Initial focus in water sector capitalizes on global stimulus in infrastructure
Accelerates Jacobs’ strategy as a leading technology-enabled solutions provider and facilitates Palantir’s entrance into the critical infrastructure market
DALLAS and DENVER, March 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jacobs (NYSE:J) and Palantir Technologies Inc. (“Palantir,”NYSE: PLTR) today announced a global strategic collaboration targeting data and technology solutions for the infrastructure and national security markets.
The near-term focus of the relationship is the water sector – a critical enabling infrastructure – and involves the launch of a joint data analytics offering to support public and private sector clients in solving their most complex water infrastructure problems. The water data analytics solution aggregates and analyzes plant data to manage and optimize water and wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance (O&M), aimed at reducing costs and improving plant performance. The partnership plans to expand and commercialize this innovative solution.
This and other Jacobs-Palantir solutions are poised to respond to clients’ data and cyber challenges – and transform the design, delivery, operation and management of infrastructure and national security systems around the world.
“Jacobs’ leadership in the water sector and proven Industrial AI and software solutions, combined with Palantir’s best-in-class platform, will deliver innovative solutions to our global network of water infrastructure clients,” said Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou. “And in the process, unlock new opportunities to create a more connected and sustainable world.”
Jacobs will leverage its existing O&M portfolio, as well as proprietary machine learning modules and wastewater process optimization tools such as Replica™, to develop and pilot a dynamic management solution suite that combines the Palantir Foundry operating system, connecting day-to-day site operations with AI to optimize power, chemical usage and asset management. The derived analytics and insights will help increase plant performance, reduce lifecycle costs and secure plants from cyber threats – while supporting regulatory compliance and realization of ESG goals.
“Palantir is proud to partner with Jacobs to revolutionize water treatment and looks forward to working together across sectors tackling the world’s most pressing problems,” said Palantir CEO Alex Karp. “Jacobs’ vision, technical expertise and speed of execution make Jacobs an ideal partner for Palantir.”
Palantir Foundry is an operating system designed to break down silos between disparate data systems, creating a central operating system for an organization’s data, leading to faster data-driven decision making across the enterprise. Designed to scale with increasing complexity, the system is ideally suited to provide a digital backbone of key workflows for the complex domain of wastewater treatment. Its multi-layered security and advanced data management protocols will help defend these critical utilities against cyber-terrorism and other threats, while pursuing the value of connectivity in data.
Looking forward, Jacobs and Palantir are planning other joint technical and programmatic initiatives to serve U.S. federal government customers.
About Palantir Technologies Inc.
Palantir Technologies is a technology company that builds enterprise data platforms for use by organizations with complex and sensitive data environments. From building safer cars and planes, to discovering new drugs and combating terrorism, Palantir helps customers across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors transform the way they use their data. Additional information is available at https://www.palantir.com.
At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Visit jacobs.com and connect with Jacobs on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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