Launch of the first digital development team in Lisbon, Portugal
GENEVA, December 14, 2021 / CNW / – By developing digital products and services, our innovation team will enable SGS to validate more innovations faster and more cost effectively through a customer-centric approach.
SGS, the world leader in testing, inspection and certification, has taken a major step in its ambition to become the digital leader in the global ICT industry with the creation of its first innovation team in Lisbon, Portugal.
Established in October 2021, the Innovation Squad is part of the SGS Digital & Innovation team. The Squad operates using cutting-edge digital technologies and methodologies for rapid prototyping and user-centric product development.
the LisbonSquad is the first of many that SGS plans to establish in various parts of the world, with the recruitment of a second team already underway. Each team, made up of product managers, designers, developers and data scientists, will partner with local and regional stakeholders to validate, create and release new digital services at scale and at high speed.
Siddi Wouters, Senior Vice President Digital & Innovation, declared: “The opening of our new operations in Portugal is an important step in achieving our digital ambitions. Our main areas of intervention are to become a Data-driven The business improves performance by connecting real-time data to people and processes across the SGS ecosystem. Intelligent SimpleIty, streamlining processes and services by increasing physical operations with artificial intelligence and machine learning. And finally, Customer first, which puts the customer first by allowing them to interconnect, integrate and effortlessly personalize their experience based on the right service for the right person at the right time. “
The squad will work closely with SGS business lines across natural resources; Industries and the environment; Health and nutrition; Knowledge and, Connectivity and Products.
Borge Nilsen, Vice-president, Innovation Factory at SGS, commented, “We are delighted to see SGS’s first innovation team established in Lisbon. The Squad is an essential part of our innovation engine. It provides dedicated resources enabling SGS to derive more value from its innovation efforts in a consistent and faster manner. “
New methodologies such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile allow SGS to focus on the customer, facilitate rapid exploration, and create only what has value. The range of talent within each team ensures that clients will be supported to improve and expand their operations through digital technologies. Ultimately, SGS’s innovation efforts will enable the company to achieve its ambition of creating a better, safer and more connected world.
For more information, please contact:
Vice-president, Innovation Factory at SGS
Digital and innovation
Phone: +47 56 16 81 00
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