Lixar selected for Microsoft's IoT Red Carpet Program due to Lixar's Connected Car experience, IoT expertise and Data Science practice

DETROIT, June 8, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Microsoft has chosen Ottawa-based Lixar IT Inc. as the latest IoT Red Carpet Program partner for Microsoft Azure (IoT) offerings.

The IoT Red Carpet program is a worldwide invitation-only Microsoft program which selects technology partners to provide IoT solutions targeted for the Azure IoT platform.

Lixar was selected as a preferred partner due to the company's 10 year pedigree in IoT enterprise-level end-to-end integration, cloud-enabled connected-car product platform experience, and Lixar's robust data science practice.

"Lixar is honoured to be a part of the Microsoft IoT Red Carpet program" said Bill Syrros, Lixar CEO.  "Microsoft Azure offers IoT connectivity and scalability for SMB to Enterprise-level.  Once data science is added to the IoT mix, there are endless predictive possibilities."

Lixar's Chief Data Scientist, Will Hickie will be speaking on Day 1, Mobility Track at TU Automotive Detroit 2016 on June 8 from 4:10-4:30, Topic: "What Drives Man and Machine?" 

What Drives Man and Machine?  We are at a place in history where an abundance of data, increased computing power and time-tested modelling have come together to accelerate progress and produce predictive outcomes. From an automotive perspective, the benefit is more than just taking hands off the steering wheel. Join Will Hickie to learn why.

Lixar looks forward to showcasing Microsoft Azure cloud solutions, IoT connectivity and the power of data science with its clients and partners.

About Lixar:

Lixar specializes in enterprise-level connected products and mobile-to-everything software solutions.  With offices in Ottawa, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lixar IT Inc. builds complete mobile ecosystems for its clients and partners in the transportation sector.  Lixar drives mobile technology innovation through its data science practice, IoT connectivity, proximity awareness platform called ProxSee, and extensive cloud expertise which utilizes Microsoft Azure.  Lixar is a Microsoft Application Development and Azure Cloud Partner.  Lixar creates innovative software development products for the aerospace, automotive, telecommunications and emerging technology sectors.  Lixar provides connected technology solutions for high-profile international partners such as Nascar. Lixar celebrates community partnerships through healthy living initiatives and literacy programs for the Boys and Girls Club, Lixar #Homework #Homerun club.


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