Fortum to add Data Science & Analytics unit as part of its focus on IT

Digital technologies are transforming the energy sector and are central to Fortum’s ability to operate efficiently, compete profitability, and help decarbonise society simultaneously. This requires the best technical and digital competences and solutions. Fortum will grow its competences with a new, world-class analytics and machine learning team. The new Data Science & Analytics unit will be established as part of the business technology, covering IT, innovation and digitalisation within Fortum.

Dr Christian Jacobsson has been appointed to lead the Data Science & Analytics unit. His unit’s task is to strengthen Fortum’s projects in digitalisation and support in reaching the company’s vision of future energy and asset optimisation. He will report to SVP Arun Aggarwal, Business Technology at Fortum. “Christian’s appointment helps us to increase speed, quality and the likeliness for success in our digitalisation projects,” says Arun Aggarwal.

“Christian Jacobsson has been working with digital applications in this area, developing a number of digitalisation use cases for several years, and he will give us an opportunity to reinforce our capabilities in optimisation, trading and advanced analytics from a new point of view,” says Simon-Erik Ollus, VP Trading & Asset Optimisation at Fortum.

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