Digital Transformation

What's happening

CEN and CENELEC are undertaking a digital transformation program to support Goal 2 of ourΒ  Strategy 2030: Our customers and stakeholders benefit from state-of-the-art digital solutions.Β This will involve transforming the way we do things: from old processes, products, rules and systems πŸ› to new ones πŸ¦‹.


The program currently comprises these projects:

  • Project 1: πŸ“ Online Standards Development (CEN/CENELEC)
  • Project 2: πŸš€ Smart Standards (CEN/CENELEC)

These projects were first initiated in 2017 with the CEN-CENELEC Digital Transformation Strategy and are now continuing in support of the CEN-CENELEC Strategy 2030.

Digital strategy

These are excerpts from the CEN-CENELEC Strategy 2030.

The Digital Transition

Digitalization presents a major change in how we live and interact as a society, how we work and do business. The gathering and conversion of data into countless digital solutions offers unprecedented opportunities for businesses to make better informed decisions, become more efficient and develop innovative products and services. This digital transition of our societies and economies does not come without costs and risks, however, and many of its applications have raised concerns related to transparency, privacy and security issues.


For CEN and CENELEC, thriving in the digital era will require significant reflection, investment and cooperation. It offers an opportunity to be bold and to lead the way in bringing the standardization community firmly into the 21st century, as we embark on a comprehensive digital transformation of our processes, products and services. Digitalization will change the way we operate and who we work with, how we create, manage and interact with standard content and, most fundamentally, how we create value for our stakeholders and customers in a digitalizing economy.

Goal 2: Our customers and stakeholders benefit from state-of-the-art digital solutions

We live in a rapidly changing, interconnected world, where information and communications technology (ICT) penetrate all areas of society. As economic and industrial processes change, the standardization needs of our stakeholders and users will evolve accordingly.

CEN and CENELEC will adjust to the changing needs and expectations of our customers to continue to provide user-friendly, state-of-the-art standardization services and products. We will develop and deliver state-of-the-art digital solutions, to drive the creation and use of standards. More concretely, we aim to digitalize our standards development processes, as well as the deliverables they produce.

It is important to note that, in doing so, CEN and CENELEC will maintain a close alignment with the relevant initiatives at ISO and IEC to provide a seamless, user-friendly standardization environment for our stakeholders and customers.


The Digital and IT Strategic Advisory Group (DITSAG), is responsible for advising the CEN and CENELEC Administrative Boards on all aspects related to the Digital and IT implementation of the CEN-CENELEC strategy, including this digital transformation program.


The group comprises:

  • Chair
  • Members:
    • Up to 6 representatives of interested CEN-CENELEC members
    • The leaders of each of the key projects
    • 1 member mandated by the CEN BT
    • 1 member mandated by the CENELEC BT
    • 1 member mandated by the Joint Commercial Advisory Group (JCAG)
  • Permanent attendees:
    • CEN and CENELEC Vice-Presidents Finance
    • CEN and CENELEC Vice-Presidents Technical
    • CEN and CENELEC Director General
  • Observers:
    • 1 observer mandated by ISO/CS
    • 1 observer mandated by IEC/CO
  • Secretary (CCMC)

Get involved

πŸ“’ Spread the word

Technical Committee secretaries and others are encouraged to use this short Digital Transformation slide deck to present to their groups. The "notes" on each slide will help guide you when presenting.

Feedback on this slide deck? ContactΒ Β 

In a specific project

Check out the respective project page. Depending on the project, you'll find:

  • πŸ’¬ Info sessions and workshops
  • πŸ“’ Calls for pilots and project team members
  • πŸ”¨ Tools and links to try things yourself

In digital transformation in general

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πŸ”” You can subscribe to "Digital Transformation" updates in the Experts News section (here for CEN or here for CENELEC).

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