Wipro to Offer Advanced Connected Car Services Using Agnik’s Big Data Analytics Products

Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, NJ - 20 February 2014

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, today announced it will collaborate with Agnik, a cloud-based vehicle performance Big Data analytics software company to offer advanced connected car information technology services and platforms for the automotive industry. The services will be powered by Agnik’s Big Data Analytics products, which analyze vehicle and driver performance information along with context data using a blend of onboard and cloud-based distributed analytics.

Wipro’s rich experience of customer engagements in the automotive sector has enabled it to offer advanced telematics services that offer a deep connect for vehicle owners and vehicle-related service providers with the vehicle. Wipro brings extensive expertise in automotive solutions (passenger and commercial) and off highway / heavy vehicles. Wipro offers end-to-end IT solutions in Connected Service Transformation covering remote telemetry, M2M based service transformation, warranty, dealer systems and analytics.

Advanced Big Data solutions for connected car environments help the automotive industry better understand vehicle performance, automotive business, and connect with customers at a deeper level to improve efficiency and brand-loyalty. Wipro will use Agnik’s analytics products in order to offer automotive companies a unique solution to enable proactive maintenance of vehicles, encourage safe driving, and present a highly personalized customer experience. Wipro will integrate, and support (IT and BPO) connected vehicle solutions for OEMs and automotive suppliers (ODM/Tier1s).

Agnik’s suite of analytics software products provide wide range of powerful yet easy-to-use cloud-based tools that transform data about vehicle performance and user experience into valuable insights, highly coveted by companies in the automotive industry for connecting with car owners at a deeper level. Agnik offers a unique approach to Big Data Analytics for connected car environments which include an industry-leading advanced data stream management, mining software for onboard analytics inside the vehicle and highly scalable cloud-based analytics by mashing telematics data with wide range of non-telematics data. Agnik’s products are designed to mine large scale vehicle and driver performance data in a distributed cloud-environment, providing varieties of use-cases including warranty management, detailed prognosis, failure modeling, geo-spatial analytics, actuarial analysis for insurance, advanced CRM services powered by computational advertisement algorithms among others.

“Wipro is excited to work with Agnik and bring an innovative connected car solution to the automotive industry and aftermarket businesses,” said Srinivas Rao, Vice President and Head of Service Transformation Group within Wipro’s Manufacturing & Hi-tech business unit. “Our deep investment and expertise in the machine-to-machine (M2M) space and particularly in connected car environments along with world-wide engagement with automotive companies will be further enhanced by this new cutting-edge solution from Agnik which is based on decade long research. We believe advanced personalized analytics will have a deep game-changing impact in the connected car applications for the automotive industry.”

“Agnik is pleased to support Wipro’s platform and services offerings in the automotive-related markets with our niche products,” said Dr. Hillol Kargupta, Co-Founder and President, Agnik. “Agnik offers a comprehensive set of telematics products powered by our patented, onboard data-stream mining technology and wide range of cloud-based analytics for consumer and commercial connected car environments.”

Wipro is a member of the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a body dedicated to developing cross-industry collaboration global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity.     

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