Technology Record - Issue 23: Winter 21/22

118 www. t e c h n o l o g y r e c o r d . c om The race is on for themanufacturing industry to find innovative ways to optimise operations as they strive to reduce energy consumption and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Here, AVEVA’s chief strategy officer and chief cloud officer Ravi Gopinath explains how his company is working with Microsoft to create a powerful ecosystem of digital technologies and solutions that will enable manufacturers to drive sustainability across their value chains and attain this ambitious goal. What are manufacturers looking for today? As the world looks to realise net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, manufacturers are seeking green industrial processes to meet stakeholders’ expectations for sustainability and environmental commitments. More than 80 per cent of major international companies now report sustainability metrics, and many enterprises are aligned with initiatives such as the Race to Zero and Business Ambition for 1.5C (including AVEVA). Digital technologies can help manufacturers and other businesses deliver on these commitments by cutting carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, identifying areas for optimising value chains, reducing energy consumption and streamlining operations. HowdoAVEVAandMicrosoftwork together to develop sustainable manufacturing solutions? The sustainability challenges ahead of us are inherently complex and demand collective action in addition to new technology and scalable solutions. AVEVA and Microsoft have strengthened our long partnership to enhance customers’ digital transformation journeys by leveraging the benefits of sustainability. Digital transformation unlocks data for real-time optimisation, improved decision-making and digitally enabled business operations, even with a remote workforce. Together, we support our joint customer vision of creating profitable and sustainable business outcomes. AVEVA’s portfolio breadth, combined with Microsoft’s technology solutions, enables customers to deploy faster, reduce energy consumption, cut emissions and share collaborative innovation, boosting efficiency for all. What technologies are AVEVA and Microsoft focusing on to help manufacturers transform their operations and reap the benefits of Industry 4.0? Working in partnership with Microsoft, AVEVA offers several bespoke solutions, such as AVEVA Manufacturing Execution Systems, BY R E B E CCA G I B SON I NT E R V I EW Ravi Gopinath shares how AVEVA is working with Microsoft to help manufacturers boost operational efficiency and resilience, while reducing energy consumption and emissions A powerful partnership “We have created a powerful ecosystem for companies to deliver on their sustainability goals and achieve net-zero emissions”