Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 47 - Page 14

NEWS

Mazda Motor Europe chooses VTEX to power its commercial Digital Transformation

VTEX , an enterprise digital commerce platform for premier brands and retailers , is proud to announce it has signed an agreement to power Mazda Motor Europe ’ s digital commerce operations in the region . With VTEX , the automotive manufacturer aims to enable every country in which it operates in Europe to cater to its changing customer needs .

Mazda Motor Europe selected VTEX due to its proven track record in the automotive industry , its tried and tested native marketplace solution , its composable front-end and back-end architecture that can be tailored to Mazda ’ s needs and also because of VTEX ’ s agility to deliver fast time-to-market for enterprise customers .
Starting with an online Mazda Vehicle Stock Locator for new cars in a first pilot market , but effectively setting up an ecommerce marketplace infrastructure for all Mazda entities Europe-wide will enable nearly 1,600 Mazda dealerships to sell new and used vehicles online in a phased implementation approach as part of the overall strategy .
With the Vehicle Stock Locator , consumers throughout Europe will be able to easily identify new and used Mazda vehicles near to their location . Customers may then reserve the vehicle online , closing the purchase at the dealership .
The Mazda Vehicle Stock Locator is an important step in Mazda ’ s Digital Transformation , which looks to closely integrate the company with its dealerships to offer better online experiences to their customers .

IBM and Crédit Mutuel accelerate partnership with a new centre of technological excellence

IBM and Crédit Mutuel are announcing a new step in their strategic partnership with the signing of the AmbitionS contract between Euro-Information , the technological subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel and IBM . The objective is to pursue and strengthen their close collaboration over the next four years to continue to anticipate developments in the financial services sector by :

• Accelerating and industrializing the use of data , Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and automated document analysis to develop new services , improve business processes and protect customers and the bank ( combat fraud , ensure compliance , etc .)
• Transforming the information system into a unified private cloud platform leveraging Red Hat OpenShift , working in synergy with IBM Z . This private cloud , hosted in Crédit Mutuel data centres located in France and fully operated by Euro-Information teams , will be based on an architecture meeting availability , performance and security requirements in accordance with the commitment of digital privacy and contributing to the improvement of time-to-market and operational efficiency . This comprehensive approach aims to give Crédit Mutuel sustainable autonomy and contributes to the commitments made in terms of reducing its environmental footprint and an IT resolutely focused on the new digital uses of client-members .
• Creating an IBM technology and skills centre in Strasbourg , dedicated to Crédit Mutuel , around Artificial Intelligence , data , cloud and infrastructure modernisation .
“ In face of the explosion in digital use cases , the AmbitionS plan will help accelerate the deployment of new offers and services for the 27 million customers of Crédit Mutuel and its subsidiaries ,” said Frantz Rublé , President of Euro-Information .
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