FORWARD 2019: SGS Supports SMEs in Their Digitalization and Innovation
SGS is proud to have been a gold sponsor of this week’s FORWARD, the SME Innovation Forum, on February 7, at EPFL's SwissTech Convention Center.
As a key player of innovation and digitalization, SGS helps and supports small to medium enterprises (SMEs) through their digital transformation. At the same time, the company is also at the forefront of cybersecurity advocacy and product research, the Internet-of-Things (IoT), and network assessment and monitoring.
At FORWARD, Fred Herren, Senior Vice President Digital and Innovation at SGS, took part in a roundtable to share SGS’s experience of digital transformation. He said, “SGS has a pioneering role in supporting innovation and digitalization for SMEs. We work with companies across all sectors and adapt our services to help them innovate while ensuring that they are compliant with international standards.”
Focusing on SME partnerships, Reto Kressig, SGS’s International Solutions Manager for AFL, presented SGS Digicomply, a digital platform that continuously monitors hundreds of relevant sources from around the world and provides information on food safety, compliance and traceability, during the event.
SGS is at the forefront of cybersecurity awareness. For example, SGS CyberLab enables customers to assess product and system security and certification, map networks and assess vulnerability, certify digital products and systems, and build teams.
SGS is also a member of several initiatives and working groups, focused on the creation of future cybersecurity legislation and standardization, including the Charter of Trust and the European Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Cyber Security of the European Commission.
Digital services tailored to the needs of SMEs
In the field of digitization, SGS offers the following services:
- Various regulatory certifications (ISO/IEC 27001, cloud services certification, ISO 15408, ISO 22301, IEC 62443, SAE J306, eGRC, PCI DSS, etc.)
- The first comprehensive data protection certification guaranteeing compliance with the RGPD via a partnership with EuroPrivacy
- GDPRonline, an online digital assessment tool that guides the client through their regulatory compliance process, identifies gaps, and provides a personalized action plan
In 2014, SGS launched the SGS Supplier Innovation Club whose goal is to encourage global and regional suppliers to collaborate on innovation projects that bring mutual benefits in terms of efficiency, sustainability and revenue growth.
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