Indian technology major Infosys has opened its first digital centre in Calgary, Canada. According to the company, the new centre will generate about 1,000 jobs to the city over the next two years.
As per an exchange filing, the move will support the company's growth across Canada as it plans to double its total workforce commitment in the country to 8,000 employees by 2024.
The Calgary centre will help Infosys work closely with clients in the region to develop cross-industry solutions to pressing business challenges in such areas as intelligent automation, green technology, user experience and advanced digital technologies, including big data and cloud.
The centre will train, upskill and reskill Infosys and client employees in the technologies required to help Canadian businesses accelerate their digital transformation, the filing added.
“Today is the beginning of our next chapter in Canada as we open the Infosys Digital Centre in Calgary,” said Ravi Kumar, president, Infosys. “We chose to open in Calgary because it is a center of tech excellence with rich IT talent and a strategic location that enables us to scale work with clients across key industries, such as energy, natural resources and agriculture. Calgary's IT innovation potential is unlimited, and we are delighted to be a part of its future.”
“It has been just a year since Infosys announced it would continue to grow in our region and bring 500 skilled jobs to Calgary, and they have already delivered on that commitment,” said Alberta premier Jason Kenney. “I'm very pleased they are doubling that promise to bring 1,000 jobs to this region. Thanks to Alberta's Recovery Plan and our government's relentless pursuit of economic growth, Alberta's economy is more diverse than ever before, attracting new investments, and creating new jobs in exciting new sectors.”
Infosys' collaborative relationships with academic institutions, including the University of Alberta, will provide graduates and experienced professionals with exposure to the latest training, research and career mentorship.