Total and TCS to create digital innovation centre in Pune
Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed a partnership agreement with Total, a global integrated energy producer and provider, to create a digital innovation centre in India. Based in Pune, the center will explore disruptive technologies and solutions.
“With the digital innovation center, we are positioning ourselves as a pioneer working to develop a smart, connected refinery that will allow us to improve our industrial competitiveness. We want to invent the Refinery 4.0,” said Bernard Pinatel, President Refining & Chemicals at Total.
The partnership will initially focus on refining. The intensive use of digital technologies will help drive the various building blocks of refining (production units, processes, and the supply chain and petroleum product markets) to improve refinery performance. Realtime data analytics, the Internet of Things, automation, artificial intelligence and agile methodology will be used to improve industrial efficiency, energy performance and availability rates. TCS will also bring to Total its network, its structured co-innovation approach and its unique Business 4.0 cooperation framework.