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U Calgary and Rogers Communications partner on Internet of Things research

By David Schwartz
Published: June 23rd, 2020

The University of Calgary and Canadian technology and media company Rogers Communications have finalized a five-year agreement to advance innovative Internet of Things (IoT) research that they hope will give Canadian businesses a leg up in the emerging IoT market. They have also established the Rogers Internet of Things Chair under the leadership of Steven Liang, PhD. Liang is a globally recognized influencer and renowned IoT researcher.

“This initiative will bring ground-breaking IoT research and innovation to Canadian businesses and Canadians overall,” said Dean Prevost, president of Rogers for Business. “This exciting research is critical to developing the applications and IoT business solutions necessary to transform industries, support small businesses, and drive our economy when it’s needed most.”

As Rogers Internet of Things Chair, Liang will focus on IoT research in the areas of energy, smart cities, transportation, and workplace safety including COVID-19 related solutions. “Our students and researchers are constantly looking for creative and entrepreneurial solutions as we move forward in the digital revolution, seeking innovations to benefit society,” said Liang. “This incredible support from Rogers will result in cutting-edge research on software applications for new technologies, both now and in the future.”

 “This investment in research and innovation by Rogers at the University of Calgary is another big step in our city’s status as an innovation hub,” added Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “We’ve been working on solving the world’s biggest problems here in Calgary, and I know it won’t be long before Dr. Liang and his team are on the cutting edge of improvements in how we live, how we communicate, and how we help start-ups grow.”

“The last several months and the impact of COVID-19 has underscored the important role that connectivity plays in our daily lives, whether it is people or devices or things,” Prevost observed. “We truly understand what being connected means to Canadians, and Canadian businesses, and we are proud to be supporting the University of Calgary to advance IoT research for all.”

Source: GlobeNewswire

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