Walmart Global Tech Partners with IIT Madras to establish center for Tech Excellence for MSMEs

Walmart Global Tech (WGT) has teamed up with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to launch the Walmart Center for Tech Excellence, aiming to empower Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the manufacturing and retail sectors.

In a strategic move to support India’s vibrant Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector, Walmart Global Tech (WGT) has partnered with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to establish the Walmart Center for Tech Excellence. This initiative is set to revolutionize the way MSMEs in the manufacturing and retail sectors leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digitization to enhance their operational efficiency and profitability.

The partnership between WGT and IIT Madras comes at a crucial time when MSMEs are looking for innovative solutions to navigate the challenges posed by the global economic landscape. Through this collaboration, Walmart aims to empower local entrepreneurs and businesses by providing them with cutting-edge technologies and capabilities that were once only accessible to large corporations.


The Walmart Center for Tech Excellence will serve as a hub for innovation and collaboration, bringing together experts from WGT, IIT Madras, and the MSME community to develop customized AI and digitization solutions. These solutions will not only help MSMEs streamline their operations but also enable them to compete more effectively in the digital economy.

One of the key focus areas of the center will be the development of an open-sourced, domain-agnostic platform that will enable MSMEs to integrate AI and digitization into their existing workflows. This platform will provide MSMEs with access to a wide range of tools and resources, including AI-powered analytics, predictive modeling, and automation capabilities.

Additionally, the center will create a repository of case studies and best practices that will help MSMEs accelerate their adoption of AI and digitization. By sharing real-world examples of how AI and digitization have transformed businesses, the center aims to inspire other MSMEs to embark on their digital transformation journey.

Commenting on the partnership, Suresh Kumar, Global CTO and CDO at Walmart Inc., expressed his excitement about the potential impact of the center on the Indian MSME sector. “We believe that by equipping MSMEs with the right tools and technologies, we can help them unlock new opportunities for growth and success,” said Kumar.

The Walmart Center for Tech Excellence represents a significant investment in India’s MSME sector and underscores Walmart’s long-term commitment to supporting local businesses. Through this initiative, Walmart aims to empower MSMEs to embrace the digital future and emerge as leaders in their respective industries.