E.ON strengthens its Digital Expertise


Matthew Timms from SAP appointed Chief Digital Officer

E.ON is making a strong statement in the new energy world. On August 1, 2016 Matthew Timms will take over a newly established Digital Business Unit which will take care of developing digital market-oriented products, the digitalization of processes and the development of big data solutions. Timms was previously in charge of Digital Commerce at SAP in London. Prior to that, he was responsible for digital transformation programs at various international banks. He can draw on extensive experience in the field of digitization across all market segments, from the implementation of mobile digitization strategies to the fields of online- and e-commerce, amongst others at Novartis and General Motors.

Karsten Wildberger, Chief Markets Officer said: "With Matthew we are gaining an expert who has successfully implemented digitization strategies in a several sectors. His extensive experience will allow us to develop new and successful digital products and solutions both for private and business customers in our eight core markets and make them a market success."

Digitization of products and services permeates all aspects of modern life. Customers expect to be able to attend to their business in all areas of life in a simple, fast and digital way while they are on the go. E.ON is already at the forefront of digital solutions in the new energy world. Over one million E.ON customers use digital solutions such as the mobile app “SmartCheck”. This digital platform allows private customers to compare their energy consumption with other households and continually monitor energy usage. It also provides individually tailored energy-saving tips and enables customers to dynamically adjust their monthly payments. Business customers already use a variety of innovate E.ON solutions to reduce their costs, to save energy and enhance efficiency.

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