M. Sivasankar, IT Secretary Kerala inaugurating Wipro IIoT CoE in Kochi
Wipro opens Industrial IoT centre of excellence in Kochi

Kochi, March 14, 2019:  Global Indian information technology company Wipro, launched its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Centre of Excellence (CoE)  here , Kerala today, India. 
Leveraging artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotics, the lab will develop Proofs of Concept (POCs) and market-ready IoT solutions in an iterative agile development model.  
Says  Kerala IT Secretary M. Sivasankar: "Kerala has focused on technologies, which are critical to the Industry 4.0 concept and IoT is an integral part of this proposition. The State has endeavoured to address skill-related issues in emerging technology areas including IIoT 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 IoT deployments. Wipro’s decision to set up its third global IIoT lab in Kerala is a timely one and I hope it grows into a major development centre in a short period of time.”
 IIoT research and development team in Kochi.
Added Jayraj Nair, Wipro's  Vice President & Global Head - IoT: “We are proud to launch our Industrial IoT 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. IoT 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 IoT as part of their digital transformation goals.”