Tech Data chose November’s Smart Factory Expo, part of Digital Manufacturing Week at Liverpool Exhibition Centre, to launch its Industry Solutions Ecosystem initiative for partners and developers targeting the manufacturing sector.
The programme follows a successful initiative for the healthcare and life sciences sectors that, with the support of IBM, has resulted in a number of new partnerships and solutions for the IBM PowerAI and Watson platforms.
Neil Cornish, Business Development Manager, Industry Solutions at Tech Data UK, said: “The concept is exactly the same, but this time we’re applying the principles to the manufacturing and industrial sector, with the aim of bringing together companies with complementary skills in specific technologies, such as IoT, AI and real-time analytics, and businesses that are already established and have access to the manufacturing sector.”
He added: “Manufacturers can benefit hugely from the intelligent and targeted use of emerging technologies to drive greater quality, efficiency and automation.”
Where required, Tech Data will provide expertise and professional services support to fill any gaps that partners and developers may have in their own capabilities.