File Photo: The logo of Infosys is pictured inside the company's headquarters in Bengaluru | Photo: Reuters
The country's second largest IT services
company, Infosys, has opened a new technology
hub at Raleigh in North Carolina
in the United States as part of its effort to boost innovation
in this key market apart from driving localisation. The company said it has also hired 4,700 local Americans since March 2017, including nearly 500 in North Carolina, as part of its effort to hire 10,000 locals in the country.
The IT firm had launched its first innovation
centre in Indianapolis
in March this year as part of its plan to set up four such centres in the US
According to Infosys, the technology
hub at North Carolina
centre will help the firm work more closely with clients to develop cross-functional solutions in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data
and cloud solutions. The hub will also be used for training, upskilling and reskilling of employees.
"The inauguration of our Raleigh technology
hub empowers our North Carolina
employees by providing them with pioneering technology
training that will help American industries revitalise their core businesses,” said Salil Parekh, CEO & MD of Infosys.
“Supported by academic institutions in North Carolina
and around the country, the hub allows us
to co-locate, co-innovate and co-create alongside our clients."
has partnered with North Carolina
State University and Community College System, among others. These collaborations will likely help the firm to scout talent.
In May 2017, the IT services
major had announced the opening of four technology
hubs across the US
that would help it work on new digital technologies as well as develop skills among its employees.
Apart from Indianapolis
and North Carolina
hubs, such centres have been planned in Providence in Rhode Island and Hartford in Connecticut. The company draws 60 per cent of its total revenue from North American region. Indian IT firms have ramped up their local hiring
plans after the US
administration headed by President Donald Trump
imposed strict H1-B visa restrictions.