Nathalie Leboucher to lead Orange Business Services Smart Cities program

Orange Business Services announced that it has appointed Nathalie Leboucher to lead the company’s new Smart Cities strategic program.

The Smart Cities program is one of six strategic programs defined by the executive committee of France Telecom Orange, and is under Orange Business Services sponsorship.

Based in Paris, Leboucher reports to Vivek Badrinath, senior executive vice president of France Telecom Orange and CEO of Orange Business Services.  Prior to joining Orange, Leboucher was founder and president of Kapsch TrafficCom France.

Orange, through its B2B division Orange Business Services, is a Smart City pioneer, delivering telecommunications infrastructure solutions to cities that provide ubiquitous IP-based infrastructure and connectivity, backed by innovative ICT services, including Machine-to-Machine, smart metering, business and on-demand connectivity, public Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art security.

The Smart Cities program defines, coordinates and implements the strategy for the France Telecom-Orange Group in the Smart Cities vertical, more specifically the utilities sector such as electricity, water and gas distribution and transportation including connected car and public transportation. Orange Business Services has been designing, implementing and operating Smart Cities ICT solutions and networks since 2006.

With Nathalie we look forward to accelerating our success in this strategic growth area. Nathalie brings deep expertise in key elements of Smart Cities projects and we are proud and happy to welcome her,” said Vivek Badrinath, CEO, Orange Business Services.

Orange Business Services has already achieved a range of high-profile Smart City projects, such as:

     *  m2o city launched in 2010 with Veolia Water as an operator     specialized in remote environmental data and water meter reading services;

       * major real estate telecoms consultancy contracts in the Middle East; and

        * pilot projects with major players in the intelligent transportation and smart grid sectors.

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