Infosys to establish digital technology and innovation center in Stuttgart for the automotive sector
– ‘Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH & Co. KG’ will achieve large-scale transformation with a focus on decarbonization
– As part of the strategic partnership between Infosys and Daimler, the center will support the German car manufacturer in its journey of transforming from data center to hybrid cloud
STUTTGART, Germany, July 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Infosys (NSE: INFY) (ESB: INFY) (NYSE: INFY), A global leader in next-generation digital consulting and services, today announced the launch of its Automotive Digital Technology and Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Germany, building on its strategic commitment to drive innovation and transformation of IT infrastructure in the industry.
The new center brings together automotive and IT experts from Germany into a space for sharing knowledge, skills and innovation. As part of Infosys’ partnership with Daimler, automotive IT infrastructure experts based in Germany will move from Daimler AG to the new Digital Technology and Innovation Center. Encouraging sustainable growth within the German automotive sector, it will provide its customers with tools to meet the country’s growing demand for electric vehicles.
Infosys aims to create a gold standard for germany automotive and manufacturing companies to accelerate and standardize technology adoption. It will provide training and innovation labs and focus on industry transformation, including the infrastructure required to design future and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and electrification. The center will also highlight Infosys’ commitment to championing sustainability, harnessing resources such as a data center that runs 100 percent renewable energy and does not consume water.
With this new center, Infosys will support the German automotive leader, Daimler AG, strengthen its IT and data center infrastructure, and develop a competitive advantage in line with its ambitions to standardize, consolidate, evolve and transform into Net Zero with a seamless customer experience.
Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sommer, former Director of the Digital Foundation at Daimler, has been appointed CEO of the Digital Technology and Innovation Center in Stuttgart, which is a separate legal entity formally known as Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH & Co. KG.
The center promotes a multi-cloud and carbon neutral approach to IT infrastructure transformation, leveraging Infosys Cobalt, a combination of Infosys services, solutions and platforms that helps businesses accelerate their journey to the cloud, alongside other leading cloud providers. Thanks to its cloud approach, the center will enable a workplace anytime, anywhere, ready to meet present and future needs. The center provides Infosys with the opportunity to play a pivotal role in transforming Daimler as an industry leader, and in turn offers other automakers the opportunity to leverage intellectual property and tools for development. ‘Infosys, as well as unlocking valuable growth opportunities during a crucial time for the automotive sector and the growing German economy.
“The Center for Digital Technologies and Innovation Stuttgart will offer a wide range of benefits to both Infosys and the German automotive industry. By bringing together formidable skills and expertise through Germany, this center will support Daimler in its multi-cloud and AI-based hybrid digital transformation journey towards scalability. It will also provide a cloud architecture model that other German manufacturers can emulate as they go through a period of resilient IT transformation. Amid the growing demand for electric cars, we are committed to supporting the German auto industry as it tackles these behavioral changes, ”said Salil Parek, CEO, Infosys.
“As software becomes modular and the IT infrastructure continues to evolve, Daimler will take three simultaneous steps to transform its IT landscape: consolidation, scale-up and modernization. By creating Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH in Germany, Infosys is committed to growing with us in the automotive industry and providing exciting career opportunities to our employees. The center will also set new standards for cloud and infrastructure services in the automotive industry. We are delighted that through this partnership, Daimler strengthens its overall strategy of technology investment and partnership ”, stated Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz.
“We are delighted to announce the creation of the Center for Digital Technology and Innovation, an exemplary facility providing a test bed for innovation and, above all, a platform for cross-sector expertise and skills transfer. To respond to new emerging mobility trends, automotive brands must be able to evolve and bring innovation to market quickly. Using cutting-edge technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence, automation and electrification, the Innovation Center will be a catalyst to accelerate the development and availability of pioneering technologies in the market, as well as in simplifying and standardizing hybrid cloud stacks across the industry, ”said Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sommer, Managing Director, Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH & Co. KG.
Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in over 50 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With four decades of experience managing the systems and operations of global businesses, we expertly support our clients throughout their digital journey. We do this by giving the business an AI-powered heart that helps prioritize change execution. We’re also empowering the business to use agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer satisfaction. Our lifelong learning program promotes their continuous improvement by developing and transferring digital skills, expertise and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.
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