TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, has extended its partnership agreement with Labcities, the global smart city business network and marketplace. While Labcities will continue to operate as an independent entity, this partnership expands TM Forum’s global collaboration activities to over 90,000 smart city, IoT and digital innovation experts, and engineers working at and with TM Forum members.
Labcities serves a wide range of smart city services providers to connect with both public organisations and individual experts. Showcasing their services, exchanging learnings and initiating projects is the primary goal of the marketplace. A high demand of knowledge exchange, initiated the collaborative Labcities knowledge corner and is expanding into media and field related activities.
The accelerating pace of knowledge exchange between smart city service providers and city governments, increase requirements of providing a way to connect the ecosystem that goes beyond what any one organisation is capable of offering.
“Working together with TM Forum promises to be a fantastic adventure,” said Joan Torres, co-founder at Labcities. “With their widespread collaboration network of leading technology and service provider companies, we believe knowledge exchange will accelerate and business opportunity will multiply.”
‘We are pleased to be working with Labcities, and its extensive network, to accelerate the development of smart cities worldwide,” said Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum. “We share the belief that city-city collaboration and technology federation between cities is the next step in the development of smart cities and by working together we are playing a part in helping that to happen.”