Melbourne’s La Trobe University and Cisco have signed an agreement to collaborate on all things related to the Internet of Things (IoT) — from skills to research, and technology development. As part of the agreement, Cisco has created a new role, chair of the Internet of Things, who will be responsible for teaching IoT to undergraduates and postgraduates, as well lead research that could inform the development of IoT solutions to solve real-world problems. While it’s unclear who exactly will take up the role, La Trobe said it will be an “internationally acknowledged leader in teaching and research”. See also: Cisco Live 2019: Schneider Electric works with Cisco’s HyperFlex Edge for new micro data center options (TechRepublic) Additionally, Cisco will establish a Co-Innovation Centre presence at the university’s campus. Cisco expects the space will serve as a place for researchers, and Victorian-based small-to-medium enterprises and large corporates to develop solutions together in areas such as agriculture technology, smart cities, and IoT. The establishment of the centre at La Trobe expands Cisco’s Co-Innovation Centre footprint. It currently has sites in Sydney and Perth. The partnership also offers La Trobe access to Cisco’s programs such as its Networking Academy modules with IoT, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship, in addition to access to the company’s Digital Schools Network that allow educators and students at participating schools around the world to share resources. “This exciting partnership supports the upskilling of students in technology areas that are needed now, and critical for Australia’s long-term competitiveness,” Cisco Australia… [Read full story]
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