Oracle CEO discusses smart city solutions for Maharashtra

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Oracle CEO Safra Catz on Wednesday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and discussed how Oracle can provide assistance with smart city apps to improve citizen experiences.

Safra discussed three mobile solutions — myOneCity, mHelp and mTourist — to help authorities provide multiple channels to address public grievances, be better prepared for natural disasters and improve tourism in the state.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to meet with the chief minister of Maharashtra to discuss his vision and priorities for the state and to discuss our nearly three decade’s commitment to India. We have 38,000 employees and 700 partners in India and we are still growing strong,” Catz said in a statement.

myOneCity will help citizens interact with government agencies through multiple means of communication with particular focus on mobile and enable authorities to address these concerns through monitoring process.

The complaint gets registered and intelligent backend engines will route it to the right department.

Citizens can take pictures, which will be automatically geo-tagged, and embed them within the complaint.

mHelp will provide citizens and city administration a comprehensive mobile solution for disaster management. The app will ensure timely alerts and response from government for much needed co-ordination between officers on the field and affected citizens.

mTourist will help tourists access information about places to visit, events to attend, maps, road traffic, weather and pollution levels and make bookings.

Catz was conferred with the Global CEO award by apex IT body Nasscom for her role in driving business transformation at Oracle Corporation.

She received the award at the 24th Nasscom India Leadership Forum in Mumbai.

The award recognises individuals for business excellence and technology leadership within their organisations in areas such as vision, excellence in IT usage, business leadership and contribution to India.

Past recipients include luminaries such as Ratan Tata, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, Intel chairman Craig Barrett, and HSBC Group CEO Stephen Green, among others.


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