Infosys, a global provider of next-generation digital services and consulting, announced the launch of its automotive digital technology and innovation Centre in Stuttgart, Germany, building on its strategic commitment to drive innovation and IT infrastructure transformation in the sector.
The new centre brings together automotive and IT experts from across Germany into a space for shared knowledge, skills and innovation. As a part of Infosys’ partnership with Daimler, automotive IT infrastructure experts based in Germany will transition from Daimler AG to the new Digital Technology and Innovation Centre. 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’s automotive and manufacturing companies to accelerate and standardise 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 centre will also spotlight Infosys’ commitment to championing sustainability, leveraging resources such as a data centre operating on 100% renewable energy and zero water consumption.
Through the new centre Infosys will support German automotive company, Daimler AG, strengthen its IT & data centre infrastructure, and drive competitive edge in line with its ambitions to standardise, consolidate, scale and transform to Net Zero with seamless customer experience.
Dr.-Ing. Jorg Sommer, formerly director of digital foundation at Daimler has been designated as the CEO of the digital technology and innovation centre in Stuttgart, which is a separate legal entity and officially called Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH & Co. KG.
The centre promotes a multi-cloud and carbon neutral approach to IT infrastructure transformation, leveraging Infosys Cobalt, a combination of Infosys services, solutions and platforms that supports enterprises in accelerating their cloud journey, alongside other cloud providers.
Through its cloud approach the centre will enable an anytime, anywhere workplace primed to address present and future needs. The centre offers Infosys the opportunity to play an instrumental role in the transformation of Daimler, and in turn provides other automotive manufacturers the opportunity to leverage Infosys IP and tools as well as unlock valuable growth opportunities during a crucial time for the automotive sector and growing German economy.
“The Digital Technology and Innovation Centre in Stuttgart will provide a wide range of benefits for both Infosys and the German automotive sector. By bringing together the formidable skills and expertise across Germany, this centre will support Daimler in its hybrid multi-cloud and AI-driven digital transformation journey to scalability.
It will also provide a cloud architecture blueprint for other German manufacturers to emulate as they move through a period of resilient IT transformation. Amidst the rising demand for electric cars, we’re committed to supporting the German automotive industry as it addresses these changes in behavior,” says, Salil Parekh, chief executive officer, Infosys.
“As software becomes modular and IT infrastructure continues to scale, Daimler will take three simultaneous steps to transform its IT landscape: consolidation, scaling and modernisation. Through establishing the Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH in Germany, Infosys is committed to grow with us in the automotive industry and provide exciting career opportunities for our employees.
The centre will also set new standards for cloud and infrastructure services in the automotive industry. We’re delighted that through this partnership, Daimler will strengthen its overall technology investment and partnership strategy,” says, Jan Brecht, chief information officer, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz.
“We’re thrilled to announce the establishment of the Digital Technology and Innovation Centre, an exemplary facility providing a testbed for innovation, and critically, a platform for cross-industry expertise and skills transfer. To deliver on new and emerging mobility trends, automotive brands need to be able to scale and deliver innovation to market at speed.
Through cutting-edge technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence, automation, and electrification, the Innovation Centre will be a catalyst for accelerating the development and availability of technology in the market, as well as simplifying and standardising hybrid cloud stacks across the industry,” says, Dr.-Ing. Jorg Sommer, chief executive officer, Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH & Co. KG.