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.