Patnaik inaugurates IBM’s Customer Innovation Center

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday inaugurated IBM’s Customer Innovation Center (CIC). Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of IBM CIC, Patnaik said most IT companies have set foot in Bhubaneswar and Odisha is rapidly becoming a hub of technology resources.

”Over the years, the revival of Odisha has written success stories in many fields. He is moving forward with renewed confidence towards a new Odisha embracing new ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship,” he said. The conducive environment, facilitating service and huge pool of talent available here have made Odisha a top destination, he said.

“The opening of the IBM Client Innovation Center adds yet another watershed moment, signifying the rapidly changing IT ecosystem in the state,” the chief minister said. The CIC, Bhubaneswar is set up in line with IBM’s forays into emerging cities to gain access to the diverse and rich talent available across the country. The center will accelerate the region’s digital transformation and economic growth as IBM Consulting continues to build its hybrid cloud and AI consulting capabilities provided to global clients outside India, the company said. ”The expansion of our CIC network is essential to meet the growing needs of our clients as they accelerate their business transformation journey. Our teams will utilize their end-to-end delivery capabilities throughout the system development lifecycle, from design to architecture to inception,” said Amit Sharma, Managing Partner – Global Delivery, IBM Consulting . He said Bhubaneswar is rapidly becoming a key talent hub in the country and this hub will provide these tech professionals with the opportunity to do impactful work for clients not just in India but across the globe. The new CIC will leverage the IBM Garage Delivery Method, an approach that helps IBM “co-create”, “co-execute” and “co-operate” with its customers and ecosystem partners. .

IBM’s expanded presence in Bhubaneswar will create opportunities for existing employees and enable the company to tap into potential talent, including hiring graduates from the technical education ecosystem in Odisha.

IBM Consulting will now operate from 11 CIC locations in India including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, National Capital Region, Pune, Mysuru, Kochi and Coimbatore.

Immediately after the inauguration of IBM’s facility here, Patnaik left for Hyderabad on his birthday on Sunday to attend the final investor meeting, the curtain-raiser for the third “Make-in-Odisha” conclave which will be held in the state from November 30 to December 4.

Earlier, Patnaik attended a similar investor meeting in Bengaluru. During his two-day visit to Hyderabad, Patnaik will hold one-on-one meetings with business tycoons in Hyderabad on Monday to highlight investment opportunities in Odisha and woo investors. The objective of the Hyderabad meeting is to attract investment in information technology, ITeS, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, textiles and garments, electronic systems design and manufacturing ( ESDM) in addition to the food processing and renewable energy sectors, an official said.

Patnaik’s program in Hyderabad will be significant as the state government recently released its new IT policy which aims to help the state secure a prominent position on the global map as an IT outsourcing destination privileged, generating job opportunities and inclusive growth.

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