMA, Mahindra SSG, Mapping Solutions, Sun Moksha, Naireeta Service, Algo Engines, Global Green Solution, and many more.
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