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NEC India and Keonics sign MOU for Safe and Smart City and Cybersecurity collaboration in Karnataka and pan-India

Bangaluru, 11 June 2015 – NEC India, a leading solution provider in the integration of IT and network technologies, and Keonics (Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate and explore opportunities in the areas of Safe and Smart City technologies and Cybersecurity. The partnership aims to promote and drive economic growth in Karnataka as well as other parts of India through NEC-driven, innovative IT solutions, and capacity building training.

L to R Mr Subhash K Malkhede_MD Keonics_ Mr SR Patil_Minister for Planning IT_BT and S&T_Mr_ UB Venkatesh_Chairman Keonics_Mr Koichiro Koide_Managing Director_NEC India

In the area of cybersecurity, NEC India and Keonics will collaborate to provide solutions that protect against cybercrime, as well as focus on talent development to enhance the security capabilities of Karnataka as well as the rest of India.

Through this partnership, Keonics will leverage NEC’s solutions to assist state governments and other government organisations in implementing projects in the areas of Cybersecurity, city surveillance, criminal investigation and forensics, and systems integration.

“Keonics, together with NEC, is proud to be able to play a role in converting Indian cities into smart, safe and world class security offerings. NEC is a global company with strong expertise in public safety solutions and we look forward to a successful partnership,” said Mr. U B Venkatesh, Chairman, Keonics.

“We are confident that NEC’s technological capabilities, global experience and local understanding in partnership with Keonics, will bring new value to the citizens of Karnataka and India. With Karnataka’s position as a regional hub for technology and business within India, the collaboration will create new avenues of growth in the state and ensures Karnataka continues to thrive as a scientific, economic and social center,” said Koichiro Koide, Managing Director, NEC India.

“Safety is one of the most important aspects that goes into the making of a smart city. NEC’s Safer Cities framework highlights the role of technologies to help government and business build a safer environment for life and work. NEC regards Karnataka as a strategic state that supports social infrastructure and smart city projects and we look forward to contributing to the country’s industrial development through our public safety technologies,” he added.

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