New strategic alliance between Kubota and Microsoft

Strategic Alliance Announcement – Kubota and Microsoft join forces to accelerate the digital transformation of the Japanese group.

On March 16, Kubota Corporation and Microsoft announced their alliance to migrate Kubota’s IT infrastructure and critical SAP systems onto Microsoft Azure’s cloud platform.

“This alliance with Microsoft is an important step for the digital transformation. We accelerate to create innovations and provide the solutions and the social value” – Comment by Yuichi Kitao- President and CEO of Kubota Corporation.

In addition, this alliance will enable the launch of a new AI Machine Learning Lab focused on accelerating innovation. This lab will train new developers in AI solutions with the goal of finding new solutions in infrastructure, water systems and environmental engagement activities.

Comment from Kubota, President and Representative Director, Yuichi Kitao

Under the slogan of ‘For Earth, For Life,’ Kubota is trying to dedicate to solve global issues on food, water, and environment. It is indispensable to promote digital transformation to meet such issues in worldwide. This alliance with Microsoft is an important step for the digital transformation. We accelerate to create innovations and provide the solutions and the social value.

Comment from Microsoft, Executive Vice President, Judson Althoff

Kubota is recognized as a leader in environmentally-compatible farming and agricultural equipment. Combining its deep industry experience with the power of Microsoft Azure and AI capabilities will enable delivery of new innovations that help feed a hungry planet, ensure access to clean water, and promote overall sustainability.

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