DNV GL is creating a 1,000 employee strong specialised ‘Digital Solutions’ organisation that will focus on data sharing, advanced analytics, automation, and machine learning, as well as address challenges related to data quality and security.
The move cements the group’s commitment to its digital agenda and will provide in-house resources to oversee the running of its recently launched ‘Veracity’ open information-sharing platform and support its impending ‘Safety Insight’ specialised big data service (scheduled to be launched by early 2018).
“Data is the raw material of the 21st century. It is the foundation and driver of the digital transformation and forms the basis of value creation. To serve our customers in a better way and to stimulate innovation, we are consolidating our digital assets and resources in our new Digital Solutions organisation,” said Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL.
The new Digital Solutions organisation will also absorb DNV GL – Software, an established vendor of trusted third-party software, solving technical and operational challenges related to industrial assets within the oil and gas, renewable and maritime industries.
The organisation will be headquartered at the DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway. In addition to appointing Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad as head of Digital Solutions, DNV GL also intends to recruit a new chief digital transformation officer to facilitate changes across the group.
“We are passionate about constantly developing foresight and knowledge of the technical and operational business challenges our customers face,” said Tørstad. “By building a strong data-driven organisation, we accelerate the development of new digital services to support our customers.”