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INSIGHTS time. Digital Compliance is the framework that sets the founda- to the marine industry, we will meet our clients’ needs today and tion for what we call ‘Digital Class’. Digital Class is the vision in the future. The continued investment in technology and people we have, where advanced technology and data-driven techniques remains a priority for LR. Given the pace of technology change, will allow our clients to demonstrate compliance with Class re- we must consider all options when assessing innovative ways to quirements in the future, remotely, periodically and/or continu- address the industry’s challenges, enabling our clients to make ously and we are actively engaging with fags to discuss how we their decisions based on the best technical insight and adopt solu- can extend this to statutory aspects. tions in a safe and sustainable manner. We think the most impor- tant change we need to see for our industry to succeed is collabo-

Looking ahead, what is “the future of class”, and how is LR ration. It is also more important than ever that we don’t forget the investing today to achieve this vision? people our industry relies upon and that we support and invest in

Our world is experiencing signifcant change and LR aims them for this digital transition to be successful. Finding the bal- to not only maintain its relevance in this shifting world, but go ance between the adequate level of technology and the necessary beyond the traditional areas of class in order to have the vision level of human activity and the integration of these, will be the and the tools to assist our clients in adapting and succeeding. By critical issue for the post-2020 maritime industry. It’s likely that building capability in new geographies and sectors, and continu- fnding the sweet spot will drive higher levels of safety for people, ing to invest in innovative digital capabilities, collaborations, and business and the environment. We need to balance the investment understanding new energy technologies as they become relevant in technology with our investment in people.

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