TCS and Qualcomm launch lnnovation Hub for next-gen Al tech in Hyderabad

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Nov 2019

Representational image courtesy: Qualcomm

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions company has announced the launch of its first-of-its-kind Innovation Hub in Hyderabad, with support from American chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies, a leading wireless technology provider.

The partners say the new hub will be used to build domain-specific solutions that utilise the combinatorial power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet-of-Things (loT) and 5G technologies to help global enterprises across industries accelerate their digital transformation journey.

Designed to facilitate massive data flows with very low latency and ultra-high reliability, 5G and edge computing are expected to transform every industry in the coming years. The technology industry ecosystem anticipates a new wave of technology investments from progressive enterprises looking to harness the power of 5G, Al and other emerging technologies.

The new hub will utilise TCS' expertise in digital technologies, along with Qualcomm Technologies' depth in 5G, edge Al and edge devices to build solutions to entirely new use-cases.

The Hub will explore the possibilities opened up by 5G in different industries - such as healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, retail, utilities.  The solutions developed will help customers embrace new business models, offer differentiated products and value-added services, deliver sophisticated customer experiences, and generate new revenue streams.

V Rajanna, Global Head, Technology Business Unit, TCS said: "The convergence of 5G, Al and edge computing will open unprecedented opportunities for value creation in industrial automation, autonomous vehicles and other industries. The new Innovation Hub brings together TCS' and Qualcomm Technologies' world-class technology expertise to unlock the potential of transformational solutions in this emerging space to help global enterprises explore the art of the possible and accelerate their Business 4.0 journeys."

Rajen Vagadia, vice-president, Qualcomm India and president, Qualcomm lndia and SAARC, said: "Artificial Intelligence coupled with 5G has the power to transform the world, simplifying and enriching our daily lives. Qualcomm  Technologies has been working persistently to achieve this transition by creating the essential components that will help enable the development of these exciting new experiences. We are thrilled to extend our long relationship with TCS into a more strategic collaboration through the Innovation Hub and explore new and innovative use cases of 5G technologies and Al relevant to India and enterprises across the globe."