BENGALURU: IBM has announced key clients and partnerships that are fueling Internet of Things (IoT) innovation in India.
This news kicks off IBM’s Genius of Things Summit in Mumbai where more than 200 customers, partners and industry leaders today will discuss new ways of doing business and showcase innovative new real-life customer stories that demonstrate how IoT can disrupt the market.
“In today’s hyper connected era, business must be able to make sense of the massive amounts of data being generated to create a safer world, improve consumer experiences and deliver excellence in service. The key to this is Cognitive IoT,” said Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, IBM India/South Asia. “With an unparalleled, growing global ecosystem of over 6,000 clients, 1,400 partners and 750 IoT patents, IBM is uniquely positioned to lead the IoT revolution across industries and help companies in India plug into critical new revenue streams.”
IBM’s new clients include Kone, KPIT, Avanijal Agri Automation, Acculi Labs, InsureTech platform, Arrow Electronics and Tech Mahindra.
Through a multiyear agreement with IBM, KONE will tap into the IBM IoT Cloud Platform to connect, remotely monitor and optimize the management of millions of elevators, escalators, doors and turnstiles in buildings and cities worldwide.
KPIT is a global technology company specializing in product engineering and IT solutions to automotive, transportation, manufacturing and energy and utilities industries. Using IBM’s IoT Continuous Engineering, KPIT can more efficiently deliver high-quality designs and developing smart, connected products while helping system engineers and software developers meet key requirements, establish traceability and quickly respond to last minute changes—all while controlling development costs and meeting compliance needs.
Avanijal Agri Automation provides innovative technology solutions that meet the challenges farmer’s face today. The company’s Irrigation Automation System solution provides farmers with precision irrigation and fertigation capabilities that deliver better yield and saving on key resources such water, electricity, labour and fertilizers. Avanijal is leveraging IBM’s IoT platform on IBM Cloud to collect and log irrigation data from various sensors on the field for agronomical analysis which helps further enhance the yield on a continuous basis.
Acculi Labs has devised a scalable rural healthcare solution called Lyfas that allows for the early detection of disease, efficient transport to a hospital in emergency and ongoing monitoring after treatment. Acculi Labs is leveraging IBM’s IoT platform on IBM Cloud which helps them build and scale Lyfas. Lyfas captures a biosignal that is then diagnosed with cloud based AI, which is hosted on IBM Cloud. The solution also leverages IBM Watson IoT gateway and Apache spark streaming analytics. The IBM Watson IoT also helps Acculi Labs smooth the flow of data from the edge device to cloud for further analysis and prognostics.
Arrow Electronics has integrated IBM’s IoT platform and IBM Cloud services into its ideation-to-production capabilities and services. As a result, Arrow is giving customers and prospects across Asia Pacific, including India, access to an expanded spectrum of ecosystem offerings that can help them realize the full potential of IoT innovations. Arrow will offer customers in India the IBM IoT platform via IBM Cloud as well as access to more than 160 industry-leading cloud services such as artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, advanced data analytics and cyber security.
Tech Mahindra will harness IBM IOT technology for designing experiences through orchestration of systems, sensors, devices, platforms, external data, back-end systems, analytics engine and much more. The company is also co-creating solutions with IBM Watson for Industry 4.0, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Automotive, Financial Services and Agriculture. Tech Mahindra is also one of the key partners for IBM Watson Munich Center. In this center IBM will provide access to a number of Watson-based services to Tech Mahindra for precision farming and help build new algorithms specific to an Indian context. Experts from IBM and Tech Mahindra will work together to develop new voice interfaces and cognitive solutions for Mahindra & Mahindra vehicles and others.