RELEASE: Schneider Electric Accelerates Its AI at Scale Strategy With Solid First-Year Progress


RELEASE: Schneider Electric Accelerates Its AI at Scale Strategy With Solid First-Year Progress

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces progress on its AI at Scale strategic initiative. With more than 200 people joining AI roles since 2021, the company has strengthened its foundation to enable new sources of revenue, savings, and efficient ways of working.

In the past year, Schneider Electric has accelerated the drive for AI with:

The AI ​​Hub partners with all Schneider Electric business units and functions to address customers' most pressing challenges and prioritize AI use cases with the highest customer value. Focused on efficiency and sustainability, he has been working to further develop AI applications in the field of electrification, automation and decarbonization, such as microgrid management, alarm management and HVAC optimization for buildings, electric vehicle (EV) management, smart charging, asset management and many more. Offers such as EcoStruxure Resource Advisor, EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor or EcoStruxure Autonomous Production Advisor are some examples of AI-based offers from Schneider Electric.

AI for sustainability

"At Schneider Electric, we see strong demand from our customers to harness data for operational efficiency, electrification and automation. Rising energy costs have many turning to AI applications to manage, predict and optimize their energy consumption," says Peter Weckesser, Chief Digital Officer at Schneider Electric. "We apply AI to improve data-driven decision-making, agility and decarbonization. It has never been more visible that resource efficiency and energy sobriety drive business profitability."

First year of service of the head of AI

"Schneider Electric's AI is AI for good. We challenged it with the biggest problem of our generation: climate change," said Philippe Rambach, Head of AI at Schneider Electric. "This was my first year in this role, and I'm excited to discover and further develop the AI ​​foundation of many of our products and services. Our customers trust us to help them solve their challenges at scale, and they recognize that Our advanced AI technologies and industry expertise make Schneider Electric the right partner in these challenging times."

Internal AI applications

For internal efficiency, the Schneider AI Hub and Spokes partner with all teams to free up employees from day-to-day manual activities, allowing them to spend more time with customers, data analysis, continuous improvement and decision making in real time.

Among the internal AI applications, the company launched a virtual sales assistant, which offers an entire ecosystem of connected tools that support sales efficiency with data-driven recommendations. Provides personalized actionable information such as product recommendations, order patterns, or product recalls.

The AI ​​Hub is currently developing applications in the fields of customer service, finance, global supply chain, sales, and human resources, among others, which are expected to enable significant efficiencies and savings by 2025.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider's purpose is to empower everyone to make the most of our energy and resources, building a bridge to progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for sustainability and efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, from endpoint to cloud, connecting products, controls, software and services, throughout the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated management of the company, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructures and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems who are passionate about our shared values ​​of meaningful purpose, inclusion, and empowerment.

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