International Business Machines (IBM) has announced the launch of a new Automation Innovation Centre at the IBM India Software Lab in Kochi. The center is expected to be fully operational by quarter 3 of 2022.
The Automation Innovation Centre will allow IBM and its ecosystem partners to build automation solutions through their product design, support, and engineering lifecycle. This function will help the clients in the areas of business automation, integration, and AIOps.
The IBM center will collaborate with partners and clients to co-create and foster innovation. It will also work on promoting an outside-in view while designing new products at speed and enhancing customer experience simultaneously. IBM is focused on acquiring local talent to bolster its growth in the region of the center.
With an intent to commercialize the increasing demand for automation softwares in the IT sector, IBM is all set to collaborate with Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The engineering teams of TCS and Wipro will co-locate to Automation Innovation Centre to co-innovate and co-create solutions in AI-powered automation.
Similarly, to help address the deficiency of AI-related skills and expertise in the IT sector, IBM has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kottayam. The initiative will encourage curriculum enhancement and equip students with the latest in-demand skills necessary to thrive in the technology sector.