Landis+Gyr Sponsors Envision America Smart Cities Initiative
Attends White House Smart Cities Forum in Support of Technology Vision
ATLANTA, GA. – Sept. 14, 2015 – Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions, announced it is supporting Envision America, a new nationwide nonprofit, in its efforts to accelerate deployment of innovative technologies for energy, water, waste and air challenges. As part of this effort, the company will be represented at the Smart Cities Forum hosted at the White House today.
“We are pleased to participate in a coordinated effort to help cities address energy and resource challenges,” said Prasanna Venkatesan, Executive Vice President, Americas at Landis+Gyr. “Together with our parent company Toshiba, Landis+Gyr is actively involved in helping communities worldwide implement efficient distribution and energy management solutions.”
The White House Smart Cities Forum will bring together representatives from government, research and industry to discuss applying technology to a number of issues cities face, including congestion, crime, service delivery and sustainability.
Envision America will officially launch in Charlotte, NC in January 2016 with a workshop bringing together experts from industry and academia to diagnose needs, discover solutions and develop new smart initiatives. Leaders from 10 urban communities will be invited to participate in this first event.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,500 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
Dan Jacobson | Regional Contact North America
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