The Process Industries and Drives division and the Digital Factories division of Siemens have teamed up with Bentley Institute to establish a Process Industries Academy that will support the companies’ joint vision for cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations.
According to a press release, the 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.
Eckard Eberle, CEO, process automation, Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemens AG, said, “The Process Industries Academy will support 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.”
Process Industries Academies will be situated in Karlsruhe, Germany at Siemens’ Process Automation World; Houston, Texas, U.S. in Bentley’s Digital Advancement Academy; and Shanghai, China at Siemens’ Process Industry Center of Excellence
The first academy session is scheduled to open on November 14, 2018 in Karlsruhe. A half-day preview of the Process Industries Academy will be featured during Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference in London on Monday, October 15, the release said.