Bayer announces Azure cloud partnership with Microsoft
Today, Bayer announced a strategic cloud partnership with Microsoft. As part of the partnership, the two companies will work together to create a new set of Azure-based digital tools and data science solutions for use in agriculture and related industries.
Bayer and Microsoft will jointly develop new solutions that address critical industrial scenarios such as agricultural operations, sustainable sourcing, manufacturing and supply chain improvement, as well as ESG monitoring and measurement.
“This partnership comes at a unique time when more innovation is badly needed throughout the food and fiber value chain,” said Liam Condon, Bayer Board Member and President of Bayer Crop Science. “As we face an ongoing global pandemic, fragile supply chains and the lingering climate catastrophe, the status quo will not be enough. We need collaboration, shared vision and action. For these reasons, Bayer and Microsoft are taking steps to make a positive impact, both through our own collaboration and by offering standard infrastructure and digital capabilities to other companies to meet the enormous challenges our society is facing. confronted.
“Like all industries, agriculture and the food sector are undergoing rapid digital transformation, from autonomous tractors to AI-powered digital opinions and scalable precision agriculture,” said Ravi Krishnaswamy, vice president of company, Azure Global Industry at Microsoft. “We are thrilled to partner with Bayer to accelerate this transformation and unlock even greater agricultural innovation by combining data-driven insights with Bayer’s agronomic expertise and the power of Microsoft Azure. “