Amritsar, NFAPost: Information technology giant Wipro Ltd has announced that it plans to set up a Digital Innovation Hub in Düsseldorf, Germany, to offer digital transformation expertise to companies in the country, enable organisations to cross skill and upskill besides supporting talent development in local communities.
This proposed hub will serve as Wipro’s flagship centre in Europe, and will aim to galvanise adoption of new skills and technologies by companies to innovate and re-imagine their products and services, improve operational efficiencies, and drive customer and employee delight, the company said.
Wipro also plans to collaborate with institutions and universities in the North Rhine-Westphalia state to develop tailored programs and career opportunities for young graduates in advanced digital skills and technologies.
“We will offer our customers in the German and EU market the ability to leverage our global scale, technical expertise and strategic investments to digitally transform their enterprises. Our Digital Innovation Hub will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology-enabled infrastructure with advanced capabilities, a large pool of experienced digital professionals and a global delivery model to achieve and scale highly integrated capabilities,” Wipro Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Thierry Delaporte said.
According to the European Commission, only only one out of five companies across the EU are highly digitalised. In addition, around 60% of large industries and over 90% of small and medium-sized enterprises lag in digital innovation.
“Our state is already a leading region in areas such as telecommunications, cybersecurity and smart manufacturing. With the establishment of the Digital Innovation Hub in Düsseldorf, Wipro is now expanding its successful business here. I am convinced the company as well as the North Rhine-Westphalian economy will strongly benefit from this decision,” said Andreas Pinkwart, State Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.