Today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced the new Lenovo AI Innovators program, a partner ecosystem enabling Lenovo customers to confidently deploy artificial intelligence. The program provides a broad range of support for independent software vendors (ISVs) and their customers looking to bring AI from the lab to scale. Leveraging the program, Lenovo’s AI Innovators are delivering cognitive decisions at scale across financial, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and smart city applications, enabling vertical use cases like autonomous shopping, predictive maintenance and clinical decision support.
As intelligent transformation accelerates, businesses are turning their focus to strategic AI implementation to unlock greater efficiencies, faster time-to-market and smarter solutions across data management, security, storage, analytics and maintenance. In fact, by 2025, the IDC expects overall AI services spending to reach $52.6 billion. However, many enterprises face implementation challenges due to resource limitations and diverse infrastructure requirements.
“Lenovo is focused on leading the intelligent transformation to smarter technology for all with smarter infrastructure solutions and services that unlock intelligence to expand business opportunities and fuel growth,” said Scott Tease, Vice President and General Manager of HPC and AI, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group. “The Lenovo AI Innovators partner ecosystem provides a one-stop shop to help customers of all sizes easily deploy AI with confidence. From early proofs of concept to scaling AI, Lenovo’s partner ecosystem provides the full range of support to help businesses simplify implementation across a variety of infrastructures and deploy today’s most innovative AI software, so they can gain actionable decisions in retail stores, factories, hospitals and cities across the world.”
Smart Ecosystem of Certified AI Solution Partners
Leveraging Lenovo’s AI infrastructure, the Lenovo AI Innovators ecosystem has welcomed more than 30 AI ISV partners across a range of applications and services, representing more than $1 billion in venture capital investment, since its inception.
“Sunlight is honored to be one of the first global Lenovo AI Innovators partners. Together, Lenovo and Sunlight technologies are creating industry-first AI solutions that address the real requirements at the edge – turning data into decisions across thousands of oil platforms, retail stores and manufacturing robots,” said Julian Chesterfield, Founder and CEO, Sunlight. “This partnership allows Sunlight early access to Lenovo’s latest edge innovations for certification and proofs of concepts that mutually benefit our networks of partners, ISVs and enterprises.”
Designed as a one-stop shop for enterprise AI, Lenovo’s ecosystem offers a unique diversity of technology partners, ISVs, industry-focused solutions, hardware and more, ensuring Innovators can quickly access and deploy the solutions that best suit their clients’ business needs.
Facilitating the AI Journey
The gapless ecosystem covers all crucial areas for successful AI deployment, across the broad hardware portfolio from pocket-to-cloud-to-HPC, crossing into middleware, MLops, certified AI platforms and AI vertical applications, as well as bespoke AI services. The Lenovo AI Innovators program leverages industry-leading open source tools, such as Intel’s Open Vino and One API for optimizing AI solutions across the expansive portfolio of architectures to help enterprises get the best performance from their AI solutions, from the hardware, middleware and application. The program simplifies the effort and helps reduce the cost for AI software developers, while ultimately providing their customers with the confidence to deploy today’s most innovative AI software.
As technology innovation continues to push the boundaries of business, enterprises have an opportunity to ready their smart IT infrastructure for the future so they can be more competitive today and tomorrow.