Telefónica Tech and IBM Sign a New Pact

Telefónica Tech and IBM Sign a New Collaboration Agreement
Left to right: Adolfo Hernández Pulido (IBM) and Elena Gil Lizasoain (Telefónica Tech)

Telefónica Tech and IBM signed a new Pact to drive the development of AI, analytics and data management solutions for enterprises. 

Telefónica Tech and IBM announced a new collaboration agreement to drive the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI), analytics and data governance solutions and respond to the constant and dynamically evolving needs of enterprises. 

The agreement establishes a framework of collaboration between the two companies to help their customers deal with the complexity of managing new technologies in a heterogeneous and changing environment and to extract the full value of these technologies in their business processes.

Elena Gil Lizasoain, Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Data business unit at Telefónica Tech, said, “This new collaboration with IBM will help drive the many benefits of Artificial Intelligence, traditional and generative, and proper data management in the business world. By combining the knowledge of both teams, we will continue to advance in the construction of use cases aimed at creating more efficient and sustainable businesses.”

Adolfo Hernández Pulido Technology Managing Director for Telefónica at IBM said, “This collaboration is another step in our long history of working with Telefónica Tech. Together, we are accelerating the digital transformation of the Spanish business community, enabling the development of innovative technology solutions that will help companies adapt to the AI era. Analytics, data governance and the correct deployment of AI are key elements for today’s business success, and we both share the commitment to help businesses achieve it.”

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Through this new collaboration, the companies will work together on the development and deployment of an open, hybrid and multi-cloud platform, specialising in data management and AI to facilitate and accelerate business initiatives for customers, a use case office, demonstrations and development of MVPs; and the implementation of resources, training and certifications. Last year IBM launched the watsonx AI and Data platform, which will be at the heart of the collaboration agreement.

The collaboration is already providing generative AI solutions to its customers that include code generation for IT applications, automation of processes and incidents, cognitive assistants in industrial operations, advice and customer service, analytics, processing and management of audiovisual content and text documents.

IBM and Telefónica Tech have a strong history of collaboration that includes hybrid cloud-based solutions, such as TROS, Telefónica Tech’s multi-cloud service based on RedHat OpenShift; integrated AI for the creation of virtual assistants to improve customer service; and optimised supply chain management to increase the traceability of business assets with blockchain. 

This joint effort is the next step in the fruitful relationship in which both companies continue to drive innovation and digital business transformation through the implementation of cutting-edge technologies.