Mahindra Group partners Google Cloud for digital transformation strategy

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 03 Mar 2022


Mahindra Group (Mahindra) and Google Cloud have announced a new collaboration for its digital transformation strategy.

Mahindra Group’s Digital, Data and Cloud Center of Excellence, referred to as Mahindra Digital Engine (MDE), will use Google Cloud’s infrastructure and advanced data analytics technology to drive innovation across its multiple business units, including its core operations, customer-facing channels, and employee experience. The partnership aims to embed an agile culture within MDE that will foster innovation, embrace change, and build capabilities by cultivating the right talent. 

Mohit Kapoor, Group CTO, Mahindra said, “A digital mindset is front and centre in every aspect of the Mahindra Group. We are building for the future with advanced cloud-based technologies and data-driven strategies to speed decision making and maximise synergies across our business. By utilising Google Cloud’s best-in-class infrastructure and data capabilities, we can innovate faster for competitive differentiation, advance our enterprise sustainability goals, and strengthen our talent pool by attracting the best tech talent in the industry.” 

Mahindra says it is advancing its unified data cloud strategy with Google Cloud. First, the Group will migrate its business-critical applications, including SAP S/4HANA, from its on-premises data centres to Google Cloud under the RISE with SAP program, as well as its data warehouse and data lake. This will enable teams across the Group to gain a deeper understanding of customers’ demands and preferences than was available previously. The shift will help in anticipating trends and consumer sentiments to accelerate product innovation and drive a personalised customer experience via new digital platforms; as well as simplify complex data management, lower the total cost of ownership, and improve security and governance.

Working with Google Cloud will also help advance Mahindra Group’s sustainability goals, wherein it aims to fully migrate off its on-premises infrastructure over the next 2-3 years.

The Group will also tap the engineering prowess and the best practices of Google Cloud’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Dev SecOps practices, driving in-house talent to continue to scale their technical capabilities to meet the needs of its ever-expanding business.

Bikram Bedi, MD, Google Cloud India, said, “As Mahindra Group’s trusted innovation partner, we are leveraging our expertise to help the Group bring its enterprise and consumer ecosystems closer together. Our multi-faceted, multi-year collaboration with Mahindra is a great example of the value we bring to customers and our unique ability to help them accelerate their digital transformation strategies, drive sustained business impact, and unlock long-term competitive advantage.”