Wipro and World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution announce partnership to accelerate connected future

Internet of Things (IoT) to be the focus of this new partnership

BANGALORE : Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced its partnership with the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a San Francisco-based hub dedicated to maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risks of emerging technologies.

As a founding partner in the Center’s IoT and Connected Devices project, Wipro will play an integral role in creating a framework for the ethics, values and regulations of IoT-related technology. In this role, Wipro will further assist organizations in their goal of successfully implementing IoT technologies and platforms across their global businesses.

The Center, which opened in March 2017, is part of the World Economic Forum and committed to co-designing and piloting innovative approaches to the policy and governance of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Center partners, including Salesforce, Microsoft, ABB and others, represent an exclusive and select group of global companies with a keen focus on how new age technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT are revolutionizing the way people live and work.

Jayraj Nair, Vice President and Global Head of IoT, Wipro Limited said, “As a founding partner of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we look forward to co-creating IoT solutions at the intersection of design, strategy and technology. This partnership enables us to bring WEF’s best-in-class resources, network, and solutions to our global clientele, while our presence in Silicon Valley provides WEF with an active and well-connected partner, dedicated to leveraging IoT technologies to create a safe, connected, and sustainable future.”

The partnership marks the next step in Wipro’s ongoing commitment to the broader IoT ecosystem, as evidenced most recently by the launch of its Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Mountain View. Wipro also recently released a report, titled “Vision 2030: A Connected Future,” which examines IoT’s role in driving a sustainable environment.

“The Center is an accelerator for impact,” said Murat Sonmez, Head, World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “We are moving quickly to ensure we can maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of emerging technology. We are excited to have Wipro’s expertise and scale to help tackle these opportunities.”

During World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, Switzerland, Jayraj spoke at the Wipro Pavilion about the company’s connected ecosystem of products and services, and how it is delivering human-shaped experiences. Jayraj’s session, where he speaks specifically about IoT security and how IoT is creating a sustainable future, can be accessed at wiprodigital.com.

About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

About World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Drawing on the World Economic Forum’s global convening power, community creation and insight generation, the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco aims to accelerate cross-sector cooperation for Fourth Industrial Revolution governance. The Center will develop, pilot and scale agile and human-centred governance tools that can be adopted by policy-makers, legislators and regulators worldwide to address challenges related to emerging technologies. Find out more at https://www.weforum.org/center-for-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/

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