IBM Consulting, the consulting arm of IBM Corp., on Thursday launched new IBM client innovation centres (CICs) in Kochi and Coimbatore, India. The CICs are aimed at fast-tracking digital transformation and enhancing the economic growth in the regions which will strengthen the company’s hybrid cloud & AI consulting capabilities.
“India is at the core of our growth strategy and plays an important role in enabling us to deliver greater value to our clients and partners across the world,” said John Granger, senior vice president, IBM Consulting. “The expansion of CICs to Kochi and Coimbatore will not only fuel our growth and address growing client requirements but also help accelerate technology-led development in the region. A network of centres beyond the metros will also provide flexibility for employees in terms of work location, while giving us access to a broader talent pool and skill sets.”
The new centres will leverage the IBM Garage method of delivery, an approach that uses "leading technology" to create "fully integrated, best-in-class solutions" to co-create, co-innovate, and co-operate with its clients and ecosystem partners in spearheading transformative work.
Further, the expanded presence of IBM in Kochi and Coimbatore will create opportunities for existing employees as well as enable the company to harness the potential talent including graduate hires from the technical educational ecosystem in these cities.
“IBM will also take advantage of the strong portfolio of competencies and presence from its string of acquisitions to advance its technology and business growth. The most recent of these is Neudesic, which was acquired in February 2022 and brings experience in operating from and scaling in Kochi,” IBM said in a statement.
IBM Consulting will now operate from ten CIC locations in India –Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, National Capital Region, Pune, and Mysuru.