DNV GL is creating a specialized digital solutions division. The unit will employ 1,000 people as it aims to leverage the potential of an increasingly digital world, according to the company.
The new organization aims to capture the opportunities that lie in data sharing, advanced analytics, automation, and machine learning, as well as addressing challenges related to data quality and security. DNV GL recently launched an open industry platform, Veracity.
Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad will head DNV GL’s digital solutions business. She previously held the position of CEO for DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business. To further support the company's digital transformation, a chief digital transformation officer will also be recruited.
“Data is the raw material of the 21st century. It is the foundation and driver of 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 organization,” says Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL.
The new organization will absorb DNV GL – Software and will also oversee the running of the Veracity platform, which is designed to extrapolate meaning from user data and serve as a source for the application of DNV GL software products, particularly software-as-a-service.