Oracle Encourages the Cities of the Future By Supporting the "Living Labs Global Award"
Oracle Joins Global Initiative Carried Out in 20 Cities in an Effort to Find Innovative Solutions that Will Improve the Living Standard of 100 Million Citizens Worldwide
Redwood Shores, CA – January 3, 2011
Oracle, together with 20 cities on four continents, The Climate Group and the World Bank joined the Living Labs Global Award initiative, aiming to find innovative technology solutions to improve the quality of life of 100 million citizens in the world.
The nonprofit, Living Labs Global, is responsible for promoting new technologies and services in cities. The entity will work with the cities (Barcelona, Birmingham, Caceres, Cape Town, Guadalajara, Hamburg, Lagos, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and Santiago de Chile, among others) as the choice of suppliers with the best technology solutions to meet urban challenges.
The architecture of Oracle's world-class Smart Cities solutions drives future sustainability of cities, promoting the philosophy that the balance of the planet depends on the adoption of advanced technology in cities to become more intelligent.
Oracle offers its support to these cities through technological solutions and business intelligence that can provide continuity, reuse and lower ecological impact. The intention is that the cities of tomorrow can integrate urban infrastructure, and telecommunications technologies, creating an intelligent network allowing the self-sustainability.
Again, Oracle reaffirms its commitment to become a strategic ally for cities and companies that want to innovate with technology to meet the real needs and future challenges. The first edition of "Living Labs Global Award" last year received 562 entries with the participation of 41 countries. Included in the winning proposals were a smart solution for parking in Stockholm and an open data platform of citizen participation in San Francisco.
The next award winners of the "Living Labs Global Award" will be held in Rio de Janeiro, on May 17, 2012, during the meeting of innovative services in the cities.
"Oracle is proud to participate in the Living Labs Global Award with so many cities around the world who seek to improve the quality of life through innovative services supported by advanced technology for the benefit of millions of people around the world," said Andre Papaleo, vice president of Oracle's Industries for Latin America. "It is more urgent than ever that cities take the lead with a vision of the future, relying on information technology as a vital mechanism to boost development.