Anna Hensel / VentureBeat - 2 years ago
  • Today, networking giant Cisco announced that it will be partnering with Michigan for an initial three-year program to assist the state in its efforts to offer more training for tech workers, become a hub for autonomous vehicle testing, and use data to provide more efficient government services.
  • According to a blog post on Cisco’s website, the program has five priorities: developing connected roadways, fostering improvements in advanced manufacturing, offering digital education and training for tech workers, developing a “citizen-centered, smart, and connected government,” and making Michigan a “safer and more attractive place to live.”
  • Called the State Digital Acceleration program, the Michigan initiative is the first of its kind that Cisco has offered in the U.S.
  • Gleeson declined to say how much money Cisco will be investing in the program but highlighted a few commitments in particular.