All major tech companies want to make the best use of prevailing IoT opportunities in the market. Accenture has kickstarted a new Internet of Things Centre of Excellence for resources in Singapore.
The centre is backed by Singapore Economic Development Board and will work as an innovation hub for its foundation client Rio Tinto. The prime objective of this centre will be to support all the companies actively working in agriculture, metals, forestry, mining, chemicals, oil and gas and utility sectors. In a recent statement, Accenture cited that this centre will aim at offering intelligent machines and connected devices powered with industrial Internet of Things.
According to Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO – Resources Operating Group, Accenture, resource industry navigates challenges and commodity price cycles around rising cost and talent shortage, digital technology can prove to be helping hand. The new IoT Centre of Excellence will help customer pursue long-term growth in a hassle-free way.
The centre plans to employ over 30 scientists, researchers and engineers with deep-rooted knowledge in various domains such as machine learning, IoT sensor telemetry, cognitive computing, IOT security and business integration and advanced machine-human visualisation. Accenture plans to collaborate with various knowledge centres, universities and research institutions through this centre and gain insights on IoT down the line.