Tech Mahindra, Gao Feng Advisory Company join hands to set up Artificial Intelligence Lab in Shanghai

Via Tech Mahindra Press Releases

Dec 21, 2017

Lab to help local and global MNCs in China in their digital transformation journey leveraging futuristic technologies

Shanghai/Bangalore, December 21, 2017 : Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting & business re-engineering and Gao Feng Advisory Company join forces to set up a Joint Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab in Shanghai. Gao Feng Advisory Company is a global strategy and management consulting firm with strong roots in China.

The AI lab will work in the areas of futuristic digital technologies including AI Chatbot Services, Smart Process Automation, NLP ( Text Analytics), Image Recognition & Processing, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics. With this, both the firms aim to deliver unique and comprehensive set of services to their clients in the Greater China region starting from strategy to implementation and enabling clients in their Digital Transformation journey.

The collaboration aims to play a significant role in transforming local Chinese as well as multinational enterprises to move to the next levels of digitalization powered by AI. The lab aims to create unique IPs and Proof of Concepts (PoCs) to address not only industry specific business challenges but also create newer revenue streams for companies, specifically in Automotive, Healthcare, Hightech and Retail segments.

Focus areas of Tech Mahindra Gao Feng’s Joint AI Lab in China:

  • The AI lab will develop solutions to do Predictive Analytics, Data Modeling and leveraging established partner ecosystem for using Digital Twin technology to reduce variability in manufacturing, optimize cost and reduce development life cycles.
  • The lab will combine Augmented Reality, Virtual reality and Mixed Reality technologies to develop solutions for manufacturing industry and reduce maintenance cost, accelerate manufacturing automation and digital manufacturing initiatives.
  • It will leverage Tech Mahindra’s RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and IoT frameworks and ecosystem to develop AI Chatbot for customer applications and help them reduce labor cost and drive business transformation & excellence.

“China has become breeding ground for the adoption of new technologies and innovation in recent years. We are operating our engineering services business for more than 15 years in China with 500+ engagements and we feel that we can provide solutions to the complex problems of our customers,” said Karthikeyan Natarajan, Sr. Vice President and Global Head of Integrated Engineering Solutions, Tech Mahindra.

“Our AI Lab in Shanghai will enable customers to reduce their product development cost through Agile/Devops process methodologies and AI-based testing & automation frameworks while helping them achieve high efficiency in manufacturing processes and utilizing and monetizing data apart from creating data analytics center of excellence,” Natarajan added.

Dr. Edward Tse, Founder and CEO of Gao Feng , said: “The partnership with Tech Mahindra and setting up of AI lab allows Gao Feng to offer our clients a broad set of capabilities beyond those typically found among strategy consultancies, leveraging deep expertise in the area of Artificial intelligence, IoT and Predictive Analytics”.

About Gao Feng Advisory Company

Gao Feng Advisory Company is a pre-eminent strategy and management consulting firm with roots in China and global vision, capabilities, resources and network. We help our clients address and solve their toughest business and management issues -- issues that arise in midst of fast-changing, complicated and ambiguous operating environment. We put our clients’ interest first and foremost. We are objective and we view our client engagements as long-term relationships rather than one-off projects. We commit to helping our clients to not only “design” the solutions but assist in implementation, often hand-in-hand with the clients. We believe that every member of our team can contribute to problem solving for our clients, from the most senior to the most junior.

Our seniors are former senior consultants at leading management consulting firms and/or senior executives at large corporations. We believe clients would benefit the most from a combination of consultants with substantive experience in consulting coupled with line management professionals. Therefore, we organize ourselves into a core consultant team augmented by a broad team of “extended team members” with a large variety of skills and expertise to best serve the needs of our clients. In addition to our team in the Greater China offices of Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, we have a global network of collaboration partners with a wide range of experience, capabilities and resources.

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