LG Energy Solution creates Chief Digital Officer position

Dr. Peter Kyungsuk Pyun will be tasked with LG Energy Solution's digital transformation and changing battery manufacturing facilities into smart factories

LG Energy Solution has appointed Dr. Peter Kyungsuk Pyun to the newly created position of Chief Digital Officer as the company ramps up digital transformation and aims to change its entire global facilities into data-centric operations.

Before joining LGES, Pyun worked at Nvidia Corporation, Silicon Valley headquarters, as one of five principal data scientists. Widely known as a skilled individual in the manufacturing field of global data science, he brings over 20 years of expertise in machine learning and extensive global experience.

At Nvidia, Pyun led multiple projects as a lead architect in the field of Autonomous Vehicle, Industrial AI and Cloud AI. His successful leadership of an industrial AI team on defect inspection for manufacturing products is now a part of an AI curriculum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Pyun received MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University focusing on Machine Learning and Computer Vision. He received his BS in Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Seoul National University with great distinction.

“Dr. Pyun has gained global perspective and experience in operating and developing solutions for AI-based monitoring in smart manufacturing... Dr. Pyun is the right fit who is capable of accelerating efforts to turn LGES’s global battery manufacturing facilities into smart factories,” LG Energy Solution said in a statement.

“Based on his accumulated experience in world-renowned firms, we expect LGES to take a further step forward in battery manufacturing processes by utilizing AI and big-data technology,” added the company spokesperson.

LG Energy Solution had earlier announced plans to transform all its global manufacturing facilities into smart factories, to better improve battery manufacturing process.

By converting into smart factories, LGES believes it can make data-driven decisions, enable automatic calibration and reduce potential battery-related issues, and can improve its profitability by yielding higher value and cutting quality-related costs.

Last week LG Energy Solution announced it will offer fully integrated AC and DC storage systems under the newly formed LG Energy Solution Vertech following its acquisition of NEC Energy Solutions

Buying the US-based grid battery integrator capitalises on global demand for standardised, fully integrated storage systems and enhances LG Energy Solution's operational services across equipment installation, remote monitoring service and scheduled maintenance (click here).

Through the deal, LG Energy Solution will accelerate its energy storage system business and aim to provide clients with a more comprehensive ESS program that meets growing demand.

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  • Storegga, the independent UK company pioneering carbon reduction and removal for a net zero world, has appointed Sorrelle Harper as Head of Corporate Affairs.
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