In order to boost digital services, accounting firm EY revealed it will hire 2,000 persons in India in the next three years, reports said on Friday.
Many of the hires will work on analytics, new technologies, intelligent automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and tax technology.
Ram Sarvepalli, leader, advisory services, India, and partner, emerging markets centre, said, “There is significant capital available for new startups and big Indian companies are investing in the digital segment. The government is heavily investing in the digital segment from a citizen services’ perspective. Many of the traditional customer-oriented industries are trying to find models that allow customers access to Tier-II and Tier-III towns from a digital perspective.”
He added, “Regulatory changes like Goods and Services Tax and e-filing and automation of central and state government departments are triggering a massive opportunity and the need for hiring digital talent.”
According to Sarvepalli, analytics as a business is growing tremendously for EY as it currently hires close to 600 people every six months in the segment. On the other hand, EY has hired close to 700 people in the last 18 months for government businesses.
Sarvepalli said, “Digital governance and citizen services are themes that almost every state is focusing on. As Aadhaar 2.0 comes in, there will be big projects and opportunities for citizen services,” pointed out.
At present, the firm has over 2,200 people in India working on digital and technology solutions across different service lines. EY has also hired several partners to improve capacity in tech consulting, digital, analytics and managed services.
EY India leader Rajiv Memani, in his vision for a future-ready firm, has initiated an internal drive to infuse various EY functions with digital technologies.