NTT DATA and Cogniac bring AI to manufacturing



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MILAN, Italy and SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NTT DATA Italia, the Italian division of the global leader in IT services, today announced its strategic partnership with Cogniac Corporation (“Cogniac”), the leader in computer vision software. The partnership will implement Cogniac’s proprietary visual data processing platform to support NTT DATA’s manufacturing operations and critically enhance its smart factory capabilities in Italy.

Italy is the second largest manufacturing country in Europe and at the forefront of industrial sectors such as machine tools, fashion, food, automotive and pharmaceuticals. The industry is moving rapidly towards Smart Industry 4.0, as companies advance their manufacturing and product distribution processes with integrated technologies that enable them to leverage business and technical intelligence and analysis. NTT DATA is at the center of the revolution, the new partnership defines a perfect synergy, which combines the visionary innovation of Cogniac’s low-code/no-code technology and the wide reach of NTT DATA’s services and network for development advanced vision inspection applications across manufacturing.

“NTT DATA has extensive digital capabilities in manufacturing, which is a fundamental integration point for successfully deploying computer vision applications. The joint value of NTT DATA and Cogniac can significantly improve and automate the quality control process for NTT DATA customers,” said Chuck Myers, CEO of Cogniac. “We are confident that it will drive efficiency, value and ultimately bring NTT DATA Italia to its Smart Industry 4.0 goal.”

Cogniac’s artificial intelligence technology can identify any detail along the production line that can be captured by a camera. Using Cogniac’s intuitive interface, a business process expert can create computer vision applications to improve and automate quality control processes and manual operations. Simple and intuitive, the platform marks a further step towards the digitization of the industrial sector and can be applied to various divisions, in any industry.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Cogniac to bring AI innovation to the manufacturing sector – commented Gennaro Masullo, Head of Manufacturing at NTT DATA Italia – At NTT DATA, we value dialogue with innovative technology partners: we have always considered them as companies capable of bringing great added value to the market, and that is why we have decided to put our distribution network at the service of a reality like Cogniac, so that it can express all its undeniable potential. .

About NTT DATANTT DATA Italia is part of the Japanese multinational NTT DATA, one of the world’s leading players in the field of IT consulting and services. Digital, consulting, cybersecurity and systems integration are just a few of the main business areas. Our mission is to create value for our customers through innovation. NTT DATA has a global presence in over 50 countries, more than 139,000 professionals and an international network of research and development centers in Tokyo, Palo Alto and Cosenza. NTT DATA is present in Italy with more than 5000 employees in Milan, Rome, Turin, Genoa, Treviso, Pisa, Naples, Cosenza, Salerno and Bari.

About Cogniac CorporationCogniac is a global leader in AI-based image and video analytics, enabling organizations to extract reliable, specific and actionable insights from their abundant raw visual data. Cogniac’s no-code platform – implementing the latest deep neural network AI technology under the hood – is deployed across a wide range of industries and applications, including mission-critical ones, to maximize the performance of visual tasks. For more information, visit Cogniac.ai.

Cogniac press contact: Zach KadletzGateway group [email protected]+1 (949) 574-3860

NTT DATA press contact:Alessia Carpinelli TricaricoMedia Relations Manager – NTT DATA Italia[email protected] +39 3474353846

Giorgia BazurliComin & Partners[email protected] +39 349 2840676

Eleonora Artese Comin & Partners[email protected] +39 3386596511

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Source: Cogniac Company

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