ENGIE joins forces with IBM to deploy smarter cities solutions and improve the quality of life for citizens
ENGIE, a global leader in energy transition, today announced a new initiative with IBM. This nonexclusive, technological and commercial alliance is designed to improve the management of cities by looking at patterns, event correlation, anomaly detection and real-time data across all parts of cities.
Whether it’s a traffic jam, a building fire, or a large sporting event, city officials need a reliable solution to adapt to constant changes and challenges. IBM and ENGIE will be combining some IBM solutions (Watson IoT, IBM Bluemix) together with ENGIE’s expertise on cities’ needs to help them collect, analyze and manage data from IoT, social media, and other systems to prevent risks, alert authorities, and organize rescues.
Experts from both IBM and ENGIE are already working on several projects in Europe and the Middle-East. Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO met Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman and CEO on July 25th to review the alliance.
ENGIE is, directly or through its fully-owned subsidiary ENGIE INEO, a leader for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of integrated solutions for the Cities of Tomorrow.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of € 69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).