There has been a significant reduction in passenger traffic - and a massive reduction in air travel as well. Kongsberg Digital signed agreements with both of these companies in the early summer, and we will be involved in their development work in the field of renewable energy. “I would say that there have been some important decisions to make along the way — relating to fields like technology and architecture. This is what I have told all my staff: ‘So, there has been a lot of talk about digitalisation. Getting everyone on the same page with regard to our message, direction and vision has been an important task over the last few months”. Driverless cars, buses and other types of driverless vehicles will keep to the speed limits, avoid collisions and make it much less likely that anyone will be run over. “I am probably quite a visionary leader in relation to the enormous potential facing us. The first is about how all of the electrical devices with which we surround ourselves will soon begin to communicate. Our lives have changed with the coronavirus crisis. The ‘Internet of Things’, ‘Smart Data’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning’. COMMITTED: Torbjørn F. Folgerø is in no doubt that digitalisation will play a key role in Equinor in years to come. Our solution enables us to optimise how each turbine is used, and predict maintenance needs. Will we be allowed steer our own cars on the roads in 25 years’ time? In the last 20 years the world has changed beyond recognition and much of that change has happened in the latter half of the last two decades. Social media or online banking or digital shopping etc. The break from the mundane, although has shaken the very basis of our lives, but has also exposed us to new directions that we can take to keep up with our lives. Besides, the Covid-19 situation has been a blessing in disguise for many of us. Acquiring better understanding of comprehensive and complex data to promote better decisions through use of advanced data analysis and machine learning. We are looking at how an oil and gas company can adopt parts of the work methods used by companies engaged in software development.”, Farshad is helping to automate our company: His team has contributed to saving 25,000 working hours per year. The COVID-19-induced lockdown and the absolute necessity for human beings to maintain a physical distance from one another in order to contain the pandemic has changed our lives in unimaginable ways. At Sandsli in Bergen, about 200 km further up the coast, we find what Equinor calls the “Digital Centre of Excellence”. Digitalisation of business, beyond the digitization of data or data source, a process should be considered digitization and management 's perception. Roberta, his new “robot” checks for new important document numbers, prepares an email and sends this along with a receipt to inform people that their equipment is ready for pick-up. It is a constant companion in every aspect of our lives – including the world of work. There has been an intense debate on the artificial intelligence over couple last years. KONGSBERG is made up of four business areas — each with its own rhythm. I am seeing high levels of interest from a number of leading companies in the oil, gas and maritime fields. Click 'Submit' to go to the home page or close this dialog to continue in . Digital change is a radical change in the economy and society that has occurs over a period of almost 50 years. If you’d like to receive an email whenever we publish Equinor stories, please sign up below: The page '' is not available in the site. The digital twin allows the team to stay in control of what is happening. It will open new opportunities. Can you imagine what they could contribute to transport capacity if they were to perform driverless transport assignments while you and I were at work? “From work to family, money to media, how we engage with almost everything in our lives has changed this year due to COVID-19, 2020 has been about digital acceleration,” said Yoni Assia, eToro’s CEO. We need to understand how we can work more efficiently and make better decisions based on digital solutions”, Torbjørn F. Folgerø, Head of Digital Centre of Excellence. Then the system automatically generates a work order, prepares a requisition to order new equipment, the new part is 3D-printed and sent out to the field by drone, and finally installed by a robot. 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Our focus is on being able to assist our clients and partners with solutions that will increase their efficiency, cut costs and create new value. “In terms of maritime activities, we are working with Kongsberg Maritime to offer good quality services and products to the industry, based on the new technology options”. The technology is also used by organisations such as NASA and in Formula One, and functions as a copy – but in a digital format. In addition to the fact that digitalisation continuously changes our work tasks, it has also had a substantial impact on how we live our lives: CDs to MP3-files, books to e-books, maps to GPS, photo albums to Instagram, post to e-mail — there are many examples. This led to a new job in the company. Image: Images by John 'K'/Flickr By 2050 there will be 9 billion people to feed, clothe, transport, employ and educate. In her case, with the Johan Sverdrup project, digitalisation is essential for the success of the project. How the Digital Revolution changed the world. Working from home does, potentially, however have some direct environmental benefits too, at least in the short term. This digital transformation results from what economists who study scientific progress and technical change call a general-purpose technology—that is, one that has the power to continually transform itself, progressively branching out and boosting productivity across all sectors and industries. Quite a few have worked out what they can gain from digitisation and automating processes. At the moment, our private cars are idle for 20 hours a day. “But expectations of ‘the next big thing’ don’t always turn into reality — some new technology always appears on the scene and demolishes what we thought would be the future”. “Not necessarily,” replies Hege Skryseth, who is heading KONGSBERG’s digitalisation drive. How does our world change as more things become digital? Earlier this month, ten start-up companies set up base at Equinor’s Oslo offices with one objective in mind: to carry out two year’s development work in just 13 weeks. If a car can get from A to B without a driver, in principle this means that you could order it to be where you want it, when you want it. Skryseth becomes animated, leans forward and takes a deep breath. “You could say that it’s very exciting. Here we meet Torbjørn F. Folgerø, head of the centre. “Kongsberg Digital has been operational now since 1 July 2016, and as we mentioned before, you have been working on getting it established since the announcement in February. Even if in the past the number of flights taken returned to the original growth trend following the financial crisis or the SARS outbreaks, one German study … “Across the globe, in just a few months, our lives have changed – and digitalisation has helped us to adapt to the new normal. TOOK A STAND FOR HIS DIGITALISATION: Farshad Nili taught himself programming in his spare time while working for HR for Equinor. We had a chat with head of digitalisation on the Johan Sverdrup field, Trine Svalestad, and digitalisation director, Torbjørn Folgerø. I believe in leading teams towards clear targets, and trusting people as much as possible. TWIN: Trine Svalestad is heading the effort to digitalise the Johan Sverdrup development. “It’s about streamlining and being more efficient in the way we work. This is a philosophy that, in my experience, reaps benefits in terms of the energy to be found in people”. Now it is only performed when it is required. We use cookies to provide the best possible experience for you. Thereby, leading to a positive impact on our economy. Most things become simpler and more accessible.” How are you finding the pressure resulting from the expectation associated with a position like that?”. Digitalising work processes Our rhythm is significantly faster than those of the others. “How would you describe yourself in terms of your leadership type and style?”. It’s early morning, and we meet up with Trine Svalestad outside the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, in a graffiti-adorned playground inspired by old oil platforms. And not only for their own consumption. We have to ask ourselves how we can work more efficiently and how we can make better decisions by using digital solutions. Have you had to make any tough decisions along the way?”. We must experiment and test, dare to fail and learn from our mistakes. The digital future will enable us to work smarter and more efficiently, as well as making it possible for us to ensure a safe workplace for our employees. This post aims to explain how the Internet and technology has changed the way how music is produced,promoted and consumed. It also helps avoid the inevitable human error factor. Households will be able to store energy from their own photovoltaic cells. “We have to stay curious and be open to new ideas outside the company. It’s not every day that you get the chance to be a ‘founder’ in a company that is 202 years old. Digitalisation is as much about the mindset and the culture, as it is about tools and technology. What is important for us now is to come up with some specific examples of what this really can do’”. New battery technology will make it possible for us to store renewable energy for much longer than we can at the moment. we can see countless effects of digitalization in our life. “Digitalisation” is a broader, more strategic word to embrace the holistic process of transformation across different sectors and different areas of our lives: digitalisation is when you use digital technologies to change a business model and provide … Digitalisation means that production increases while costs go down. Which direction will KDI take in technology development?”. “The twin allows us to have a constant overview of what is happening on Johan Sverdrup: For example, we can be notified that a part should be replaced. “One of the characteristics of the digital revolution is that things move extremely fast. Basically, the cognitive assistants will allow the flow of our lives to be quite different to how it is now”. Digitalisation and technology affect all aspects of our daily lives and are not only related to one area. In 25 years, we could be subscribers to driverless car fleets. The digital twin allows the team to stay in control of what is happening. It frees me from repetitive tasks and gives me the opportunity to challenge myself and pursue innovation. Striking a balance in the global energy mix is important. You can learn more about cookies on our privacy and settings page. Farshad Nili is a good example. “The oil and gas industry is expected to see a further decline, while there will be growth in renewable energy. We have worked very hard to get the team to come together. The technology already exists – all we need is a commitment to go for it.”. “It allows me to be more creative,” says Trine Svalestad. For decades it was the norm, that employees went to their offices and remote working was perceived as something unusual and as an inefficient way of working. The Fears of the Past: Computers will get smarter than people ... we clearly have evidence of a shift in our views and expectations of the machines in our lives. A Sustainable Change? Although she has a law degree, she’s currently working as head of the project to digitalise the Johan Sverdrup development, one of the largest oil discoveries ever made on the Norwegian shelf. This means that we will be able to meet many of our clients’ needs. Digitalisation has transformed the character of the labour market, changed the way we interact with our friends, shaped political participation, is impacting the future … A ‘wind-win’ situation, to twist a popular phrase”. Digitalisation means that production increases while costs go … “So, I’ve mentioned transport. I discuss some of the risks and opportunities in the article Do Robots with Viruses Get Sick Days? Digitization was created by the need to simplify and improve the working lives of humans. He is seen here in Equinor’s offices at Sandsli in Bergen. Good collaboration and targeted work within energy management have reduced the annual emissions from Equinor’s operations in Norway by more than two million tonnes of carbon dioxide over the past ten years. Statkraft has come a long way with wind power. Digital Management and Leadership. They range from nanotechnology to 3D printing and all the interplay between. Advanced analysis of data The page '' is not available in language. “How would you say KDI’s markets are looking at the moment?”. Digital technology has changed many things in our lives, but how is it affecting gender equality? Responding to criticism of hydraulic fracturing in the US, CEO Eldar Sætre speaks about the name change. Examples include robotised drilling and automated installations. The digitization of our world has been a forward march for years now; still, it might be surprising to step back and look at how physical copies of our stuff have changed … “There are three main areas on which we are focusing. Improving operational regularity, reducing costs and reinforcing safety by reducing human involvement in physically intensive activities. The combination of all these makes digitalisation an unstoppable force. How important is it for KDI to be responsible for the focus on renewable energy?”. “The primary objective of this centre of excellence is to drive the development of our digital solutions, in a way that is both innovative and includes all disciplines. I believe a fully-automated process like this will be feasible in a few years. What impact will digitalization have for the future? He was employed in Human Resources at Equinor for 12 years but taught himself programming in his spare time. Digitalisation is the key to a successful future for the insurance industry. This could be information regarding your health, your workplace (naturally), your network of contacts or your household. By gathering and visualizing relevant data, we provide all the information needed to keep our people and operations safe. “I describe KDI as an industrial digitiser in the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. As an industrial corporation, we must be very aware of that. In practice, an estimated 600 hours per year can be saved on following up orders. We have noticed that many of our clients and partners are starting their own digital strategy projects, in which they are looking at how to make daily work processes more efficient through automation and autonomous options. “This is just as much an issue of the way we work. We are therefore seizing the moment, by establishing the new SG Digital Office and doubling down on our efforts to help every individual, worker and business go digital." That is probably the biggest challenge facing KDI right now”. And whereas some people (such… They are looking at how they can use advanced analyses and smart data to optimise their activities, and not least at how to utilise machine learning technology”. By closing this message you agree to our use of cookies. It began in the early 1990s with the spread of the Internet and the emergence of services such as AOL and Compuserve. I believe that by the end of it, we might not be allowed to drive cars. “Our job is to use digitalisation to increase safety, improve earnings and reduce carbon emissions on a field which, at peak production, will account for 25 percent of all Norwegian oil and gas production. We only need to look at Germany, where 1.5 million households have photovoltaic panels and actually sell electricity to the grid”. We are based in 15 different locations, and we didn’t know each other all that well to start with. Photo: VG PARTNERSTUDIO. I believe that we are going to be more knowledgeable, thanks to what we call cognitive assistants. Since we started up, a large part of our focus has been on how to demonstrate in real terms what digitalisation actually means to the rest of the company and the wider world. And big companies often struggle with change. KDI’s role in this field is to create digital twins of wind turbines. To realise the vision of eliminating traffic deaths entirely, we will have to reduce the human factor to a minimum. We are seeing a number of trends in energy supply in which our technology could play a significant role. For example, your fridge will start to talk to the shopping list you have on your mobile phone. Click 'Submit' to go to the site home page or close this dialog to continue in the site. Many companies are now setting up their own digital units within their companies. But most of all, it gives me more time to be creative in my work. Photo:EINAR ASLAKSEN / OVE RONNY HARALDSEN. MARITIME SIMULATION- Real-time simulator solutions supporting everything from mandatory STCW training to advanced integrated crew training for maritime, naval and offshore industries.- The range of K-Sim training solutions enables efficient education of vital skills enhancing knowledge, safety and cost-efficiency in maritime operations.- Advanced simulation of complex maritime operations supporting pre-mission planning, feasibility studies and research projects for decision support. There are some great answers here already so I do not want to step on the toes of their answers but I do agree. Most things become simpler and more accessible.”. “We are also in an early phase in the field of renewable energy. Although I cannot even predict what will be happening with our lives when this article is published, all signs predict that online education will get a serious boost after our lives return to normality. Digitalisation of Justice must be based on the experience of practitioners ... including the digital transformation affecting all aspects of our lives”. We have some extremely strong Norwegian flagships in this area. According to Folgerø, digitalisation isn’t just about new technologies. ... Romania’s support for increased digitalisation across various sectors is second only to Poland. And that we must be able to adapt and dare to commit to succeed. Digitalisation is already all around us. The same also applies to wind power. While we are recognised as a technology leader among energy companies, we must be humble and see the value that lies in learning from and cooperating with other players – both within and outside our own industry.”. In addition to the fact that digitalisation continuously changes our work tasks, it has also had a substantial impact on how we live our lives: CDs to MP3-files, books to e-books, maps to GPS, photo albums to Instagram, post to e-mail — there are many examples. "Digitalisation can significantly improve the lives and livelihoods of our people. At Havøygavlen, the world’s northernmost windfarm, technology from Kongsberg Digital are applied. According to Svalestad, a digital twin of the Johan Sverdrup field is one of the best examples of how Equinor works with digitalisation. Emissions must be curbed while demand for energy is increasing. This change alone has had phenomenal effects on just about every aspect of humanity. But have they changed forever? Kongsberg Digital is a provider of next generation software and digital solutions to customers within maritime, oil & gas and renewables & utilities. “We must apply a different approach to digital projects, in contrast to traditional oil and gas projects. Predicting and preventing safety and security incidents. “Kongsberg Digital is made up of technologies that were previously held by the group’s oil and gas companies and Kongsberg Maritime. Digitalisation. “This saves a lot of working time and improves accuracy. Just a single example of an effects is you can check bus time table via online. TWIN: Trine Svalestad is heading the effort to digitalise the Johan Sverdrup development. Such is its impact that there are countries where citizens don’t have running water, but own smartphones. Digitalization is the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities; it is the process of moving to a digital business. Digitalisation in Banks has not only reduces human errors and save time but has led to cashless transactions which have reduced the circulation of fake currency in the market. Internally, externally and in a lot of different fora. Equinor is a big company. Let’s figure out together if, amidst all the digitalisation and social media taking over our lives, this really is the end of the music industry as we know it? “The term digitalisation has at least two definitions: Digitalising an object or a phenomenon, or more generally to replace manual or physical tasks with digital solutions”. The print medium all over the world is no exception. It has become almost cliché to talk about the disruptive characteristics of technology – how it is continuously changing the way we go about our daily lives; the way we interact and communicate with each other, the way we create, store, retrieve and distribute information and ultimately the way we go about doing business. 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