BlackBerry per aiutare a modernizzare l’infrastruttura tecnologica canadese dei popoli indigeni in collaborazione con Forrest Green e Microsoft.
All’Indigenous Technology Summit, BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) ha annunciato che sta aiutando le comunitĂ indigene in tutto il Canada a sviluppare nuove tecnologie al fine di migliorare il loro benessere generale da un punto di vista della salute, dell’istruzione, della sicurezza e dello sviluppo economico.
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MONTREAL, QUEBECÂ â€“ June 28, 2019Â â€“ Today at the Indigenous Technology Summit, BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced it is helping Indigenous communities across Canada deploy new technologies with a view to improving their overall well-being from a health, education, safety and economic development standpoint.
Working collaboratively withÂ Forrest GreenÂ and Microsoft, the companies will bring a comprehensive mix of next-generation secure communication, cybersecurity, cloud, AI and ML technologies to Chiefs and Grand Chiefs across Canada â€“ Â providing them with valuable tools for making better, data-driven decisions. The three parties will also enable residents to take part in skills-based education programs, so they are well-positioned to participate in the digital economy.
â€śThis is nation-building in action,â€ť commented Joseph Norton, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of KahnawĂˇ:ke. â€śBlackBerry has the most secure CPaaS communications infrastructure in the world and, when coupled with Microsoftâ€™s world class cloud and analytics solutions and Forrest Greenâ€™s critical systems integrations efforts, First Nations will have the technological tools necessary to manage their communities and ensure the well-being of their people â€“ a significant step towards self-governance. First Nations need to own, control, and possess their own data and communications systems in order to create vibrant, self-sustaining communities.â€ť
â€śEffective community leadership requires both secure communications and access to accurate data to make decisions, allocate funding, and ultimately solve problems,â€ť said Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry. â€śWeâ€™re proud to provide the Indigenous community with BlackBerryâ€™s secure IoT communications and industry-leading AI expertise that will provide the security and privacy First Nations can trust.â€ť
Taking place at the Mount Royal Club in Montreal, the Indigenous Technology Summit is playing host to more than 15 First Nations Chiefs, the MĂ©tis National Council, dozens of Indigenous entrepreneurs, and senior level federal government executives. The summit will feature Indigenous representation from coast-to-coast-to-coast including the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Northwest Territory), Mustimuhw Information Solutions (Vancouver Island), the Mohawk Council of KahnawĂ :ke (Quebec) and the Atlantic Policy Congress (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), all of whom are on hand to discuss how to achieve Canadaâ€™s recent commitment to spend $1 billion with Indigenous controlled businesses by 2023, a 17 fold increase on the $60 million/year the federal government currently allocates. The single fastest growing vertical for federal government spend is in the information technologies / knowledge economy.Â