Cisco to ‘help create a digital Portugal’

Yesterday, Cisco’s Chairman and Portugal’s Prime Minister signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the countries digitisation.

Cisco and Portugal will be working together over the next two years to capture opportunities presented by the digital economy, with the aim to positively impact economic growth, education, innovation, competitiveness and social inclusion.

The MoU will focus on several key points that are part of Portugal’s National Reforms Programme, including increasing and improving digital skills; the application of innovative digital technologies across public sector services, education, Industry 4.0, mobility; and cyber security.

‘Global digital economy’

António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, commented: “By accelerating the national digitisation agenda, Portugal can increase GDP growth, create jobs, and improve digital inclusion for our people and businesses.

“We strongly welcome Cisco’s contribution to creating a sustainable innovation ecosystem that will enable our country to better compete in the global digital economy.”

Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO at Cisco, added: “Cisco is proud to partner with Portugal’s government, businesses, and citizens in their commitment to digitise the nation and become a European leader in digital transformation.”

Cisco also intends to accelerate its business and expand internationally.

Written from press release by Leah Alger