Mahindra Group ties up with Google Cloud to drive digital transformation

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Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group has entered into a new collaboration with Google Cloud for powering its digital transformation strategy and driving its next phase of business growth.

The Digital, Data and Cloud Center of Excellence of Mahindra Group, which is referred to as Mahindra Digital Engine (MDE), will leverage the advanced data analytics technology and secure and reliable infrastructure of Google Cloud for driving innovation across its various business units, including its key operations, its customer-facing channels, as well as its employee experience.

Besides, the partnership will incorporate an agile culture within Mahindra Digital Engine for promoting innovation, adapting change, and developing capabilities by growing the right talent.

Mohit Kapoor — The Mahindra Group Chief Technology Officer said: “A digital mindset is front and center in every aspect of the Mahindra Group. We are building for the future with advanced cloud-based technologies and data-driven strategies to speed decision making and maximize synergies across our business.

“By utilizing Google Cloud’s best-in-class infrastructure and data capabilities, we can innovate faster for competitive differentiation, advance our enterprise sustainability goals, and strengthen our talent pool by attracting the best tech talent in the industry.”

According to Google Cloud, it is helping the Indian conglomerate in advancing its unified data cloud strategy.

Firstly, Mahindra Group will move its business-critical applications such as SAP S/4HANA and others from its on-premises data centers to Google Cloud under the RISE with SAP program, and its data warehouse and data lake as well. This will help teams across the Indian group to get a broader understanding of the demands and preferences of customers.

Furthermore, the migration will aid in predicting trends and consumer sentiments to expedite product innovation and fuel a tailored customer experience through new digital platforms, and streamline complex data management, reduce the total cost of ownership, and enhance security and governance.

The Mahindra Group intends to completely shift its on-premises infrastructure in the next two to three years. Besides, the Indian conglomerate will leverage the engineering capabilities and the best practices of Google Cloud’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Dev SecOps practices, bringing in in-house talent for continuing to scale their technical capabilities to cope with the requirements of its expanding business.

Bikram Bedi — Managing Director of Google Cloud India said: “As Mahindra Group’s trusted innovation partner, we are leveraging our expertise to help the Group bring its enterprise and consumer ecosystems closer together.

“Our multi-faceted, multi-year collaboration with Mahindra is a great example of the value we bring to customers and our unique ability to help them accelerate their digital transformation strategies, drive sustained business impact, and unlock long-term competitive advantage.”

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