Wipro to Advance Enterprise Gen AI Adoption with IBM watsonx

Wipro and IBM are expanding their partnership to launch a Gen AI platform, aiming to provide easy and secure AI adoption solutions for businesses

Wipro launches an enterprise platform that is ready for generative AI (Gen AI), utilising IBM watsonx, to advance businesses AI adoption.

Called the Wipro Enterprise AI-Ready Platform, the new service aims to enable clients to fully create enterprise-level AI that can be fully integrated and customised to best suit a business.

As part of IBM and Wipro expanding their partnership, the companies will also establish a centralised technology hub to offer joint support to their clients wishing to harness AI. The news comes shortly after it was revealed that IBM is the leading company in Gen AI developments, with Digital Science confirming that it holds the most patent applications.

Building joint solutions to advance business AI

The global business landscape is growing increasingly complex as AI adoption continues to rise - but with that comes challenges related to data governance and compliance, and cost.

With thai in mind, the Wipro Enterprise AI-Ready Platform is leveraging IBM watsonx AI to help its clients accelerate their AI adoption with a wide range of data services. Its capabilities range across tools, large language models (LLMs) and robust governance, laying the foundation for future AI industry solutions.

This platform is built from an expanded multi-year partnership between Wipro and IBM, especially after both companies formed a digital transformation alliance in 2020. Now in 2024, they aim to advance the implementation of robust, reliable and enterprise-ready AI solutions.

“This expanded partnership with IBM combines our deep contextual cloud, AI, and industry expertise with IBM’s leading AI innovation capabilities,” says Jo Debecker, Managing Partner & Global Head of Wipro FullStride Cloud

“The solutions we are creating as part of this partnership will help enterprises achieve new levels of flexibility when building their own enterprise-specific AI ecosystems. Our goal is to make AI consumption as efficient, agile, reliable, and sustainable as possible - ultimately, helping advance the adoption of enterprise-level AI.”

Also as part of the partnership, Wipro and IBM are jointly funding the IBM TechHub@Wiprosolution, which is designed to support joint client pursuits through a centralised group of subject matter experts, engineers, assets and processes. 

In addition, the IBM TechHub@Wipro will include a watsonx Centre of Excellence that will focus on fusing IBM watsonx capabilities across Wipro’s offerings.

Kate Woolley, General Manager at IBM Ecosystem, says: “We’re pleased to reach this new milestone in our 20-year partnership to support clients through the combination of Wipro’s and IBM’s joint expertise and technology, including watsonx. We’re also looking forward to supporting our joint clients with IBM TechHub@Wipro, which will comprise a network of Wipro and IBM subject matter experts operating in global centres of excellence, focused on AI, automation, IT modernisation and sustainability.”

Accelerating digital transformation

IBM found via their own research that 82% of businesses have already deployed Gen AI solutions, or intend to deploy it in the near future. Likewise, it found that 96% prioritise governance and ethics, with data security viewed as a key challenge for a company’s digital transformation.

Ahead of the proposed EU AI Act vote in April 2024, businesses are keen to continue growing their technology in a safe and responsible way.

In line with this, Wipro’s platform will provide its clients with Gen AI workloads to enhance automation and drive improvements in incident reduction and operational efficiency. The Platform will also support specialised industry use cases for essential services, including banking, healthcare, energy, and manufacturing - providing conversational AI for customer support, feedback analysis and design optimisation, therefore enhancing value.

Leveraging watsonx.governance will also help automate AI governance through the AI life cycle, helping businesses navigate the AI life cycle - including transparency, data protection and compliance. 

“Wipro’s Enterprise AI-Ready Platform will allow clients to easily integrate and standardise multiple data sources augmenting AI- and GenAI-enabled transformation across business functions,” says Nagendra Bandaru, Managing Partner and President at Wipro.

“The service will provide clients with the flexibility and freedom to choose how they want to develop and deploy their large language models, giving them the option to use IBM’s existing models, co-develop their custom applications, or create their own models based on the foundational models and tools available on the platform. 

“Clients will have the flexibility to run these models in their preferred cloud environment - whether that’s public, private, or hybrid.”

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