​NEC showcases Wellington’s smart city potential to visiting Aussie Minister

NEC New Zealand showcased its smart cities project at the Technology Innovation Centre in Wellington this week.

(L-R) Head of Smart City Solutions Tim Packer, NEC New Zealand; Head of Innovation Philippa Bowron, Wellington City Council; Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr; General Manager of Corporate Strategy Takashi Tada, NEC Australia

(L-R) Head of Smart City Solutions Tim Packer, NEC New Zealand; Head of Innovation Philippa Bowron, Wellington City Council; Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr; General Manager of Corporate Strategy Takashi Tada, NEC Australia

NEC New Zealand showcased its smart cities project at the Technology Innovation Centre in Wellington this week, demonstrating the ICT services and solutions firm’s partnership with Wellington City Council.

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, who visited the capital to sign a new sister city agreement with Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, and his delegation were presented with an in-depth look at NEC’s new smart city technology, such as sensors that can ‘smell’ solvents to detect graffiti in action and reduce street light energy use, lowering city energy costs.

“It is clear why this is such a successful partnership and a model that Canberra can draw inspiration from as we work towards becoming a leading international smart city,” Minister Barr says.

The tour featured technologies implemented in Wellington, such as CCTV camera software to support the monitoring of traffic for asset management, NEC’s Cloud City Operations Centre (CCOC) for real-time visualisation of city operations and NEC’s Kite Flexible Sensing Platform that enables a city-wide sensor network.

“We look forward to collaboration opportunities with city councils to explore how NEC’s Smart City solutions can enable high-quality urban living for the community while contributing to a safer, eco-friendly environment,” adds Tim Packer, Head of Smart City Solutions, NEC New Zealand.

The visit to NEC New Zealand was part of a tour organised by Wellington City Council to showcase Wellington’s key economic and innovation opportunities.

According to Mayer Wade-Brown, the sister city agreement will bring the two capital cities of Canberra and Wellington closer together, strengthen economic ties and increase the impact of both cities on the global stage.

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