Indian outsourcing, IT, and consulting provider Infosys will open a new innovation center in Rhode Island that will create some 500 new jobs in the state, according to the company.
Officially, the company is calling the center an “Infosys Design and Innovation Hub.” The launch will follow other announcements for similar hubs in Indianapolis and Raleigh, North Carolina. The goal of the centers is to advance leading industry technologies that can help its clients complete their digital transformation goals.
Among the company’s advanced tech offerings is its Infosys Nia artificial intelligence, a platform that it has used to help clients optimize IT operations and automate repetitive business processes.
The new hires will be added over the next five years in a multi-year agreement with the state and are part of Infosys’ pledge to add 10,000 U.S. hires over the next two years. Infosys said in a statement that the jobs include designers, design architects, specialists in information design, and other technical experts.
The company plans to hire “early-career” and recently graduated designers and focus on training efforts as it applies for related public incentives under the state’s “Qualified Jobs” and “Rebuild Rhode Island” initiatives.
“The state’s educational institutions, design-rich environment, and economic development tools, positioned Rhode Island competitively for this type of specialist partnership,” said Ravi Kumar, president of Infosys. “This will enhance our ability to provide design-driven, digital technologies across the country and enable breakthrough innovations at the intersection of industry and design for our clients.”
Photo: The Infosys pyramid in Bangalore, India. (Credit: Infosys)