TÜV SÜD has increased the pace of its digitisation topics, as evidenced by the establishment of TÜV SÜD Digital Service GmbH and the official opening of a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Digital Services in Munich. The group is focusing its digitisation efforts on development of new services and business models in data analytics, functional safety of smart systems and industrial IT security. The international service provider opened its first CoE for Digital Services in Singapore one year ago.
“Digitisation covers virtually all spheres of our daily life and is the catalyst of our economy's future growth”, announced Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken, Chairman of the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD AG, at the opening of the new CoE in Munich. Digital transformation brings fundamental change, for which companies and organisations need to be prepared. “The pace of development in digitisation is extremely dynamic”, warned Stepken. As a “startup within the group”, TÜV SÜD Digital Service GmbH can respond quickly and flexibly to new challenges, developing new services and business models. “By providing our solutions for the networked economy and the networked society, we will do our part to ensure we make the most of the benefits offered by digitisation, while minimising the associated risks”, said the Chairman of the Board.
Global digitisation strategy
Forming part of TÜV SÜD Digital Service GmbH, the two Centers of Excellence for Digital Services in Munich and Singapore are key building-blocks of the group's global digitisation strategy. ”As connectivity increases, and software in everyday objects and intelligent sensors become more widespread, new and comprehensive approaches are required to address these changes”, explained Dr Dirk Schlesinger, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at TÜV SÜD. Against this backdrop, the CoEs will support the operating units of the TÜV SÜD Group in the continued development of their services and drive the development of new solutions and business models. “While the main focus of the Singapore-based CoE will be on the fast realisation of pilot projects in the highly innovative environment of the city state, the CoE in Munich will develop the digital lead technologies that are relevant to TÜV SÜD and translate them into corporate initiatives”, said Schlesinger. Key focus topics in this context are cybersecurity for the Internet of Things, connected cars and automated driving, smart cities and drones.
Further information about TÜV SÜD's portfolio of digital services can be found at www.tuv-sud.com/digital-service.
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