Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 60 - Page 23

INFOGRAPHIC data with the scope and scale of the cloud , smart analytics and Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) are empowering industrial teams to collaborate better , operate with agility and elevate what they can achieve . This is set to transform how we all live and work .”
Ravi Gopinath , Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Cloud Officer , AVEVA
Digital acceleration , driven by the pandemic
Nine out of 10 industrial companies see combining advanced technologies such as the industrial internet of things ( IIoT ), AI and cloud with their teams ’ insights , as key to driving better performance in a postpandemic world . AI and automation are now seen as necessary technologies in order to keep pace with competitors . In China and Germany , more than half ( 56 % and 55 % respectively ) have made Digital Transformation their top priority over the year ahead , with investments focused on workforce solutions , cybersecurity , connected worker strategies and cloud .
Tackling climate change through Digital Transformation
The pandemic has increased focus on the need for urgent climate action and the majority of industrial enterprises ( 90 %) cite this as a core action area . Nine in 10 ( 89 %) are committed to achieving net- zero carbon emissions across their businesses and to tackling climate change within a five-year time horizon . Indeed , focus on sustainability has become a prerequisite for success in industry , leaders affirmed . business innovation : 47 % in these countries see it as a significant focus , as opposed to 41 % worldwide .
About 80 % of industrial companies are focused on meeting or exceeding environmental regulations , while 83 % say they will prioritise the transition to renewable energy sources . Supporting circularity and recycling within the value chain is important for 83 % of customers , led by Latin America ( 44 % of companies ).
“ At AVEVA , we are committed to helping our customers unlock the benefits of Digital Transformation to drive efficiency and sustainability . As the industrial world accelerates , AVEVA ’ s solutions offer a proven pathway to support the shift to net zero while driving profitability and sustainability . Our study shows that performance intelligence , which is AVEVA ’ s unique capability to combine data and AI-infused analytics that span the entire industrial lifecycle , is accelerating sustainability for many businesses .
Sustainability-led demands will consequently drive innovation across the value chain , 85 % of companies said . These companies are planning to increase visibility and performance assurance to sustainability related metrics as a result . Germany , Austria and Switzerland lead the global race for environment-linked
The new research reveals that 75 % of companies believe they are on a journey to realising performance intelligence , while 89 % state that they are committed to driving sustainability . At AVEVA , we are committed to supporting both aspirations , to drive even greater value ,” Gopinath added . p
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