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Wednesday 13/09/2017

Siemens AG Member Of The Managing Board Mr Cedrik Neike Shares How Malaysia Could Transition Into The Journey Of Digitalization 

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) -- Siemens Malaysia is looking to become a key enabler for Malaysia’s transition into digitalization as part of Transformasi Nasional 50 (TN50) initiatives. This was unveiled at the “Shaping Digitalization – Malaysia & Siemens: Our Journey Together” event in Kuala Lumpur that featured panel discussions, track sessions, a marketplace of exhibitors that includes a virtual reality showcase. 

The event was graced by guest-of-honor Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Datuk Seri Chua Tee Yong. Also present was Mr Cedrik Neike, Member of Managing Board, for Region Asia / Australia, Energy Management, Siemens AG.

In his keynote address, Chua said digitalization is no longer a buzzword or a future possibility, but a reality that is now embedded in every aspect of our lives, from the way we do things, the way we work, play, travel, stay informed, and make purchases.

“The changes well spurred by the face of digitalization mean that highly-skilled workers are in great demand, while boundless opportunities are available in newly-emerging jobs,” said Chua.

Cedrik said Siemens is ambitiously looking to become the global leader in industrial technology and a powerhouse in digitalization. “With strengths in deep domain know-how in a broad range of markets and industries, powerful eco-system and strong installed base and connected fleet with our comprehensive portfolio in Mindsphere are what separate Siemens from our market competitors.”

Datuk Prakash Chandran, President & CEO, Siemens Malaysia, said there are several critical pillars identified under TN50 such as Technology and Connectivity, Environment and Economy. Therefore, to spur the growth of digitalization, he said Siemens will look to align and contribute to achieving the goals of these critical pillars in such that the organization brings in state-of-the-art technology in the areas of digitalization.

“Our digitalization stride has already been implemented by some of Siemens Malaysia’s divisions, such as Industrie 4.0 by the Digital Factory and Processes and Drives, Smart Grid through Meter Data Management under Energy Management, the Remote Monitoring Predictive Diagnosis Centre by our Power Generation Services, and the driverless sets of trains for the KVMRT and the new LRT3 under Mobility,” said Prakash. 

“We are working closely with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to support these Government entities with consultancy and back-up that they need in this journey towards digitalization.”

The event day continued with a diverse range of panel discussion topics that included the digitalization landscape and uptake in Malaysia, the benefits and challenges of digitalization, funding opportunities available and the decision-making to acquiring new technologies, as well as sustaining the talent creation pipeline. Panelists featured were both local and international across different sectors, while track sessions featured internal Siemens representatives together with their partners and customers. The marketplace drew a constant stream of crowd who were fascinated by the digital offerings as well as a virtual reality showcase space for a special visual experience of virtual reality videos. 

Earlier in April this year, Siemens AG through its Global President & CEO Mr Joe Kaeser announced a EUR100mil worth of software grant into local universities and colleges in Malaysia to prepare students about simulation learning in the virtual world of manufacturing.

Siemens Malaysia has been present in Malaysia for 109 years. Over the years, Siemens has invested about EUR9.2bil in Malaysia with various projects and technological solutions. In July this year, Siemens rolled out a total of 58 sets of electric, automated Inspiro trains for the Klang Valley MRT Line 1 complemented by the entire rail system. 

About Siemens Malaysia 

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5,584 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com. 

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SOURCE : Global Creative Media Agency 

Name  : Vasanthe Narayanasamy
Head of Communications
Siemens Malaysia
Tel : +603-7952 4180 / +6012-315 0515
Email :  vasanthe.narayanasamy@siemens.com



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