IBM opens another automation innovation centre in Pune

28th January 2020
IBM opens another automation innovation centre in Pune
IBM's Pune-based Global Businesses Centre which will house the new AIC

Pune January 28 2020: IBM  has opened an Automation Innovation Centre (AIC)  at its Pune facility.
The AIC is a state-of-the-art facility themed around Intelligent Automation and Future of Work, with experiential demonstration centres showcasing IBM’s flagship Automation Platform, Digital Worker suite of solutions, Automation Operations Command Centre for monitoring and managing bots, and co-creation zone for quick Design Thinking with visiting clients, all hosted in an agile workplace.
The AIC also showcases industry vertical solutions for Banking, Insurance, Retail, CPG, Telco, Healthcare etc and the intersection of automation solutions on enterprise applications such as Salesforce, SAP and Workday which are a significant part of IBM’s services business. The centre will allow clients to experience IBM Cloud Pak for Automation, available on Red Hat OpenShift that helps design, build and run automation applications and services on any cloud, using pre-integrated automation technologies and low-code tools.
The first AIC in India was announced in Bangalore in 2017. The two AICs demonstrate IBM’s continuing commitment to investments in India and in the transformative area of Automation. Clients will now have access to IBM’s market-leading solutions and deep expertise in automation, from scalable RPA delivery to AI/ML based industry solutions running on hybrid cloud infrastructure. IBM’s Automation Advisors with in-depth expertise in automation, artificial intelligence and cloud will help clients define the roadmap to navigate their journey towards enterprise automation at scale. In addition, clients can also leverage IBM’s ecosystem partnership with market leading RPA vendors like Blue Prism, UiPath, Automation Anywhere and Softomotive to get priority access to the latest solutions and derive maximum return on investment.
Says Amitava Sharma, Vice-President - Automation, IBM Global Business Services India: “Together with the AIC in Bangalore, the Pune Centre will address automation mandates for IBM’s clients with special focus on global captive centre clients in and around Pune. At IBM, we are deeply committed to helping our clients transform into leading cognitive enterprises of the world. This strategic investment will play the critical role of a catalyst to help our clients define and develop optimized intelligent workflows that will seamlessly run on hybrid multi-cloud environments.”