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Tech Mahindra and College of Engineering and Technology (CET) Bhubaneswar Sign MoU to Set Up a Center of Excellence (CoE) Based on Artificial Intelligence

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Bhubaneswar – November 4th, 2019: Tech Mahindra Ltd. a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Bhubaneswar to set up a Center of Excellence (CoE) within the college campus to train young graduates in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The MoU was signed in the presence of Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik.

The collaboration outlines the Government’s objective to upskill young students by familiarizing them with new-age technologies like AI and equipping them with the knowledge of applying these technologies in everyday life. The initiative is aimed at fostering a growth ecosystem that will positively impact the economy and lives of people in Odisha.

Sujit Baksi, President, Corporate Affairs & Business Head APAC, Tech Mahindra, said, "Our collaboration with the College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Odisha, we aim to co-create smart solutions for the future by leveraging next generation technologies like Artificial Intelligence. The state-of-the-art Center of Excellence (CoE) will help tap the immense potential of the students to address the evolving technology needs of local industries, besides significantly improving their skills and future employability. It will also help in fostering a culture of innovation to deliver superior experience to our customers globally."

As part of the MoU, the CoE will serve as a platform to incubate new solutions which will leverage cutting-edge AI technology through proof of concepts (PoC), to develop business use cases that are impacting manufacturing industries, public service organizations etc. The Centre of Excellence will provide high-end technology capabilities, data, expertise, thought leadership, and packaged programs to augment capabilities across academia, enterprises, government, industries and start-ups.

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Commissioner cum Secretary, Skill Development and Technical Education Department, Government of Odisha, said, "This unique collaboration between Tech Mahindra and CET will be a big step forward in building joint capabilities for the local industries and the state of Odisha, in the area of Artificial Intelligence. The CoE will be a catalyst in implementing new age technologies in various sectors and will help us design cutting edge solutions for the future."

As part of the TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is focused on leveraging next generation technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, 5G, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity to disrupt and enable digital transformation, and to build and deliver cutting-edge technology solutions and services to address real world problems to meet the customer’s evolving and dynamic needs.

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.9 billion company with 125,700+ professionals across 90 countries, helping 941 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is the highest ranked Non-U.S. company in the Forbes Global Digital 100 list (2018) and in the Forbes Fab 50 companies in Asia (2018).

We are part of the USD 21 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.

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