In order to further develop the IT ecosystem in the state, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on Sunday officially opened IBM’s client innovation centre (CIC) at O-Hub, Chandaka Industrial Estate in Bhubaneswar.
The centre was formally opened in the presence of dignitaries including the state’s IT Minister, Tusharkanti Behera, the E and IT Secretary of Odisha, Manoj Kumar Mishra, and Amit Sharma, Managing Partner Global Delivery, IBM Consulting.
A brief about In Bhubaneswar, the CM of Odisha opens an IBM client innovation centre
According to the press release from CMO, the new centre would establish Odisha as a hub of India’s technological resources.
The company plans to increase its ability to serve clients outside of India by opening an innovation centre with a 500-person capacity. Opportunities will be provided for current personnel, and the organisation will be able to utilise prospective talent, including graduate hiring from the Odisha technical educational ecosystem.
During his remarks, Patnaik said: “The resurgent Odisha has written success tales in a variety of fields throughout the years. It is moving forward with renewed assurance toward creating a new Odisha that embraces innovation, entrepreneurship, and fresh ideas. The Indian state of Odisha is quickly becoming a centre for technical resources.”
The CM noted that the majority of IT businesses have established offices in the city, demonstrating the enormous potential in Bhubaneswar. Odisha has become a popular location because of the supportive atmosphere, facilitation services, and vast skill pool accessible here, he claimed.
According to Patnaik, the launch of the IBM client innovation centre is yet another watershed event in the state’s rapidly evolving IT economy.
IBM declared in the meantime, “We declare that a new client innovation centre has opened in Bhubaneswar. This is consistent with IBM’s efforts to access the rich and diverse talent present across the nation by expanding into new cities. As IBM Consulting continues to develop its hybrid cloud and AI consulting skills and delivers these services to international clients outside of the country, the centre will accelerate the digital transformation and economic growth of the region.”
According to IBM Consulting’s Managing Partner for Global Delivery, Amit Sharma, “The growth of our network of CICs is essential to meeting our clients’ expanding needs as they quicken the process of business transformation. From design to architecture to creation, our teams will make use of their end-to-end delivery capabilities throughout the full system development life cycle.”
He noted that Bhubaneswar is quickly becoming a major talent hotspot in the nation and that this centre will give these technological specialists the chance to work effectively for clients not just in India but all around the world.
The new CIC will make use of the IBM garage method of delivery, a technique that enables IBM to “Co-create,” “Co-innovate,” and “Co-operate” complex technological and commercial solutions with its customers and ecosystem partners.