Siemens opens first MindSphere Application Centre in Canada

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
In late March, Siemens Canada virtually inaugurated its first Canadian MindSphere Application Center (MAC) – expanding the Siemens global MAC footprint.

The facility, physically based at its headquarters in Oakville, Ontario, will serve as an environment for customers and partners across multiple vertical markets to collaborate on driving their digital transformation agenda and leveraging the true potential of data. This is the first center of its kind in North America to focus specifically on smart energy grids, intelligent buildings and industry digitalization solutions serving transmission system operators (TSOs), distribution system operators (DSOs), utilities, industry partners, smart building operators and other infrastructure entities.

The Siemens MAC brings together local and global Siemen's expertise and customer references with an expansive Siemens software portfolio and technologies in asset specific software applications, digital twins, cloud-based platforms, advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Addressable pilot solutions will focus on maximizing operational uptime, optimizing processes, increasing visualization, allowing for predictive and prescriptive analytical solutions, improving asset management and addressing customer efficiency and sustainability goals. 

“The MindSphere Application Center will support the digital transformation of the utility, infrastructure and industry in Canada by bringing people and expertise together, harnessing data and testing critical solutions,” said Faisal Kazi, President and CEO, Siemens Canada. “The center will help to de-risk the innovation process by providing our partners access to experts and technologies to think big in a secure space while exponentially increasing the scale and speed of their solutions.”