Siemens and Bentley are set to collaborate to form a Process Industries Academy which will help to develop cloud and digital workflows for the process manufacturing sector.
The Process Industries Academy will help organisations to better understand and develop an effective digital strategy across all aspects of the asset lifecycle, based on the practical experience and knowledge of the industry's leading experts.
The Academy will combine the expertise of Siemens' Process Industries and Drives, and Digital Factories divisions with Bentley Systems' Bentley Institute.
The Process Industries Academy will provide sessions focusing on real-world examples of the key aspects of a digital approach to capital project delivery and asset operations. Participants will discover how developing a clear digital strategy for improved collaboration, communication, and coordination between project teams creates an ideal environment to optimize information creation and digital workflows.
Eckard Eberle, CEO, Process Automation, Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemens AG, said: "The Process Industries Academy supports the development of industry best-practice approaches, while respecting the culture and traditions within today's process industries. Our shared vision for the academy is to offer a practical, effective means for asset owners, decision makers, and program and project managers to understand the interactions and balance between teams, processes, and technologies so they can see improved project delivery and asset performance."
Alan Lamont, vice president of Digital Advancement Academies for Bentley Systems, said: "The Process Industries Academy will offer industry professionals an environment to learn and share practical insights about business process improvements enabled by technology, so they can educate and equip their teams to be more productive and achieve the best outcomes. With academy sessions, we hope to help participants to develop a better understanding of their role and the benefits across the asset lifecycle, with practical, real-world examples of ‘Going Digital' to advance capital project delivery and asset operations."