Siemens Convergence Creators engineer opportunities for the digital age
Although Siemens Convergence Creators has remained a pioneering enterprise to this day, its history started back in 1961.
Siemens Austria’s vision was that the future of technology would be determined by software. “By 1977 as many as 7,000 people were employed in internal software development,” says Daniel-Rui Felicio, CEO of Siemens Convergence Creators. “In 2013 we became an independent entity with eleven subsidiaries held by Siemens AG Germany.”
Today all companies of Siemens Convergence Creators employ a total of 1,200 people at 19 locations in eleven countries: Austria, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, India, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, the United Arab Emirates and the USA.
Deliveries of communication and media products and solutions to more than 70 countries worldwide illustrate the group’s global orientation and significance.
“At a phenomenal growth rate of around 60%, sales of our earth ground support equipment come second in Europe,” confirms Mr. Felicio. “We are now penetrating the commercial area. We have a very high technical competence to provide the customer with applications that are simpler and more cost effective, using their infrastructure. It is a quantum leap in data security and quality.”
Siemens Convergence Creators serves top players in high-tech industries such as telecommunications, media, transport, space, public data security and energy.
“In the last few years, we have been able to acquire a number of prestigious external customers, among them Deutsche Bahn AG, Airbus, Super RTL, PaxLife, Thales and more than 30 other industry-leading customers,” emphasizes Mr. Felicio. “It is the combination of groundbreaking innovation and intelligent service that sets us apart from competitors. Being able to put ourselves in the shoes of our customers, we not only sell software, but intelligence.”
The CEO’s conviction that the competence of the company’s personnel is an important factor of its success is confirmed by customers’ response – like in the case of a European telecommunications operator, whose systems were not running properly in spite of three weeks of ongoing efforts.
“Our people decided to help out,” says Mr. Felicio. “Within three days they had updated the customer’s software. The customer was full of praise and said that he had never seen such competence or people capable of detecting what needed to be done to get all systems going.”
The application portfolio of Siemens Convergence Creators reflects the tremendous scope of solutions the company is able to offer in the interest of efficiency, data security and quality.
Media companies and telecom operators for example benefit from applications-based cluster technology, allowing for high image quality even on bad networks. Professional mobile radio where the telecom systems are required, for example for the police and fire brigades, is another important field of application.
Since these systems need to be absolutely safe in case of emergencies and must not be overheard by criminals, they tend to be extremely expensive. Siemens Convergence Creators offers systems that are certified for professional radio services, yet run on the standard off-the-shelf servers.
Earth ground support equipment that checks a satellite’s technical functionality prior to take-off is another field the company is involved in. Such satellites are used by ocean-going ships, for instance, says the CEO.
“We developed a possibility to analyze the physical information about the communication to the satellite, its history and intelligence,” he adds. “As a result, we are able to derive measurements from just one satellite and one location. Judging by existing patents, we are the only company worldwide capable of providing this technology.”
Siemens Convergence Creators will continue to contribute to the speed of innovation in the digital age. Its turnover is in the triple-digit million EUR range, and judging by the tremendous demand for its services in the growing IT market, the company has dynamic development ahead of it.
“There is a lot of change in the industry,” concludes Mr. Felicio. “The best way to predict the future is to build it yourself, and that is what we are doing.”