Posted on behalf of SCC Zapopan team member Patricia Waldron
As part of our Smarter Cities Challenge we’re spending time in the community, Meeting citizens and experiencing the local culture is one of the highlights of the program.
We had the privilege visiting University of Guadalajara, one of 30+ higher education institutions in the state of Jalisco, with a student body of more than 100,000.
PhD Anyone ???
We held a panel discussion and Q&A session, attended by 100+ graduate students, where we discussed innovations for Smarter Cities. We also had small discussion groups with the PhD students where we shared information and discussed how new technologies can help cities improve sustainability and quality of life for citizens.
When does 1+ 1 = 5 ???
IBM and the University of Guadalajara are more than neighbors. There is a Smarter Cities Exploration Center at the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) supported by technical and intellectual guidance of IBM’s global research lab experts. The Center is the first of its kind in Latin America and IBM’s data analytics, supercomputing and cloud computing capabilities will be used by the University’s students to drive the development of new pilots and solutions for vital services such as transportation, healthcare, education, public safety, energy and water challenges faced by Guadalajara and other cities around the world. We toured the Center with Dr Victor Larios (@VMLarios)