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Siemens’ Techcellence Awards recognizes digital transformation and sustainability leaders, innovators and community champions

At Realize LIVE 2024, Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today the winners of its inaugural Techcellence Awards. Developed to recognize companies that are striving for change through transformation and sustainability, as well as individuals who are leading through innovation and acting as a champion for digital technology and sharing their knowledge with the Siemens community. Winners are awarded VIP attendance passes for Realize LIVE 2025, which will take place in June 2025 in Detroit.

“The Siemens' Techcellence Awards celebrate our customers' remarkable contributions to drive digital transformation and sustainability initiatives. They also spotlight individuals who champion the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, pushing the boundaries of innovation within their organizations,” said Robert Jones, executive vice president, Global Sales and Customer Success, Siemens Digital Industries Software.

The Sustainability Impact award celebrates an organization that demonstrates exceptional commitment to sustainability by leveraging Siemens technologies to drive positive environmental and social impact. It recognizes leaders in decarbonization, energy efficiency, resource management, circularity, as well as those empowering communities and embracing data-driven sustainability insights.

Blendhub empowers food producers by optimizing global supply chains and accessing new markets, providing them with the necessary tools and resources to thrive. With its Food-as-a-Service model, it not only reduces environmental impact but also aims to revolutionize the food industry. Its portable micro factories, powered by digital twin technology, enable local production of food powders, ensuring freshness and reducing transportation costs. Furthermore, its commitment to traceability helps to guarantee transparency and high quality throughout their production process. Blendhub, the Sustainability award winner, show unwavering commitment to traceability which guarantees transparency and quality throughout their production process.

The Digital Transformation award recognizes the achievement of an organization that is fully integrating digital technologies on their path toward becoming a sustainable digital enterprise. Driving transformation in new and innovative ways for businesses to achieve their digital objectives, while also streamlining processes faster, easier, and at scale. We applaud this organization for their displayed ability to combine the real and digital worlds in order to collect, understand, and meaningfully use the generated data to drive digital initiatives.

EnerVenue, a pioneer in metal-hydrogen batteries for clean energy, has integrated Siemens solutions into their digital roadmap. By aligning its technology initiatives with long-term goals, it has achieved improvements in efficiency and cost savings. Using Siemens' Teamcenter X, NX and Simcenter, EnerVenue has transformed its R&D processes and manufacturing floor.

Through a comprehensive digital twin approach, they have accelerated product introduction, enabled flexible manufacturing, and optimized performance. EnerVenue, the Digital transformation award winner, embrace innovative solutions exemplifying its dedication to pioneering advancements with a focus on boldness, simplicity and engagement.

The Community Champion award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond by sharing their expertise with Siemens technology. This award honors an individual who helps peers by sharing their knowledge by providing answers, speaking at events and creating publications while championing Siemens products and providing valuable feedback and insight to make the products better. The Siemens community champion exhibits exemplary community leadership through their substantial public contributions.

Steffen Bangsow has been awarded the Community Champion Award for his outstanding commitment to the Siemens community. In 2023, he provided nearly 1,000 responses in forums, earning him the prestigious Community Catalyst title. As the host of Tecnomatix Virtual Meetups, he engaged over 550 attendees and gained a following of 150+ community members. With his expertise as a simulation expert and author of a leading teaching book, Steffen has been an invaluable resource to over 200,000 users worldwide.

The Innovation Leader​ award honors Siemens’ customers who exemplify creativity and forward-thinking by driving transformative change within their industries. These trailblazers are generating groundbreaking ideas, products or processes that redefine what is possible. We recognize and celebrate these customers that leverage Siemens technologies and solutions to drive organizational progress.

In 2021, Brazilian glass manufacturer, Vivix Vidros Planos, set a 3-year industrial transformation roadmap to address its longstanding manual processes and a fragmented data landscape. As Industrial Transformation Manager at Vivix, Aristóteles Terceiro Neto has been instrumental in aligning a best-in-class ecosystem of technology providers - Siemens, AWS, SAP and Mendix - to change the way his organization delivers meaningful software solutions.

Since adopting Mendix in 2023 Vivix, alongside expert partners TrueChange and Mekatronik, has delivered 25+ low-code applications that are digitizing production, logistics, and finance processes and enabling them to rapidly prototype and implement emerging technologies. A stand-out recent example is Virtual Engineer, a Mendix-built chatbot that integrates AI by way of AWS Bedrock and will help to reduce customer case handling by over 80%. As this year’s Innovation Award winner, Aristóteles exemplifies Vivix’s mission to “pioneer innovation every day with unwavering boldness, simplicity, and engagement.”



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