Jacobs joins digital city transformation efforts


Wednesday, 14 April, 2021


Jacobs joins digital city transformation efforts

Professional services company Jacobs has joined Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) to support action and investment in digital solutions that advance sustainability outcomes in our cities, towns and communities.

SCCANZ is reported to be the world’s largest network of smart cities practitioners and policymakers. With Jacobs becoming a member company, SCCANZ Executive Director Adam Beck said, “The Council has a new partner that can bring deep knowledge and experience in shaping the most sustainable cities through smarter solutions.”

“Jacobs has a long history of solving complex challenges for our clients,” said Paul Francis, Jacobs Regional Solutions Director Digital Solutions Asia Pacific. “The digital transformation is enabling us to shape the next generation of smart, innovative solutions for our cities. We’re pleased to be joining the Smart Cities Council and are ready to lend our support in advocating and shaping smarter and more connected, sustainable cities.

“Jacobs shares the Smart Cities Council’s vision of cities that are liveable, workable and sustainable,” Francis added. “As a global leading adviser to the built and natural environment, Jacobs’ impact here in the Australia–New Zealand region is one that continues to grow and will be fundamental in our pursuit for more sustainable growth in the coming decades.”

Beck added, “The Smart Cities Council is working with governments around the world to help them accelerate their sustainability goals by embracing citizen-centred smart technology, data and intelligent design. But our cities, towns and communities are diverse and under much stress. That’s why we are so excited to have Jacobs experience part of our efforts to position Australia–New Zealand as the global leader in smart and connected communities. The Jacobs team brings the inspiration, curiosity and innovation to deliver real value to people, planet and prosperity.”

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