Scottish Water launches digital partnership with Atos

A digital partnership to innovate Scotland’s water supply and wastewater management has been launched by Scottish Water, Capgemini and Atos.

The three partners will work on a five-year timeline to deliver digitally-driven solutions to help the Scottish Water manage its country-wide activities.

Rob Mustard, Scottish Water’s director of digital, said: “We want our networks and systems to be as reliable, resilient and as secure in a world where digital technology has become the cornerstone of everyday life for billions of people.”

Capgemini and Atos will deliver a portfolio of services across Scottish Water’s operations, from delivery of customer-focused IT services to the utility’s main IT infrastructure and applications. The model for the strategy will leverage both organisation’s resources and will take effect from September 2018.

He added: “Data, information, analysis, digital applications and processes are critical to how we deliver 1.35 billion litres of water a day and treat 945 million litres of waste water. They are key elements of how we continue to play a vital role in the life of millions of customers – at home, in business and at play – every day, around the clock.

Digital transformation specialist Atos recently signed an agreement with Google to optimise cloud services for companies, easing their access to big data and machine learning technologies. Earlier in April, Atos and German manufacturer Siemens announced an extension of their partnership to enhance the functionality and safety of Siemens’ cloud-based, IoT operating system.

Gavin Thomson, Atos’s senior vice president for Scotland, Ireland & Wales and Big Data and Security for the UK and Ireland, said: “Across Scotland, public services are on a transformative journey to ensure they deliver services effectively and efficiently while securing high levels of customer engagement. Like Atos, Scottish Water has a digital vision for the future and, thanks to this new agreement, stands ready to turn this vision into reality.”