David Chalmers, vice president and chief technologist of enterprise group at Hewlett Packard, recently spoke at an HP conference in Barcelona, Spain about the ways big data and networking solutions have helped different governments keep up with technological innovation, ITProPortal.com reported Thursday.
Paul Cooper writes Chalmers mentioned during the HP Discover conference how the information technology company works with Norfolk County Council in the UK and the Scottish government to help with goals of modernizing and connecting their areas as well as collecting big data from citizens.
Chalmers said in an interview with the website that the company is working to use big data offerings to help the UK county move away from data silos and ease information sharing within its council.
The chief technologist said HP is collaborating with the Scottish government to help develop kiosk-style technologies meant to bridge the technology access gap between the wealthy and poor areas of the country, the report said.
Cooper writes that the company also aims to connect Scotland’s five million people across the country and to help start initiatives such as personal computer-like devices for the education sector.