The Mahindra Group and Google Cloud today announced a new collaboration that will power the Group’s digital transformation strategy and fuel its next phase of business growth.
Mahindra Group’s Digital, Data and Cloud Center of Excellence, referred to as Mahindra Digital Engine (MDE), will use Google Cloud’s secure and reliable infrastructure and advanced data analytics technology to drive innovation across the Group’s multiple business units, including its core operations, its customer-facing channels, and its employee experience. The partnership will also embed an agile culture within MDE that will foster innovation, embrace change, and build capabilities by cultivating the right talent.
Commenting on the development, Mohit Kapoor, group chief technology officer, Mahindra Group, 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 maximise synergies across our business. By utilising 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.”
Mahindra is advancing its unified data cloud strategy with Google Cloud. First, the Group will migrate its business-critical applications, including SAP S/4HANA, from its on-premises data centers to Google Cloud under the RISE with SAP program, as well as its data warehouse and data lake. This will enable teams across the Group to gain a deeper understanding of customers’ demands and preferences than was available previously. Further, this shift will help in anticipating trends and consumer sentiments to accelerate product innovation and drive a personalized customer experience via new digital platforms; as well as simplify complex data management, lower the total cost of ownership, and improve security and governance.
Working with the cleanest cloud in the industry also advances Mahindra Group’s sustainability goals. The Group plans to fully migrate off its on-premises infrastructure over the next two to three years.
The Group will also tap the engineering prowess and the best practices of Google Cloud’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Dev SecOps practices, driving in-house talent to continue to scale their technical capabilities to meet the needs of its ever-expanding business.
Meanwhile, Bikram Bedi, managing director, 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.”