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How smart cities can change Nigeria forever

By Editor
29 August 2017   |   10:10 am
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Nigeria Limited creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and the society.

L-R: Territory Sales Manager – Public Sector/Education, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Nigeria, Valentine Okoh<br />Country Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Nigeria Limited, Mr. Chuks Okpaka;<br />Sales Manager, Edgebase Technologies Limited, Mrs. Toyin Obidi, Managing Director, Edgebase Technologies, Mr. Joel Egbai; and<br />Presales Consultant, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr. Chinedu Eze;<br />During the SMART CITIES Nigeria Conference in Abuja.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Nigeria Limited creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and the society.

This desire to always exceed expectations and provide solutions to communities was evident in HPE’s Gold Sponsorship of The Smart Cities 2017 Conference, through HPE’s partner company, Edgebase Technologies Limited, an Information Technology and Communications company, focused on delivering enterprise business solutions that meet the needs of today’s ICT driven business world.

The Smart Cities Nigeria 2017 Conference held at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria on the 8th and 9th of August, provided a common forum for stakeholders in Nigeria to discuss and deliberate some of the most challenging issues and upcoming technologies towards the development of smart cities in Nigeria. The conference which was to the cheer and glare of dignified personalities in Nigeria, identified solutions, made proposals and developed key innovations towards the establishment of smart cities in Nigeria. See pictures below:
Mr. Chuks Okpaka, the Country Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Nigeria Limited gave an awe-inspiring presentation on developing an effective smart city platform.

A smart city he said is where everything is connected – from the traffic lights to the telecom infrastructure; to the roadside equipment and the driver behavior; the quality of air in the atmosphere interacting with the air conditioner in the office nearby; the noise and vibration in the environment talking to the lighting – interconnectivity of smart cities was the focal point of the presentation.

Mr. Chuks Okpaka went further to give outstanding illustrations of what smart living is about. A smart city is where the city’s critical infrastructures, networks and services are made more efficient through optimized digital and telecommunication technologies. The smart city concept would mean; smarter urban transport, upgraded water supply, better commuting facilities, and more efficient ways to light and heat buildings.

As expounded by HPE Nigeria’s Country Managing Director, the potential for smart platforms is accessibility and usability – content must be organized for everyone to navigate and access. Having more than 1 billion customers in over 170 countries on six continents of planet Earth, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has proven to be the trusted IT vendor in IoT (internet of things), providing extensive technology for the smart cities value chain.

HPE is set to change the lives of society and its people forever through the HPE UIoT (Universal Internet of Things) Platform and Analytics. The Smart City Concept is the new future of Nigeria, and with HPE Nigeria in support of this feat, the future just got better.

The MD of Edgebase Technologies, Mr. Joel Egbai also stated that the future spoken about is upon us and technology partners like Edgebase need to position ahead of time in order to support the innovations of smart-cities that will positively impact the style of living and doing business for everyone. Edgebase Technologies Limited is presently a Gold Partner to Hewlett Packard Nigeria Limited, they have been serving businesses with IT solutions for over 11 years in Nigeria.