Infosys has unveiled a technology and innovation hub in Arizona, saying the center will focus on advancing emerging technologies, such as autonomous technologies, Internet of Things (IOT), full-stack engineering, data science, and cyber security.
“This investment will strengthen our ability to deliver for our clients across Arizona and the Southwest and expand the local workforce to help our clients compete in the rapidly digitizing global economy,” stated Ravi Kumar, Infosys President, in a press release.
The expansion is part of Infosys’ goal to create 10,000 new jobs for Americans by 2022.
“Infosys’ new Arizona employees will include recent graduates from the state’s prestigious network of colleges, universities and community colleges, as well as local professionals who will benefit from upskilling,” stated the Bangalore, India-based company.
Local hiring, analysts say, will pacify critics, especially lawmakers, who have long suspected that the Indian IT companies are shipping American jobs overseas.
In Arizona, Infosys has supported many technology schools, providing students with computer science training and funding the purchase of classroom equipment. Over 7,300 students, 192 teachers, and 159 schools have been benefited in Arizona so far, stated the IT company.
With technology disrupting every US economic sector, demand for IT solutions has been on the rise. However, cloud vendors, such as Amazon Web Services, are making inroads into the IT service market by enabling businesses to start new projects on rented infrastructure and software.
Meanwhile, new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, are in greater demand in the United States. Analysts say a center that builds and tests such technologies could help Infosys win new clients in developed countries.