Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched a Customer Experience Centre (CEC) in Bengaluru to offer Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to customers and partners from across industries. The facility was inaugurated by Dr E.V. Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of IT & BT, Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka. Prashant Kumar Mishra, Director, Department of IT&BT and Managing Director (MD), KITS, Government of Karnataka and Som Satsangi, MD – India, HPE were also present during the occasion.
The CEC is built over an area of 20,000 square feet and HPE has invested USD 5 million. The CEC is aimed to utilise IoT for developing sophisticated solutions across agriculture, automotive, healthcare, intelligent manufacturing, security, smart cities, smart grid and smart transportation.
According to HPE, the CEC will demonstrate proof of concepts using IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) technologies. Collectively, these capabilities can be leveraged by private and public organisations to augment the growth of local economies.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Reddy said, “The CEC is an impressive facility and the government is keen to leverage innovative solutions based on emerging technologies in developing smart cities and smart infrastructure.”
Resonating the thought, Satsangi stated, “IoT is already enabling a wide range of critical services across areas including healthcare, smart cities, and transportation. We are happy to launch this CEC in Bengaluru to showcase our experience, best practices, and technology innovation in IoT. This facility will help our customers and partners harness the benefits of edge computing, which is increasingly moving computational tasks to where the data is being generated.”
Elaborating further, Sanjay Mujoo, VP, HPE Pointnext Services further elaborated, “India has emerged as one of the leaders in developing and implementing innovative solutions related to emerging technologies in smart cites, smart agriculture and smart manufacturing. Through the CEC’s collaborative environment we will work closely with our customers and partners to develop, test, and assist them in the deployment of advanced IoT solutions.”
The CEC has over 3,000 engineers delivering technical services to customers in over 55 countries in areas such as Big Data, AI, IoT, intelligent edge, and software defined infrastructure.
Last year, HPE launched a Centre of Excellence in Andhra Pradesh to skill students in IoT-based agriculture. The facility is designed to provide students with access to advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of technology innovation in the agricultural sector to achieve higher food production from finite land resources.