Digitalization of standards: DKE digital strategy for the further process of transformation
The Standardization 2020 program was created around five years ago for the identification and initiation of digitalization projects. For DKE, the successful completion of the program is by no means the end of, the topic of digitalization of standards - quite the contrary!
Digital standards demand a completely new level of information assets, both qualitatively and quantitatively. As content creators, experts must be given the best possible support in order to ensure comprehensive application across all standards.
Digital standards demand a completely new level of information assets, both qualitatively and quantitatively. As content creators, experts have to be given the best possible support in order to ensure comprehensive application across all standards.
Standardization processes need to be adapted to the basic parameters of the digital world. In some respects, they need to become more flexible, agile, open and lively, so that technological advancements and standardization can seamlessly combine.
New sales and distribution models, which guarantee the attraction and profitability of standardization, need to be developed in the application of standards.
Rules for the use of formal forms of description for improved semantic force of expression of standard content, as well as standards for content development, interpretation and the exchange of normative information.
For standards, too, the acceptance, and thus success, of the digital revolution depends on the extent to which digitalization can be established in daily life and business thinking.
Development and implementation of new tools and information systems for the creation, combination and validation of standard content as well as in conjunction with existing information.
Our vision of DKE’s role in the digitalization of standards
DKE is the independent digital platform of the standardization community in electrical and information technology. The digitalization of standards is a major challenge, that we as a standards organization have taken on, and for which we have a clear vision.
This vision includes, for example, supporting and promoting digital pioneers and, as an active driving force, sharing the results with the standardization community. Our products and processes are equally subject to significant changes due to digitalization: today, standards are available in the familiar PDF format and have long moved on from a mere paper format. But as technology advances, further developments also takes place - from improved access to information to machine-interpretable content. Standards and services are thus a significant part of the digital value creation chain. However, the concept of networking belongs equally to our vision, given that digitalization knows no limits. As such, we are engaged in worldwide cooperation with important partners and are already implementing an internationalization of digitalization.
Our compass on the path toward and through digital transformation
We support our customers through efficient digital products, processes and services, and act as an active source of inspiration for them. Our customers decide to digitalize for various reasons. We offer suitable solutions for all digitalization needs - from market leaders to new pioneers. Trust, domain know-how, worldwide networks and security are our unique selling points - and are our promise to our customers.
We fulfill current and future demands of digital transformation. This is guaranteed by our digital know-how. To this end, we provide tailor-made digital content and interfaces for all relevant processes and partners. Our culture is shaped by our digital mindset. We inspire digital talent to choose us as an employer.
Collaboration and processes
Our digital platforms link the worlds of producers and users - nationally and internationally. This makes us a popular designer and a source of inspiration for our partners. We network intensively with all relevant stakeholders and will increasingly build strategic partnerships and alliances in the future.
Standardization and services
We transform our domain know-how into the digital world and create content, information and standards as a service. With our digital business models and services regarding standards, we offer solutions for (new) digital customer groups.
We’re pursuing our vision and implementing measures - together!
Companies and institutions are subject to a cross-sector and worldwide digital transformation process.
Standardization is equally subject to this transformation process. Possibilities with information technology as well as the expectations of experts and users are changing.
The Standardization 2020 program aimed to prepare electronic standardization in the digital revolution for the future. It was successfully completed with the development and implementation of diverse projects. Standardization 2020 laid out the fundamentals for a progressing digital strategy.