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Siemens Greece event in Thessaloniki on digital transformation and sustainability in industries and infrastructures

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Siemens Greece recently held an event in the city of Thessaloniki, entitled "Shaping a sustainable future, with technologies that transform every day". Company executives and distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad presented the latest technologies that support the digital transformation and ensure a sustainable future in the Industry and Infrastructure sectors.

More than 120 customers, partners and representatives of institutional bodies, had the opportunity to learn about all the technological developments that drive digital transformation worldwide, the benefits they bring, and how they contribute to sustainability for the benefit of societies and markets.

More specifically, the keynote speeches were preceded by the Tech Meetup Sessions, where the participants had the opportunity to learn about the technologies that are transforming everyday life, in the Digital Industries and Smart Cities sectors.

As part of the Digital Industries Sessions, top executives from Siemens Greece, FEAC Engineering and the AM4GR Initiative presented the latest technological trends in Additive Manufacturing, digital transformation, machine design and manufacturing, as well as the solutions it offers the Simulation and Digital Twin for Industry. Also, in this context, representatives of the AM4GR initiative participated, which is a center of know-how and interconnection for Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing with the aim of strengthening the industrial sector of Greece, of which Siemens A.E. is also a founding member.  

At the same time, Smart Cities Sessions were held, where representatives of Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Digital Industries shared their knowledge about creating value through digitization in smart buildings and infrastructure, the latest developments in electrification, while a special Session entitled Smart Water dedicated to the benefits of implementing digital solutions and applications in the water industry. In addition, Siemens Greece collaboration with DEVAL of Larisa was presented, where advanced digital automation solutions were implemented for the management of water and wastewater facilities, the irrigation of urban parks and rural areas with high energy efficiency pumps, as well as energy cost savings with 4.0 solutions. As well as a speech by a Mendix representative was hosted, regarding low code programming platforms.

Dr. Vassilis Chatzikos, CEO Siemens A.E., opened the keynote presentations along with Mr. Dimos Sapidis, CEO Siemens Mobility A.E.. Both of them focused on how technology is transforming industries and infrastructures, leading to a more sustainable future. Afterwards, Spyros Lakkas, Head of OEM & Vertical Sales, Siemens A.E. gave an insight into the vision of Siemens in N. Greece. Nikos Kavakiotis, Head of Enlightened Europe, a Siemens IoT business, followed on stage and focused on how IoT unlocks the potential of buildings. Theo Papadopoulos, Program Officer for Company Core Technologies (CCT) Simulations & Digital Twin and User Experience, Siemens AG, spoke about Simulation and Digital Twins while addressing the Industrial Metaverse and its features, as well as the new Siemens Xcelerator business platform. The speeches closed with Haris Toloumis, Global Product Line Manager, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG, who focused on smart buildings and the technologies and solutions that reduce their environmental footprint.

In the context of his speech, Dr. Vasilios Chatzikos, CEO Siemens A.E.   said: "I am very happy that after a long time, we managed to hold a big event again in the city of Thessaloniki. The presence of our customers and their participation indicates that they trust Siemens and perceive the company as a valuable technology partner that will lead them to the next step of their digital transformation. Industrial businesses in Greece have enormous potential and should not be afraid to make changes, adopting innovative technologies and solutions that shape tomorrow. I would like to underline that what is equally important is the creation of an innovation ecosystem, through synergies that will co-shape the future and make it more sustainable".

For his part, Mr. Dimos Sapidis, CEO of Siemens Mobility in Greece and head of the Smart Infrastructure sector, emphasized: "Never before has there been a more urgent need to create resilient and sustainable infrastructures. The transport sector and infrastructure in general is determined by three main factors: climate change, population growth and digitalisation. Digitization has brought enormous changes, but they have a positive sign. For example, in the railway sector, the transport of passengers and cargo is now seamless, sustainable and through solutions that combine hardware with intelligent software. This optimizes the flow of people and goods in real time, while with the possibility of predictive maintenance of infrastructure, providers can guarantee 100% availability."  
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. In fiscal 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €62.3 billion and net income of €6.7 billion. As of September 30, 2021, the company had around 303,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
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