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Because we live in a complex, changing world, our commitment is to make life simpler for companies and communities. Bouygues Energies & Services offers its clients and its users a more straight-forward, comfortable, economical lifestyle, in the urban setting, where living and working environments are being transformed. Bouygues Energies & Services commits long-term to, and guarantees performance, on:
Reliable, sustainable infrastructures
Better-lit, connected, safe cities and villages;
Smart, comfortable buildings including a wide range of services;
High-performance industrial processes for greater competitiveness.
At Bouygues Energies & Services, the ambition of our 12,000 people is to constantly improve the living spaces we design, build and operate to meet the expectations of our customers and users. How are we going to achieve this ambition? By putting Innovation at the heart of our model : the Datacity Program fits totally this perspective, allowing us, alongside start-ups, to roll out for SmartCities a sustainable and mobilized Open Innovation approach, based on dialogue, to improve and develop new uses and address the economic, social and environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco, customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.
The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge - the multi-protocol router was born.

The Setec group has two levels of organization which are the key to its originality and effectiveness:

Numerous relatively small companies, specialising in a particular profession or area of activity, which foster team responsibility and motivation, as well as allowing for direct contact with clients.
Its strategic business units make it possible to activate and coordinate expert knowledge within the various companies in the group to ensure the success of cross-functional projects. The units also accommodate the discussions and innovation work required to achieve constant renewal of core business.
On the international front, Setec has set up sites in Europe, Africa and America, wherever its projects take it.

SUEZ Consulting has accompanied the transformation of cities for almost 70 years through its consulting and engineering businesses. Our mission: guarantee the inhabitants of cities a sustainable access to resources, reliable services, and an agreeable environment. By participating in the open innovation program DataCity, we accelerate the production of solutions for smart cities.

Technical Partners


CARTO’s platform makes geospatial information an accessible and active dimension of analysis, allowing anyone to effortlessly connect location data to gain insights. The unique power of CARTO is that data can now be explored with location context, empowering everyone with faster time-to-insight and accurate predictability.

Cutting edge challenges are in our DNA particularly those related to a better understanding of tomorrow’s cities complexity and sustainable issues. Already working with New-York, Mexico and Barcelona, be part of the Datacity Paris is meaningful as our activities with French Companies and local governments are rising-up.

Dataiku develops the unique advanced analytics software solution that enables companies to build and deliver their own data products more efficiently. Thanks to a collaborative and team-based user interface for data scientists and beginner analysts, to a unified framework for both development and deployment of data projects, and to immediate access to all the features and tools required to design data products from scratch, customers such as AXA, L’Oreal, Bechtel, Webbmason, Urban Insights, and many more easily apply machine learning and data science techniques to all types, sizes, and formats of raw data to build and deploy predictive data flows.


Dataiku DSS will run on Datacity’s own infrastructure (computers, servers or cloud providers). The set up will be defined on a city-per-city basis with the technical team.

Ekimetrics is an independent strategy consultancy firm specialized in Data Science. Ekimetrics was created in 2006 with the purpose of unlocking value for strategy thanks to innovative statistical methodologies.
Ekimetrics has rapidly become the French leader in the market and now leads projects in more than 40 countries with five offices in Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong & Dubai. Our 150 consultants are delivering custom-fit approaches to answer key business questions in various sectors. Ekimetrics joined the DataCity venture as the leading Data Science partner.

As a partner we will contribute to the overall project by insuring best in class data usage, challenging statistical methodologies and participating in the start-up selection.

Since it was founded in 1999, innovation has been integral to OVH’s DNA. A major player in the cloud computing market, OVH develops exclusive in-house solutions to provide its customers with large-scale cloud services.

OVH is dedicated to supporting startups, providing them with cloud infrastructures, increased visibility and advice for free, as part of its Digital Launch Pad programme. Joining forces with Datacity to find the startups that will shape the world of tomorrow was therefore a natural decision!

Sigfox provides global, simple, cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions to power the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, its worldwide network and broad ecosystem of partners are already enabling companies to accelerate digital transformation, develop new services and value.

Datacity offers an amazing opportunity to gather all the main actors in the area, in order to develop real solutions for Smart Cities of today. We are really proud to be part of this initiative, and will try to share our different experiences in the field with the participants.