Digitalisation keynote: Dr Florian von der Hagen, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Dr Florian von der Hagen, Director MRO IT Solutions at Lufthansa Industry Solutions AS GmbH, outlined how the offshore wind industry could benefit from the process control and digitalisation experiences of the aviation industry.
He demonstrated parallels in many areas and explained how crucial commercial advantages could be gained by using data correctly. He said that, in recent decades, the aviation sector had learned particularly valuable lessons regarding the collection and evaluation of data. The offshore wind industry could benefit from this as it was difficult to keep track of the many communication channels between individual areas. He argued that the key to digitalisation was to consolidate, structure and centralise all information.
First of all, however, the data must be filtered for relevance. Consolidation and cleansing (selecting the correct information) and knowing how to correctly process the data based on the relevant analytics were crucial in this regard.