We recently completed our first 100 days as an independent company, and in that brief time Kyndryl’s vision has been defined more clearly and we have made more progress than many companies manage over years. Given our culture and values, it should come as no surprise that we’re already taking bold steps on our pathway to growth.

Amazon Web Services completes our portfolio of partnerships with the world’s leading trio of cloud providers. This achievement complements our growing number of alliances with such best-in-class solutions providers as Nokia, Pure Storage and VMware. It also combines with Kyndryl’s proven success in major service engagements and long-term commitment to certifications and tech skills development to make us the partner of choice for enterprise transformation, and the global employer of choice for in-demand IT talent.

Longstanding customers like ABN AMRO and Raytheon are recommitting to us, as new customers like BMW, Savings Banks Group and Viewpointe join them in trusting Kyndryl with business transformation projects that are critical to their success. Industry analysts Constellation Research, Frost & Sullivan and NelsonHall already are recognizing Kyndryl for its industry leadership. And our investments in our people are already gaining traction. We have doubled down on our commitment to certifications and skills training in our first 100 days while programs like the Kyndryl University for Microsoft, Google Cloud Academy for Kyndryl and AWS Cloud Center of Excellence ramp up.

Working closely with the leading cloud providers – in addition to our industry experience and distinguished services delivery at scale – readies Kyndryl to deliver platform- and solutions-agnostic excellence to our customers. The cloud is where innovation is happening, and where visibility across structured and unstructured data enables advanced delivery of services to customers seeking to enter new markets and optimize the capabilities of scarce talent.

With these new alliances, an independent Kyndryl is now positioned to unleash the power of nearly 90,000 of the world’s best strategists, technologists and industry visionaries to lead our customers’ IT modernization with a singular focus on excellence – the best people with the best training employing the best solutions to achieve the best results.

Harish Grama is Kyndryl’s Global Practice Leader for Cloud.