Foshan, China

2013 challenge

The IBM team worked with Foshan to address their objectives of becoming a smarter and more sustainable city and achieving industry transformation. The city sought smart concepts to help address challenges in city services, particularly around food safety, transportation and water. Regarding industry transformation, the IBM team helped create a plan for growing and increasing GDP contribution in emerging industries, with focus on services industries, and for helping pillar industries, such as ceramics, furniture, appliances, garment, machinery, and aluminum, move up the value chain.