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T/BT Minister Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana said Karnataka government will give all support to start new IBM campus in the historical city of Mysuru

Mysuru/Bengaluru: IBM company’s Client Innovation Centre (CIC) which specialises in design, software engineering, and analytics, is launched in the city of Mysuru on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, Karnataka Minister for  IT/ BT and S &T Minister C N Ashwath Narayana who inaugurated the center virtually from Vidhana Soudha (Bengaluru), said, IBM group would also start its’ full-fledged campus in Mysuru in the two moexpresse

“The CIC – Mysuru supports the rapid and high-tech-driven economic growth in tier 2 and 3 regions of the state by providing comprehensive hybrid cloud and AI technology consulting capabilities. KDEM’s Spoke-shore approach will converge on setting aspirational goals for GCCs and creating employment opportunities for 10 lakh (direct and indirect) candidates by 2026,” C N Ashwath Narayana.

The Minister also said‘Beyond Bengaluru’ initiative aims to attract and host 5000 IT companies and start-ups by 2026 in the Mysuru, Hubbali, and Mangaluru clusters” he explained.

C N Ashwath Narayana said this partnership between KDEM and IBM to launch CIC in Mysuru will strengthen the IT industry ecosystem in the region and propel Karnataka to become a frontrunner for digital services and technologies the world over. 

“This is a significant achievement of Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) and its ‘Spoke-shore Strategy’ to attract companies to set up operations in Mysuru and other places under our Beyond Bengaluru initiative. We congratulate IBM and warmly welcome the IBM CIC in Mysuru,” said C N Ashwath Narayana

IBM Managing Partner Worldwide Global Delivery Amit Sharma said IBM CIC would play a key role in the digital transformation of the IT ecosystem throughout the city and create new employment opportunities to foster the next wave of technology innovation.

“This investment will expand the company’s skillsets in AI, intelligent workflows, application modernization management,  hybrid cloud, and such other areas,” said IBM Managing Partner Worldwide Global Delivery Amit Sharma.

IBM CIC is looking to hire over 10,000 staff this quarter globally. This builds on double-digit hiring growth in its Global Delivery Centers already this year. This continued investment in talent will expand the company’s skillsets in areas such as AI, intelligent workflows, application modernization and management, and hybrid cloud.

IBM Consulting will now operate eight CIC locations, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, National Capital Region and Pune, across India.

KDEM Chairperson and Xseed Ventures Founder & Managing Partner B V Naidu said that the launch of the Client Innovation Centre at Mysuru resonates with KDEM’s Spoke-shore initiative of attracting at least 100 GCCs by 2025.

“IBM’s CIC in Mysuru will support the rapid, high-tech driven economic growth in the region and provide comprehensive hybrid cloud and AI technology consulting capabilities,” KDEM Chairperson and Xseed Ventures Founder & Managing Partner B V Naidu to NFAPost.

Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, ACS, Department of Electronics, IT-BT & S&T said, Initiatives such as CIC prove that a Government-Industry synergy can build a robust digital infrastructure.

Sanjeev Gupta, MD & CEO, Lahari Group, Pradeep P, Commissioner, Dept. of Collegiate Education, Meena Nagaraj, Director, Dept. of IT/BT were present.

 

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