India's second largest IT services company Infosys on Thursday announced that it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in Hartford, Connecticut, in the US.
The Connecticut Technology and Innovation Hub will hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2022. The centre will focus on insurance, healthcare and manufacturing, the company has mentioned on its website.
Infosys President Ravi Kumar said the investment will further strengthen the company's ability to serve clients' needs throughout the New England region and expand the local workforce to help our clients compete in the rapidly digitising insurance, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
"Hartford's position as the Insurance Capital of the World, paired with Connecticut's world-renowned academic institutions, will place Infosys in close proximity to valued clients and accelerate the recruitment of highly-skilled local talent," the company said.
Infosys had inaugurated its first Technology and Innovation Hub in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has already announced a Technology and Innovation Hub in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, Rhode Island.
The hub will employ cutting-edge data security and data-sharing features to help Infosys' clients comply with all applicable privacy laws while promoting innovation.
The company will also leverage the hub to train its employees and develop pioneering techniques with agile, development operations, cloud and information security projects.
According to analysts, Infosys' investment in Connecticut is a continuation of the company's commitment to accelerate innovation for American enterprise by local talent, with the best global talent, and shrink the IT skills gap in the marketplace.
Connecticut Governor Dannel P Malloy said the development marks yet another landmark in Connecticut's economic development efforts.
"I am thrilled to welcome Infosys to Connecticut and congratulate them on their decision to establish a Technology and Innovation Hub in Hartford. I look forward to the value that Infosys will bring to our business community," he said.