IBM opens its first Internet of Things service in Košice

The new centre will be part of IBM’s client innovation centre.

The St Elizabeth‘s Cathedral in Košice.The St Elizabeth‘s Cathedral in Košice. (Source: Korzár)

IBM Slovakia, one of the top players in the Slovak IT market, launched its new IoT (Internet of Things) in Košice on March 3. The focused workspace in central and eastern Europe will be dedicated to the development and implementation of innovative solutions using cognitive technologies.

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“I am glad that we have been able to create the right conditions for opening this state-of-the-art, innovative IBM workspace in Slovakia,” said Branislav Šebo, General Manager of IBM Czech Republic and Slovakia as cited in the company’s report. He added that cognitive solutions, based on the Watson IoT platform, offer a huge opportunity to help enhance business efficiency, lower costs and increase competitiveness across a variety of industries and services.

The IoT service will be involved in the development of client solutions designed to help businesses deliver on the potential of the Internet of Things. It will work closely with IBM’s new global HQ for Watson IoT in Munich and will help draw insight from large volumes of data generated by billions of sensors and connected devices in buildings, factories, airports, cars, home appliances and transportation systems.

The team of specialists in the IoT practice will include experienced professionals who have been involved in the development of unique solutions for leading businesses and multinational companies.

The IoT in Košice will be part of the IBM Client Innovation Centre, Slovakia, which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

“The IBM Client Innovation Centre Slovakia is one of the largest IBM innovation centres in Europe,” said Daniel Štrasser, the head of the centre.

The centre provides IT services to clients from the whole of Europe and cooperates on projects with IBM experts around the world. It was established almost 10 years ago when it was launched as a Regional Competency Centre, mainly providing the delivery of partial IT solutions for clients in the region. Based on its successful results, it became part of the Global Delivery Team, working on more complex and diversified projects from all over the world.

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