Building Smart Neighborhoods at Bouygues
Can a consortium of 16 organizations, including multinational corporations, local government agencies, and startups, turn a run-down Paris suburb into a "smart" (ecologically viable, high-tech, livable) neighborhood? This case explores how Bouygues Immobilier led such a project involving Alstom, Bouygues Energies & Services, Bouygues Telecom, EDF (Electricity of France), ERDF (Electricity Distribution Grid of France), Microsoft, Schneider Electric, Steria, and Total in Issy-les-Moulineaux (France). The enormous scope and diversity of the project is presented as well as the teaming strategies and governance model that facilitated its success. IssyGrid earned the "Golden Issy" and "Grand Paris," among other awards, for its innovation and performance.