BlackBerry, Microsoft and Forrest Green to help modernise Indigenous People’s technology

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BlackBerry has announced that they will be providing technology with other tech companies to help Indigenous communities across Canada.

At the Indigenous Technology Summit in Montreal, BlackBerry discussed collaborating with Microsoft and Forrest Green to improve the health, education, safety and economic development within communities.

BlackBerry and other partners will provide technology to help Indigenous communities to increase data-driven decisions and provide skills-based education programs for residents.

With these programs, the aim is to help Indigenous People to access and participate in the digital economy.

 
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Joseph Norton, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke, says that First Nations will soon have the tools necessary to manage their communities, which will help them to reach self-governance.

“BlackBerry has the most secure CPaaS communications infrastructure in the world and, when coupled with Microsoft’s world class cloud and analytics solutions and Forrest Green’s critical systems integrations efforts, First Nations will have the technological tools necessary to manage their communities and ensure the well-being of their people – a significant step towards self-governance.

First Nations need to own, control, and possess their own data and communications systems in order to create vibrant, self-sustaining communities.”

BlackBerry’s Chief Technology Officer Charles Eagan, says that the company is happy to provide security and privacy that First Nations can trust.

“Effective community leadership requires both secure communications and access to accurate data to make decisions, allocate funding, and ultimately solve problems,”

“We’re proud to provide the Indigenous community with BlackBerry’s secure IoT communications and industry-leading AI expertise.”

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He is responsible for carrying out presentations to corporate and business customers and is a BlackBerry Elite.

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