everis shows its commitment to Smart cities in Latin America
Friday, 21 February, 2020
  • Along with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) the company works in a platform to help developing Smart cities in the region. 
  • This platform allows to democratize the access to intelligent cities in Latin America to different type of cities, and agglutinate a global open vision to involve society within the change.

Smartcities or intelligent cities that want to turn into reality, also in Latin America. In this case, and within the XIII Spanish investment in Latin America report presentation, an annual report that compile information on how Spanish companies are investing in Latin America, everis wanted to show its commitment to the Smart cities in the American continent.

During the journey, that took place in Casa América and in which relevant actors from different sectors were present all around the report presented by IE Business School, Ruben Cánovas, Head of Smartcities in everis, wanted to highlight during his intervention in the roundtable Smartcities: an investment opportunity in Latin America the project the company is developing along with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), through a platform creation that addresses real needs detected in Latin America after several pilots in different cities.

‘We think Latin America is a really interesting actor for investment when it comes to digital. The first projects we carried out where mainly focused on how to introduce technology into all programs and how to transform cities’, explained Cánovas during his intervention.

‘New models has allowed to democratize the access to intelligent cities in Latin America’, also explained Cánovas.

Therefore, once an in-depth study on how to address necessary transformation to an efficient model in smartcities is done, everis has developed a platform that will help different types of cities in the transition to intelligent ones, closing the digital gap that exist in the access to this type of solution within the region.

In that sense, this new product called Smart City in a Box (SCiaB), and which first version is already implanted from the very first of this year, allows this cities to conduct an ordinate transition, which possibilities cities to have access to information and data following standards and even enabling access to advance analytics services.

In that way, after implanting innovative models based on date, evolution towards an intelligent city is easier, especially in a continent where the constant urbanistic growing spotlights the need to advance to a more efficient cities’ management, sustainable and that evolves in a sustained and ordinated way.