In a blog post in May, I mentioned that India’s second largest software services firm Infosys will establish a central Indiana tech center, the first of four facilities it plans to launch as part of a broader expansion in the United States. The company recently announced that it will set up a technology and innovation hub in Raleigh, North Carolina, a 60,000 sq ft facility which will open in early 2018 and will house 2,000 American workers by 2021.
“The North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub will focus on delivering cutting-edge solutions in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data and advanced analytics, cloud and big data,” Infosys president and deputy COO Ravi Kumar said. The North American market accounted for over 60 percent of Infosys’ $10.2 billion revenue in the 2017 fiscal.
NDTV reports that Infosys will partner with the North Carolina Community College System to create a customized program to train the workforce. “We plan to include pre-employment training…as well as extensive post-employment training that will focus on technical and soft skills,” North Carolina Community College System vice president of Economic Development Maureen Little said.