Technology Record - Issue 30: Autumn 2023

173 PUBLIC SECTOR “Umojo is a communications and analytics provider for the mobility industry. We use AI-based camera technology and analytics to help cities manage their kerb inventory and create a more efficient, safer and prosperous urban core. Built on Microsoft Azure, the Umojo platform uses light detection and ranging technology to create a dynamic, digital twin of the entire urban kerb infrastructure. This empowers cities to fully digitise their entire kerb asset inventory, analyse parking and loading zone policies in real time for optimisation opportunities, and execute a better monetised and equitable on-street ecosystem for all citizens.” Jordan Weiss Vice President, Head of Marketing, Umojo “As the energy industry transitions to distributed renewable resources, new systems are required to optimise electric power systems across the grid and behind meters. The Microsoft Cloud will be an essential resource supporting these dynamic orchestration platforms, providing the elastic and performant computing required for real-time, autonomous operations. The Schneider Electric EcoStruxure DERMS (Distributed Energy Resource Management System) is the first cloud-native solution that optimises resources including solar, storage and electric vehicles. Collaborative solutions like this are essential for the energy transition, providing utilities with enhanced communication and coordination capabilities to unlock the value of distributed energy resources as flexible grid resources.” Scott Harden Chief Technology Officer, Innovation, Schneider Electric Georgi Panchev Product Manager, Tiger Surveillance “By integrating our data management software – Surveillance Bridge – with Microsoft’s cloud storage services, we help enterprises in highly regulated domains benefit both from unlimited capacity for their surveillance data and the fastest disaster recovery capabilities. This results in heightened operational efficiency, minimised downtime and more robust urban monitoring. The seamless connection between local drives and Azure cloud services also unlocks the potential of cloud-based AI services to organise and segregate data. This translates into automatic threat detection, real-time alerts, and pattern recognition that not only bolsters public safety efforts but also enables swift responses to incidents, significantly improving overall urban security.”