SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC) today announced a strategic alliance with key technology partners to transform the way it collaborates with clients to deliver projects.
The platform, which is part of SNC Lavalin’s ongoing investment in the digital transformation of the infrastructure sector, will revolutionise how SNC-Lavalin works with clients by increasing the pace of project delivery, improving productivity and facilitating unprecedented collaboration across time zones and disciplines.
The agreement with Creative ITC, VMware and Nvidia will exponentially increase global workshare and interactive collaboration via a cutting-edge digital platform which allows access to significant data and computing power from anywhere in the world, at any time, and on any device.
The platform will also allow clients and third parties direct, simultaneous access to the same environment, significantly improving project performance and efficiency by enabling real-time collaboration between different contributors.
Furthermore, SNC-Lavalin will be looking to enhance its use of intelligent data by building on the platform’s data science analysis capability.
Ian Edwards, President and CEO of SNC Lavalin, commented:
“This is a real step change in our digital capabilities and how we serve our clients globally. This partnership gives significant digital capability and flexibility to our global workforce, enabling them to collaborate with clients on projects and programmes in real-time. We are excited by the opportunity this offers our people, our clients and our projects.”
“We believe this investment will transform how we deliver with our clients, allowing us to move at pace, improving productivity and collaborating across time zones and disciplines in a way we have never done. We are excited by the opportunity this offers our people, our clients and our projects.”
Given the current challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic this will also allow the company’s workforce to access the system if they are working from home or other remote locations outside of SNC Lavalin offices, ensuring that high levels of project delivery are maintained.
Keith Ali, Managing Director of Creative ITC said:
“Through our strategic alliance with VMware and Nvidia, we are thrilled to help SNC Lavalin develop its futureproofed supercomputing platform. The solution is extremely flexible, scalable and providing a real-time collaboration environment to meet the demands of even the most complex multi-disciplinary project. This platform supports SNC Lavalin’s drive to leverage data in order to drive greater value to clients.”
Duncan Greenwood VP & GM NEMEA of VMware said:
“Along with Creative ITC and Nvidia, we look forward to help SNC Lavalin to realise its vision for a highly mobile digital global workforce with continuous, secure access to applications and devices, while allowing IT to scale users on-demand.”
Jaap Zuiderveld, Vice President EMEA at NVIDIA:
“Digital transformation is at the forefront of global working and is defining a new era in business agility that requires the latest in GPU-accelerated remote working solutions for operational efficiency and productivity. Working with Creative ITC, VMware and NVIDIA, SNC-Lavalin are pioneering this sea change in global working practices with its Digital Super Compute Platform.”
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global engineering professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin’s employees think beyond engineering. SNC-Lavalin’s teams provide comprehensive project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across the EDPM (engineering, design and project management), Infrastructure, Nuclear, and Resources businesses. www.snclavalin.com
About Creative ITC
Creative ITC is a leading infrastructure and cloud enablement company. We design and deliver exceptional managed services and cloud solutions across five continents, helping customers realise the full power of their investments and achieve business objectives sooner. Whether that’s developing financially-sound cloud roadmaps, simplifying adoption and minimising disruption, or improving performance of apps, data and virtual desktops. www.creative-itc.com
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html
Nvidia is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. Specialists in supercharged form of computing loved by the most demanding computer users in the world — scientists, designers, artists, and gamers. For them, we’ve built the equivalent of a time machine.
Fuelled by the insatiable demand for better 3D graphics, and the massive scale of the gaming market, NVIDIA has evolved the GPU into a computer brain at the exciting intersection of virtual reality, high performance computing, and artificial intelligence. www.nvidia.com