Siemens Driving the Digital Transformation with New Partners

By Stefan Miksch

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Acquisition or Partnership

Together with its partners and customers, Siemens is driving the digital transformation of economies through its open digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator, launched on June 29, 2022. The platform consists of a Driving the Digital Transformationcomprehensive, curated portfolio; a powerful ecosystem of partners and a marketplace for customers, partners and developers with the goal  to make digitalization easier, faster and at scale. Siemens announced two new partnerships related to the Siemens Xcelerator platform.

In collaboration with Volta Trucks, Siemens wants to accelerate the electrification of commercial fleets. This partnership ensures power distribution, renewables integration, and energy services to build sustainable, electric fleet hubs.

Siemens has also announced a memorandum of understanding for a strategic partnership with Automotive Cells Company (ACC) for electric vehicle battery cell production, based on the digital portfolio of Siemens Xcelerator. In addition, key customers are leveraging the curated portfolio, such as REGENT. The company, founded in 2020, builds all-electric seagliders for fast, safe, and low-cost coastal transportation and has adopted the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of cloud-based software and services.

Another example is a collaboration with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) supporting them and their Championships including Formula 1 with sustainability efforts by adopting solutions from Siemens Xcelerator as a Service.

Since the launch of Siemens Xcelerator about three months ago, 58 partners have been certified, new offerings have been added, including Railigent X and Mobility Software Suite X from Siemens Mobility. With planned acquisitions like ZONA Technology, Siemens Xcelerator will increase its capabilities for climate-neutral aviation and included predictive maintenance capabilities for manufacturing with the company Senseye. The collaboration with Munich based company sustamize GmbH adds carbon emissions data to Siemens Xcelerator and is enabling organizations to measure, simulate, reduce, and track their product carbon footprint early in the product development phase. With Esri as a partner Siemens can bring grid planning and operation to a new level. These partners not only add with their portfolio to the platform, more so, develop solutions together with Siemens for the pressing needs of customers.

The interoperability and openness of Siemens Xcelerator with its curated portfolio, where in future everything works seamlessly with each other, is the perfect basis for the Industrial Metaverse where players meet to democratize technology by making immersive experiences accessible to everyone. The digital twin is the key technology for this digital transformation in this decade. A digital twin is a software application that uses real-world data to create a simulation of a physical object such as a building or a service, which can then be used to predict how it will perform. Siemens, through its Digital Industries Business, is one of the pioneers and global leaders in digital twin technology.

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