Parsons Recognized as a 2017 CIO 100 Honoree

PASADENA, CA (May 1, 2017) – Parsons is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a 2017 CIO 100 Honoree by International Data Group’s CIO magazine for the corporation’s Dubai Design District (d3) Smart City Information Communications Technology (ICT) solution. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT) and recipients are selected based on recommendations from external judges, many of whom are former CIOs.

D3 is a new, master-planned community that incorporates a modern Smart City ICT design to deliver an infrastructure that greatly improves the efficiency of city services, advances modern communications infrastructure in support of sensors, and implements platforms for collaborative social activities, predictive analytics, and smart remote working tools. Parsons designed the ICT infrastructure to leverage sensors, wireless and fiber optic networks, and cloud infrastructure for enabling District entities to define, build, and orchestrate smart applications. The ICT design enforces state-of-the-art security, with applicable data governance and access controls. It also promotes a centralized data hub for accommodating asset management, controlling communicating devices, supporting data analytics, delivering dashboards, and providing customer and agency service portals.

“The d3 Smart City ICT solution provides a flexible, powerful, and modern network infrastructure to support future Smart City initiatives and is one of the earliest efforts to adopt modern Smart City technologies,” said Gary Adams, Parsons Group President.

“The d3 Smart City ICT solution is a great example of Parsons delivering superior business value through the alignment of technology innovation and modern business capabilities,” said Scott Carl, Parsons Chief Information Officer. “We are honored to be recognized by International Data Group for another year.”

Parsons has been working in the Middle East Africa region for more than 60 years and has offices in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Bahrain. Parsons’ portfolio of ongoing work in the region includes major mixed-use developments, residential communities, airports, highways, bridges, buildings, rail and transit, ports, water infrastructure, and oil and gas projects.

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading provider of technology-driven solutions focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. Celebrating 75 years of operations, Parsons provides technical design and engineering services and software products to address our customers' challenges. Parsons has differentiated capabilities in cybersecurity, intelligence, missile defense, space, connected communities, physical infrastructure, and mobility solutions. Parsons' combination of talented professionals and advanced technology enables a safer, smarter, and more interconnected world. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
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