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Student Assistant in NNIT: Meet Rasmus

News • Feb 25, 2021 16:16 GMT

At NNIT, we employ a number of students and interns who are excited about the digital transformation and want to play an important role in fulfilling our customers' IT potential in different ways. Rasmus Roug Nyeland is one of them, read what he has to say here.


What do you do at NNIT?

When I started in NNIT, my leaders and colleagues quickly discovered my interest for data and numbers, so I was allocated as a project finance controller on a large project that needed financial structure in their current reporting setup. When I was done with this project, I moved on towards new challenges.

I am so lucky that I do exactly what I find most interesting meaning Cloud Cost Management, Project Finance Automation, License Management, Sales and Data Quality. This also creates a lot for wins for me personally, and for NNIT.

Right now, I am running a project where I create Dashboards in Power BI and processes to optimize Project profitability while securing quality as well. I am lead on this myself and I am definitely learning from this challenge.

Why is NNIT a relevant workplace for a student?

I think that NNIT sees students as more than arms and legs. The amount of repetitive boring tasks are kept to a minimum. NNIT finds and hires young bright people and gives them opportunities much earlier in their career than many other companies.

Another aspect is that you are often in a team with several other students who think differently, which is positive for your own personal development.

As a student at the office you are surrounded by other students whether you are working together on a project or just having lunch. This energy of course creates an awesome work environment that I personally think is rare for students in other workplaces.

Any advice for other students?

Do not be afraid to seek challenges and confront the status quo. If you have an idea that you think would improve something either for a customer or internally, GO WITH IT.

Take initiative & responsibility. This will create exciting opportunities that you would not otherwise get.

We’ve started a new chapter with our Corporate Responsibility Report 2020

News • Feb 25, 2021 10:24 GMT

In January, we published our Corporate Responsibility Report including the goals we reached in 2020, but more importantly, the report outlines how we will increase our focus on our responsibility in relation to our surroundings.

In NNIT, we have always conducted our business responsibly and with a care for our people, our customers, and our surroundings. But as the IT industry is becoming one of the biggest contributors when it comes to CO2 emissions, we feel the need to up our game.

NNIT is a company with deeply rooted values. We pride ourselves in being open and honest, conscience driven, and value adding. Living these values includes a responsibility to our surroundings, and in 2020, we increased our focus on our corporate responsibility.

Committed to four Sustainable Development Goals

For years, we have supported the UN Global Compact, reporting on our progress, and being committed to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals in a way that makes sense to our business. In 2020, we enhanced our scope and included SDG 9 and 12 in this framework.

This means that going forward, we are committed to four SDGs:

4. Quality Education

5. Gender Equality

9. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

12. Responsible Consumption

Head of Corporate Responsibility at NNIT, Brit Kannegaard Johannessen, says:

“The NNIT Corporate Responsibility Report that we published recently is the first of its kind. We decided to expand our communication and incorporate our COP report in a wider description of the work we do. And perhaps more importantly; the work we plan to do in 2021. We believe it’s important to communicate openly and honestly about not only the results we can be proud of, but also our plans and the process. By sharing and sparring with peers, we can learn from each other and reach even greater results together.”

Read our Corporate Responsibility Report 2020 here and find all our COP reports here

NNIT and SCALES enter into a contract with Norlys for the development and implementation of one consolidated Microsoft ERP solution

Pressrelease • Feb 05, 2021 10:51 GMT

Under the heading ”OneERP,” NNIT and its subsidiary SCALES will start a project with Norlys to consolidate a number of existing Dynamics and AX solutions into Microsoft Dynamics365 for Finance and Operations.

On the back of the merger between SE and Eniig, Norlys is facing the large task of consolidating all financial data and processes into one system that can be scaled for future growth.

For some time, NNIT has supported the operation and development of the existing ERP systems in Norlys. Coming up is the new and exciting task of consolidating and future-proofing Enterprise Resource Planning in Norlys that has quickly developed into one of Denmark’s biggest energy and utilities companies, which is why they need to scale their systems.

In addition to consolidating a number of systems to one platform, the project entails a change from an on premise based system to a Cloud based system (Dynamics365 for Finance and Operations): a good match with NNIT’s ”winning solutions” focus on precisely Dynamics365 and Hybrid Cloud solutions.

”In connection with the merger that created Norlys, we have had a sharp focus on a full integration throughout the organization. This is not least true for the corporate systems and processes within areas such as Finance, HR and Supply Chain. In certain cases, this has required new, future-proof systems, and in relation to that we found it natural to continue the good relationship we had already established with NNIT,” says Morten Bilgrav Mathiasen, CIO in Norlys.

The project will run for two years and is worth a large two-digit DKK million amount.

A well-established cooperation

The cooperation between the parties covers operation and development of the existing ERP and CRM systems as well as a project to consolidate CRM systems into one Dynamics365 CE for Norlys’ energy division. Finally, NNIT operates part of Norlys’ critical infrastructure.

”We are proud to have been chosen as partners on the Norlys ERP consolidation journey. We are looking very much forward to contributing even more with our expertise within digitalization and the Microsoft Dynamics365 suite. Of late, NNIT has made some quantum leaps with Microsoft; we are leading partners within Dynamics365, and together with our subsidiary SCALES, we can tie together all the different elements of a Microsoft solution to the benefit of Norlys and our many other customers,” says Senior Vice President, NNIT Public & Private, Jacob Hahn Michelsen while emphasizing that the energy and utilities sector is a declared focus area for NNIT.

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About Norlys

Norlys supplies over 1 million addresses with electricity and internet services – both in the cities and in the deep countryside. The Group is a result of a merger between SE and Eniig. With 709,000 co-owners, approx. 1.5 million customers and 2,500 employees, Norlys is Denmark’s biggest energy and teleservices supply company. They own Stofa, Boxer and N1 and are located in Silkeborg (HQ) as well as Aarhus, Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen.

Interim financial report for Q4 2020/Annual Report just released

Pressrelease • Jan 29, 2021 08:35 GMT

Per Kogut, CEO at NNIT comments:

“NNIT concluded 2020 in line with the financial guidance. Q4 contributed an organic double digit, profitable growth within the Life Sciences International business. The acquisition of Excellis positively added further growth. As expected, the Novo Nordisk Group impacted growth and margin development negatively, and the P&P business contracted partly due to the COVID-19 situation. We have focused on the execution of the set strategy in the challenging times of 2020 and are looking forward to a hopefully more normalized 2021.”

  • Group revenue decreased by 6.5% to DKK 749m in comparison to Q4 2019. Positively, revenue from Life Sciences International increased by 37% (24% organic) to DKK 136m whilst revenue from Life Sciences Denmark increased by 6.3% to DKK 67m.
  • NNIT acquired US-based Excellis Health Solutionson 9 November 2020, thereby strengthening the Group’s customer portfolio across the global pharma and biotech industries as well as enhancing its ability to provide end-to-end life sciences IT services to all customers.
  • NNIT secured significant wins in Q4:
  • End-to-end IT services including application maintenance and infrastructure operations for Orifarm.
  • Extension of Veeva Vault Safety implementation related to COVID-19 vaccine development and production for AstraZeneca.
  • Re-win of Microsoft Dynamics AX support agreement for Pandora.
  • Veeva Regulatory Information Management (RIM) for a global top-10 life sciences company.


Financial overview



Performance highlights

  • Revenue from the Novo Nordisk Groupdeclined as expected by 12% compared to Q4 2019. The share of NNIT’s revenue from customers outside the Novo Nordisk Group was 72% compared to 70% in Q4 2019
  • The COVID-19 situationcontinued to impact performance in Q4 2020 with uncertainty leading to delays of tenders and projects.
  • Operating profit marginbefore special itemswas at 7.3% compared to 10% in Q4 2019
  • Net profitwasatDKK 18m compared to DKK 58m in Q4 2019 due to a lower operating profit, increase in special items and adjustment of an earn-out agreement

Outlook for 2021

In 2021, growth is expected to return driven by Life SciencesInternational and traction in Winning Solutions. The Private & Public segment is expected to be challenged by delays in project work and tenders partly due to the COVID-19 situation.Therefore, we see significant guidance sensitivities despite having secured a solid backlog. Our guidance for 2021 is specified as follows in reported currencies:

  • Revenue growth of 1-4%.
  • Operating profit margin before special items of 6-7%.
  • Level of investment (CAPEX) is 5-7%.

NNIT to support COVID-19 vaccine safety data capture

Pressrelease • Jan 28, 2021 08:00 GMT

NNIT, a trusted partner of AstraZeneca’s since 2014, will be implementing the critical COVID-19 vaccine post-marketing safety data system.

NNIT is supporting AstraZeneca and leveraging its expertise in global pharmacovigilance systems to meet the challenges of patient safety during the ongoing global pandemic.

NNIT’s leadership of this global, federated project includes coordination and holistic management of the AstraZeneca vaccine efforts as well as tracking and oversight of the COVID-19 vaccine’s pharmacovigilance post-marketing events.

The partnership is focused on rapid scaling of global capabilities.

NNIT’s implementation team has been working closely with AstraZeneca since June 2020 to design and execute the project at an unprecedented pace to meet the expectations of vaccine delivery.

Rasmus Koch Nelund, Corporate Vice President, Life Sciences, NNIT, elaborates on the partnership:

“NNIT is providing end-to-end implementation and support services within a proven framework delivered by a dedicated team of drug safety systems experts. To meet the project’s critical timelines while maintaining accuracy and compliance with regulatory bodies, our team is conducting a parallel workstream approach. We’re very pleased that we can lend our expertise to this project and play our part in battling the ongoing pandemic. We share the sense of urgency with the world and have the very best people positioned to support AstraZeneca in their efforts to bring a vaccine to the world’s population as quickly and safely as possible.”

The Agency for Governmental IT Services is moving in

News • Jan 14, 2021 12:13 GMT

The Danish Defence was the first to move into NNIT’s extended Tier III Gold certified data center in 2020, and now the time has come for the Danish Agency for Governmental IT Services to make their big move as a result of a contract signed in the spring of 2020.

The Agency for Governmental IT has rented space at NNIT’s data center, which will be hosting some of the Agency for Governmental IT Services’ servers in the future. And with these two new tenants, NNIT has more or less sold out the newly built extension of the data center in Greater Copenhagen.

Søren Ulrich Vulff, Vice President of the Agency for Governmental IT, talks about the reason for choosing NNIT:

”We were on the lookout for a new data center to move into, where we could safely leave the operation of the facilities to others. We feel that we have found that with NNIT. Staffing, 24/7 monitoring and all the technical details are well and truly in place; and it’s a big plus that NNIT operate a data center with an eye to the green agenda and have thought about energy sourcing and consumption.”

The plan is for the Agency for Governmental IT to gradually move into the data center in Greater Copenhagen over the next couple of months. The first server cabinets are already in place, and cables are being traced, but the move must done at a slow pace:

”It will be a long gradual move, because we need to make sure we can maintain a stable operation while we move. We are dependent on certain service windows, which must be timed, so realistically we won’t finish until the summer of 2022,” Søren Ulrich Vulff adds.

The Danish Defence, the Agency for Digitisation and the Agency for Governmental IT

For NNIT, it is a great pleasure to be able to welcome yet another big, public player:

”In NNIT, we’re very excited to welcome the Agency for Governmental IT as a customer, because it is yet another confirmation that we have built a very nice and robust data center. Having the Danish Defence, the Agency for Digitisation and now the Agency for Governmental IT as tenants is firm testament that it makes sense for NNIT to operate a Danish data center, including the security and legal aspects that come with it,” recounts Lars Andersen, Vice President, NNIT Public & Healthcare.

He adds that the cooperation leading up to the signing of the contract has been a true pleasure. And Søren Ulrich Vulff agrees: ”The Danish Building and Property Agency, the Agency for Governmental IT and NNIT have come together and worked efficiently in order to ensure a smooth move, making sure that everything was ready for our arrival at the data center on October 1, 2020. We are very pleased with that.” 

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About the Danish Agency for Governmental IT Services

The Agency for Governmental IT Services is responsible for operating an effective IT support service and for ensuring a high quality and consistent IT service across the Danish government.

The Agency for Governmental IT Service provides IT services to 17 ministries in the Danish Government and 123 different authorities and institutions. Their main tasks include the development and harmonization of IT in the government and providing operational support.

Sustainability in NNIT’s data centers

NNIT’s data centers run on green energy. That is, the sourced energy comes from either wind or hydro power plants. Furthermore, NNIT’s own data centers are energy efficient and have been rated well below the European PUE level of 1.6. Finally, NNIT is working on a solution to reuse surplus energy from the data centers to heat the surrounding neighborhood.

Acquisition-boosted Orifarm selects NNIT as new strategic IT partner

Pressrelease • Dec 22, 2020 07:35 GMT

Orifarm and NNIT have signed a contract for the delivery of end-to-end IT services in connection with Orifarm’s acquisition of a significant portfolio of select over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceutical products from Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda.

The contract involves IT services prior to, during and after the acquisition and relates to preparing and assisting Orifarm in taking over the IT environment that is part of the acquisition.

Once the Takeda acquisition is formalized, NNIT will be managing applications and related infrastructure as part of a multi-year outsourcing agreement.

The contract will run for up to five years and represents a large DKK double-digit million amount.

“NNIT has a strong history of excellence as IT provider to the Life Sciences industry, and we feel confident that we have chosen the right partner to support this next step in the Orifarm journey. A number of NNIT consultants already have expert knowledge of the IT environment we’re acquiring, so we’re in very good hands,” says Klaus Mortensen, Vice President, Corporate IT, Orifarm.

“We are extremely pleased to be Orifarm’s new strategic IT partner. With the acquisition of the portfolio from Takeda, Orifarm adds another dimension to its business and evolves into a company with a significant focus on pharmaceutical production. This makes Orifarm a perfect match with NNIT’s Life Sciences focus. NNIT has a proven record of successfully working with regulated life sciences customers, and we are excited to support Orifarm on their journey,” says Flemming Kjøller, Vice President, Global Sales – Life Sciences, NNIT.

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About Orifarm

Orifarm Group is the largest parallel importer of pharmaceuticals in Europe and the largest supplier of pharmaceuticals in Denmark. The Group comprises a number of companies engaged in the import, production, re-packaging, distribution, registration, and sales of pharmaceuticals. The Group is engaged in parallel importing of pharmaceuticals from EU countries, which are sold in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Holland, Austria, United Kingdom, and Belgium.

Additionally, the Group is engaged in the sales of generic pharmaceuticals in the Nordic countries. A generic drug contains the same active ingredients as the original drug. The active ingredients are, however, no longer patented, and the generic drug can therefore be produced and sold at a lower price than the corresponding original.

Today, Orifarm has around 1,200 employees and expect to have around 1,900 employees after the integration of the acquisition from Takeda.

NNIT signs largest Veeva deal to date

News • Dec 21, 2020 12:25 GMT

NNIT recently signed its largest Veeva deal to date with a global top-10 life sciences company, worth a high double-digit million amount (DKK). The contract runs for four-years and sees NNIT and Valiance – an NNIT Group Company – collaborating to deliver the Veeva RIM solution to the customer.

Veeva services are an integral part of NNIT’s strategy focused on ten “Winning Solutions”, and the win includes the NNIT Veeva Powerhouse services. Similar solutions are currently being delivered to several other top-25 life sciences customers.

“The contract for Veeva Regulatory Information Management (RIM) expands our footprint significantly. It is yet another proof point that our partnership with Veeva is outstanding,” says Flemming Kjøller, Corporate Vice President of Life Sciences Global Sales at NNIT. “Our strong account team, track record of excellence of delivery and our life sciences DNA enabled the award of the contract,” Flemming Kjøller continues.

The NNIT Veeva Powerhouse journey continues

Since the first formalized partnership with Veeva in 2018, NNIT has experienced a rapidly growing demand for NNIT Veeva Powerhouse services to the international life sciences industry, with a year-over-year growth of +200%. 

“Since the beginning, our partnership with Veeva has been a strong match. We share the same growth ambitions and the expertise and knowledge that each of our companies bring to the table aligns extremely well with our customers’ needs and expectations. We expect to see a strong continued demand in the coming years within several of our NNIT Veeva Powerhouse services,” Flemming Kjøller concludes.

In July 2020, NNIT became one of the first Premiere Services Partners for Veeva Development Cloud. The Premiere Services Partner status is the highest partner acknowledgement by Veeva.

About Veeva

Veeva Systems Inc. is the leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Veeva serves more than 950 customers, ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs.

Read more about Veeva

Read more about NNIT Veeva Powerhouse

First step towards Microsoft Expert Managed Service Provider certification

News • Dec 14, 2020 10:30 GMT

With the just acquired “Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure” certification from Microsoft, NNIT is one step away from achieving Azure Expert Managed Service Providers certification – as the first Nordics based IT company.

“We are extremely happy to announce that we have just achieved “Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure” certification, which is the first step towards achieving the coveted status as Azure Expert Managed Service Providers. We’re excited to be well on our way to achieving this goal, which will bring us even closer to Microsoft to the benefit of our customers. It’s something we’ve worked very hard to achieve and I’m very proud of our dedicated specialists in our Cloud organization and across NNIT.” – says Søren Svarrer Nielsen, Corporate Vice President, NNIT Hybrid Cloud, Data & AI

The Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure certification will be valid for a year and renewed pending a new audit.

The plan is to call for an independent audit to become Azure Expert Managed Service Providers (MSPs) before the end of the year. NNIT will then join an exclusive club of 80 other certified MSPs worldwide.

Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure

To achieve “Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure” certification, NNIT was audited and scored across the following parameters while being held to the highest technical standards:

  • Migration delivery – documented processes and demonstrated abilities to build for and migrate customers to Azure and support customers during the migration process.
  • Tooling – having the right tools in place to build for and migrate customers to Azure and support customers during the migration process.
  • Migration practice promotion – demonstrated active promotion of Azure migration practice to customers.

Following a thorough and strict audit, NNIT was awarded the score “passed” by independent auditor ISSI, who highlighted the following strengths:

  • An outstanding approach in developing a Cloud Transformation model for customers following Azure Cloud Adoption Framework.
  • Cybersecurity consulting as a stand-alone service.
  • A well-developed and applied continuous process for migration risk assessment.
  • An excellent strategy for standardization around project templates and tooling.
  • Leveraging of Azure-native migration tools.

“We have prepared for these certifications for months. The requirements in this first migration certification is part of the NNIT Cloud Transformation Model, a structured phase-based model guiding the customer – and NNIT – through the Cloud project. Over the past months, we have built the processes, tools, assessments, design manuals and other products needed. We have worked in an agile setup to ensure sustainable products. Many Cloud experts, specialists and colleagues across the company have been involved, either in the sprint teams or as part of agile building teams. It has truly been a team effort,” - says Hanne Skovgaard Duve, Cloud Project Director – Hybrid Cloud Data & AI, NNIT and adds:

“The ability to do high quality Cloud migrations for our customers is pivotal for our relevance in the Cloud market. This certification confirms that we meet the highest standards: that we migrate for our customers in a structured and controlled manner, ensuring their continued business performance.”

Azure expertise at NNIT

The Azure team at NNIT consists of many experts who now have an even closer partnership with Microsoft. NNIT employs a total of 50+ trained Microsoft experts, including the following certified specialists: Azure Administrator Associate (15), Azure Data Engineer Associate (2), Azure DevOps Engineer Expert (6), Azure Solutions Architect Expert (13) and Azure Security Engineer Associate (8).

NNIT’s newly expanded data center in Copenhagen Tier III re-certified

News • Dec 09, 2020 07:30 GMT

Having completed a 50% capacity expansion of the existing Tier III data center in Glostrup (Greater Copenhagen), the data center has been officially re-certified by Uptime Institute® as Tier III for Design and Construction.

NNIT is one of only four other data center operators in Denmark who have been certified by Uptime Institute® – an independent 3rd party validator – and the only one to have the full range of Uptime certifications across all data centers. NNIT already holds the Operational certification at the highest level (gold).

The certification represents a commitment to operational excellence, continuous improvement, risk mitigation and resiliency, specifically relating to the design and construction of the data center. This was achieved after a diligent assessment of all aspects of the facilities in Glostrup by an expert team from Uptime Institute.

Kristian Lomholt, Vice President, NNIT comments:

“We are committed to providing excellent data center services to our customers – whether the demand is for hosting or housing. And we are proud to say that we have already filled the extra 50% capacity with new happy customers. It is not easy to get these stamps of approval year after year, and it means that our customers can feel safe and secure in the knowledge that our data centers are truly state-of-the-art. The Uptime certifications means our customers can be certain we offer premium data center services, mitigate risk successfully and operate in a safe and sustainable way.”

Facts about the NNIT data center in Glostrup

  • Room for more than 45,000 servers
  • 4,200 m2
  • 1,900 kw redundant battery and generator back-up
  • 25% estimated reduced energy consumption by harnessing low external temperatures

NNIT has two data centers, the other one also located in the Greater Copenhagen area and Tier III certified: Design Documents, Constructed Facility and Operational Sustainability (gold).

NNIT’s data centers services are offered as part of the Hybrid Cloud solution.

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About Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute is the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers – the backbone of the digital economy. For over 20 years, Uptime Institute has been providing customers with the assurance that their digital infrastructure can perform at a level that is consistent with their business needs, across a wide array of operating conditions. With its data center Tier Standard & Certifications, Management & Operations reviews, Efficient IT Stamp of Approval, and accredited educational curriculum for data center professionals, Uptime Institute helps organizations optimize critical IT assets while managing costs, resources and efficiency. www.uptimeinstitute.com

New additions to the NNIT management team

News • Dec 01, 2020 09:00 GMT

As a result of Claus Middelboe Andersen, Senior Vice President of Projects, Applications & Consulting, and Søren Østergaard, Senior Vice President of Cloud & Infrastructure Services, leaving NNIT 1 December and beginning of 2021, respectively, we are pleased to announce two new members of the NNIT management team:

Left: Kasper Søndergaard Andersen, new Senior Vice President of Projects, Applications & Consulting

Right: Kristian Lomholt, new Senior Vice President of Cloud & Infrastructure Services

“I am very pleased that both Kasper Søndergaard Andersen and Kristian Lomholt have accepted the promotion and offer to lead our two delivery units. They are both strongly rooted in NNIT with vast experience across the organization while also being very strong drivers of the revised NNIT strategy presented in the beginning of 2020. Claus Middelboe Andersen and Søren Østergaard have done tremendous jobs in leading their respective organizations through both good and challenging times – and I would like to thank them for their significant and much valued contribution to NNIT as well as wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

– Per Kogut, CEO of NNIT

An expert in transition and transformation

News • Nov 24, 2020 11:56 GMT

NNIT’s new CFO, Pernille Fabricius, is a change management enthusiast: “I welcome and embrace change, and I enjoy leading an organization through a transformation process to stimulate growth and lasting value across the board. That’s what I’ve been doing throughout my career, and it’s what motivates me”.

Pernille Fabricius is three months into her role as CFO at NNIT. She moved back to Denmark in the Summer of 2020 to join NNIT, following a 16-year long international career in chief executive roles in Haag, Dubai, Gothenburg and London.

For Pernille Fabricius, it’s the “uniqueness of NNIT” that attracted her to her new challenge; the fact that the company was originally the corporate IT department of Novo Nordisk and has since gone through a huge transformation, carving out a market for itself as an independent company, through to an IPO and today’s standing as an international Group in its own right.

“The Novo Nordisk and life sciences roots and the Nordic values are very clear and present. NNIT’s journey so far is impressive, and I see a significant growth potential for NNIT in the future, not least within IT for life sciences. I am looking forward to contributing to the journey ahead,” she says and adds:

“As an organization, we need to identify and understand the near-term goals as clearly as possible and then strive to get there together. I love teamwork and setting the bar high, to have fun and to work with the dedicated, skilled and motivated people throughout the Group.”

Life Sciences and Winning Solutions

Pernille Fabricius very much believes in NNIT’s dual focus on International life sciences and Nordic/Danish enterprise customers combined with a zeroing in on offering standardized “Winning Solutions,” launched with the revised NNIT strategy in January 2020:

“But we need to ensure that we are structured in such a way that we are agile and can execute on the strategy. This requires continuous openness to change.”

She concedes that change can be a difficult process – even more so if the why, the what and the how, at times, have been slightly unclear within the organization. In a business such as NNIT, it starts with the people, she says, referring to CEO Per Kogut’s motto: “Happy employees create happy customers who buy more.”

“At this point, we need to ensure we communicate the strategy internally as well as externally, to all stakeholders, to get everyone onboard and press on – making sure we have the right organization and teams to support it properly.”

She firmly believes that the best team is a diverse team transcending traits and skillsets. She is looking for the dynamic and creative, the fresh and the hip, which comes naturally when you have a great mix:

"I still have my outside-in perspective, and I see a company culture characterized by a great history and tradition, but IT is a fast-moving business, and I think NNIT would benefit from bringing in new talents and profiles to challenge our old ways. Part of this, we are helping with our recent M&A activity, bringing both new products, cultures and talents to the NNIT Group.”

Evolution not revolution

Pernille Fabricius also wants to look at business systems and processes – to map and review the existing setup in a structured way complete with solid recommendations for the future.

“I want to make sure that our business is supported in the most optimal way. We must identify both strengths and weaknesses and always look for ways to improve, to do things better and more efficiently”.

This goes not least for financial systems and processes where transparency is a prerequisite for knowing the state of the business in terms of profit and loss and where NNIT needs to focus its attention and efforts.

Pernille Fabricius has her work cut out for her, but she is not fazed. “I’m used to it, and it’s what I enjoy doing. I’ve always been a hard worker, and this is a great challenge for me – to kickstart the evolutionary process that will lead to growth and lasting value.”

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On a personal note

Pernille Fabricius holds an MSc. in Accounting and an MBA from Copenhagen Business School and has completed several prestigious Finance, Law and Leadership programs at University of Leicester, DIEU, IMD and Harvard Business School, respectively.

She started her career as an accountant at Arthur Andersen in 1988, advanced to SVP Corporate Finance at ISS in 1994 and then began her chief executive career at GN Store Nord in 2001, before moving abroad in 2005 and embarking on her international career. She freely admits that her career achievements have been “a lot of very dedicated and hard work,” hinting at her strong work ethic and belief that anything worth having never comes easy.

Currently, Pernille Fabricius is the member of several Board of Directors. She lives in Hellerup with her husband with whom she has six grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys music and spending time with family and friends.

NNIT and BA Insight partner to accelerate clinical trials

News • Nov 12, 2020 16:00 GMT

NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, partners with US-based BA Insight, an accelerator of business transformation to the life sciences industry, to accommodate clients’ needs to accelerate processes in clinical trials.

Clinical research organizations and life sciences companies are always on the lookout to innovate and optimize their clinical studies. NNIT now offers their clients vastly increased speeds of application integration and automation of complex processes, hereby improving the efficiency of clinical operations while allowing cleaner data across studies.

This is made possible by combining NNIT’s extensive IT knowledge and experience in supporting customers in the life sciences industry with the AppBus Intelligent Integration and Automation Platform, owned by BA Insight.

“Interoperability of systems is a major issue in the entire healthcare and life sciences space,” says Massood Zarrabian, CEO at BA Insight. He continues: “The AppBus Platform offers a unique ability to integrate and automate applications making complex Clinical integrations possible at a speed not seen before. With NNIT’s deep experience in providing technical IT services to the clinical trials industry and the unique capabilities of AppBus, the partnership is poised to provide next generation efficiencies to the clinical space.”

“AppBus uses the power of automation to create API interfaces. The unique ability to bridge the API gap on top of any clinical application, regardless of the application’s technology stack is a mandatory requirement," says Franciska Darmer, Advisory Director, Global Head of Clinical at NNIT. She continues: “AppBus allows us to lift all of the clinical applications in a study into the same modern API economy, and build the study out based on an automated events-driven architecture.”

About BA Insight AppBus Platform

The AppBus Platform enables organizations to use API-led connectivity to integrate their data, providing connected experiences for employees. Furthermore, the AppBus Platform accelerates API creation across on-premises and cloud-based systems. For more information please visit us at www.appbus.com

About NNIT
With over 3,200 employees throughout Europe, US and Asia, NNIT is a recognized leader in providing IT and consulting services to the international pharmaceutical and biotech industries. For more information please visit www.nnit.com

NNIT Talents acknowledged by Tech Publishing

News • Nov 12, 2020 13:20 GMT

Every year, the Danish organization Tech Publishing casts light on the many skilled IT specialists working in Denmark by announcing three IT Talent Top 10s. Among the 2020 nominees were nine NNIT employees, three of them made the cut.

Tech Publishing (Teknologiens Mediehus) runs the competition IT Talent to celebrate the many IT professionals in Danish companies. The purpose is to inspire others, create awareness around the IT industry, and – most importantly – acknowledge some of the people who excel within their field of expertise.

The categories are IT Consultant, IT Developer, and IT Project Manager.

NNIT nominated nine employees for the competition this year, and while competition was hard, three colleagues entered the IT Talent Top 10 in the consultant category.

NNIT winners

3. Ava Davani, Business Consultant

4. Michael Zimmerman, Managing Consultant

7. Magnus Thorslund Ipsen, Advanced Operations Consultant

When nominating an employee, the respective manager sends a description of the talent and why he or she thinks the employee is worthy of the title IT Talent.

The respective managers described the three NNIT winners using these words:

“Magnus is the go-to-guy in our team when an expert is needed. He’s always ready to help others and to share his knowledge with customers as well as colleagues. He has broad experience within troubleshooting on end-users, networks, and servers on a general level, which is beneficial for both his customers and colleagues. On top of that, he can explain complex IT issues to his stakeholders so that they’re with him every step of the way,” says Samir Daif, Line Manager at NNIT.

“Ava is a highly skilled consultant with deep specialist knowledge, a good understanding of context, and shows commitment and dedication that rubs off on us all. She has deep knowledge within healthcare IT and has in short time built skills within SNOMED CT. She has a broad network and is a trusted advisor among our customers,” says Anne Werner Løhndorf, Manager at NNIT Healthcare Consulting.

“Michael can run any IT project at any level from the first analysis to ensuring operation is running smoothly. He engages people both online and face-to-face with his can-do attitude. For a large transition project, Michael developed a tool to track people satisfaction. The tool can analyze change readiness and bring knowledge to management about the state of their organization. The tool has been adopted by several large customers and our own company and is especially used when larger changes impact the organizations,” says Jeppe Juel, Director at NNIT Private & Public Consulting.

Read more about IT Talent here (in Danish).

NNIT Group acquires Excellis Health Solutions and continues its Life Sciences growth journey

Pressrelease • Nov 09, 2020 17:23 GMT

This press release expands upon NNIT Company Announcement 12/2020, published November 9, 2020.

Copenhagen, November 9, 2020 – NNIT acquires US-based Excellis, a leading specialized global provider in end-to-end supply chain consulting services to the life sciences industry. Excellis will join the NNIT Group as a subsidiary and will continue to do business as Excellis Health Solutions under the management of the current CEO and Founder, Greg Cathcart.

With the acquisition of Excellis, NNIT strengthens its leading global position within life sciences even further: An area of the NNIT business which has shown an average yearly growth of +35% over the past three years.

Excellis will strengthen NNIT’s customer portfolio across the global pharma and biotech industries and enhance the Group’s ability to provide end-to-end life sciences IT services to all customers.

In particular when it comes to the implementation and integration of TraceLink, as Excellis is the primary global reselling and implementation partner of this market-leading supply chain management platform for the pharmaceutical industry and its eco-system.

“We are excited to welcome Excellis and their unique experience and expert knowledge of the life sciences end-to-end supply chain. The acquisition is an important milestone in our strategy to grow the life sciences segment further. At the same time, we are delivering on our promise to further strengthen and grow our portfolio of IT services and solutions to the benefit of our customers. Excellis will play an important role in securing our leading global position,” says Per Kogut, CEO of NNIT. Ricco Larsen, SVP of Life Sciences, supplements: “We have already shown that we are able to successfully acquire IT companies within the life sciences segment and quickly leverage the joint synergies – in this case adding supply chain management advisory services to our portfolio to the benefit of our customers.”

The Excellis acquisition marks the third consecutive life sciences acquisition in two years. In late 2018, NNIT acquired US-based Valiance Partners and in 2019, NNIT acquired Swiss-based Halfmann Goetsch Partner (HGP), both of which have successfully added significant value to the NNIT Group in terms of capabilities, services, customers and growth.

Greg Cathcart, CEO and Founder of Excellis Health Solutions comments:

“We are extremely proud to join the NNIT Group and the journey they are on. By joining a global leading provider of IT services to the life sciences industry, the Excellis team will have an opportunity to expand much faster, and we believe that the capabilities that NNIT brings to the market is something our customers will require, and vice versa. The acquisition will support our joint goals as well as our customers’ goals,” He continues: “In the NNIT Group we see a strong cultural match and we are confident that the shared cultural values will help us in leveraging the strong synergies between our two companies. Our more than a decade long journey continues with now more than 3,000 new colleagues in the NNIT Group and a vast array of new opportunities.”

Excellis was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania in the US. The company employs approximately 100 employees, mainly in the US and Europe.

Read more about Excellis

Read more about NNIT

Introducing NNIT Singapore

News • Nov 05, 2020 12:18 GMT

Following the acquisition of HGP in April 2019 and due legal processes, HGP’s Asia branch recently became NNIT Singapore Pte Ltd.

The Singapore Team has been supporting global pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Singapore and surrounding territories since 2011. They will continue to do so as part of the NNIT Group, adding the strength and breadth of the Group to its selling proposition towards life sciences customers.

Director Wee Ming Chua elaborates:

“Working across the value chain, in lab environments, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, manufacturing and supply chain - from design to implementation, validation to operations – we bring people and technology together, create value and deliver solutions enabling our customers to deliver vital medical products to the market.”

27 NNIT employees operate out of the Singapore office, a beautifully preserved pre-wartime colonial shophouse, nestled within a conservation area amongst the skyscrapers so characteristic of Singapore’s bustling Central Business District.

The NNIT Group is growing both organically and via M&A. Eligible acquisitions within the business segment life sciences, in NNIT’s main markets Europe, Asia and the USA, is a particular focus.

NNIT Singapore Contact details:

NNIT Singapore Pte Ltd
110A Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068579
Telephone No. +65 6636 5101

Introducing NNIT Singapore

News • Nov 05, 2020 12:18 GMT

Following the acquisition of HGP in April 2019 and due legal processes, HGP’s Asia branch recently became NNIT Singapore Pte Ltd.

The Singapore Team has been supporting global pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Singapore and surrounding territories since 2011. They will continue to do so as part of the NNIT Group, adding the strength and breadth of the Group to its selling proposition towards life sciences customers.

Director Wee Ming Chua elaborates:

“Working across the value chain, in lab environments, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, manufacturing and supply chain - from design to implementation, validation to operations – we bring people and technology together, create value and deliver solutions enabling our customers to deliver vital medical products to the market.”

27 NNIT employees operate out of the Singapore office, a beautifully preserved pre-wartime colonial shophouse, nestled within a conservation area amongst the skyscrapers so characteristic of Singapore’s bustling Central Business District.

The NNIT Group is growing both organically and via M&A. Eligible acquisitions within the business segment life sciences, in NNIT’s main markets Europe, Asia and the USA, is a particular focus.

NNIT Singapore Contact details:

NNIT Singapore Pte Ltd
110A Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068579
Telephone No. +65 6636 5101

Introducing NNIT Singapore

News • Nov 05, 2020 12:18 GMT

Following the acquisition of HGP in April 2019 and due legal processes, HGP’s Asia branch recently became NNIT Singapore Pte Ltd.

The Singapore Team has been supporting global pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Singapore and surrounding territories since 2011. They will continue to do so as part of the NNIT Group, adding the strength and breadth of the Group to its selling proposition towards life sciences customers.

Director Wee Ming Chua elaborates:

“Working across the value chain, in lab environments, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, manufacturing and supply chain - from design to implementation, validation to operations – we bring people and technology together, create value and deliver solutions enabling our customers to deliver vital medical products to the market.”

27 NNIT employees operate out of the Singapore office, a beautifully preserved pre-wartime colonial shophouse, nestled within a conservation area amongst the skyscrapers so characteristic of Singapore’s bustling Central Business District.

The NNIT Group is growing both organically and via M&A. Eligible acquisitions within the business segment life sciences, in NNIT’s main markets Europe, Asia and the USA, is a particular focus.

NNIT Singapore Contact details:

NNIT Singapore Pte Ltd
110A Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068579
Telephone No. +65 6636 5101

Interim financial report for Q3 2020 just released

Pressrelease • Oct 29, 2020 08:28 GMT

Per Kogut, CEO at NNIT comments:

“NNIT’s Q3 was driven by double digit profitable growth in the international life sciences segment. The Novo Nordisk Group impacted the growth negatively as expected. In addition, the Private & Public business contracted in Q3. The Q3 performance evidences the importance for NNIT of having different main business segments to execute on during challenging times.”

  • Group revenue decreased by 14% to DKK 658m in Q3 2020 compared to Q3 2019.
  • Revenue from life sciences international continued the growth path with revenue increasing by 29% to 122m while revenue from life sciences Denmark increased by 3.2% to 59m.
  • In Q3 2020, for the first time, other life science customers generated more revenue than the Novo Nordisk group.

Financial highlights


Performance highlights

  • Revenue from the Novo Nordisk Group continued the expected decline (-27%). Consequently, the share of NNIT’s revenue from clients outside the Novo Nordisk Group increased to 75% in Q3 2020 from 71% in Q3 2019
  • The COVID-19 situation continued to impact performance in Q3 2020 due to the ongoing uncertainty leading to delays of tenders and projects.
  • Operating profit margin before special items were at 3.8% in Q3 2020 compared to 9.0% in Q3 2019.
  • Net profit was at DKK 9m in Q3 2020 compared to DKK 50m in Q3 2019 due to the lower operating profit and negative impact from net financials.

Outlook for 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact our business negatively by delaying project work and tenders, and we now expect that our performance for 2020 will be at the bottom of previously guided intervals.

  • Revenue growth of around - 8% in constant currencies.
  • Operating profit margin before special items of around 6% in constant currencies.
  • Level of investment (CAPEX) is 5-7% of total revenue (unchanged).

Read the full Q3 company announcement here

Interim financial report for Q3 2020 just released

Pressrelease • Oct 29, 2020 08:28 GMT

Per Kogut, CEO at NNIT comments:

“NNIT’s Q3 was driven by double digit profitable growth in the international life sciences segment. The Novo Nordisk Group impacted the growth negatively as expected. In addition, the Private & Public business contracted in Q3. The Q3 performance evidences the importance for NNIT of having different main business segments to execute on during challenging times.”

  • Group revenue decreased by 14% to DKK 658m in Q3 2020 compared to Q3 2019.
  • Revenue from life sciences international continued the growth path with revenue increasing by 29% to 122m while revenue from life sciences Denmark increased by 3.2% to 59m.
  • In Q3 2020, for the first time, other life science customers generated more revenue than the Novo Nordisk group.

Financial highlights


Performance highlights

  • Revenue from the Novo Nordisk Group continued the expected decline (-27%). Consequently, the share of NNIT’s revenue from clients outside the Novo Nordisk Group increased to 75% in Q3 2020 from 71% in Q3 2019
  • The COVID-19 situation continued to impact performance in Q3 2020 due to the ongoing uncertainty leading to delays of tenders and projects.
  • Operating profit margin before special items were at 3.8% in Q3 2020 compared to 9.0% in Q3 2019.
  • Net profit was at DKK 9m in Q3 2020 compared to DKK 50m in Q3 2019 due to the lower operating profit and negative impact from net financials.

Outlook for 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact our business negatively by delaying project work and tenders, and we now expect that our performance for 2020 will be at the bottom of previously guided intervals.

  • Revenue growth of around - 8% in constant currencies.
  • Operating profit margin before special items of around 6% in constant currencies.
  • Level of investment (CAPEX) is 5-7% of total revenue (unchanged).

Read the full Q3 company announcement here

Interim financial report for Q3 2020 just released

Pressrelease • Oct 29, 2020 08:28 GMT

Per Kogut, CEO at NNIT comments:

“NNIT’s Q3 was driven by double digit profitable growth in the international life sciences segment. The Novo Nordisk Group impacted the growth negatively as expected. In addition, the Private & Public business contracted in Q3. The Q3 performance evidences the importance for NNIT of having different main business segments to execute on during challenging times.”

  • Group revenue decreased by 14% to DKK 658m in Q3 2020 compared to Q3 2019.
  • Revenue from life sciences international continued the growth path with revenue increasing by 29% to 122m while revenue from life sciences Denmark increased by 3.2% to 59m.
  • In Q3 2020, for the first time, other life science customers generated more revenue than the Novo Nordisk group.

Financial highlights


Performance highlights

  • Revenue from the Novo Nordisk Group continued the expected decline (-27%). Consequently, the share of NNIT’s revenue from clients outside the Novo Nordisk Group increased to 75% in Q3 2020 from 71% in Q3 2019
  • The COVID-19 situation continued to impact performance in Q3 2020 due to the ongoing uncertainty leading to delays of tenders and projects.
  • Operating profit margin before special items were at 3.8% in Q3 2020 compared to 9.0% in Q3 2019.
  • Net profit was at DKK 9m in Q3 2020 compared to DKK 50m in Q3 2019 due to the lower operating profit and negative impact from net financials.

Outlook for 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact our business negatively by delaying project work and tenders, and we now expect that our performance for 2020 will be at the bottom of previously guided intervals.

  • Revenue growth of around - 8% in constant currencies.
  • Operating profit margin before special items of around 6% in constant currencies.
  • Level of investment (CAPEX) is 5-7% of total revenue (unchanged).

Read the full Q3 company announcement here

The importance of ensuring drug safety

News • Oct 20, 2020 10:23 GMT

We asked Jesper Borgstrøm, Advanced Advisory Consultant, NNIT Life Sciences – Regulatory Affairs, to take us through the safety aspects of one of the world’s most regulated product development and manufacturing processes.

Jesper Borgstrøm holds an MSc in pharmaceutical sciences and is an expert in drug safety and pharmacovigilance. In his role at NNIT, he advises pharmaceutical companies on how to best support and optimize their pharmacovigilance processes with the use of IT. Mostly, this relates to database management, ensuring data integrity, data processing and migration, but also to workflows and documentation. All of these areas need to comply with the heavy regulation imposed by governments and authorities.

“Ensuring drug safety is incredibly complex and goes way beyond drug approval. It’s an ongoing audit process and transcends all phases of drug discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing,” Jesper Borgstrøm emphasizes as his first point:

“Even after a drug is approved and released into the market, a controlled, ongoing feedback process is carried out to ensure that adverse effects and events are logged and analyzed in accordance with a strict and regulated process.”

Despite these hardcore rules and regulations, Jesper further emphasizes that taking any drug comes with an inherent risk:

“No drug is 100% safe to take, all medicines have side effects, and these vary depending on who is taking them, how they are taking them and in what context. The decision to release a drug ultimately relies on a well-documented risk-benefit analysis – even so, it’s not always easy to determine whether the pros outweigh the cons. In any case, patients should be able to rely on a certain level of safety, and that’s precisely why the pharmaceutical industry is so regulated, and pharmacovigilance is such a big deal.”

The importance of continued pharmacovigilance

To get any drug or vaccine to market, pharmaceutical companies must carry out rigid processes, which usually take 9-16 years. Throughout these, drug safety and pharmacovigilance are important aspects that must be carried out in compliance with local and regional regulation.

The phases of the drug development process. Drug safety must be ensured in accordance with regulations; and continued pharmacovigilance must be performed to monitor any adverse drug reactions – particularly once the drug is released into the market.

Patient safety is a prerequisite for getting a drug approved, but it is also likely to speed up the review and approval phase, if the pharmaceutical company can demonstrate a very high level of efficiency, which is important for two reasons: pharmaceutical companies generally have a mission relating to helping people, but they are also a business, and the quicker they can get their drug to market, the more return on investment for them – over the 20 years their patent is valid.

Drug safety and efficiency are the deciding factors in getting a drug approved (or not). Considering that less than 10% of the drug candidates are approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA; drug safety data and compliance are very important factors.

Nevertheless, as Jesper Borgstrøm points out:

“The real safety test of any drug is when it hits the market and is ‘tested’ among a much larger and more diverse group of patients, and that is why continued pharmacovigilance is so important. The feedback from patients of a certain age group, not part of the clinical trials, may start to report adverse effects not previously found. And these findings are then logged, analyzed and assessed for significance, and ultimately find their way into the package insert to guide doctors and patients in safe prescription and use – or are severe enough to get the drug retracted from the market,” Jesper Borgstrøm explains and elaborates:

“It’s how we ensure that a drug is safe to take for the majority of patients, across a broad variety of segments and over time.”

Is it safe to speed up the drug development process?

Right now, a number of pharmaceutical companies and laboratories are “competing” to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 within a desired timeframe of 1-2 years. But if the drug development process typically takes 12 years, how is it possible to produce a safe vaccine in 1-2 years’ time, we asked Jesper Borgstrøm?

Jesper Borgstrøm confirms that 1-2 years is indeed very fast and would be a first:

“In most markets, compromising the safety aspects is not an option, so provided you are able to progress from the research and development phase and speed up the review and approval phase via fast-tracking, which is likely given the acute attention, your best bet is to optimize the whole process by implementing smart tools to support each phase. Correct data processing and quality management are essential and huge parts of the drug development process and are both incredibly time-consuming and overwhelming if you don’t have the right supporting tools.”

The quicker and easier you can ensure compliance with pharma regulation, the quicker you can get your product to market, Jesper Borgstrøm states and continues:

“Pharmacovigilance as a discipline is growing with more and more demands being made. In addition to adverse drug reactions, you now also have to monitor no effect or declining effect [events]. When processing personal patient data, you have to ensure compliance with data privacy regulations, and of course you have to ensure correct data logging and categorization at all times. It’s really a very complex, manual and expensive process, which lends itself very well to digitalization as well as automation technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence. These can be implemented across all phases and disciplines to aid and fast-track the process.”

This of course is precisely NNIT’s specialty, and Jesper confirms an increased interest in his area of expertise, precisely because it can make a huge difference to how quickly pharmaceutical companies are able to get their products to market – in full compliance with local and regional regulation.

“The point of drug safety and pharmacovigilance is to ensure that any given drug does more good than harm. And it’s so much easier to get a good result when you’re only testing it on a small scale. The difficult part comes after, when it’s released to market and you start getting reports from patients on a grand scale. At this stage, pharmacovigilance plays such a big role in ensuring continued drug safety,” Jesper Borgstrøm finishes.

***

About drug safety and pharmacovigilance

The terms Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance are broadly and interchangeably used to describe the processes and methods of ensuring drug safety by gathering and reporting adverse drug reactions.

So, what is the difference? Put simply, drug safety (DS) is reactive while pharmacovigilance (PV) is proactive: DS is about reporting and compliance, whereas PV focuses on interpreting signals in the more strategic context of marketing.

DS comes into play mostly before a drug is introduced into the market to ensure that the drug is safe to prescribe and use (doing more good than harm).

Pharmacovigilance involves proactively identifying signals and trends with an increased focus on the post-marketing environment:

How is the drug performing in the real world among much larger and more diverse patient groups?

The insight gained is then used to design additional trials, to provide better information for patients and doctors and for improved market positioning for new medicines.

source: Dr Glenn Carter, Healthcare Professionals Group

The importance of ensuring drug safety

News • Oct 20, 2020 10:23 GMT

We asked Jesper Borgstrøm, Advanced Advisory Consultant, NNIT Life Sciences – Regulatory Affairs, to take us through the safety aspects of one of the world’s most regulated product development and manufacturing processes.

Jesper Borgstrøm holds an MSc in pharmaceutical sciences and is an expert in drug safety and pharmacovigilance. In his role at NNIT, he advises pharmaceutical companies on how to best support and optimize their pharmacovigilance processes with the use of IT. Mostly, this relates to database management, ensuring data integrity, data processing and migration, but also to workflows and documentation. All of these areas need to comply with the heavy regulation imposed by governments and authorities.

“Ensuring drug safety is incredibly complex and goes way beyond drug approval. It’s an ongoing audit process and transcends all phases of drug discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing,” Jesper Borgstrøm emphasizes as his first point:

“Even after a drug is approved and released into the market, a controlled, ongoing feedback process is carried out to ensure that adverse effects and events are logged and analyzed in accordance with a strict and regulated process.”

Despite these hardcore rules and regulations, Jesper further emphasizes that taking any drug comes with an inherent risk:

“No drug is 100% safe to take, all medicines have side effects, and these vary depending on who is taking them, how they are taking them and in what context. The decision to release a drug ultimately relies on a well-documented risk-benefit analysis – even so, it’s not always easy to determine whether the pros outweigh the cons. In any case, patients should be able to rely on a certain level of safety, and that’s precisely why the pharmaceutical industry is so regulated, and pharmacovigilance is such a big deal.”

The importance of continued pharmacovigilance

To get any drug or vaccine to market, pharmaceutical companies must carry out rigid processes, which usually take 9-16 years. Throughout these, drug safety and pharmacovigilance are important aspects that must be carried out in compliance with local and regional regulation.

The phases of the drug development process. Drug safety must be ensured in accordance with regulations; and continued pharmacovigilance must be performed to monitor any adverse drug reactions – particularly once the drug is released into the market.

Patient safety is a prerequisite for getting a drug approved, but it is also likely to speed up the review and approval phase, if the pharmaceutical company can demonstrate a very high level of efficiency, which is important for two reasons: pharmaceutical companies generally have a mission relating to helping people, but they are also a business, and the quicker they can get their drug to market, the more return on investment for them – over the 20 years their patent is valid.

Drug safety and efficiency are the deciding factors in getting a drug approved (or not). Considering that less than 10% of the drug candidates are approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA; drug safety data and compliance are very important factors.

Nevertheless, as Jesper Borgstrøm points out:

“The real safety test of any drug is when it hits the market and is ‘tested’ among a much larger and more diverse group of patients, and that is why continued pharmacovigilance is so important. The feedback from patients of a certain age group, not part of the clinical trials, may start to report adverse effects not previously found. And these findings are then logged, analyzed and assessed for significance, and ultimately find their way into the package insert to guide doctors and patients in safe prescription and use – or are severe enough to get the drug retracted from the market,” Jesper Borgstrøm explains and elaborates:

“It’s how we ensure that a drug is safe to take for the majority of patients, across a broad variety of segments and over time.”

Is it safe to speed up the drug development process?

Right now, a number of pharmaceutical companies and laboratories are “competing” to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 within a desired timeframe of 1-2 years. But if the drug development process typically takes 12 years, how is it possible to produce a safe vaccine in 1-2 years’ time, we asked Jesper Borgstrøm?

Jesper Borgstrøm confirms that 1-2 years is indeed very fast and would be a first:

“In most markets, compromising the safety aspects is not an option, so provided you are able to progress from the research and development phase and speed up the review and approval phase via fast-tracking, which is likely given the acute attention, your best bet is to optimize the whole process by implementing smart tools to support each phase. Correct data processing and quality management are essential and huge parts of the drug development process and are both incredibly time-consuming and overwhelming if you don’t have the right supporting tools.”

The quicker and easier you can ensure compliance with pharma regulation, the quicker you can get your product to market, Jesper Borgstrøm states and continues:

“Pharmacovigilance as a discipline is growing with more and more demands being made. In addition to adverse drug reactions, you now also have to monitor no effect or declining effect [events]. When processing personal patient data, you have to ensure compliance with data privacy regulations, and of course you have to ensure correct data logging and categorization at all times. It’s really a very complex, manual and expensive process, which lends itself very well to digitalization as well as automation technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence. These can be implemented across all phases and disciplines to aid and fast-track the process.”

This of course is precisely NNIT’s specialty, and Jesper confirms an increased interest in his area of expertise, precisely because it can make a huge difference to how quickly pharmaceutical companies are able to get their products to market – in full compliance with local and regional regulation.

“The point of drug safety and pharmacovigilance is to ensure that any given drug does more good than harm. And it’s so much easier to get a good result when you’re only testing it on a small scale. The difficult part comes after, when it’s released to market and you start getting reports from patients on a grand scale. At this stage, pharmacovigilance plays such a big role in ensuring continued drug safety,” Jesper Borgstrøm finishes.

***

About drug safety and pharmacovigilance

The terms Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance are broadly and interchangeably used to describe the processes and methods of ensuring drug safety by gathering and reporting adverse drug reactions.

So, what is the difference? Put simply, drug safety (DS) is reactive while pharmacovigilance (PV) is proactive: DS is about reporting and compliance, whereas PV focuses on interpreting signals in the more strategic context of marketing.

DS comes into play mostly before a drug is introduced into the market to ensure that the drug is safe to prescribe and use (doing more good than harm).

Pharmacovigilance involves proactively identifying signals and trends with an increased focus on the post-marketing environment:

How is the drug performing in the real world among much larger and more diverse patient groups?

The insight gained is then used to design additional trials, to provide better information for patients and doctors and for improved market positioning for new medicines.

source: Dr Glenn Carter, Healthcare Professionals Group

The importance of ensuring drug safety

News • Oct 20, 2020 10:23 GMT

We asked Jesper Borgstrøm, Advanced Advisory Consultant, NNIT Life Sciences – Regulatory Affairs, to take us through the safety aspects of one of the world’s most regulated product development and manufacturing processes.

Jesper Borgstrøm holds an MSc in pharmaceutical sciences and is an expert in drug safety and pharmacovigilance. In his role at NNIT, he advises pharmaceutical companies on how to best support and optimize their pharmacovigilance processes with the use of IT. Mostly, this relates to database management, ensuring data integrity, data processing and migration, but also to workflows and documentation. All of these areas need to comply with the heavy regulation imposed by governments and authorities.

“Ensuring drug safety is incredibly complex and goes way beyond drug approval. It’s an ongoing audit process and transcends all phases of drug discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing,” Jesper Borgstrøm emphasizes as his first point:

“Even after a drug is approved and released into the market, a controlled, ongoing feedback process is carried out to ensure that adverse effects and events are logged and analyzed in accordance with a strict and regulated process.”

Despite these hardcore rules and regulations, Jesper further emphasizes that taking any drug comes with an inherent risk:

“No drug is 100% safe to take, all medicines have side effects, and these vary depending on who is taking them, how they are taking them and in what context. The decision to release a drug ultimately relies on a well-documented risk-benefit analysis – even so, it’s not always easy to determine whether the pros outweigh the cons. In any case, patients should be able to rely on a certain level of safety, and that’s precisely why the pharmaceutical industry is so regulated, and pharmacovigilance is such a big deal.”

The importance of continued pharmacovigilance

To get any drug or vaccine to market, pharmaceutical companies must carry out rigid processes, which usually take 9-16 years. Throughout these, drug safety and pharmacovigilance are important aspects that must be carried out in compliance with local and regional regulation.

The phases of the drug development process. Drug safety must be ensured in accordance with regulations; and continued pharmacovigilance must be performed to monitor any adverse drug reactions – particularly once the drug is released into the market.

Patient safety is a prerequisite for getting a drug approved, but it is also likely to speed up the review and approval phase, if the pharmaceutical company can demonstrate a very high level of efficiency, which is important for two reasons: pharmaceutical companies generally have a mission relating to helping people, but they are also a business, and the quicker they can get their drug to market, the more return on investment for them – over the 20 years their patent is valid.

Drug safety and efficiency are the deciding factors in getting a drug approved (or not). Considering that less than 10% of the drug candidates are approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA; drug safety data and compliance are very important factors.

Nevertheless, as Jesper Borgstrøm points out:

“The real safety test of any drug is when it hits the market and is ‘tested’ among a much larger and more diverse group of patients, and that is why continued pharmacovigilance is so important. The feedback from patients of a certain age group, not part of the clinical trials, may start to report adverse effects not previously found. And these findings are then logged, analyzed and assessed for significance, and ultimately find their way into the package insert to guide doctors and patients in safe prescription and use – or are severe enough to get the drug retracted from the market,” Jesper Borgstrøm explains and elaborates:

“It’s how we ensure that a drug is safe to take for the majority of patients, across a broad variety of segments and over time.”

Is it safe to speed up the drug development process?

Right now, a number of pharmaceutical companies and laboratories are “competing” to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 within a desired timeframe of 1-2 years. But if the drug development process typically takes 12 years, how is it possible to produce a safe vaccine in 1-2 years’ time, we asked Jesper Borgstrøm?

Jesper Borgstrøm confirms that 1-2 years is indeed very fast and would be a first:

“In most markets, compromising the safety aspects is not an option, so provided you are able to progress from the research and development phase and speed up the review and approval phase via fast-tracking, which is likely given the acute attention, your best bet is to optimize the whole process by implementing smart tools to support each phase. Correct data processing and quality management are essential and huge parts of the drug development process and are both incredibly time-consuming and overwhelming if you don’t have the right supporting tools.”

The quicker and easier you can ensure compliance with pharma regulation, the quicker you can get your product to market, Jesper Borgstrøm states and continues:

“Pharmacovigilance as a discipline is growing with more and more demands being made. In addition to adverse drug reactions, you now also have to monitor no effect or declining effect [events]. When processing personal patient data, you have to ensure compliance with data privacy regulations, and of course you have to ensure correct data logging and categorization at all times. It’s really a very complex, manual and expensive process, which lends itself very well to digitalization as well as automation technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence. These can be implemented across all phases and disciplines to aid and fast-track the process.”

This of course is precisely NNIT’s specialty, and Jesper confirms an increased interest in his area of expertise, precisely because it can make a huge difference to how quickly pharmaceutical companies are able to get their products to market – in full compliance with local and regional regulation.

“The point of drug safety and pharmacovigilance is to ensure that any given drug does more good than harm. And it’s so much easier to get a good result when you’re only testing it on a small scale. The difficult part comes after, when it’s released to market and you start getting reports from patients on a grand scale. At this stage, pharmacovigilance plays such a big role in ensuring continued drug safety,” Jesper Borgstrøm finishes.

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About drug safety and pharmacovigilance

The terms Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance are broadly and interchangeably used to describe the processes and methods of ensuring drug safety by gathering and reporting adverse drug reactions.

So, what is the difference? Put simply, drug safety (DS) is reactive while pharmacovigilance (PV) is proactive: DS is about reporting and compliance, whereas PV focuses on interpreting signals in the more strategic context of marketing.

DS comes into play mostly before a drug is introduced into the market to ensure that the drug is safe to prescribe and use (doing more good than harm).

Pharmacovigilance involves proactively identifying signals and trends with an increased focus on the post-marketing environment:

How is the drug performing in the real world among much larger and more diverse patient groups?

The insight gained is then used to design additional trials, to provide better information for patients and doctors and for improved market positioning for new medicines.

source: Dr Glenn Carter, Healthcare Professionals Group

5G will be the next big thing

News • Sep 16, 2020 11:31 GMT

NNIT has been testing 5G against 4G and regular cable internet connections across different devices, and the verdict is here: it works, and it can process more data quicker and in a better quality than traditional internet/fiber net.

This autumn, NNIT and TDC NET have scheduled several tests with the purpose of testing TDC’s new 5G net, which aired on 7 September.

According to Jesper Høeg Bøttger, Advanced Business Consultant, NNIT Digital Together, 5G is the next big thing, which will give us more bandwidth and enable us to process more data much quicker. The user experience will be significantly better, and, in time, we may even be able to free ourselves completely from cable connections.

”5G is a technology enabler,” Jesper Høeg Bøttger says, and elaborates that ”with 5G we’ll be opening the door to a whole new world of digital innovation where technologies such as Internet of Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality will really emerge and become mainstream.”

Kasper Kronmann Nielsen, Director, NNIT Advisory, also sees great potential for businesses that may be able to get out of establishing their own networks and depend entirely on 5G and Cloud technology:

”Imagine a future when our devices are merely screens that show us an image and when all data processing takes place in the Cloud, because our 5G data connections are good and strong enough to send vast amounts of data very quickly. This could potentially revolutionize the way we do things in a lot of different ways.”

Lack of security not a concern

We are very clear on the question of security: 5G is a radio-based technology and therefore an open network that cannot be closed to hackers and others with malicious intent. However, since the 5G connection can process significantly more data than e.g. 4G, it will be easier to encrypt data connections. In the same way, 5G operators are expected to be able to implement new security measures into the network itself.

”The biggest problem as we see it,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen elaborates, ”is not the security aspect, but whether we can achieve full coverage and availability of 5G enabled devices. Full coverage will require a dense distribution of masts, and not all people feel they add positively to the surroundings; this could become a hurdle,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen says.

Incubator for innovation

For Thomas Schjødt, Director,NNIT Digital Together, the most exciting thing about digital transformation is the chance to act as an incubator for digital innovation – to be the link between the technology developers, suppliers and users and to help all parties to be successful with their projects:

”We may not be particularly known for it, but we have a thriving innovation team here in NNIT. We develop digital solutions together with technology start-ups and suppliers in order to be able to help our customers create digital business value. We are ambitious and want to expand our network,” Thomas Schjødt emphasizes and puts out an open invitation to contact him.

At the moment, NNIT is engaged in innovation tests and partnerships with TDC NET, Virsabi, Microsoft and more as well as several players on the start-up scene. ”It is amazing to be part of an innovation journey and be inspired while at the same time offering our partners a test environment of scale. Not all ideas become mainstream technology, but it is so very educational to be right at the forefront where new technology starts to emerge,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen enthusiastically relays.

A wireless future

While continuously doing 5G tests, NNIT takes a look further into the future with the conviction that most greater cities in Denmark will have 5G coverage within a year – and even further to the introduction of 6G and possible use of satellites to cover areas of land with no established communications infrastructure in the form of cobber, cables, masts etc.

”It is incredibly exciting to be part of a time when the development of wireless infrastructure can really jumpstart the use of technologies that have been emerging for a long time. We really want to be a part of the innovation debate, and we have a set-up to allow us to go along with some wild ideas as well as test them in real life,” Jesper Høeg Bøttger finishes.

***


Facts about 5G in Denmark

5G is an abbreviation for 5. generation mobile network, cf. 2G, 3G and 4G.

5G is up to 20 times faster than 4G and has a significantly greater capacity and quicker response time than previous generations. It will provide a more stable experience regardless of our work and collaboration location.

TDC is the first in Denmark

NNIT are working with TDC NET on continuously testing the 5G net in Denmark. TDC's 5G net launched as the first in Denmark on 7 September this year. To start with, a 5G coverage rate of approx. 80% is expected, and before the end of the year this number should rise to approx. 90%.

At the center of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Elsinore,users can expect speeds of up to 1 Gbps, whereas the rest of the country will experience lower speeds – although higher than 4G.

Read more about TDC NET’s 5G solution here (in Danish).

The other major tele-communications providers in Denmark are expected to follow suit and launch 5G nets of their own momentarily.

Few 5G devices

The selection of 5G enabled phones in Denmark is still fairly limited but is expected to be expanded starting as soon as early 2021. Read more here (in Danish).

5G will be the next big thing

News • Sep 16, 2020 11:31 GMT

NNIT has been testing 5G against 4G and regular cable internet connections across different devices, and the verdict is here: it works, and it can process more data quicker and in a better quality than traditional internet/fiber net.

This autumn, NNIT and TDC NET have scheduled several tests with the purpose of testing TDC’s new 5G net, which aired on 7 September.

According to Jesper Høeg Bøttger, Advanced Business Consultant, NNIT Digital Together, 5G is the next big thing, which will give us more bandwidth and enable us to process more data much quicker. The user experience will be significantly better, and, in time, we may even be able to free ourselves completely from cable connections.

”5G is a technology enabler,” Jesper Høeg Bøttger says, and elaborates that ”with 5G we’ll be opening the door to a whole new world of digital innovation where technologies such as Internet of Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality will really emerge and become mainstream.”

Kasper Kronmann Nielsen, Director, NNIT Advisory, also sees great potential for businesses that may be able to get out of establishing their own networks and depend entirely on 5G and Cloud technology:

”Imagine a future when our devices are merely screens that show us an image and when all data processing takes place in the Cloud, because our 5G data connections are good and strong enough to send vast amounts of data very quickly. This could potentially revolutionize the way we do things in a lot of different ways.”

Lack of security not a concern

We are very clear on the question of security: 5G is a radio-based technology and therefore an open network that cannot be closed to hackers and others with malicious intent. However, since the 5G connection can process significantly more data than e.g. 4G, it will be easier to encrypt data connections. In the same way, 5G operators are expected to be able to implement new security measures into the network itself.

”The biggest problem as we see it,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen elaborates, ”is not the security aspect, but whether we can achieve full coverage and availability of 5G enabled devices. Full coverage will require a dense distribution of masts, and not all people feel they add positively to the surroundings; this could become a hurdle,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen says.

Incubator for innovation

For Thomas Schjødt, Director,NNIT Digital Together, the most exciting thing about digital transformation is the chance to act as an incubator for digital innovation – to be the link between the technology developers, suppliers and users and to help all parties to be successful with their projects:

”We may not be particularly known for it, but we have a thriving innovation team here in NNIT. We develop digital solutions together with technology start-ups and suppliers in order to be able to help our customers create digital business value. We are ambitious and want to expand our network,” Thomas Schjødt emphasizes and puts out an open invitation to contact him.

At the moment, NNIT is engaged in innovation tests and partnerships with TDC NET, Virsabi, Microsoft and more as well as several players on the start-up scene. ”It is amazing to be part of an innovation journey and be inspired while at the same time offering our partners a test environment of scale. Not all ideas become mainstream technology, but it is so very educational to be right at the forefront where new technology starts to emerge,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen enthusiastically relays.

A wireless future

While continuously doing 5G tests, NNIT takes a look further into the future with the conviction that most greater cities in Denmark will have 5G coverage within a year – and even further to the introduction of 6G and possible use of satellites to cover areas of land with no established communications infrastructure in the form of cobber, cables, masts etc.

”It is incredibly exciting to be part of a time when the development of wireless infrastructure can really jumpstart the use of technologies that have been emerging for a long time. We really want to be a part of the innovation debate, and we have a set-up to allow us to go along with some wild ideas as well as test them in real life,” Jesper Høeg Bøttger finishes.

***


Facts about 5G in Denmark

5G is an abbreviation for 5. generation mobile network, cf. 2G, 3G and 4G.

5G is up to 20 times faster than 4G and has a significantly greater capacity and quicker response time than previous generations. It will provide a more stable experience regardless of our work and collaboration location.

TDC is the first in Denmark

NNIT are working with TDC NET on continuously testing the 5G net in Denmark. TDC's 5G net launched as the first in Denmark on 7 September this year. To start with, a 5G coverage rate of approx. 80% is expected, and before the end of the year this number should rise to approx. 90%.

At the center of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Elsinore,users can expect speeds of up to 1 Gbps, whereas the rest of the country will experience lower speeds – although higher than 4G.

Read more about TDC NET’s 5G solution here (in Danish).

The other major tele-communications providers in Denmark are expected to follow suit and launch 5G nets of their own momentarily.

Few 5G devices

The selection of 5G enabled phones in Denmark is still fairly limited but is expected to be expanded starting as soon as early 2021. Read more here (in Danish).

5G will be the next big thing

News • Sep 16, 2020 11:31 GMT

NNIT has been testing 5G against 4G and regular cable internet connections across different devices, and the verdict is here: it works, and it can process more data quicker and in a better quality than traditional internet/fiber net.

This autumn, NNIT and TDC NET have scheduled several tests with the purpose of testing TDC’s new 5G net, which aired on 7 September.

According to Jesper Høeg Bøttger, Advanced Business Consultant, NNIT Digital Together, 5G is the next big thing, which will give us more bandwidth and enable us to process more data much quicker. The user experience will be significantly better, and, in time, we may even be able to free ourselves completely from cable connections.

”5G is a technology enabler,” Jesper Høeg Bøttger says, and elaborates that ”with 5G we’ll be opening the door to a whole new world of digital innovation where technologies such as Internet of Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality will really emerge and become mainstream.”

Kasper Kronmann Nielsen, Director, NNIT Advisory, also sees great potential for businesses that may be able to get out of establishing their own networks and depend entirely on 5G and Cloud technology:

”Imagine a future when our devices are merely screens that show us an image and when all data processing takes place in the Cloud, because our 5G data connections are good and strong enough to send vast amounts of data very quickly. This could potentially revolutionize the way we do things in a lot of different ways.”

Lack of security not a concern

We are very clear on the question of security: 5G is a radio-based technology and therefore an open network that cannot be closed to hackers and others with malicious intent. However, since the 5G connection can process significantly more data than e.g. 4G, it will be easier to encrypt data connections. In the same way, 5G operators are expected to be able to implement new security measures into the network itself.

”The biggest problem as we see it,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen elaborates, ”is not the security aspect, but whether we can achieve full coverage and availability of 5G enabled devices. Full coverage will require a dense distribution of masts, and not all people feel they add positively to the surroundings; this could become a hurdle,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen says.

Incubator for innovation

For Thomas Schjødt, Director,NNIT Digital Together, the most exciting thing about digital transformation is the chance to act as an incubator for digital innovation – to be the link between the technology developers, suppliers and users and to help all parties to be successful with their projects:

”We may not be particularly known for it, but we have a thriving innovation team here in NNIT. We develop digital solutions together with technology start-ups and suppliers in order to be able to help our customers create digital business value. We are ambitious and want to expand our network,” Thomas Schjødt emphasizes and puts out an open invitation to contact him.

At the moment, NNIT is engaged in innovation tests and partnerships with TDC NET, Virsabi, Microsoft and more as well as several players on the start-up scene. ”It is amazing to be part of an innovation journey and be inspired while at the same time offering our partners a test environment of scale. Not all ideas become mainstream technology, but it is so very educational to be right at the forefront where new technology starts to emerge,” Kasper Kronmann Nielsen enthusiastically relays.

A wireless future

While continuously doing 5G tests, NNIT takes a look further into the future with the conviction that most greater cities in Denmark will have 5G coverage within a year – and even further to the introduction of 6G and possible use of satellites to cover areas of land with no established communications infrastructure in the form of cobber, cables, masts etc.

”It is incredibly exciting to be part of a time when the development of wireless infrastructure can really jumpstart the use of technologies that have been emerging for a long time. We really want to be a part of the innovation debate, and we have a set-up to allow us to go along with some wild ideas as well as test them in real life,” Jesper Høeg Bøttger finishes.

***


Facts about 5G in Denmark

5G is an abbreviation for 5. generation mobile network, cf. 2G, 3G and 4G.

5G is up to 20 times faster than 4G and has a significantly greater capacity and quicker response time than previous generations. It will provide a more stable experience regardless of our work and collaboration location.

TDC is the first in Denmark

NNIT are working with TDC NET on continuously testing the 5G net in Denmark. TDC's 5G net launched as the first in Denmark on 7 September this year. To start with, a 5G coverage rate of approx. 80% is expected, and before the end of the year this number should rise to approx. 90%.

At the center of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Elsinore,users can expect speeds of up to 1 Gbps, whereas the rest of the country will experience lower speeds – although higher than 4G.

Read more about TDC NET’s 5G solution here (in Danish).

The other major tele-communications providers in Denmark are expected to follow suit and launch 5G nets of their own momentarily.

Few 5G devices

The selection of 5G enabled phones in Denmark is still fairly limited but is expected to be expanded starting as soon as early 2021. Read more here (in Danish).

NNIT partner with Danish-based financial technology disruptor, NES TECH, to challenge the current software environment in the pension industry.

News • Sep 11, 2020 11:01 GMT

Copenhagen, September 11, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy is partnering with Danish-based NES TECH, who is behind the software application, Polaris - a challenger to the established software environment in the pension industry.

The Danish pension industry has for a long time been relying on a limited selection of legacy software and service suppliers to accommodate their ever-growing digital needs in providing their customers with the most cost efficient and user-friendly customer experiences. With the standardized Polaris system, which is already being used by financial customers such as Saxo Bank, Lív, Skandia and latest AkademikerPension, NES TECH is offering a modern, native cloud ready, user-friendly and cost-efficient solution built on Microsoft technologies.

“This is a very exciting partnership that has a huge potential. NNIT has solid experience and expertise in supporting customers within the financial industry in Denmark, and with the unique and modern native cloud-supported solution that NES TECH offers, we strongly believe that we in partnership have a unified solution that has the potential to be a game changer in the Danish pension and financial industry,” says Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President at NNIT.

With the new partnership, NNIT will build a wide array of services around the Polaris platform, ranging from implementation and integration of the system to security and support.

“We are pleased to partner with NNIT. They bring a lot a knowledge and experience in the financial industry to the partnership, and I am confident that we in partnership can offer a solution that potentially will break the monopoly that we currently are seeing in the Danish pension software and consultancy industry to the benefit of our clients and their customers,” says Alfred Joensen, CEO at NES TECH.

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Kasper Ortvald Larsen 
NNIT Communications 
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

NNIT partner with Danish-based financial technology disruptor, NES TECH, to challenge the current software environment in the pension industry.

News • Sep 11, 2020 11:01 GMT

Copenhagen, September 11, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy is partnering with Danish-based NES TECH, who is behind the software application, Polaris - a challenger to the established software environment in the pension industry.

The Danish pension industry has for a long time been relying on a limited selection of legacy software and service suppliers to accommodate their ever-growing digital needs in providing their customers with the most cost efficient and user-friendly customer experiences. With the standardized Polaris system, which is already being used by financial customers such as Saxo Bank, Lív, Skandia and latest AkademikerPension, NES TECH is offering a modern, native cloud ready, user-friendly and cost-efficient solution built on Microsoft technologies.

“This is a very exciting partnership that has a huge potential. NNIT has solid experience and expertise in supporting customers within the financial industry in Denmark, and with the unique and modern native cloud-supported solution that NES TECH offers, we strongly believe that we in partnership have a unified solution that has the potential to be a game changer in the Danish pension and financial industry,” says Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President at NNIT.

With the new partnership, NNIT will build a wide array of services around the Polaris platform, ranging from implementation and integration of the system to security and support.

“We are pleased to partner with NNIT. They bring a lot a knowledge and experience in the financial industry to the partnership, and I am confident that we in partnership can offer a solution that potentially will break the monopoly that we currently are seeing in the Danish pension software and consultancy industry to the benefit of our clients and their customers,” says Alfred Joensen, CEO at NES TECH.

More information
Kasper Ortvald Larsen 
NNIT Communications 
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

NNIT partner with Danish-based financial technology disruptor, NES TECH, to challenge the current software environment in the pension industry.

News • Sep 11, 2020 11:01 GMT

Copenhagen, September 11, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy is partnering with Danish-based NES TECH, who is behind the software application, Polaris - a challenger to the established software environment in the pension industry.

The Danish pension industry has for a long time been relying on a limited selection of legacy software and service suppliers to accommodate their ever-growing digital needs in providing their customers with the most cost efficient and user-friendly customer experiences. With the standardized Polaris system, which is already being used by financial customers such as Saxo Bank, Lív, Skandia and latest AkademikerPension, NES TECH is offering a modern, native cloud ready, user-friendly and cost-efficient solution built on Microsoft technologies.

“This is a very exciting partnership that has a huge potential. NNIT has solid experience and expertise in supporting customers within the financial industry in Denmark, and with the unique and modern native cloud-supported solution that NES TECH offers, we strongly believe that we in partnership have a unified solution that has the potential to be a game changer in the Danish pension and financial industry,” says Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President at NNIT.

With the new partnership, NNIT will build a wide array of services around the Polaris platform, ranging from implementation and integration of the system to security and support.

“We are pleased to partner with NNIT. They bring a lot a knowledge and experience in the financial industry to the partnership, and I am confident that we in partnership can offer a solution that potentially will break the monopoly that we currently are seeing in the Danish pension software and consultancy industry to the benefit of our clients and their customers,” says Alfred Joensen, CEO at NES TECH.

More information
Kasper Ortvald Larsen 
NNIT Communications 
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

NNIT signs Solution Provider Program agreement with AWS

Pressrelease • Aug 27, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, August 27 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy is now deepening the cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by signing a Solution Provider Program (SPP) agreement. NNIT is now able to manage, service, support and bill customers using AWS, while customers have their own terms with AWS.

The demand for AWS cloud services continues to grow globally. This has led to a growing demand for IT services and consulting services when customers undergo digital transformation and wish to realize the benefits of moving business into the cloud and strengthen innovation.

With the recent agreement, NNIT will target the global Life Sciences industry bringing its knowledge and expertise combined with a wide range of cloud services from AWS.

“We are proud to be working closely with AWS and look forward to strengthen our efforts even further. Jointly we have a strong offering for the global Life Sciences industry.”, said Jens Maagøe, Chief Technology Officer at NNIT.

NNIT is already an Advanced Consulting Partner on the AWS Partner Network (APN) program. The company has over 100 consultants trained and certified on AWS and provides solutions running on AWS for several major customers within the Life Science segment. For example, LEO Pharma who NNIT has helped to become even more digital in the field of data and quality management.

“NNIT's Intelligent Data Quality solution running on AWS has enabled us to sort nearly 18,000 business critical documents. In addition, the solution has allowed us to make our document management system more user friendly and created a good foundation for adopting a more data-driven approach with document management.”, said Josefine Cramer Hedehus, Project Manager, Quality Systems & Business Process Management at LEO Pharma.

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More information
Kasper Ortvald Larsen 
NNIT Communications 
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
With over 3,200 employees throughout Europe, US and Asia, NNIT is a recognized leader in providing IT and consulting services to the international pharmaceutical and biotech industries. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

NNIT signs Solution Provider Program agreement with AWS

Pressrelease • Aug 27, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, August 27 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy is now deepening the cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by signing a Solution Provider Program (SPP) agreement. NNIT is now able to manage, service, support and bill customers using AWS, while customers have their own terms with AWS.

The demand for AWS cloud services continues to grow globally. This has led to a growing demand for IT services and consulting services when customers undergo digital transformation and wish to realize the benefits of moving business into the cloud and strengthen innovation.

With the recent agreement, NNIT will target the global Life Sciences industry bringing its knowledge and expertise combined with a wide range of cloud services from AWS.

“We are proud to be working closely with AWS and look forward to strengthen our efforts even further. Jointly we have a strong offering for the global Life Sciences industry.”, said Jens Maagøe, Chief Technology Officer at NNIT.

NNIT is already an Advanced Consulting Partner on the AWS Partner Network (APN) program. The company has over 100 consultants trained and certified on AWS and provides solutions running on AWS for several major customers within the Life Science segment. For example, LEO Pharma who NNIT has helped to become even more digital in the field of data and quality management.

“NNIT's Intelligent Data Quality solution running on AWS has enabled us to sort nearly 18,000 business critical documents. In addition, the solution has allowed us to make our document management system more user friendly and created a good foundation for adopting a more data-driven approach with document management.”, said Josefine Cramer Hedehus, Project Manager, Quality Systems & Business Process Management at LEO Pharma.

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More information
Kasper Ortvald Larsen 
NNIT Communications 
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
With over 3,200 employees throughout Europe, US and Asia, NNIT is a recognized leader in providing IT and consulting services to the international pharmaceutical and biotech industries. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

NNIT signs Solution Provider Program agreement with AWS

Pressrelease • Aug 27, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, August 27 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy is now deepening the cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by signing a Solution Provider Program (SPP) agreement. NNIT is now able to manage, service, support and bill customers using AWS, while customers have their own terms with AWS.

The demand for AWS cloud services continues to grow globally. This has led to a growing demand for IT services and consulting services when customers undergo digital transformation and wish to realize the benefits of moving business into the cloud and strengthen innovation.

With the recent agreement, NNIT will target the global Life Sciences industry bringing its knowledge and expertise combined with a wide range of cloud services from AWS.

“We are proud to be working closely with AWS and look forward to strengthen our efforts even further. Jointly we have a strong offering for the global Life Sciences industry.”, said Jens Maagøe, Chief Technology Officer at NNIT.

NNIT is already an Advanced Consulting Partner on the AWS Partner Network (APN) program. The company has over 100 consultants trained and certified on AWS and provides solutions running on AWS for several major customers within the Life Science segment. For example, LEO Pharma who NNIT has helped to become even more digital in the field of data and quality management.

“NNIT's Intelligent Data Quality solution running on AWS has enabled us to sort nearly 18,000 business critical documents. In addition, the solution has allowed us to make our document management system more user friendly and created a good foundation for adopting a more data-driven approach with document management.”, said Josefine Cramer Hedehus, Project Manager, Quality Systems & Business Process Management at LEO Pharma.

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More information
Kasper Ortvald Larsen 
NNIT Communications 
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
With over 3,200 employees throughout Europe, US and Asia, NNIT is a recognized leader in providing IT and consulting services to the international pharmaceutical and biotech industries. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

NNIT becomes a Veeva Premiere Services Partner

Pressrelease • Jul 14, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, July 14, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has become one of the first Premiere Services Partners for Veeva Development Cloud. The Premiere Services Partner status is the highest partner acknowledgement by Veeva, a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry.

The Premiere Services Partner is granted upon NNIT’s extensive Veeva customer references and dedicated services. One of the requirements to become a Premiere Services Partner is demonstrating successful customer engagements within the last 18 months for applications in Vault RIM, Vault Clinical and Vault Quality suites. NNIT has supported more than 20 customer engagements in the life sciences industry globally.

Rasmus Koch Nelund, CVP, Global Life Sciences Advisory and Delivery at NNIT, says:

“The new partner status will give our customers confidence that we can support them to an even higher degree, and it underscores our successful track record and strong partnership with Veeva. Thank you to all the customers that have trusted NNIT in implementing Veeva Development Cloud, as well as to our colleagues at Valiance and Veeva for their exceptional support.”

NNIT and Veeva have been partners for more than two years. NNIT has more than 60 certified Veeva consultants and NNIT runs an interval community of practice with more than 100 consultants. NNIT has created the customer offering ‘NNIT Veeva Powerhouse’ to be a full-service partner for Veeva.

With over 3,200 employees throughout Europe, US and Asia, NNIT is a recognized leader in providing IT and consulting services to the international pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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Kasper Ortvald Larsen,
NNIT Communications
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
www.nnit.com

NNIT becomes a Veeva Premiere Services Partner

Pressrelease • Jul 14, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, July 14, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has become one of the first Premiere Services Partners for Veeva Development Cloud. The Premiere Services Partner status is the highest partner acknowledgement by Veeva, a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry.

The Premiere Services Partner is granted upon NNIT’s extensive Veeva customer references and dedicated services. One of the requirements to become a Premiere Services Partner is demonstrating successful customer engagements within the last 18 months for applications in Vault RIM, Vault Clinical and Vault Quality suites. NNIT has supported more than 20 customer engagements in the life sciences industry globally.

Rasmus Koch Nelund, CVP, Global Life Sciences Advisory and Delivery at NNIT, says:

“The new partner status will give our customers confidence that we can support them to an even higher degree, and it underscores our successful track record and strong partnership with Veeva. Thank you to all the customers that have trusted NNIT in implementing Veeva Development Cloud, as well as to our colleagues at Valiance and Veeva for their exceptional support.”

NNIT and Veeva have been partners for more than two years. NNIT has more than 60 certified Veeva consultants and NNIT runs an interval community of practice with more than 100 consultants. NNIT has created the customer offering ‘NNIT Veeva Powerhouse’ to be a full-service partner for Veeva.

With over 3,200 employees throughout Europe, US and Asia, NNIT is a recognized leader in providing IT and consulting services to the international pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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Kasper Ortvald Larsen,
NNIT Communications
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
www.nnit.com

NNIT becomes a Veeva Premiere Services Partner

Pressrelease • Jul 14, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, July 14, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has become one of the first Premiere Services Partners for Veeva Development Cloud. The Premiere Services Partner status is the highest partner acknowledgement by Veeva, a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry.

The Premiere Services Partner is granted upon NNIT’s extensive Veeva customer references and dedicated services. One of the requirements to become a Premiere Services Partner is demonstrating successful customer engagements within the last 18 months for applications in Vault RIM, Vault Clinical and Vault Quality suites. NNIT has supported more than 20 customer engagements in the life sciences industry globally.

Rasmus Koch Nelund, CVP, Global Life Sciences Advisory and Delivery at NNIT, says:

“The new partner status will give our customers confidence that we can support them to an even higher degree, and it underscores our successful track record and strong partnership with Veeva. Thank you to all the customers that have trusted NNIT in implementing Veeva Development Cloud, as well as to our colleagues at Valiance and Veeva for their exceptional support.”

NNIT and Veeva have been partners for more than two years. NNIT has more than 60 certified Veeva consultants and NNIT runs an interval community of practice with more than 100 consultants. NNIT has created the customer offering ‘NNIT Veeva Powerhouse’ to be a full-service partner for Veeva.

With over 3,200 employees throughout Europe, US and Asia, NNIT is a recognized leader in providing IT and consulting services to the international pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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Kasper Ortvald Larsen,
NNIT Communications
Tel: +45 3077 9465
kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
www.nnit.com

NNIT extends collaboration with PFA

Pressrelease • Jun 25, 2020 10:30 GMT

Copenhagen, June 25, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has signed an extension of its agreement with PFA, the largest commercial pension company in Denmark with more than DKK 600 billion under management and 1.3 million customers.

According to the agreement, NNIT will continue to deliver global IT-infrastructure, operations and consultancy to PFA that enables PFA to strengthen its digital customer service and its agile and digital transformation.

Included in the new agreement, is an increased focus on regulatory compliance and security.

Furthermore, the new contract also includes an increased focus on Hybrid Cloud, which supports PFA’s requirements for increased flexibility in the digital development and automation of its operations.

Senior Vice President at NNIT Jacob Hahn Michelsen says about the agreement:

“We are proud to extend a more than a decade long partnership with PFA for another five years, where NNIT will continue to support PFA by delivering IT infrastructure and services, supporting their digital journey. The contract is a testament to our ability to constantly develop and support our customers' changing business needs.”

CIO at PFA Morten Bruun Steiner says about the agreement:

“PFA is pleased to extend our strong partnership with NNIT. The new agreement creates a good foundation for our desire for increased standardization of our infrastructure and thus supports our journey towards becoming even more digital and efficient in the way we work with customer experiences.”

The renewed agreement marks the continuation of an eleven-year-long collaboration, which was initiated in March 2009. The estimated total value of the agreement amounts to a medium triple-digit million amount (DKK). The new five-year agreement replaces the existing agreement that were to expire in ultimo 2023.

NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

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Kasper Ortvald Larsen, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 94 65, kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
www.nnit.com

About PFA

https://english.pfa.dk/about-pfa/pfa-overview/pfa-in-brief/?icid=hero_pfainbrief_readmore

NNIT extends collaboration with PFA

Pressrelease • Jun 25, 2020 10:30 GMT

Copenhagen, June 25, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has signed an extension of its agreement with PFA, the largest commercial pension company in Denmark with more than DKK 600 billion under management and 1.3 million customers.

According to the agreement, NNIT will continue to deliver global IT-infrastructure, operations and consultancy to PFA that enables PFA to strengthen its digital customer service and its agile and digital transformation.

Included in the new agreement, is an increased focus on regulatory compliance and security.

Furthermore, the new contract also includes an increased focus on Hybrid Cloud, which supports PFA’s requirements for increased flexibility in the digital development and automation of its operations.

Senior Vice President at NNIT Jacob Hahn Michelsen says about the agreement:

“We are proud to extend a more than a decade long partnership with PFA for another five years, where NNIT will continue to support PFA by delivering IT infrastructure and services, supporting their digital journey. The contract is a testament to our ability to constantly develop and support our customers' changing business needs.”

CIO at PFA Morten Bruun Steiner says about the agreement:

“PFA is pleased to extend our strong partnership with NNIT. The new agreement creates a good foundation for our desire for increased standardization of our infrastructure and thus supports our journey towards becoming even more digital and efficient in the way we work with customer experiences.”

The renewed agreement marks the continuation of an eleven-year-long collaboration, which was initiated in March 2009. The estimated total value of the agreement amounts to a medium triple-digit million amount (DKK). The new five-year agreement replaces the existing agreement that were to expire in ultimo 2023.

NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

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Kasper Ortvald Larsen, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 94 65, kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
www.nnit.com

About PFA

https://english.pfa.dk/about-pfa/pfa-overview/pfa-in-brief/?icid=hero_pfainbrief_readmore

NNIT extends collaboration with PFA

Pressrelease • Jun 25, 2020 10:30 GMT

Copenhagen, June 25, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has signed an extension of its agreement with PFA, the largest commercial pension company in Denmark with more than DKK 600 billion under management and 1.3 million customers.

According to the agreement, NNIT will continue to deliver global IT-infrastructure, operations and consultancy to PFA that enables PFA to strengthen its digital customer service and its agile and digital transformation.

Included in the new agreement, is an increased focus on regulatory compliance and security.

Furthermore, the new contract also includes an increased focus on Hybrid Cloud, which supports PFA’s requirements for increased flexibility in the digital development and automation of its operations.

Senior Vice President at NNIT Jacob Hahn Michelsen says about the agreement:

“We are proud to extend a more than a decade long partnership with PFA for another five years, where NNIT will continue to support PFA by delivering IT infrastructure and services, supporting their digital journey. The contract is a testament to our ability to constantly develop and support our customers' changing business needs.”

CIO at PFA Morten Bruun Steiner says about the agreement:

“PFA is pleased to extend our strong partnership with NNIT. The new agreement creates a good foundation for our desire for increased standardization of our infrastructure and thus supports our journey towards becoming even more digital and efficient in the way we work with customer experiences.”

The renewed agreement marks the continuation of an eleven-year-long collaboration, which was initiated in March 2009. The estimated total value of the agreement amounts to a medium triple-digit million amount (DKK). The new five-year agreement replaces the existing agreement that were to expire in ultimo 2023.

NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

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Kasper Ortvald Larsen, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 94 65, kpoa@nnit.com

About NNIT
www.nnit.com

About PFA

https://english.pfa.dk/about-pfa/pfa-overview/pfa-in-brief/?icid=hero_pfainbrief_readmore

NNIT signs five-year agreement with Saint-Gobain

Pressrelease • Jun 16, 2020 12:00 GMT

Copenhagen, June 16, 2020 – NNIT A/S,a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, has signed a comprehensive contract with a new, significant customer: Saint-Gobain Nordic A/S, a subsidiary to the French company Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s leading providers and distributors of materials and solutions for the building- and transportation industry.

According to the agreement, NNIT will for the next five years assume responsibility for Saint-Gobain’s servers and cloud solution in NNIT datacentre for Saint-Gobain businesses in the Nordic & Baltic countries.

“We look forward to deliver a modern and flexible outsourcing services to Saint-Gobain that can support the growth of the business units, explains Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President, NNIT. He continues: "Saint-Gobain has bought into our solid experience with hybrid cloud solutions in demanding environments, where security requirements are extremely high and where systems that are not cloud-ready can be handled."

The collaboration will provide Saint-Gobain with a dedicated private cloud solution that allows for agile at scale while complying with the group’s strict specifications for IT security.

Jørgen Liberg, CIO, Saint-Gobain Nordic says about the agreement:

“We build solutions that will support our customers and developments throughout the organization, combining legacy systems and cloud technology while complying with our very high security requirements. In NNIT we have found a partner who knows how to adapt high-quality delivery to our fast-moving business. We look very much forward to this cooperation and to ensure that our businesses in the Nordic & Baltic region get the best possible solution.”

NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Saint-Gobain has more than 12,000 employees in the Nordic and Baltic region, and more than 170,000 employees worldwide.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com


About NNIT
www.nnit.com


About Saint-Gobain
https://www.saint-gobain.com/en

NNIT signs five-year agreement with Saint-Gobain

Pressrelease • Jun 16, 2020 12:00 GMT

Copenhagen, June 16, 2020 – NNIT A/S,a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, has signed a comprehensive contract with a new, significant customer: Saint-Gobain Nordic A/S, a subsidiary to the French company Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s leading providers and distributors of materials and solutions for the building- and transportation industry.

According to the agreement, NNIT will for the next five years assume responsibility for Saint-Gobain’s servers and cloud solution in NNIT datacentre for Saint-Gobain businesses in the Nordic & Baltic countries.

“We look forward to deliver a modern and flexible outsourcing services to Saint-Gobain that can support the growth of the business units, explains Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President, NNIT. He continues: "Saint-Gobain has bought into our solid experience with hybrid cloud solutions in demanding environments, where security requirements are extremely high and where systems that are not cloud-ready can be handled."

The collaboration will provide Saint-Gobain with a dedicated private cloud solution that allows for agile at scale while complying with the group’s strict specifications for IT security.

Jørgen Liberg, CIO, Saint-Gobain Nordic says about the agreement:

“We build solutions that will support our customers and developments throughout the organization, combining legacy systems and cloud technology while complying with our very high security requirements. In NNIT we have found a partner who knows how to adapt high-quality delivery to our fast-moving business. We look very much forward to this cooperation and to ensure that our businesses in the Nordic & Baltic region get the best possible solution.”

NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Saint-Gobain has more than 12,000 employees in the Nordic and Baltic region, and more than 170,000 employees worldwide.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com


About NNIT
www.nnit.com


About Saint-Gobain
https://www.saint-gobain.com/en

NNIT signs five-year agreement with Saint-Gobain

Pressrelease • Jun 16, 2020 12:00 GMT

Copenhagen, June 16, 2020 – NNIT A/S,a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, has signed a comprehensive contract with a new, significant customer: Saint-Gobain Nordic A/S, a subsidiary to the French company Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s leading providers and distributors of materials and solutions for the building- and transportation industry.

According to the agreement, NNIT will for the next five years assume responsibility for Saint-Gobain’s servers and cloud solution in NNIT datacentre for Saint-Gobain businesses in the Nordic & Baltic countries.

“We look forward to deliver a modern and flexible outsourcing services to Saint-Gobain that can support the growth of the business units, explains Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President, NNIT. He continues: "Saint-Gobain has bought into our solid experience with hybrid cloud solutions in demanding environments, where security requirements are extremely high and where systems that are not cloud-ready can be handled."

The collaboration will provide Saint-Gobain with a dedicated private cloud solution that allows for agile at scale while complying with the group’s strict specifications for IT security.

Jørgen Liberg, CIO, Saint-Gobain Nordic says about the agreement:

“We build solutions that will support our customers and developments throughout the organization, combining legacy systems and cloud technology while complying with our very high security requirements. In NNIT we have found a partner who knows how to adapt high-quality delivery to our fast-moving business. We look very much forward to this cooperation and to ensure that our businesses in the Nordic & Baltic region get the best possible solution.”

NNIT is one of Denmark’s leading consultancies in IT development, implementation and operations. We supply services to clients from the public, enterprise and finance segments in Denmark as well as the international life sciences industry. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Saint-Gobain has more than 12,000 employees in the Nordic and Baltic region, and more than 170,000 employees worldwide.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com


About NNIT
www.nnit.com


About Saint-Gobain
https://www.saint-gobain.com/en

NNIT and HK extend and expand collaboration

Pressrelease • Apr 02, 2020 08:30 GMT

Copenhagen, April 2, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has signed a new agreement with HK. Denmark’s largest union for salaried employees with 230,000 members brings together the responsibility for the operation of the entire IT infrastructure in the hands of NNIT.

Since 2008, NNIT has overseen operations for the basic infrastructure, and HK has, after a recently completed tender, assigned NNIT responsibility for the complete operations of the organization's entire IT infrastructure. The cooperation is extended as takes over responsibility for the operation of HK's core applications and the skeleton under them.

At NNIT, who is already in charge of application operations for several of Denmark's largest companies, employees welcome the new agreement, says Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President, NNIT A/S:

“Our employees are very pleased with this sign of confidence as the cooperation with HK is both extended and expanded in scope, - you simply do not get any better proof of customer satisfaction.”

He adds that the contract was signed digitally on March 31, 2020 where the majority of employees in both organizations worked at home as a result of the COVID-19 situation:

“We must wait with the handshakes, high-fives and shoulder pats until it becomes safe. For now, we're doing things over phone, email and digital platforms."

The expanded cooperation provides new tasks, which is entirely in line with NNIT’s new strategy. These include cybersecurity deliveries, Microsoft standard solutions such as Teams, and ongoing infrastructure modernization. All server infrastructure is lifted into NNIT's private cloud and becomes software-controlled, allowing HK to adjust it much faster in the future. All solutions which are in line with the "Winning Solutions" portfolio that NNIT focuses on.

The agreement between HK and NNIT has been extended with additional five years with the possibility of up to two years' extension and represents a high double-digit million DKK turnover in total.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com

About NNIT

NNIT is an international consultancy in the development, implementation, validation and operation of IT for the life sciences industry. We create value for our clients by treating their IT as if it was our own, and of course, we meet the industry’s strictest regulatory requirements. We apply the latest advances in technology to make our clients’ software, business processes and communication more effective. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

About HK 

https://www.hk.dk/omhk/about-hk

NNIT and HK extend and expand collaboration

Pressrelease • Apr 02, 2020 08:30 GMT

Copenhagen, April 2, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has signed a new agreement with HK. Denmark’s largest union for salaried employees with 230,000 members brings together the responsibility for the operation of the entire IT infrastructure in the hands of NNIT.

Since 2008, NNIT has overseen operations for the basic infrastructure, and HK has, after a recently completed tender, assigned NNIT responsibility for the complete operations of the organization's entire IT infrastructure. The cooperation is extended as takes over responsibility for the operation of HK's core applications and the skeleton under them.

At NNIT, who is already in charge of application operations for several of Denmark's largest companies, employees welcome the new agreement, says Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President, NNIT A/S:

“Our employees are very pleased with this sign of confidence as the cooperation with HK is both extended and expanded in scope, - you simply do not get any better proof of customer satisfaction.”

He adds that the contract was signed digitally on March 31, 2020 where the majority of employees in both organizations worked at home as a result of the COVID-19 situation:

“We must wait with the handshakes, high-fives and shoulder pats until it becomes safe. For now, we're doing things over phone, email and digital platforms."

The expanded cooperation provides new tasks, which is entirely in line with NNIT’s new strategy. These include cybersecurity deliveries, Microsoft standard solutions such as Teams, and ongoing infrastructure modernization. All server infrastructure is lifted into NNIT's private cloud and becomes software-controlled, allowing HK to adjust it much faster in the future. All solutions which are in line with the "Winning Solutions" portfolio that NNIT focuses on.

The agreement between HK and NNIT has been extended with additional five years with the possibility of up to two years' extension and represents a high double-digit million DKK turnover in total.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com

About NNIT

NNIT is an international consultancy in the development, implementation, validation and operation of IT for the life sciences industry. We create value for our clients by treating their IT as if it was our own, and of course, we meet the industry’s strictest regulatory requirements. We apply the latest advances in technology to make our clients’ software, business processes and communication more effective. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

About HK 

https://www.hk.dk/omhk/about-hk

NNIT and HK extend and expand collaboration

Pressrelease • Apr 02, 2020 08:30 GMT

Copenhagen, April 2, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has signed a new agreement with HK. Denmark’s largest union for salaried employees with 230,000 members brings together the responsibility for the operation of the entire IT infrastructure in the hands of NNIT.

Since 2008, NNIT has overseen operations for the basic infrastructure, and HK has, after a recently completed tender, assigned NNIT responsibility for the complete operations of the organization's entire IT infrastructure. The cooperation is extended as takes over responsibility for the operation of HK's core applications and the skeleton under them.

At NNIT, who is already in charge of application operations for several of Denmark's largest companies, employees welcome the new agreement, says Jacob Hahn Michelsen, Senior Vice President, NNIT A/S:

“Our employees are very pleased with this sign of confidence as the cooperation with HK is both extended and expanded in scope, - you simply do not get any better proof of customer satisfaction.”

He adds that the contract was signed digitally on March 31, 2020 where the majority of employees in both organizations worked at home as a result of the COVID-19 situation:

“We must wait with the handshakes, high-fives and shoulder pats until it becomes safe. For now, we're doing things over phone, email and digital platforms."

The expanded cooperation provides new tasks, which is entirely in line with NNIT’s new strategy. These include cybersecurity deliveries, Microsoft standard solutions such as Teams, and ongoing infrastructure modernization. All server infrastructure is lifted into NNIT's private cloud and becomes software-controlled, allowing HK to adjust it much faster in the future. All solutions which are in line with the "Winning Solutions" portfolio that NNIT focuses on.

The agreement between HK and NNIT has been extended with additional five years with the possibility of up to two years' extension and represents a high double-digit million DKK turnover in total.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com

About NNIT

NNIT is an international consultancy in the development, implementation, validation and operation of IT for the life sciences industry. We create value for our clients by treating their IT as if it was our own, and of course, we meet the industry’s strictest regulatory requirements. We apply the latest advances in technology to make our clients’ software, business processes and communication more effective. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

About HK 

https://www.hk.dk/omhk/about-hk

NNIT and DLG extend and expand collaboration

Pressrelease • Apr 01, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, April 01, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy has signed a five-year extension and expansion agreement with DLG, one of Europe’s largest agribusiness companies.

According to the new agreement, NNIT will for the next five years support DLG’s transformation towards a more cloud-based IT-infrastructure and group-wide services. By utilizing NNIT’s Hybrid Cloud-solution DLG will migrate their IT-infrastructure into a Private Cloud-environment, which supports a high degree of flexibility and security.

Commenting on the agreement, CIO at DLG Torben Spaabæk says:

“We are transforming our business and are pleased to achieve a stronger IT-infrastructure with the agreement with NNIT. By consolidating our current IT-infrastructure in Denmark over to NNIT’s Private Cloud-solution, we will achieve the desired degree of flexibility while increasing the security, flexibility and stability in our operations.”

Commenting on the agreement, Senior Vice President at NNIT Jacob Hahn Michelsen says:

“We are proud to extend our collaboration with DLG, where our advanced and proven Hybrid Cloud-solution will be the foundation in a more flexible IT-infrastructure.”

Hybrid Cloud is part of NNIT’s ‘Winning Solutions’ and adjusted strategy to increase value creation for customers undergoing digital transformation.

The estimated total value of the new agreement is a minor double-digit million amount (DKK). NNIT and DLG have been collaborating since 2015.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com

About NNIT

NNIT is an international consultancy in the development, implementation, validation and operation of IT for the life sciences industry. We create value for our clients by treating their IT as if it was our own, and of course, we meet the industry’s strictest regulatory requirements. We apply the latest advances in technology to make our clients’ software, business processes and communication more effective. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

About DLG

https://www.dlg.dk/en/DLG-koncernen/Hvem-er-vi

NNIT and DLG extend and expand collaboration

Pressrelease • Apr 01, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, April 01, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy has signed a five-year extension and expansion agreement with DLG, one of Europe’s largest agribusiness companies.

According to the new agreement, NNIT will for the next five years support DLG’s transformation towards a more cloud-based IT-infrastructure and group-wide services. By utilizing NNIT’s Hybrid Cloud-solution DLG will migrate their IT-infrastructure into a Private Cloud-environment, which supports a high degree of flexibility and security.

Commenting on the agreement, CIO at DLG Torben Spaabæk says:

“We are transforming our business and are pleased to achieve a stronger IT-infrastructure with the agreement with NNIT. By consolidating our current IT-infrastructure in Denmark over to NNIT’s Private Cloud-solution, we will achieve the desired degree of flexibility while increasing the security, flexibility and stability in our operations.”

Commenting on the agreement, Senior Vice President at NNIT Jacob Hahn Michelsen says:

“We are proud to extend our collaboration with DLG, where our advanced and proven Hybrid Cloud-solution will be the foundation in a more flexible IT-infrastructure.”

Hybrid Cloud is part of NNIT’s ‘Winning Solutions’ and adjusted strategy to increase value creation for customers undergoing digital transformation.

The estimated total value of the new agreement is a minor double-digit million amount (DKK). NNIT and DLG have been collaborating since 2015.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com

About NNIT

NNIT is an international consultancy in the development, implementation, validation and operation of IT for the life sciences industry. We create value for our clients by treating their IT as if it was our own, and of course, we meet the industry’s strictest regulatory requirements. We apply the latest advances in technology to make our clients’ software, business processes and communication more effective. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

About DLG

https://www.dlg.dk/en/DLG-koncernen/Hvem-er-vi

NNIT and DLG extend and expand collaboration

Pressrelease • Apr 01, 2020 15:00 GMT

Copenhagen, April 01, 2020 – NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy has signed a five-year extension and expansion agreement with DLG, one of Europe’s largest agribusiness companies.

According to the new agreement, NNIT will for the next five years support DLG’s transformation towards a more cloud-based IT-infrastructure and group-wide services. By utilizing NNIT’s Hybrid Cloud-solution DLG will migrate their IT-infrastructure into a Private Cloud-environment, which supports a high degree of flexibility and security.

Commenting on the agreement, CIO at DLG Torben Spaabæk says:

“We are transforming our business and are pleased to achieve a stronger IT-infrastructure with the agreement with NNIT. By consolidating our current IT-infrastructure in Denmark over to NNIT’s Private Cloud-solution, we will achieve the desired degree of flexibility while increasing the security, flexibility and stability in our operations.”

Commenting on the agreement, Senior Vice President at NNIT Jacob Hahn Michelsen says:

“We are proud to extend our collaboration with DLG, where our advanced and proven Hybrid Cloud-solution will be the foundation in a more flexible IT-infrastructure.”

Hybrid Cloud is part of NNIT’s ‘Winning Solutions’ and adjusted strategy to increase value creation for customers undergoing digital transformation.

The estimated total value of the new agreement is a minor double-digit million amount (DKK). NNIT and DLG have been collaborating since 2015.

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Helga Heyn, NNIT Communications, +45 30 77 81 41, hhey@nnit.com

About NNIT

NNIT is an international consultancy in the development, implementation, validation and operation of IT for the life sciences industry. We create value for our clients by treating their IT as if it was our own, and of course, we meet the industry’s strictest regulatory requirements. We apply the latest advances in technology to make our clients’ software, business processes and communication more effective. NNIT A/S has more than 3,200 employees. For more information please visit www.nnit.com.

About DLG

https://www.dlg.dk/en/DLG-koncernen/Hvem-er-vi