Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Dynamic quotes 

4-Traders Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nyse  >  International Business Machines Corp.    IBM

News SummaryMost relevantAll newsSector news 

International Business Machines Corp. : IBM and Bauman Moscow State Technical University Open Smarter Cities Development and Education Center in Russia

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
04/25/2012 | 06:20pm CET

ARMONK, N.Y. and MOSCOW, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) today announced the opening of a Smarter Cities Development and Education Center in Russia - the first of its kind in the region.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO )

Located on the university's Moscow campus, the center will be home to a unique educational program giving students the chance to explore and apply IBM's latest technologies and solutions to improve the management of urban infrastructure and support the development of smarter cities. Aligned with the Russian government's priorities for the modernization and technological development of urban centers across the country, the center will support the development of IT skills crucial to Russia's innovation agenda.

"The launch of the new Smarter Cities Development and Education Center at BMSTU is a significant milestone for IBM in the Russian market and shows the maturity of the Smarter Cities vision," said Kirill Korniliev, Country General Manager of IBM in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. "Skills are crucial for the development of smarter cities and by establishing this new facility we will open up new opportunities for young professionals and spur innovation in the field."

Students will be given the chance to explore how advanced technologies such as analytics software and mobile collaboration tools can help to integrate city systems such as water, traffic and public safety. A key component of the center will be IBM's Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for Smarter Cities, which is designed to help cities of all sizes integrate city systems and apply intelligence to their operations through one central point of command. Some of the center's first development projects will look at how IBM's IOC solution can be integrated with data from Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System, which already spans some 33 cities in Russia, to enable officials to better monitor and respond to city incidents.

"Creating this center gives rise to a new professional direction for our graduates," says Anatoly Alexandrov, Rector of Bauman Moscow State Technical University. "This collaboration with IBM provides our graduates with skills that we believe will be in significant demand as Russia seeks to create Smarter Cities and increase its global economic competitiveness."

In the past two years, IBM has opened Smarter Cities centers in Dublin, Ireland in collaboration with Ireland's Industrial Development Agency and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. The new center in Moscow is part of IBM's ongoing global effort to help students and city leaders develop expertise and apply innovative technologies to create smart solutions to tackle issues that have high social and economic impact for cities around the world.

About IBM
For more information about IBM Smarter Cities please visit: http://www.ibm.com/smartercities

About Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU)
For more information about BMSTU please visit: http://www.bmstu.ru/english/


Meredith Hannon
IBM Media Relations


share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
10:51p INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES : Branded mobile pay bodes big promise for retai..
05:01p IBM : Debuts Blockchain Ecosystem To Help Accelerate Growth of Networks on Hyper..
11:13a INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES : SVA Software Marks 2016 as a Year of New Begin..
11:03a INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES : IntelliMagic Announces Strategic Alliance with..
09:13a VECTRUS : taps ex-IBM vet to be president, CEO
05:32a INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES : Renewal of IBM software for use on central com..
12/06 VECTRUS : Colorado Springs defense contractor Vectrus names new CEO
12/06 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES : Royal Bank of Scotland Engages IBM Watson For ..
12/06 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES : IBM Launches New Bluemix Services with GitHub ..
12/06 VECTRUS, INC. (NYSE : VEC) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Office..
More news
Sector news : Technology Consulting & Outsourcing Services
12/06DJEU Clears $26 Billion Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal
12/06 GoDaddy to buy Host Europe for $1.82 billion
11/30DJAMAZON COM : Extends Web-Based Artificial Intelligence
11/29 Five things to know about Samsung Electronics' holding company review
11/28DJCOGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY : Activist Elliott Management Calls for Change at Cognizant..
More sector news : Technology Consulting & Outsourcing Services
News from SeekingAlpha
04:12p Is Facebook's Recent Underperformance Just The Start?
03:07p Qualcomm Launches Its Assault On The Intel Datacenter
02:02p IBM Is Set For The Next Ten Years
01:06p Dow 30 Trading Range Screen
11:49a Meet The 26 Safe Dogs Of The Dow After November