Wipro opens Industrial IoT centre of excellence in Kochi

14th March 2019
Wipro opens Industrial IoT centre of excellence in Kochi
M. Sivasankar, IT Secretary Kerala inaugurating Wipro IIoT CoE 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.”