Today, India’s largest Information Technology company Infosys has opened a technology and innovation hub in Hart Ford, in United State Connecticut, which is expected to create some 1000 high paying hi-tech jobs. The Hart Ford hub will help Infosys to work more closely with its clients and will serve as a global hub for Infosys’ Insure Tech and Health Tech effort. The facility will feature labs for the insurance, health care, and manufacturing sector. Till now Infosys has hired more than 7,000 American Workers in the last 18 months and now Infosys is planning to hire nearly 10,000 Americans to boost digital innovation for American Enterprises. The Hart Ford hub will bring together expertise in business and technologies such as blockchain, cognitive capabilities with techniques like design thinking, agile and devops.
Pravin Rao, Infosys’s COO said that “The inauguration of Hartford Technology and Innovation Hub is an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to help American enterprises revitalize their core businesses. This Hub, along with five other hubs around the country, will help us to seamlessly collaborate with our clients to develop agile, cross-functional digital solutions to today’s most pressing business needs.”
Ravi Kumar, President of Infosys said that “The hub would place innovation hub in proximity to its “valued clients” and accelerate the recruitment of “highly-skilled” local talent.” As part of the company’s establishment of the hub in Hartford, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will provide up to USD 12 million in grants after certain job creation milestones are met through ‘Malloy’s Five years plan’. In addition, the company is eligible to receive up to USD 2 million in training grants to support partnerships with educational institutions.
Lastly, the governor of Connecticut said that “In the months since the announcement that Infosys would put down roots in Connecticut and create over 1,000 jobs to Hartford, they have already become strong corporate partners.”