Siemens naminated a new CIO

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Helmuth Ludwig, new Siemens CIO
Helmuth Ludwig, new Siemens CIO

Effective October 1, 2016, Helmuth Ludwig is the new Siemens’ chief information officer (CIO), thus assuming responsibility for global IT at the company. He succeeds Norbert Kleinjohann, who is retiring. Ludwig was previously chief digital officer of the product lifecycle management (PLM) Business Unit at Siemens’ Digital Factory Division. In the new position, the manager will, among other things, support the business units as they systematically implement Industrie 4.0 technologies – thus shortening time-to-market while enhancing flexibility, quality and efficiency. «Time-to-market has now become a key competitive factor – noted Ludwig – That’s why we have to keep massively driving the digitalization of our products and processes. We’ve already achieved a high level of digitalization, which we’ll still continue to build on. And IT will play a leading role here.»