IBM has opened its eighth client innovation centre (CIC) in Mysuru in a bid to support the rapid economic growth being witnessed in the region and to provide clients with hybrid cloud and AI technology consulting capabilities.
The CIC will focus on design, software engineering and analytics, and will help startups in the lifecycle of products from design to deployment.
“The IBM CIC will play a key role in the digital transformation of the IT-ecosystem throughout the city and create new employment opportunities to foster the next wave of technology innovation,” said Amit Sharma, Managing Partner, Worldwide Global Delivery.
Globally across all of its CICs, IBM plans to hire over 10,000 staff in the current quarter. IBM has already engaged in double-digit hiring growth in its Global Delivery Centers this year.
“This is a significant achievement of Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) and its ‘Spoke-shore Strategy’ to attract companies to set up operations in Mysuru and other places under our Beyond Bengaluru initiative. We congratulate IBM and warmly welcome the IBM CIC in Mysuru,” said Ashwath Narayana, Minister for Higher Education; IT & BT, Science & Technology.
Currently IBM CIC is present in the cities of Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, NCR and Pune.
It is well known that Infosys has a 337-acre campus in Mysuru. Multiple mid-sized IT companies choosing the city for their offices owing to its talentpool and close access to Bengaluru.
“With IBM’s contribution as a major employer, the state of Karnataka is destined to retain and grow as a global front-runner for digital services and developing new technologies,” added Narayana.