Infosys to create an automotive innovation center in Germany
IT giant Infosys has announced the launch of a digital technology and automotive innovation center in Stuttgart, Germany.
The new center will house a combination of automotive and IT experts from across Germany in one space to enable the exchange of knowledge, skills and innovation.
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 and officially called Infosys Automotive and Mobility GmbH & Co. KG.
“The Stuttgart Digital Technology and Innovation Center will offer a wide range of benefits to both Infosys and the German automotive industry. By bringing together formidable skills and expertise from across Germany, this center will support Daimler in its journey of multi-cloud and AI-based hybrid digital transformation 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 addresses these behavioral changes, ”said Salil Parekh, CEO of Infosys.
As part of Infosys’ partnership with Daimler, German automotive IT infrastructure experts will move from Daimler AG to the new center for digital technology and innovation. 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 German automotive and manufacturing companies to accelerate and standardize the adoption of the technology. The company 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.
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The center will also highlight Infosys’ commitment to sustainability, leveraging resources such as a data center running on 100% renewable energy and no water consumption. Thanks to the 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 transparent customer experience.
“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 for our employees ”, said Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer, Daimler and Mercedes -Benz.
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 companies accelerate their transition to the cloud, alongside other major cloud providers.
Thanks to its cloud approach, the center will enable a workplace anytime, anywhere, ready to meet present and future needs. The center offers Infosys the opportunity to play a pivotal role in Daimler’s transformation and in turn offers other automakers the opportunity to leverage Infosys intellectual property and tools, as well as unlock valuable growth opportunities at a crucial time for the automotive sector and the growth of the German economy. .