DNV GL and Kongsberg to link data platforms

(l-r) Remi Eriksen, DNV GL, and Geir Håøy, Kongsberg, mark the new agreement

DNV GL and Kongsberg have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve interoperability of the companies’ respective Veracity and Kognifai data platforms, with the goal of supporting improved digitalisation in the maritime industry.

“Kongsberg’s Kognifai and DNV GL’s Veracity will, combined, give customers access to platform capabilities and an ecosystem of value enhancing services,” said Geir Håøy, President and CEO of Kongsberg.

“This partnership will significantly enhance our customers’ opportunities for digitalisation. Together we have 350 years of experience, we have deep domain knowledge, and with this partnership we will enhance customer value.”

The two companies have developed complementary digital solutions through Kognifai and Veracity, with Kognifai designed for industrial digitalisation (with a particular focus on the maritime industry), while Veracity will act as a platform for digital assurance and class solutions.

Bridging the two systems will strengthen the quality of both infrastructures and enhance the number of applications and services available for customers to apply to their data, the companies said.

“In DNV GL we will develop our class services and other technical assurance services through increased collection and processing of the digital information being made available,” said Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV GL.

“Transparency and collaboration on the data value chain is a big challenge. The fear of losing competitive advantage through sharing of insights offered by data keeps the data in silos. But sharing should be encouraged and this is part of the intention behind secure, well governed platforms like Veracity and Kognifai and the reason for collaborating to support the digital transformation of the maritime industry.”

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