Tech Mahindra, IBM put up think hub in Singapore to push digital

Tech Mahindra has opened a Synergy Lounge at its campus in Singapore, in collaboration with IBM, to accelerate digital adoption for enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region. 

This centre of excellence (COE) will assist enterprises in operationalising and deriving value from next-gen technologies, including artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, hybrid cloud, 5G, edge computing, cybersecurity, among others. 

The best practices will be shared with Tech Mahindra’s existing Synergy Lounge in Bengaluru and other COEs to co-innovate and co-develop unique enterprise offerings and solutions. 

Built on the Hex-I concept, consisting of six stages — ignite, inspire, ideate, innovate, infuse, and implement — the Lounge will feature different experience zones focusing on various technologies that will help enterprises solve complex business problems, improve customer experiences, reduce operational costs, and enhance workforce efficiency. 

Kunal Purohit, chief digital services officer of Tech Mahindra, said they believe in infusing AI and generative AI into every aspect of businesses and democratising it responsibly. 

“In our continuous endeavour to help customers embrace a digital-first future, the Synergy Lounge will function as a co-innovation and co-development center specifically focusing on AI, [generative AI] and next-gen technologies,” he said.

The Lounge will be open to enterprises worldwide to explore joint solutions, test prototypes and proof of value designed to drive innovation in various industries, such as communication, media and entertainment, automotive, manufacturing, transportation, banking and financial services, energy and utilities, and healthcare, among others. 

“Building on the success of the Synergy Lounge in Bengaluru and driven by our common vision to bring advanced technology like watsonx AI and data platform to solve complex business challenges, the opening of the new Synergy Lounge in Singapore will continue to help companies improve productivity and competitiveness while bringing together the right talent, technology, and best practices for clients in Asia Pacific,” said Chetan Krishnamurthy, IBM VP for ecosystem and digital sales in APAC. 

In addition, a dedicated team will work out of the Synergy Lounge to maximise synergies between Tech Mahindra and IBM and develop unique solutions based on both organisations’ strengths to drive technological innovation in APAC. 

The Lounge aligns with Tech Mahindra’s continuous endeavour to transform enterprises with advanced next-generation led offerings and solutions.