Smart cities have a strong and equal play of operational technology (OT) along with information technology (IT) to provide convergent solutions. Wipro and Schneider already have a partnership around IT, data centers, connectivity, intelligent building management systems and data center infrastructure management solutions. Both the companies are now collaborating to focus on key OT areas like energy optimization, analytics and citizen service improvement for smart cities.
Kiran Desai, vice president and head – global infrastructure services, Wipro Limited said, “With its strong IT background, industry domain and focus on Internet of Things, Wipro is uniquely positioned to create convergent solutions.”
Commenting on the partnership Anil Chaudhry, country president and managing director, Schneider Electric India said, "The energy world is becoming more connected, more distributed, more electric and more efficient. Our collaboration with Wipro will see new and innovative technologies coming into existence and making India's cities better places to live, work and play."