Wipro announces opening of Innovation Centre in London
Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has announced the setting up of an Innovation Centre in Holborn, London.
Wipro will invest £16million over the next four years in the 20,000 sq. ft. Innovation Centre which will serve as Wipro’s flagship centre in the United Kingdom and offer technology expertise to companies in the UK and globally. It will be integral to providing advanced digital, cyber security and cloud expertise to both established and upcoming enterprises, taking the lead on digital transformation in one of Europe’s biggest technology markets.
This year marks Wipro’s 75th global anniversary, and 25 years in the UK, where it employs over 4000 highly talented technology, digital consulting & business management professionals. The IT services provider has hired over 500 new employees in the UK in the past 12 months and, with the announcement of the Innovation Centre, expects its talent base to increase further over the coming years.
The opening of the Centre acts as the next critical step in serving businesses with world-class consultancy on digital, business, and IT transformation, and follows the recent announcement of Wipro’s acquisition of UK-based Capco for $1.45 billion. This acquisition will add 1300 employees in the UK and will make Wipro one of the largest end-to-end global consulting, technology, and transformation service providers to the banking and financial services industry.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “Trade and investment between the UK and India is creating good jobs and sustaining livelihoods in both of our countries. I’m very pleased that Wipro has decided to join the legions of Indian companies investing in the UK, boosting our technology sector and driving economic growth.”
Thierry Delaporte, CEO and MD, Wipro Limited said, “We are proud to announce a new step on our continued investment in the UK with a new Innovation Centre in London. This enhances our already powerful presence in the region across ten offices and over 4000 employees and will act as an important engine in our drive to boost digital transformation in Europe.”
“The pandemic has disrupted lives and businesses everywhere. There is a positive role for technology to play as we rebuild. At Wipro, we believe in technology’s ability to support communities everywhere and drive the sustainability agenda.”
Wipro has established a powerful presence in the United Kingdom in recent years, boasting ten offices across the region, including a Cloud studio in London and a Cyber Defense Centre in Reading.