Siemens Advanta Joins Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Siemens’ IoT consulting and integration arm supports development of next-generation solutions for intelligent Colorado communities
May 11, 2021
Siemens Advanta today announced that it has partnered with the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. The first of its kind, the non-profit Alliance is a statewide coalition of Colorado municipalities, federally funded research labs, educational institutions and leading private sector technology companies working to identify new solutions to state-wide challenges from mobility and accessible housing to public safety and civic engagement. Siemens Advanta, the IoT consultancy and integration arm of the global technology powerhouse, will work with the Alliance to help identify and address these common problems gleaned by analysis of data and feedback from 26 Colorado municipalities.
As a technology leader and partner in the alliance, Siemens Advanta will advise, consult, and co-develop solutions to help Colorado municipalities fuel innovation, solve local challenges and improve smart city development that can be used as an archetype for future intelligent communities. Data-driven insights derived from internet of things (IoT) devices, advanced analytics and video intelligence technologies provide a roadmap for the Alliance as they work to better the lives of Coloradoans.
“What drew Siemens Advanta to this initiative is the breadth of the Alliance’s reach – bringing together a community of cities to look for overarching solutions that can help many, opposed to just one,” said Peter Torrellas, digital cities and infrastructure vice president and partner, Siemens Advanta. "We are excited to work with the Alliance to improve access to technologies and solutions that keep traffic flowing, transit systems safer, buildings more secure, and continually improve quality of life in the digital age."
Research conducted with Alliance members identified six key areas ripe for innovation – including mobility, civic engagement, public safety, utilization of data, accessible housing and utilities. Mobility, and the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, was identified as the most pressing challenge for a majority of municipalities surveyed and was chosen as the first problem the Alliance set out to tackle. A multi-city smart mobility solution, with Siemens’ support, is currently in development and is set to launch summer 2021.
"The challenges facing cities today are so complex that no one city, company or research institution can solve them on their own," said Tyler Svitak, executive director of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. "This complexity requires cross-jurisdictional and public-private collaboration that we facilitate through the Alliance. The global reach of technology partners such as Siemens Advanta allows us to apply leading technology solutions to these complex challenges."
For further information on Siemens Advanta, please visit: https://www.siemens-advanta.com/
For further information on Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, please visit: https://coloradosmart.city/
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About Siemens Advanta
Siemens founded the new business unit Siemens Advanta on April 1, 2019 with its headquarters in Munich, Germany. It has been designed to unlock the digital future of its clients by offering end-to-end support on their unique digitalization journey. Siemens Advanta is a strategic advisor and a trusted implementation partner in digital transformation and industrial IoT with a global network of more than 8000 employees in 19 countries and 89 offices. Highly skilled and experienced experts offer services which range from consulting to design & prototyping to solution & implementation and operation – everything out of one hand. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens-advanta.com.
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. In fiscal 2020, Siemens Group USA generated revenue of $17 billion and employs approximately 40,000 people serving customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
About Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is the first state-wide alliance of its kind in the nation, bringing together public, private, federal research, and academic sector leaders committed to advancing smarter communities. With a membership that includes 26 government agencies throughout Colorado, the Alliance is committed to accelerating the adoption of smart cities projects and initiatives throughout the state and creating the first true “Smart Regions.”