IBM has partnered with Veolia to develop integrated digital urban solutions to improve the efficiency of municipal systems around the world.
Veolia designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries.
Veolia selected IBM as the technology partner to improve the delivery of their digital services.
Under this partnership, IBM and Veolia will first deliver new solutions for Smarter Water, incorporating the IBM Intelligent Water software which allows for better utilization of Big Data, and provides a management system for the integration, optimization and analysis of all data related to water management.
The new solutions for water are currently under development in Lyon, France, and Tidworth, England, where Veolia is providing water and waste water management services. IBM’s technology will help Veolia apply advanced analytics to spot trends, patterns, make predictions and provide a systems-level view of operations.
Antoine Frérot, chairman and chief executive officer of Veolia, said, “By combining our deep expertise with IBM’s data-driven insight, Veolia is creating a paradigm shift in urban management which in turn will help cities improve efficiency and deliver better services to citizens.”
Under this partnership, Veolia and IBM will also introduce new digital solutions and services for energy management and waste management, areas in which Veolia has deep operations experience and IBM has proven technology.
“By combining Veolia’s expertise in utilities management with IBM’s data-driven approach to Smarter Cities, the two companies are bringing together some of the most advanced solutions in the market and making them readily available to cities,” said Michael Dixon, General Manager, IBM Smarter Cities
The digital water solution is immediately available from Veolia. The solutions for energy and waste water are expected to be available in 2015.