Partnership aims to improve the entire lifecycle of building construction and operations
Global consulting firm Infosys is collaborating with Microsoft to deliver smart buildings and spaces (SB&S) solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction, facilities management and real estate development markets. Leveraging technologies including Microsoft Azure services, the solutions aim to improve the entire lifecycle of building construction and operations, as well as the user experiences of those that manage and work in buildings.
Microsoft Azure services will combine with sensor-enabled devices and Infosys’ global network of innovation hubs, experience design and expertise in building connected ecosystems to develop SB&S solutions that will improve energy efficiencies, optimise space utilisation, enable higher people productivity and deliver differentiated user experiences. Built on Azure, IoT and intelligent cloud and edge technologies, the solutions will include building system monitoring, analysis and predictive maintenance, building occupancy and space utilisation analytics, as well as enhanced owner, operator, and tenant experiences.
“We are energised by this new collaboration with Infosys,” said Rimes Mortimer, general manager of Applied Innovation at Microsoft. “It combines the incredible work we have done on energy smart buildings, space optimisation and planning and workplace analytics with the strength and reach of Infosys’ expertise in solution design and systems integration to unlock new accelerated business value for our joint customers. Physical spaces and cities are critical to almost every company’s operations and our digital innovation will accelerate the transformation of these spaces with end-to-end solutions, new operating models, all powered by high-quality delivery, speed and scale that Infosys is known for.”
As part of this announcement, Infosys and Microsoft will open an innovation lab in Redmond that will focus on developing and co-creating new solutions for SB&S that cross industries. This lab will be an extension of the Infosys Smart Workplace Hub in Indianapolis and will focus on each company’s cross-industry experiences in emerging technologies to incubate ideas, co-create physical assets and prototypes, establish frameworks and guidelines for the domain, and the development of a partner ecosystem for SB&S solutions.
Corey Glickman, vice president and head of Strategic Design Consulting at Infosys, said: “Physical spaces and buildings are the latest in adopting digital transformation. We are excited to have Microsoft as a partner in creating market leading solutions in real-estate management and services built on Microsoft technologies. Together, we will accelerate sustainable solutions that release immediate operational efficiencies for our customers, innovate on the edge to fuse mature and emerging technologies to incubate space changing offerings that we can then begin to deploy at scale.”