In the next 12 years, the people of Penang will be digital leaders with the savviness to engage technology and digital innovations seamlessly in their operational and organizational environment. Think this is too lofty a foresight? Not quite, considering the Penang government’s recent declaration to dynamically transform the state into a fully smart state by 2030, backed by people-centric plans that are already in the making.
With the comprehensive portfolio of Siemens in sectors like Building Technologies, Smart Manufacturing and Automation, Energy Management and Power Generation, the smart state agenda for Penang can now be supported by the delivery of intelligent mobility, smart automation, agile energy and digital systems - prompting a stop at the northern state of Penang for Siemens Malaysia's Digitalization Expedition across the country.
The launching ceremony of The Digitalization Expedition Penang (from left: Indranil Lahiri, President & CEO, Siemens Malaysia; Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow; and Jariyah binti Hashim, Director of Development - Business Ecosystem of the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA).
During the breakout sessions of the event which saw approximately 150 participants, Siemens Malaysia Building Technologies had a open discussion on 'Creating Perfect Places & Intelligent Buildings with Digitalization'. Country Division Lead of Building Technologies, Siemens Malaysia, Vikas Saxena presented on the power of data in creating perfect places and intelligent buildings. The Building Technologies division also hosted their key partners in the discussion - Brice Richard, Associate, ARUP Juruunding Sdn Bhd, and Carolyn Chin-Parry, Chief Digital Officer, PRISM Group.
Participants of the conference listening to the main panel discussion during The Digitalization Expedition Penang.
Vikas Saxena touched on how digitalization as a megatrend, has profound impact on his customers as they strive to meet their business goals for building performance. He also added that trends are shifting in the building technologies industry and that is imperative for stakeholders to take advantage of digital transformation and gain greater competitive advantage by working with the right technologies and partners.
This breakout session set out to reveal to customers the importance of digitalization and how it can be used to improve the performance of their buildings. With a global track record of intelligent infrastructure, Siemens can be the right partner to help them yield value from the volumes of data that are generated by buildings today. For more information on Building Technologies in Malaysia, visit this link.