The gift card company Blackhawk Network said that it has launched its first development centre in Asia-Pacific region in IT hub of India – Bengaluru. The new centre will focus on delivering product roadmaps across various areas of emerging payments as well as driving the innovation of company’s products and solutions in the mobile payments space.
“In the past few years, Bengaluru has emerged as a hotbed of tech innovation, developing cutting edge next-gen products for the world. The region’s deep talent pool coupled with its proximity to customers and partners made it the perfect location for our new strategic development centre,” said Harel Kodesh, Chief Technology Officer, Blackhawk Network.
The company said that its new centre will focus on hiring top talent across a broad set of technology, product and project management disciplines and experience levels. The team will be located within a 200-seat facility in the Bengaluru’s rapidly growing tech sector.
“Our strategic development centre will be at the forefront of developing innovative mobile payment solutions that will have a significant impact on our consumers’ and partners’ payment ecosystems,” said Radhakrishna Venketeshwaran, Vice President – Head of Blackhawk Network’s Strategic Development Centre (Product & Engineering).
According to Leila Pourhashemi, VP, Technology Business Operations, Blackhawk Network, the centre will help in creating solutions from India that will accelerate the introduction of innovative and augmented solutions for company’s customers, partners and consumers worldwide.