Anglian Water has added consultancy and software program agency Aiimi to its information and digital programme, which is price £24m over eight years.
The East of England utility firm has been working with Aiimi on an “Enterprise Data Administration technique” for six years, with 30 consultants deployed on the engagement. The technique consists of, in response to a press release from the provider, “information, content material, enterprise intelligence analytics, and cell methods”.
Melissa Tallack, head of information and digital providers at Anglian Water, stated: “The group from Aiimi are undeniably on the coronary heart of how we’ve pushed information and digital capabilities. With Aiimi, the standard of our information technique – specifically its foresight and progressive information ideas and capabilities – signifies that even six years on, the work stays extremely related to Anglian Water. Because of this we’re delighted to proceed that journey collectively by means of the brand new Information and Digital Companies Framework.”
Since January 2018, Anglian Water has additionally been serving to the provider to develop its proprietary Perception Engine product, which is alleged to create a “digital information mesh that discovers and interconnects all info throughout an enterprise”.
Anglian Water will probably be utilizing the software program and Aiimi’s providers to attain its AMP7 [asset management plan] goals, as set by Ofwat, the water providers regulator. This can entail, stated the utility and Aiimi, utilizing synthetic intelligence to “enhance asset efficiency, buyer info, leakage administration, and total effectivity”.
Anglian Water’s AMP7 enterprise goals embrace serving 175,000 new houses, delivering a 16% discount in leakage, and considerably lowering Anglian Water’s environmental influence by lowering the quantity of water it takes from the surroundings by 84 million litres a day between now and 2025. Water firms are presently within the 2020-2025 AMP interval.
Steve Salvin, CEO at Aiimi, stated: “By way of shut ties, we now have developed a deep understanding of Anglian Water’s wants – not simply from an information and know-how perspective, however crucially from a folks perspective by embedding groups of their enterprise.”
The framework covers areas from design sprints, hackathons, and UX and UI design to API design, supply and administration, information high quality assurance, and augmented information administration.
It additionally mentions the investigation of superior information applied sciences similar to blockchain and graph database use, in addition to analytics and information sciences – together with geospatial, IoT, stream and occasion analytics – NLP, conversational analytics, information modelling, meta and grasp information administration, and steady intelligence.
The preliminary contract time period is 4 years with an non-compulsory additional extension. Suppliers aside from Aiimi will participate within the contract.