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Siemens Canada opens center to accelerate digitalization in energy infrastructure

Siemens Canada MAC Center

Siemens Canada announced this Monday it opened its first MindSphere Application Center (MAC) to expand digitalization in energy infrastructure. The center physically located in Oakville, Ontario, and it is the first center of its kind in North America.

Firstly, the MAC will serve as an environment of exchange between customers and partners across multiple vertical markets to drive digital transformation; specifically on smart energy grids, intelligent buildings and other digitalization solutions for utilities and transmission operators.

Secondly, the MAC center expands Siemens Canada’s software portfolio and technologies for digital twins and cloud-based platforms; as well as advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Thirdly, the company will leverage its expertise from its global centers of cybersecurity competences, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to work with customers and partners to incubate and accelerate proof-of-concept solutions; this, using data from various connected assets.

Moreover, “By utilizing AI and analytics, the goal of the MAC is to turn actionable insights and assessments into evidence-based value add for potential full-scale future deployment in Canada.” Company’s statement reads.

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Siemens Canada will help to boost digital transformation in North Ameria

In addition, some of the solutions from MAC will focus on maximizing operational uptime; also, the optimization of processes, increasing visualization; also, on predictive analytical solutions; the improving of asset management and customer efficiency as well sustainability goals.

In fact, “the center will help to de-risk the innovation process by providing our partners access to experts; also, to technologies to think big in a secure space while exponentially increasing the scale and speed of their solutions.” Said Faisal Kazi, President and CEO, Siemens Canada.

He also said. “The MindSphere Application Center will support the digital transformation of the utility infrastructure and industry in Canada; this, by bringing people and expertise together, harnessing data and testing critical solutions.”

Finally, François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry in Canada, stated. “Collaboration and knowledge sharing are integral to promoting innovation, and I have no doubt that having a MAC on Canadian ground will be beneficial to our entrepreneurs across the country.”   

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