Infosys has launched a technology and innovation center in Arizona State University, announcing plans to employ 1,000 Americans over the next four years.
The center will focus on Internet of Things (IOT), data science and cybersecurity, the Indian IT services provider said.
Bangalore-based Infosys will move the center to its permanent location, a 60,000-square-foot facility, in the ASU Novus Innovation Corridor by 2020, and would employ up to 500 people initially.
All the new hires will receive training for up to 6 months, stated the company, adding that it is contributing to resolving skill gap the US state.
The IT firm has also stated that it has now fulfilled its 2017 promise of hiring 10,000 Americans by establishing nearly half a dozen technology innovation center across the North American country.
The center includes several labs, showcasing new prototypes in virtual reality, augmented reality and robotic technologies and serves as a space to foster co-creation, training and collaboration.
Infosys is also hoping to use the facility for developing cross-functional solutions to pressing business challenges in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, user experience and advanced digital technologies, such as big data and cloud.
“Our focus on digital change driven by data, cloud and experience is the foundation of our digital centers across the US,” said Pravin Rao, the Chief Operating Officer at Infosys.
Infosys posted 12% growth in revenue in the last quarter, with its digital portfolio growing at a stunning 40%.