In an unprecedented partnership with the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities (ANMP) and NOVA IMS - Information Management School, PT will put its know-how and infrastructure to the service of smart cities from the north to the south of the country, in an event that aims to promote an analytical and intelligent view of Portuguese cities.
Portugal Telecom (PT), in an unprecedented partnership with the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities (ANMP) and NOVA IMS - Information Management School, will be part of the Smart Cities Tour 2017 between January and May with a program of multidisciplinary workshops which aim to promote an analytical and intelligent view of Portuguese cities.
Five cities - Portimão, Évora, Cascais, Viseu and Gaia - five thematic workshops, all with the involvement of stakeholders with an impact on the municipalities as a whole. This will be the Smart Cities Tour 2017, which will put together the presentation of the academy, companies and important local organizations, in order to understand the main challenges, ongoing projects and trends to follow.
After each workshop, ideation sessions will be held with all participants, with the purpose of creating an urban intelligence roadmap, with the local state of the art and selecting action points to allocate to each calendar theme:
- Workshop 1 - Governance - Portimão, January 25th 2017
- Workshop 2 - Energy - Évora - to be defined
- Workshop 3 - Society and quality of life - Cascais - to be defined
- Workshop 4 - Mobility - Viseu - to be defined
- Workshop 5 - Economy and innovation - Gaia - to be defined
With its strategic investment of reaching 3 million homes and companies all over the country with fiber optics by 2020, all of the services inherent in the development of a Smart Cities strategy are being enhanced by PT, from the definition of a unique methodology to identifying the needs of each municipality, diagnosing and positioning the city within a technological development matrix and even the definition of what services are necessary for the implementation of a consolidated strategic technological modernization.
As a market leader, with a portfolio of solutions, services and products anchored in its state-of-the-art infrastructures, platforms and innovative applications, which will form part of its participation in the Smart Cities Tour 2017, PT positions itself as the top technology partner for smart cities.