Infosys Limited , an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services with its headquarters in Bengaluru, India has unveiled its newly set up Innovation and Tech Centre in Arizona, US. The newly opened centre will focus on autonomous technologies, Internet of Things (IOT), full-stack engineering, data science ,cyber security, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Infosys has also announced plans to hire 1,200 American workers in the state by 2023 to dispel its image as a major IT outsource contractor. The company, which had in 2017 announced its commitment to hire 10,000 American workers in two years time, said it had surpassed that target as of June 2019.
Arizona Technology and Innovation Centre has a special focus on autonomous technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), full-stack engineering, data science and cybersecurity, Infosys said in a statement. Infosys' investment in Arizona will amplify top local talent alongside the best global talent to shrink the IT skills gap in the state, it added.
Hiring is currently in progress and the centre will move to its permanent location , a 65,000-square-foot facility in the ASU Novus Innovation Corridor by 2020, and would accommodate up to 600 employees, the statement said.
The inauguration of Infosys' Arizona Technology and Innovation Centre is an important milestone in the company's efforts to help American enterprises accelerate their digital transformations
Salil Parekh. Infosys CEO commented in a private interview with Thailand Startup News "We are excited to have completed our commitment to hire 10,000 American workers and we look forward to leveraging and empowering this specialized workforce to bridge the technology skills gap in the market and accelerate the digital agenda of our clients."
The centre includes a series of labs, showcasing new prototypes in virtual reality, augmented reality and robotic technologies. In addition, it is home to a Makers Space that encourages innovation through 3-D printing and other Makers projects.
Infosys has also announced a partnership with InStride that will allow its employees to complete degree programs and continuing education courses through Arizona State University.
Infosys also commented that the new innovation centre will also assist new startups seeking the tech know how and support and will also be setting up special consultation clinics to help not only startups from the US and India but also from other countries. It is also planning of setting up a number of specialized startup accelerators in collaborations with various private venture capital groups. These specialized accelerators will focus on specialized sectors such as medical, biotech, fintech, AI and also cybersecurity and will have offices in every major startup countries such as India, China, Israel, US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Britain and Germany.