Cisco CDA Advances Spain’s Secure Digital Transformation
Country Digital Acceleration, Smart and Connected Communities, Public Sector, Education, Service Providers
The company’s 26th Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program, 12th in EMEAR
Madrid, March 5, 2019. – Cisco today announced its commitment to help advance Spain’s secure digital transformation under the company’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program. The CDA program combines collaboration and shared investment between Cisco, communities, governments, and businesses to utilize digital as the foundation for their future.
Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO, Cisco: “Through Country Digital Acceleration, Cisco has the opportunity to positively impact communities, governments, and businesses around the world. We are excited to support the long-term economic goals of Spain and benefit their citizens in the digital economy.”
Called ‘Digitaliza’ in Spanish, CDA will align with the country’s goals for digitization. It will drive projects that advance citizens’ quality of life, create jobs and workforce education, and enhance global economic competitiveness. It foresees a collaboration with the public sector, the industry -including ICT, energy, finance, industrial companies, service providers, small medium businesses (SMBs), startups from any vertical, and partners- plus academia, and will address the following areas:
CDA builds on Cisco’s 25-year commitment to helping Spain realize its full digital potential in collaboration with public and private sector organizations. By bringing the CDA Program to Spain, Cisco continues to create positive impact for society and the economy. Some examples of initiatives already being implemented are:
Santiago Solanas, Vice President, Southern Europe at Cisco: “Our aim is to place Spain as a reference in digital transformation, contribute to economic growth and advance towards a more inclusive society. The pillars of the Digitaliza program have been designed to help our country, cities, companies and the entire innovation ecosystem in capturing the maximum value from digitization.”
Cisco developed the concept of Country Digital Acceleration to stimulate global digitization. Cisco is collaborating with governments in selected countries to strengthen digital research and education, stimulate digital entrepreneurship, accelerate innovation, develop new economic clusters and improve national infrastructure. Each CDA programme has been developed to meet the needs of the respective country. So far, more than 300 projects have been launched on smarter transport, smart cities, eHealth, cybersecurity and connected education. More information at https://newsroom.cisco.com/cda.
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