Ford has broken ground at its Ford World Headquarters campus in Dearborn for a 'Data Centre of the Future '.

Ford CIO Marcy Klevorn highlighted the increased demand for technology including an explosion of data at Ford. "Today represents the automotive and mobility company Ford is becoming supported by technology and software," she said

Ford CEO Mark Fields reflected on how the Data Centre of the Future supports Ford's expansion to be both an automotive and a mobility company, and provides modern and secure computing data storage capabilities that will "allow us to be a trusted steward of our customer's data".

"As we go forward, the role that IT is playing and will play in our business, it is priceless!," Fields said.

Referencing the overall Dearborn Campus Transformation, Roger Gaudette, director Dearborn Campus transformation at Ford Land said, "The Data Centre is an important and large part of the 10-year campus transformation." .He added: "The Data Centre of the Future is the first visible sign of transformation outdoors on the World Headquarters Campus."

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