HCLTech to Train 10,000 Employees on IBM Watson Platform

Global technology company HCLTech has announced a new collaboration with IBM to establish a Generative AI Center of Excellence (GenAI CoE) based on the IBM watsonx™ AI and data platform.
The center, which will be available through HCLTech’s AI and Cloud Native Labs in Noida, London and New Jersey and Santa Clara in the US, will help enterprises replace legacy applications, develop IT service management (ITSM) use cases, and improve skill development on the IBM watsonx platform.

“This expansion of our work with IBM will facilitate rapid exploration of AI’s potential as we create highly differentiated HCLTech offerings using the latest IBM technology. We plan to embed watsonx in HCLTech AI Force with GenAI-powered solutions to support code modernization. Additionally, we plan to help our clients accelerate GenAI adoption through AI facilitated by watsonx while enhancing digital skills for enterprise productivity through the implementation of watsonx Orchestrate,” said Alan Flower, EVP, Global Head, AI & Cloud Native Labs, HCLTech.

HCLTech is also partnering with IBM to train 10,000 of its engineers and architects in IBM's advanced AI technologies, especially watsonx. Their CloudSMART for IBM portfolio supports businesses in maintaining continuous innovation by integrating advanced technologies with current business and technology insights.

“Driving adoption of responsible generative AI solutions is an important component of our collaboration with service partners like HCLTech. Through this Center of Excellence, we plan to empower our joint clients to rapidly explore, experiment and engineer generative AI solutions with watsonx that are designed to meet their current business challenges,” said Stephen Smith, General Manager, Service Partners, IBM Ecosystem.

Through the Center of Excellence, clients will be able to access education and training resources covering diverse AI technologies, including watsonx.ai, watsonx.data, watsonx.governance, watsonx Code Assistants, watsonx Orchestrate and watsonx Assistant to help skill their staff and provide a platform for building use cases.