DNV GL hires chief digital transformation officer

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Classification society DNV GL has moved a step closer in its digitalisation plans with the appointment of a chief digital transformation officer.

Klas Bendrik will join DNV GL from Gartner on 1 September in the new role. The newly established digital transformation function at a group level, will support the whole organisation on its digital transformation journey the classification society said.

Remi Erikson ceo of DNV GL commented: “Digitalization is central to our strategy. DNV GL invests 5% of its revenue on research, development and innovation, and now more than 60% of this is dedicated to our digital transformation. I am confident that Klas Bendrik will help us to leverage the full potential of operating in an increasingly digital world.”

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Over the last year DNV GL has launched its data management platform Veracity, and transfered 90 000 certificates to a private blockchain.

Bendrik said: “I look forward to taking on this new role supporting DNV GL in its digital transformation, driving digital initiatives across the organization and working closely with all business areas.

“Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers. It is also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo.”

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Posted 03 May 2018

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