Wipro today unveiled its Texas Technology Center in Plano, Texas and plans to ramp up its headcount to 2,000 over the next few years from 1,400.
The new facility will primarily house Wipro’s US cyber security center, as well as serve as a hub for advanced analytics. The 45,000-square feet center is designed to promote collaboration, spur creativity and enhance productivity.
To begin with, this center will employ 150 people and plans are on the anvil to further increase the workforce at this facility.
Governor Greg Abbott said, “From investing in the future of the Texas communities to supporting us in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Wipro is a valued partner in Texas. I thank Wipro for their investments in the Lone Star State, and today’s visit to their headquarters in Bengaluru will serve to fortify our already strong partnership.”
Wipro has forged strong relationships with local universities as part of its effort to attract and recruit the best of the next generation talent. Over the past year, Wipro has recruited 120 graduates from local universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), University of Houston, Rice University, and University of North Texas (UNT). Prior to working on client projects, these new recruits are put through a rigorous three month-long technology boot camp where they are trained on leading-edge technologies.
In addition to the newly-launched Texas Technology Center in Plano, Wipro has major operations in Dallas and Houston, in Texas. The company has a 26,000-square feet facility in Houston, which primarily serves as a hub to drive digital business transformation for its clients from the energy sector. Wipro also plans to develop a digital pod at its Houston facility, where its clients can leverage design thinking to foster innovation.
Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Wipro said, “Our technology center in Plano is the latest milestone in our growing operations in Texas, and is testament to the local talent pool and the robust support offered by the state to the technology sector. As a company with a sizeable presence in the state and a deep relationship with the local community, we are committed to delivering best-in-class services to our clients, hiring locally and contributing to STEM education to create a better future for all.”