DALLAS, TX – Today, the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA), a 501c(3) Public/Private Partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a multi-phased smart city strategy for Dallas, announced entegra technologies inc. as the newest commercial partner, focused on smart infrastructure cybersecurity. The DIA will leverage entegra’s expertise, and use the unique EntegraBLU™ cyber security solution to help support the DIA's efforts and maximize the impact of ongoing and future projects in the smart cities initiative. Establishing cybersecurity design and infrastructure is an essential component in implementing Internet of Things networks and capabilities.
"We at entegra technologies are honored to be chosen as part of DIA's Smart City initiative," said Nancy Shemwell, Chief Executive Officer for entegra technologies. "This power of this Public/Private Partnership shows real vision, creating value for Dallas and North Texas, and serve as a model for other cities across the country. With our EntegraBLU™ solution we are dedicated to providing leading edge technology solving the security issues with industrial controls systems and the associated IoT elements, key components throughout the cities infrastructure.”
The DIA seeks to address key challenges faced by Dallas, and cities around the world, around aging infrastructure, strained natural and fiscal resources, and increased density in the urban core, while providing the technology, data, and connectivity needed to power the future for all Dallasites. The DIA operates from the definition that a smart city is one where technological and social infrastructures accelerate economic development, increase resource efficiency, and most importantly, improve quality of life. Through the support and collaboration of its members like entegra technologies, inc., the DIA is committed to advancing transformative change in the city of Dallas while increasing the domestic and global profile of the great innovators and ideas that reside in Dallas.
“Cybersecurity is a critical and integral component in establishing smart infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) networks,” commented Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director of the Dallas Innovation Alliance. “As these are uncharted territory for many cities, having the proven expertise of companies like entegra technologies is essential in the design of these next-generation projects that can bring enormous benefit to infrastructure and service delivery. We are thrilled to partner with another home-grown company as the DIA continues its work to build smart cities in Dallas.”
About the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA)
The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for the City of Dallas, leveraging social and technological infrastructures to accelerate sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, and importantly, improve quality of life for citizens. Its mission is to develop a scalable smart cities model for the City of Dallas that leverages the region’s distinctive strengths and leaves a legacy of innovation, sustainability and collaboration for future generations. DIA support is led by Foundational Partner AT&T, Pivotal Partner Cisco, Lead Partners Gardere and Current, Powered by GE, Partners AECOM, IBM and Universal Mind, and Lead Community Partner United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Members of the Dallas Innovation Alliance include: City of Dallas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Visit Dallas, Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), Dallas County, Dallas Regional Chamber, Downtown Dallas Inc., The Real Estate Council (TREC), Texas Research Alliance, CIVIQ Streetscapes, Deloitte, EB Systems, Ericsson, IBM, Microsoft, Park Hub, Philips and Schneider Electric. For more information, please visit www.DallasInnovationAlliance.com.
About entegra technologies, inc.
entegra technologies inc. is a cyber security technology and managed services company based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Offering a fully integrated portfolio of cyber security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge devices and utilizing patented, ultra-configurable mobile computing designs and proven cyber security software. entegra technologies inc. delivers a TPM 2.0 service, the highest level of cyber security rating available.
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Jennifer Sanders, Dallas Innovation Alliance