A trio of public companies initiatives have seen AWS award Australian digital consultancy ARQ with its latest Good Metropolis Competency badge – as one in all solely 9 launch companions worldwide.
Digital consulting and companies agency ARQ Group has been granted Amazon Internet Providers’ newest tick of approval below its new AWS Good Metropolis Competency program.
ARQ – picked up by Singtel tech subsidiary NCS for a cool $290 million earlier this 12 months – achieved its market main standing courtesy of a trio of current city companies initiatives in Victoria and New South Wales, and is the one Australia-based associate within the band thus far.
“With cities on the entrance line of financial, social, and world challenges resembling vitality and water use, visitors administration, sanitation, and sustainability, the search to construct cities that ‘work’ is more and more reliant on know-how options,” the cloud big acknowledged upon the launch of its latest competency program. “AWS artners leverage the ability of AWS Cloud to innovate and deploy significant good metropolis options to those challenges.”
The Good Metropolis program is damaged down into 9 classes, together with amongst different areas city vitality, transportation, stable waste, water and wastewater, and lighting and public security. For ARQ’s half, the agency was recognised for its “technical proficiency and confirmed buyer success” on three public companies initiatives centered on improved knowledge storage and entry, permitting for the extra environment friendly and dependable supply of important companies.
In a single occasion, ARQ labored with North East Water to ascertain a hybrid digital twin platform, enabling the Victorian utility’s engineers to examine the standing of sewer pumps and predict upkeep points forward of time by way of distant, cellular entry. The agency additionally collaborated with Melbourne Water on a digital technique to make sure extra dependable provisioning, devising a state-of-the-art ‘knowledge lake’ and analytics platform leveraging AWS cloud know-how.
In maybe the agency’s most consequential venture – one which might see it choose up AWS Companion of the Yr and Good Design awards for social influence – ARQ utilised AWS cloud to deal with important visitors volumes in its re-architecture of the NSW Rural Fireplace Service’s emergency warning notification system Fires Close to Me to an online and cellular app, which in serving over 500 million periods undoubtedly saved lives through the catastrophic bushfire season of 2019/20.
An AWS premier consulting associate, the good metropolis competency badge is ARQs fourth throughout quite a lot of disciplines, following cloud migration, digital CX, and knowledge & analytics consulting. ARQ chief know-how officer James Vincent stated the corporate was proud to be the primary Australian organisation to attain the Good Metropolis standing and be recognised for its experience in creating modern options for cities and concrete areas.
“As cities evolve and populations proceed to develop, it’s essential to leverage know-how to deal with challenges related to enhancing effectivity and efficiency,” Vincent acknowledged. “We’ve utilized modern know-how resembling digital twin, knowledge visualisation and knowledge science to create actionable outcomes for our shoppers. That is the way in which ahead to addressing city challenges and creating sustainable and smarter cities.”
The opposite eight AWS Good Metropolis companions are: Elitery (Indonesia), FuseForward (Canada), Kalkitech (India), Miovision (Canada), Quantela (United States), Rekor (United States), Rubicon (United States), and Vianova (France).