PARIS – Total plans to open a ‘Digital Factory’ in central Paris early next year.
The 5,500-sq m (18,044-sq ft) facility will bring together up to 300 developers, data scientists, and other specialists to devise solutions to speed up the digital transformation throughout the company’s businesses.
Total’s goals are to improve operations in terms of availability and cost; offer new services to customers, including better management and control of energy consumption; extend its reach to new distributed energies; and reduce its environmental impact.
These measures, it hopes, could generate $1.5 billion in value annually by 2025 through additional revenue and reduced operating or investment costs.
Patrick Pouyanné, group chairman and CEO, said: “Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and 5G are revolutionizing our industrial practices, and we will have the know-how in Paris to integrate them in our businesses as early as possible.
“The Digital Factory will also attract the new talent essential to our company’s future.”
Frédéric Gimenez, Total’s chief digital officer of Total will be the Digital Factory project manager.