IBM has teamed up with Kone, KPIT, Avanijal, Acculi, Tech Mahindra and Arrow to drive Internet of Things (IoT) innovation in India.
“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,” added Bajwa.
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.
Using IBM’s IoT Continuous Engineering, KPIT is more efficiently delivering 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 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 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 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 is 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.