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In April 2017, ABB and IBM announced a strategic collaboration which began with a focus on enhancing ABB’s products with IBM’s AI offerings and has now evolved to include other leading digital solutions.



Enhancing our digital offerings with IBM's market leading solutions, technology and customer expertise

IBM brings together deep customer and industry experience, leading solutions (asset management, building management) and enabling digital technologies (AI, blockchain, analytics) with industrial strength security. The integration of this into ABB’s digital offering, ABB Ability™, can help organizations innovate to succeed with their biggest challenges.

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  • «…This important collaboration with ABB will take Watson even deeper into industrial applications. The data generated from industrial companies' products, facilities and systems holds the promise of exponential advances in innovation, efficiency and safety. Only with Watson's broad cognitive capabilities and our platform's unique support for industries can this vast new resource be turned into value, with trust. We are eager to work in partnership with ABB on this new industrial era…»

    -Ginni Rometty
    IBM Chairman, President and CEO


Benefits of the IBM partnership

ABB’s deep industry expertise coupled with IBM’s business insights, advanced research and technology know-how gives customers a distinct advantage in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Core benefits

  • Industry experience

    ABB can leverage IBM’s years of experience working with thousands of customers across various industries

  • Technology expertise

    IBM’s expertise in AI, machine learning, blockchain and analytics brings ABB the know-how to innovate new solutions

  • State of the art solutions

    Jointly develop offerings customized to solve customer problems by using IBM’s market-leading products

Joint Development

Joint Development

Driving joint innovation for our customers

We offer our clients a proven innovation process leveraging IBM’s innovation hub methodology.

  • Envision phase with workshops

    Set digital innovation purpose & activate and identify opportunities

  • Prototyping sprints

    Design solutions & develop prototypes to verify their value and feasibility

  • Pilot sprints

    Verify the solution value and identify the right way to scale

  • Deploy operational model

    Pilot to rollout, GTM strategy, market entry phase



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