Next-generation digital services and consulting group Infosys has announced what it calls a new proximity centre in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, as part of its continued growth in Europe.
The new state-of-the-art centre will, says Infosys, enable it to attract, re-skill, and up-skill 500 new employees. Over the course of the next four years, these new employees will work on global opportunities around next-generation digital technologies including Infosys Cobalt Cloud Solutions, Infosys Topaz AI and automation, data and insights, IoT, 5G and software engineering.
Why Bulgaria? According to Infosys, the country has built a reputation as an attractive market for IT development thanks to its advanced IT infrastructure, strong pool of local IT specialists and excellent IT knowledge.
Located in the nation’s capital, this centre will provide what is described as an ideal environment for companies spanning various sectors such as financial services and retail, both within Bulgaria and throughout Europe, to convene and drive digital transformation efforts.
Partnering with these organisations, the centre will serve as a hub for ideating, incubating, creating, and scaling innovative emerging technology-based solutions.
Serving global and European customers, the centre will support customers as they accelerate their AI and cloud-led digital journeys and will further strengthen Infosys’ existing client relationships in Europe, particularly in manufacturing, retail and financial services sectors.
Infosys says it will also use this centre to rapidly scale up teams across digital and analytical capabilities as well as SAP and cloud.