The country's largest business process outsourcing firm Genpact and American networking giant Cisco have launched a global center of excellence in Jaipur as part of Cisco's Lighthouse City project, which is a global initiative to extend its smart cities initiative.
The partnership is expected to enable Jaipur to access Cisco’s global network and help the city benefit from economic and social transformation as the next phase of the Digital India programme begins.
"Government leaders today increasingly recognise the importance of digitisation as the foundation for economic growth, job creation, and the development of a knowledgeable workforce" said John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco.
He added that the Cisco lighthouse initiative in Jaipur will help the state develop an ecosystem of talent, entrepreneurship, and innovation to drive growth, generate jobs, diversify the economy, and support sustainable growth.
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding among Genpact, Cisco, and the Government of Rajasthan, Genpact is using data gathered from Cisco's Smart+Connected Digital Platform (CDP), Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences, and Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Solutions to develop analytics-driven technology applications in the Center.
These applications are designed to enhance the quality and performance of urban services, allow the government to engage effectively with its citizens, and provide real-time.