Jun 10, 2024

Innovative opens new HQ2 in Boca Raton with professionals skilled in watsonx to support expanded IBM collaboration

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Innovative Solutions, a New York-based AWS Premier Tier Services Partner, announced an expansion of its collaboration with IBM and open an office in Boca Raton, Florida.

Innovative Solutions is focused on helping every small to midsize business, across the U.S. and Canada, leverage the power of the cloud to drive business growth. As an AWS Premier Tier Services Partner, the company specializes in cloud consulting, cloud migrations, cloud optimization, and cloud-native development. Innovative Solutions believes that every company will become a technology company. With an army of experts and the Innovative Cloud Runbook utilizing the leading platforms and technologies, Innovative gives businesses of every size the confidence to grow in the cloud.

Employees,famil and friends, and local goverment officials celebrate the new office with a ribbon cutting.

Through this expanded collaboration, Innovative Solutions will work with IBM to deepen its expertise and skills on watsonx to help scale AI adoption among small businesses (SMBs). They will bring Generative AI (GenAI) solutions, AI-infused managed security services, and an AI-infused observability platform for cloud-based applications and businesses to customers. Available on AWS Marketplace, customers can more easily access offerings developed by Innovative Solutions that embed IBM technology such as watsonx, IBM’s AI and data platform with AI assistants, to help modernize their business.

Innovative Solutions’ new Boca Raton office.

IBM has had a significant presence in Boca Raton, Florida since the late 1960s, when IBM Chairman Thomas Watson announced the opening of a research facility and manufacturing plant. Accordig to the Boca Raton Historical Society, the Boca Raton plant originated as part of IBM’s General Systems Division responsible for developing, manufacturing, and marketing low-to moderate-priced computers and business systems. The facility, now known as the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC), was designed by architect Marcel Breuer and Robert Gatje and opened in 1970.

Fittingly, Innovative Solutions, who has had a relationship with IBM since the 1980s, just opened a second headquarters in Boca Raton during the first week of May 2024. The 2,600-square-foot office is located at 1499 West Palmetto Park Road, just east of Interstate 95. Innovative Solutions is now currently hiring for their South Florida office which is projected to add up to one hundred new jobs by 2026 with emphasis on SMB digital transformation.

Justin Copie, CEO of Innovative Solutions

The agreement between Innovative Soluitions and IBM is world-renowned. We have the opportunity to make history happen together, ” says Justin Copie, CEO of Innovative Solutions. “Our services combine best-in-class software from IBM with best-in-class cloud infrastructure from AWS, providing real-time value that can’t be found anywhere else.”

He continued, “We’re already based on the East Coast, and are excited to bring more jobs to Boca Raton, which has a rich history in technology. This expansion is a direct result of our collaboration with IBM to bring customers unparalleled, AI-powered solutions that combine best-in-class software from IBM with best-in-class cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services.”

The four core products Innovative Solutions will focus on for SMB clients include: Innovative Tailwinds, designed to help organizations rapidly drive business efficiency and growth through Generative AI technologies with IBM watsonx, as well as Amazon Bedrock, Anthropic, and Cohere, Innovative Managed Security Services, leveraging IBM security technology deployed on AWS infrastructure such as EKS, EC2, and purchased through the AWS Marketplace, Managed Cloud Services to help customers with Infrastructure Observability using IBM Instana, supported by access to expert engineers — discounted on AWS services, and Innovative MAP, leveraging IBM Instana and AWS data transfer and migrations technologies, to monitor and effectively manage workloads as they move onto AWS.

“Enterprises of all sizes are searching for impactful and trustworthy AI-powered solutions to help modernize their business,” said David La Rose, general manager, IBM Ecosystem, Sales.

“Through our collaboration with Innovative Solutions, we’re helping develop the deep expertise of a trusted partner to scale adoption of watsonx on the AWS Marketplace and our portfolio of AI and hybrid cloud offerings with clients on multiple environments. It’s a prime example of meeting clients where they are through the power of the IBM Ecosystem.”

In addition to the expected 100 new hires in the Boca Raton office, the collaboration with IBM is projected to bring in 2,400 new customers using IBM software on the AWS cloud. This expected growth is why Innovative Solutions has been partnering with local schools to find the best young talent in South florida.

As Innovative continues to focus on providing the best customer outcomes, it all comes down to keeping customer needs at the forefront and finding solutions to meet those needs. “Collaborating with IBM and AWS helps us flip the script on managed services, giving our customers the power of IBM watsonx AI and data platform and AWS AI in a highly secure, managed way that allows them to expedite their growth,” says Copie.

To learn more about Innovative Solutions, visit www.innovativesol.com