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The new hires will be from STEM backgrounds with skills across artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, analytics and other emerging technologies

The EY Techathon 2021: #iSolve4aBillion Challenge invites university students to apply the power of disruptive technologies to help solve India’s COVID-19 vaccination challenge

Bengaluru, NFAPost: EY, the leading global professional services organisation, announced that it would be inducting in the calendar year 2021 about 9000 new hires in India in various technology roles.

According to the company release, this recruitment will happen across all member firms including the global delivery centers, to expand its digital capabilities and help organisations solve their complex end-to-end business transformation challenges.

These hires will be from the STEM background and in areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, analytics and other emerging technologies.

Investment in technology

Commenting on the company’s game plan, EY India Partner and Consulting Practice Leader Rohan Sachdev said the organisation is making bold investments in technology, data and through strategic acquisitions while continuing to expand out alliance and ecosystem relationship.

“Today, our clients, both in government and private businesses, are embarking on technology-led transformation and we are supporting them in this journey. With the pace of digital adoption accelerating exponentially, we are strengthening capabilities in emerging technology roles and significantly intensifying our hiring efforts in the coming year,” said Rohan Sachdev.

EY in India has over 50,000 people working in all member firms including global delivery centers. Currently, 36% of all EY India employees are from the STEM background. EY has a holistic approach to digital transformation and innovation embedded across all its service offerings and sectors, including several proprietary digital tools and solutions such as EY Asterisk (supply chain planning solutions), EY Symphony (integrated governance, risk, controls and compliance platform) and EY Atom (automated software asset management solution).

Financial reporting

It also includes EY ASpace (enterprise artificial intelligence and automation platform), EY DigiGST® (single-point solution for GST compliance), EY DigiLiM+™ (digital tax lifecycle management platform) and EY DigiFAAS (comprehensive financial reporting, analytics, governance, risk and compliance, and process optimization solution), among others.

EY India Partner and Consulting Practice Leader Mahesh Makhija said EY in India is developing a broader range of new digital proprietary tools and solutions which we are looking to take to scale across organizations and geographies.

“We are using our sector knowledge to deliver tailored digital solutions and services to support our clients’ transformation plans and leveraging the managed services model to help them navigate the volatility. Our people remain at the center of our strategy to meet the growing demands of our clients,” said Mahesh Makhija.

Over the past year, EY has hosted hackathons in cybersecurity and risk domains. Now as India grapples with the enormous task of vaccinating 1.3 billion people against COVID-19, EY has launched the EY Techathon 2021: #iSolve4aBillion Challenge, a technology innovation challenge, aimed to engage the best technology minds in India.

Blockchain, AI

EY is inviting university students from all disciplines to come forward and develop novel solutions to immunise Indians, considering the challenges of the country’s vast geography, demographics and infrastructure. Participants will get to use the latest technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and gamification, to develop a model immunization program across different spheres of supply chain, delivery, monitoring and vaccination.

Along the way, students will learn EY’s technologies and platforms, and get to talk to subject-matter experts to learn ways of applying new digital paradigms to solve problems. The winner(s) stands to win exciting cash prizes, an opportunity for mentorship by EY leadership, work in EY’s Technology Consulting team and recognition on the national stage.

EY also continues to expand inorganically its digital capabilities in India to help organizations solve their complex end-to-end business transformation challenges. This year, EY in India acquired Spotmentor Technologies, an AI enabled upskilling and re-skilling platform to strengthen its People Advisory portfolio of digital services. 

Last year, EY in India acquired C Centric, a leading provider of CRM solutions and services, and in 2018, acquired Fortune Cookie UX Design to drive digital transformation, including design thinking, user experience (UX) design, usability and building user-centric digital ecosystems. 

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transaction and consulting services. The insights and quality services the company deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders.

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