Veolia Water Technologies has signed an agreement with Orange Business Services to support the growth of Hubgrade, its smart digital platform, and develop innovative digital services for its customers worldwide. Orange Business Services is a network-native digital services company, providing services on digital, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and cloud, as well as cybersecurity with Orange Cyberdefense.
The new digital platform enables its customers to remotely view, anticipate and optimise water treatment plants and equipment. This platform allows municipalities and industries to optimise the performance of their sites, while sustainably preserving water resources.
Veolia Water Technologies and Orange Business Services have jointly defined several co-innovation projects around the development of a universal multi-protocol and multi-connectivity IoT gateway, as well as the exploration of services around “machine learning at the edge,” a concept which aims to run machine learning locally with edge devices.
“This collaboration with Orange Business Services allows us to offer our customers an intuitive and innovative window into their facilities. More importantly, it allows us — thanks to our experts and to specific algorithms — to multiply the monitoring and analysis features and to optimise the technical, economic and environmental performance of their equipment. Having a partner with recognised multi-service skills and extensive research capabilities means that governance is more agile and responsive. It facilitates the management and implementation of the demanding, innovative and ambitious roadmap that we have set for ourselves in the service of our clients,” said Vincent Caillaud, the CEO of Veolia Water Technologies.
“We are delighted to work with an innovative company like Veolia Water Technologies, leveraging digital services to support the environment and create a positive impact. This project is unique in terms of its size and technological complexity, and our teams were able to cover the entire scope from business data collection to digital solutions to support Veolia Water Technologies solve their needs. We are committed to a process of co-innovation and co-construction with Veolia Water Technologies to develop efficient and secure platforms secured by Orange Cyberdefense to support responsible growth,” concluded Aliette Mousnier-Lompré, CEO of Orange Business Services.