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IBM partners with Microsoft to launch experience zone in Bengaluru

Sumit Vishwakarma
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IBM Consulting and Microsoft today announced the opening of the IBM-Microsoft Experience Zone in Bengaluru, India—the first of its kind for the collaboration. 

The Experience Zone provides a dedicated space for clients to explore how generative AI, hybrid cloud and other Microsoft products and technologies can accelerate their business transformation journeys and help them gain a strategic advantage.

The hub of innovation

The newly opened space is designed to be a crucible of co-ideation and co-creation, allowing clients across diverse industries to work alongside IBM Consulting.


It aims to harness the potential of generative AI-powered solutions, utilizing tools like Azure OpenAI Service and Copilot. The zone features various technology stations focused on cloud modernization, data and analytics, AI, customer relationship management, and more, including sectors like government, retail, and energy.

A gateway to next-gen skills

The Experience Zone is a platform for learning and connecting. It offers clients a chance to elevate their workforce with next-generation skills and best-in-class case studies. Additionally, it facilitates networking with peers who are similarly embracing generative AI to stay competitive.

Leadership comments

“The Experience Zone represents the shared commitment of IBM Consulting and Microsoft to the co-investment, co-creation and co-delivery of joint solutions for our clients,” said Amit Sharma, Managing Partner – Global Delivery, IBM Consulting.

“It brings our ‘better together’ philosophy to life, serving as a hub to foster collaboration and creativity. We are excited to present our clients with the opportunity to leverage the joint capabilities of IBM Consulting and Microsoft under a single roof and help them unlock the full potential of AI and hybrid cloud across the enterprise.” 

“We are excited to launch the new Experience Zone in collaboration with IBM, bringing together IBM Consulting’s expertise and Microsoft Cloud technologies and services to deliver value for clients,” said Dinis Couto, General Manager of Global Partner Solutions for Microsoft.

“Partners like IBM are key to helping businesses deploy AI and hybrid cloud solutions at scale. This brings us closer to clients and underscores our progress as partners," Couto said.