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“Within four years there are going to be 200 and the billion devices connected to the internet, ability to get them to talk to each other, to create value, and to create machine-to-machine communication is one of our focus areas.”

Hege Skryseth,

President Kongsberg Digital &

Chief Digital Of? cer at Kongsberg (Photo: Courtesy Kongsberg) from “Big Data” to “The Internet of system, you can have a pipe laying func- cluding: munication, data storage and data han-

Things.” But Skryseth and Olivier Ca- tion; you can have a smart and connected • Condition Based Maintenance dling and analytic technique … that is det, Vice President – Information Man- next-gen DP system with the ability to • Performance Management (ie. fuel the technology push. The market pull is agement System, Kongsberg Maritime, remote in from shore. The next step re- ef? ciency), and the ever evolving needs of our customers contend that the key issue is less about ally is the move toward real integrated • Decision Support to improve their operations. While the the amount of data, and more about the operations, where the DP system is not “I think there is currently a good com- maritime industry is traditional, don’t proliferation of “Smart” data, meaning simply helping its vessel keep position, bination between technology push and underestimate the younger generation the ability to take vast quantities of in- but is interacting with the OSV next to market pull,” said Cadet. “The tech is at entering the workforce have grown with formation and put it to good use in your it, with the ROV in the water, with the a stage where it is ready in terms of com- these technologies.” daily business operation. weather impacting your vessel … and

Make no mistake, Kongsberg has its the list goes on.

collective ? ngers on the pulse of vast quantities of data in this market, with A Fast Start more than 17,000 vessels and 10,000 The creation of Kongsberg Digital, oil wells today out? tted with Kongsberg which of? cially will ‘go live’ in July equipment and software solutions on- 2016, comes in tandem with an over- board. haul of the corporate parent, no small service and quality are within your reach “We collect a lot of data, and it is our feat. “We are working on the digital job to ensure that we are building the strategy for all of Kongsberg, while si- right services and applications to lever- multaneously setting up the new Kongs- age this data,” said Cadet, “bringing dig- berg Digital,” said Skryseth. As might italization to the maritime and the O&G be expected from a global electronics industries.” and software power like Kongsberg, the

But in a way, the evolution of Kongs- goals are not modest. berg Digital transcends data, and truly is “First and most important is to be the in step with the industry’s move toward performance and ef? ciency partner for looking at vessels and rigs at sea more our customers,” said Skryseth. Work

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Singapore Branch that is changing rapidly. “That product that our customers can use,” said Cadet.

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