LG Energy Solution (LGES), a global leader in advanced lithium-ion batteries used for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced it welcomed Dr Peter Kyungsuk Pyun as the newly created position of chief digital officer (CDO). This news comes as the company ramps up efforts to digitally transform its entire global facilities into data-centric operations.
LG Energy Solution works with many of the big electric carmakers to provide batteries including Hyundai, General Motors (GM) and Stellantis, in a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for electric cars in North America.
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, Pyun 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 vehicles, industrial artificial intelligence (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 the 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.
LG Energy Solution said: “Dr Pyun has gained global perspective and experience in operating and developing solutions for AI-based monitoring in smart manufacturing.
“We are thrilled to have him as 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.
LG Energy Solution had earlier announced plans to transform all its global manufacturing facilities into smart factories, to improve its 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. The company is confident it can also improve its profitability by yielding higher value and cutting quality-related costs.
LG Energy Solution added: “Based on his (Dr Pyun) accumulated experience in world-renowned firms, we expect LGES to take a further step forward in battery manufacturing processes by utilising AI and big-data technology.”