Oracle and Maharashtra partner to launch Smart City Centre of Excellence

  • Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is leading a delegation to the United States to ink a major memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Oracle Corporation to create a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Mumbai to help connect 29,000 villages of Maharashtra and launch government-to-citizen and government-to-business services in the state. The MoU plans to accelerate the state’s digital transformation initiatives, leveraging Oracle’s Cloud solutions and develop the state’s smart city programme.
  • The agreement is being seen as one of the largest investments that the Fadnavis government has attracted in its two-year stint. “It is probably larger than the investment agreement with the electronic manufacturing giant Foxconn, which signed the MoU for the investment of 5 billion USD in August last year,” an official said.
  • The Chief Minister will address a global audience in ‘Open World’, a programme organised by Oracle. This is the first time a Chief Minister would get the opportunity to address a gathering at an event of this magnitude,” an official from the CMO said.
  • The company will play an important role in the government’s ‘Smart Cities’ mission. Oracle will also develop a Centre of Excellence (CoE) that will help in the ‘Smart Cities’ mission.