Daimler and Infosys on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to develop a persona-driven, cognitive, anytime, anywhere AI-powered workplace & service-desk.
After regulatory approvals, Daimler will transform its IT operating model and infrastructure landscape across workplace services, service desk, data center, networks and SAP Basis together with Infosys.
The collaboration will empower the carmaker to strengthen its IT capabilities, and Infosys, its automotive expertise.
“Software becomes modular and IT infrastructure becomes big. Daimler will take three steps at once to transform its IT infrastructure: consolidation, scaling and modernization. We need to think infrastructure beyond the size of our company. With Infosys we found a partner to scale, to innovate and to speed up,” said Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz.
“Moreover, this is a strategic partnership for Daimler’s IT capabilities and Infosys’ automotive expertise. Infosys wants to grow with us in the automotive industry, which gives career opportunities for our employees. With this partnership, Daimler also strengthens its overall technology investment and partnership strategy.”
Daimler will work towards a model that ensures a robust IT infrastructure across its plants and regions and supports consolidation of its data centres, scaling its IT operations, and bringing innovations to the fore.
“We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to support Daimler AG’s automotive vision. As we embark on this journey, we will bring together capabilities, ecosystems and a hybrid cloud infrastructure that will shape new experiences for Daimler AG and the industry at large,” said Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Infosys.
“Infosys has deep expertise in helping our clients across the globe navigate their digital journeys, and as part of this strategic partnership, we look forward to setting a new standard for the automotive industry.”