Tech Mahindra and Tagawa City located in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate digital transformation in Tagawa City.
As part of the partnership, Tech Mahindra will leverage its expertise in next-generation technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR), to help Tagawa become a smart city. To further support the digital transformation journey, Tech Mahindra and Tagawa City will work together to upskill the local talent with software engineering skills in Japan as per statement of Tech Mahindra.
In addition, Tech Mahindra and Tagawa City will collaborate on the expansion of local 5G with Multi Edge Computing (MEC), as well as the development of new hardware and software using AR and VR. Furthermore, Tech Mahindra will help Tagawa City in its vision for the digitalization of sports facilities, using technologies such as motion cameras and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance accessibility and provide better experiences for all, adds the statement of Tech Mahindra.
Tech Mahindra and Tagawa City will also collaborate to digitally transform the tourism industry through the use of AR and other technologies, build smart recreational parks, and provide labour assistance using IoT, such as body temperature and physical condition management of cows using AI cameras, and the digitalization of the tourism industry. Tagawa City will also benefit from the development of smart parks and camping grounds, as well as new forms of entertainment such as forest cinemas.
Kimito Futaba, Tagawa City Mayor, said, “We thank Tech Mahindra for their cooperation in this public-private partnership with Tagawa City. We will leverage their expertise in digital technologies to bring about positive change in our city. Further, this partnership will help us achieve our vision for a smart city and provide benefits to our residents and local businesses.”