Wipro launches Industrial Internet of Things Centre of Excellence in Kochi

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 14-03-2019 16:10:00 IST

Wipro Limited launched its Industrial Internet of Things (lloT) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Kochi, India.

The CoE marks Wipro's commitment to developing innovative lloT solutions that span across the technology stack for its customers in the industrial manufacturing, automotive, healthcare and pharmaceutical, consumer products and goods, and utilities space. Leveraging artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotics, the lab will develop Proofs of Concept (POCs) and market-ready loT solutions in an iterative agile development model.

M. Sivasankar, IT Secretary, Government of Kerala
, who inaugurated the centre said, "Congratulations to Wipro on setting up an lloT lab in Kochi. Kerala has focused on technologies, which are critical to the Industry 4.0 concept and loT is an integral part of this proposition. The State has endeavoured to address skill-related issues in emerging technology areas including lloT by fostering a vibrant hardware-based start-up ecosystem and a skilling framework that connects technical institutions. With the rollout of the Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON), the ambitious fibre2home/enterprise/institution network in the next 18 months, local economy stakeholders will increasingly benefit from loT deployments. So, Wipro's decision to set up its third global lloT lab in Kerala is a timely one and I hope it grows into a major development centre in a short period of time."

Separately, Wipro hosted a two-day hackathon on Industrial loT from March 12 to March13 at its Kechi development centre, which saw active participation from leading engineering colleges in Kerala. Wipro will extend pre-placement offers to the winning participants in the final year of their engineering degree course while those in the penultimate year of their degree program will receive internship opportunities. The new hires will join Wipro's lloT research and development team in Kochi.

Jayraj Nair, Vice President & Global Head -loT, Wipro Limited said, "We are proud to launch our Industrial loT Centre of Excellence in Kerala, our third such centre after Mountain View, California and Bangalore. Over the years, Kerala has grown into a technology hub that offers access to a dynamic talent pool with an aptitude for new-age technologies. loT presents a huge opportunity for industries in a hyper-connected world and we are confident that our end-to-end services and offerings will help our clients leverage loT as part of their digital transformation goals."

About Wipro Limited:

Wipro Limited is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. It harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help its clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful.

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