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DNV GL creates new 1,000 strong organization to accelerate digital drive

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


DNV GL establishes a dedicated Digital Solutions organization by consolidating its digital business across the Group, to be headed by Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad.


Høvik, 27 September 2017: DNV GL is creating a specialized Digital Solutions organization, consisting of 1,000 digital experts, to leverage the full potential of an increasingly digital world.  The company has been a digital pioneer since the 1960’s and recently launched its independent open industry platform Veracity. The new organization will optimize its expertize capture the opportunities that lie in data sharing, advanced analytics, automation, and machine learning as well as addressing challenges related to data quality and security. Digitalization is central to DNV GL’s strategy because it will help the company to offer better services as well as new services. The company has a long-term focus on research and innovation, both through significant investments internally, but also through working closely with customers and stakeholders.   

“Data is the raw material of the 21st century. It is the foundation and driver of the digital transformation and forms the basis of value creation. To serve our customers in a better way and to stimulate innovation, we are consolidating our digital assets and resources in our new Digital Solutions organization,” says Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL. 

The new Digital Solutions organization will absorb DNV GL - Software which has built a strong reputation as a vendor of trusted third party software, solving technical and operational challenges related to industrial assets.  Today it is one of the world's leading software providers within the oil and gas, renewable and maritime industries.  The new organization will also oversee the running of the Veracity platform which is designed to extrapolate meaning from the user’s data and serve as a source for the application of DNV GL software products, particularly software-as-a-service. 

Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad will be heading DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business, she previously held the position of CEO for DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business. She will be based at the DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway and be a member of the Executive Committee for the DNV GL Group.  To further support DNV GL’s digital transformation, a Chief Digital Transformation Officer will also be recruited.

“Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad has a strong focus on our customers to ensure that we stay relevant and continue to add value. She brings the cross-industry knowledge and drive for collaboration across the business that this new organization needs,” says Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL. 

“We are passionate about constantly developing foresight and knowledge of the technical and operational business challenges our customers face. By building a strong data-driven organization, we accelerate the development of new digital services to support our customers,” says Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad, DNV GL Digital Solution CEO.

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About DNV GL

DNV GL is a quality assurance and risk management company providing certification and independent expert advisory services to the oil & gas, power, and maritime industries.  Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

As a technology-based company, DNV GL continuously invests in research and collaborative innovation, empowering customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence.  With origins stretching back to 1864, DNV GL's reach today is global with operations in more than 100 countries.


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Please find hearafter a link to the lightbox containing images of Remi Eriksen and Elisabeth Tørstad. The original press release is availble through this link



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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 September 2017 )