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IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team to visit Reno City Council meeting

By ThisIsReno

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE

City of Reno LogoTomorrow the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team will be at the Reno City Council Meeting to begin the process of providing their expertise and highlight the next steps for the program.
In November 2012, the City of Reno was named one of 100 cities globally to be selected as an IBM “Smarter City.”

IBM launched the Smarter Cities Challenge Program as part of its broader Smarter Planet initiative. The goal is to award 100 cities around the world with approximately $400,000 worth of IBM technical assistance to develop innovative solutions to municipal challenges. IBM does this by contributing the time and expertise of top experts from different business units and geographies, putting them on the ground for three weeks to work closely with city leaders and deliver recommendations on how to make the city smarter and more effective.

Several agencies partnered with the city for this grant— the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the University of Nevada, Reno, the Desert Research Institute, the Nevada Institute of Renewable Energy Commercialization and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

For more information about the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge visit Reno.gov/SmarterCity.

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