Infosys to open digital innovation centre in Romania

Infosys to open digital innovation centre in Romania
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14 Mar, 2019

Infosys Ltd, India's second-largest software services exporter, will open a digital innovation centre in Romania's capital Bucharest as part of its expansion in Europe.

The Bengaluru-based company said in a statement the centre will focus on developing offerings based on emerging digital technologies including cloud, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). 

Infosys will also invest in training programmes for its employees on these technologies to enhance user experience, it added.

This is the second digital innovation centre that Infosys has announced within a month. Last month, it said it would open a similar centre in Rhode Island, US, to boost its digital transformation business.

Infosys also announced a plan to open a cyber defence centre in the Romanian city. The company has operations across 15 European countries and employs more than 15,000 people in the continent.

Besides, Infosys has tied up with the University of Bucharest and the University Politehnica, Bucharest for technology innovation and workforce development, including joint training courses, scholarships and research. These courses were developed at its Mysuru campus after years of research and development, the company said.

"This marks an important step in our European expansion, improving our ability to serve both our regional and global clients. By partnering with local academic institutions, we are creating organic talent pools in Romania that do not exist in the market today,” said Ravi Kumar S, president at Infosys.

Romanian vice prime minister Ana Birchall said that IT services was a rapidly growing sector for the country and that Infosys' investments will help the country improve its education and skills in the emerging technologies.