- 13 Oct 2016
Cellnex Telecom, Accenture and ENGIE implement CityOS, Barcelona’s operating system
CityOS, a further step towards smart and responsible city management
The contract extends the smart city management solutions
- Collaborative & Innovation for Municipal Organizations (CIMO), the joint venture between Cellnex Telecom, Accenture and ENGIE, has been awarded a 30-month contract to develop the CityOS project.
- CityOS will analyse all the data on city services, creating a single source of information that will help municipal authorities to anticipate needs and improve citizen’s advice and assistance services.
- CityOS leverages open source data, allowing data sharing between cities and creating an online community that will help to develop and expand the system.
- CityOS is part of the Barcelona City Council’s strategy to promote technological sovereignty, public leadership and responsible innovation and is a pioneer in incorporating the study on the ethical and privacy impact of the gathering and analysis of city data.
Barcelona, 13 October 2016. Barcelona City Council has awarded a 30-month contract to promote the development of CityOS, an experimental operating system that streamlines the collection and analysis of information across all city services to help anticipate needs and improve citizen’s advice and assistance services. In line with Barcelona City Council’s technological sovereignty strategy, CityOS will foster citizens’ control of data and the common good by incorporating the principles of responsible innovation and ethics in data management.
The contract has been awarded to Collaborative Innovation & Municipal Organizations (CIMO), a joint venture comprising Cellnex Telecom, Accenture and the ENGIE Group. Driving the CityOS project will make it possible to create new solutions, strengthen existing ones and improve citizens’ services by providing more and better assistance and benefits.
CityOS is designed to leverage the technology needed to strengthen Barcelona’s position as a city that is innovative, sustainable and works for the common good. The possibility to analyse data through CityOS will increase the efficiency and efficacy of city services, helping to improve predictability and anticipate emergencies, provide real-time support to decision-making and improve citizens’ quality of life and the control they have over their data. The system will operate through an extensive network of sensors that capture data from multiple sources, which will gather information to be reviewed using state-of-the art information analysis methods.
The CityOS project is designed to be replicated in other cities, thereby setting up a global network that will position Barcelona as a world leader in innovative, responsible and ethical services to citizens. CityOS is an open source solution, enabling data exchange between cities and the creation of an online community that will help to develop and expand the system. This will extend the current Sentilo community, originally created by Cellnex Telecom and Barcelona City Council, which is the current basis for capturing data from the sensors that the City Council has distributed throughout the city.
About Cellnex Telecom
Cellnex Telecom is Europe’s leading independent operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructure. It operates in Spain, Italy, Netherlands and France and has a portfolio of more than 16,100 sites.
It offers customers the space they need at the various centres to install and maintain their communications network equipment and perform wireless voice and data transmission. It also provides the most advanced audiovisual services to national, regional and local broadcasters.
Furthermore, it develops solutions in the “smart city” projects field that optimise citizens’ services through networks and services that facilitate municipal management.
Cellnex Telecom also plays a key role in rolling out security and emergency networks for security forces.
About ENGIE Group
ENGIE puts responsible growth at the heart of its activities (electricity, natural gas and energy services) to take on board the main challenges facing the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate change adaptation and mitigation, security of supply and efficient use of resources. The Group develops efficient and innovative solutions for individuals, cities and businesses based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energies, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technologies.
In Spain, ENGIE is reinventing itself and is facing the challenge of becoming a benchmark in energy transition on the basis of its solid experience, highly qualified human capital (about 2,000 employees) and an in-depth knowledge of the Spanish and world energy market. ENGIE was both a pioneer and a participant in the liberalisation of the Spanish energy market, and for years has been the leading Spanish company in energy efficiency services. The company is customer-focused, committed to bespoke innovative and efficient solutions for each stakeholder.
ENGIE’s strengths are: its multisectoral experience of energy efficiency services, ranging from conception and design to the creation of bespoke facilities and energy solutions, operation and maintenance, to name just a few: it is positioning itself in the gas sector chain and in renewable and thermal energy, and in particular in its well-established presence in the Spanish market for combined cycle gas plants and renewable energies (hydroelectric and photovoltaic); its extensive experience in selling electricity and gas; and its enormous capacity for providing bespoke solutions for each customer and activity.
Accenture is a global company that leads the field in a wide range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining its extensive experience and expertise in more than 40 industries in all areas of business – bolstered by the most extensive development network in the world, Accenture works at the business and technology interface to help its clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for shareholders. With more than 375,000 professional staff serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture is driving innovation to improve the way the world lives and works. To learn more, visit us at www.accenture.es
Accenture Analytics (City OS):
CIMO will create the IT infrastructure – building the operating system and data analysis capabilities, and providing management and analysis of the data collected by the system of projects. As part of CIMO, Accenture Analytics will develop models using machine learning techniques and advanced analytics for forecasting, simulating different scenarios and complex event processing to unveil the practical vision that can optimise urban city services
Contact Accenture: José Luis Sánchez (+34 91 5966585/ 609047138)