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Tech giant creates global IoT headquarters


IBM is taking the next step in its IoT journey.

The technology provider has opened the doors of its new $200 million global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business in Munich, Germany. The space will also serve as an innovation space for the European IoT standards organization, EEBus.

"We have reached a tipping point with IoT innovation,” said Harriet Green, general manager, IBM Watson IoT, cognitive engagement and education.

“We now have over 6,000 clients and partners around the world many of who are now wanting to join us in our new global Watson IoT center to co-innovate," she said. “Together we are building a new global IoT innovation ecosystem that will explore how cognitive and IoT technologies will transform industries and our daily lives.”

Going forward, clients and partners will use the innovation space to collaborate with IBM's 1,000 Munich-based IoT experts to tap into the latest design thinking, and push the boundaries of what is possible with IoT, the company said.

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