One of the biggest threats facing society today is the risk to our national critical infrastructure from natural disaster and terrorism. Threats from hackers and from criminal gangs deploying cryptolockers to hold critical service providers hostage are today very real threat.
Combine that with the need for utilities to become a fully integrated part of modern smart cities, with better data and service sharing, and you quickly find the challenge faceing utilities to meet the need for data sharing and collaboration while also meeting the need for very tight security.
Blockchain combined with Distributed File Storage creates a powerful combination for creating trusted but sharable datasets while providing privacy and security not available on traditional centralised systems.
We are updating the European Commission backed UrbanWater platform to by Catalyst blockchain compliant which unlocks huge opportunities for integrated services with suppliers, regulators and other stake holders.