The study set out to measure the
current state of the infrastructure transition, including developments within
the systems, services, buildings, and structures that are needed for
industries, cities, and countries to function effectively. Data was collected
through a global survey of 1,400 senior executives from 22 countries, as well
as a series of in-depth interviews with leaders and experts.
The guiding principles behind the
research outlined in the report include the necessity of the infrastructure
transition to have a positive impact beyond decarbonization. Secondly, smarter
infrastructure integration is mandatory to affect change. Finally, action must be
undertaken urgently and at top speed to avert disastrous global consequences.
Matthias Rebellius, managing board member of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure, said: “The infrastructure transition is accelerating, putting pressure on systems worldwide – from energy, to mobility, to buildings. Evolving the world’s infrastructure is of the utmost importance to enable progress towards decarbonization, resource efficiency, and social wellbeing. Technology and digitalization are instrumental to achieving this transition in a smart and sustainable way. At Siemens Smart Infrastructure we have already taken the first steps, creating innovative products, systems, solutions, and services to tackle the present and future challenges of urbanization and climate change.”