Today, iSoftStone North America and DKS Associates announced a new partnership. The companies will join efforts in offering new services that integrate iSoftStone’s Smart City Solutions with DKS’s intelligent transportation offerings. This collaboration provides the public and private sector with comprehensive, end-to-end services across the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain.
The combined technology and service offerings will initially focus on helping government entities benefit from data driven, next generation transportation planning and engineering. Moving forward, the companies will leverage their combined global experience to develop innovative products and services that support customers in the emerging smart cities space in North America. This will be accomplished by offering innovative solutions spanning a variety of related areas. Solutions will be offered for leading-edge civic technologies, transportation engineering, Internet of Things, wireless telecommunications and business intelligence. Together, the companies will demonstrate how advanced data, ITS technologies and smart city solutions can be used to reduce congestion and keep travelers safe. In addition, this data will help protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect undeserved communities, and support economic vitality.
“Our collaboration with DKS provides us with more than three decades of extensive transportation and technology subject matter expertise,” said iSoftStone North America’s Director of Smart Cities, Greta Knappenberger. “Combined with iSoftStone’s position as an award winning leader in global smart city solution development, our joint offerings will provide unmatched capabilities to our customers in the smart city space”.
According to the US Census Bureau, cities with a population of 50,000 or more account for more than 80 percent of the United States population, yet less than 3.5 percent of overall landmass. Crowded urban centers are projected to continue their rapid growth, placing high demands on outdated and overburdened transportation infrastructures. With this growth in urbanization cities around the world are faced with the challenge of building new technical capabilities to accommodate this reality.
“This partnership will allow our firms to focus on what we do best: deliver more comprehensive solutions to our clients,” said DKS’s National Director of Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles, Adrian Pearmine. “The ever-changing environment in transportation is continually growing richer in both mobility options and in data availability. Our teams have already started building tools that allow our cities to harvest, analyze and visualize this data; to deliver smart cities solutions to our citizens. And this is just the beginning. iSoftStone’s international experience in systems integration of smart cities solutions open doors for complete service delivery that we are excited to leverage”.
DKS and iSoftStone also announced a new packaged solution offering, to provide a more agile, data-driven approach to transportation planning and investment decisions. The packaged solution offering combines process consulting, engineering expertise, and new data-related technologies, pulling existing data, sensor feeds and external information into a consolidated analytics portal. These systems allow transportation planners to make impactful decisions based on real time information and analysis to meet the needs of growing cities. This new offering will debut at the GCTC Transportation Workshop in Portland, Oregon on February 1st and 2nd.
More about iSoftStone Smart Cities
iSoftStone is a smart cities technology consulting firm partnering with its clients to create innovative solutions that provide measurable, sustainable improvements. Backed by proven processes, innovation, and a strong track record with over 100 of the world’s most advanced cities and municipalities, iSoftStone navigates clients through today’s challenges while helping them prepare for demands of the future. The company’s employees work across offices in Seattle, Boston, New York, and Toronto, and a delivery center in Boise. With over 56 offices and 35,000 employees around the world, iSoftStone understands what it takes to deliver success on a global scale. For more information on iSoftStone North America, visit www.isoftstoneinc.com.
More about DKS Associates
DKS leads the way in employing transportation technology to better manage multimodal transportation corridors and provide real-time travel conditions to help travelers make informed choices. DKS plans, designs and implements smart transportation technology to optimize transportation network efficiency. Helping incorporate connected and autonomous vehicle technologies into broader regional transportation and smart city plans, DKS works with clients like Caltrans (I-680 Corridor Study), ODOT (Statewide Connected Vehicle Roadmap) and FHWA (Connected Vehicles & Smart Cities Primers) to incorporate connected vehicles and smart cities concepts into more traditional planning efforts. For more information on DKS, visit www.dksassociates.com.