Wipro, India’s third-largest information technology company, has opened a cybersecurity center and a hub for advanced analytics in Plano.
“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,” Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO and executive director of Wipro Ltd., said in a release.
“With more than 1,400 employees in Texas and major operations now in Plano, Dallas, and Houston, Wipro is playing an important role in the Texas economy.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
The state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot Texas Technology Center is a sign of the company’s planned growth. Bengaluru, India-based Wipro already has roughly 1,400 employees in the state and plans to top 2,000 in the U.S. in the coming years.
“With more than 1,400 employees in Texas and major operations now in Plano, Dallas, and Houston, Wipro is playing an important role in the Texas economy,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a visit Tuesday to Wipro’s Electronic City facily in Bengarulu.
The Plano facility is designed to promote collaboration, boost creativity, and enhance productivity, the company said in a release.
At first, the Plano facility will employ 150 people, with plans to increase that head count in the future.
Over the past year, Wipro has recruited 120 graduates from Texas universities including the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas.
WIPRO HELPING TRAIN EDUCATORS IN STEM DISCIPLINES
The company said it wants to create value in the regional ecosystems in which it operates via business innovation, local job creation, and community development.
A year ago, the company expanded the Wipro Science Education Fellowship program to Texas, in collaboration with the University of North Texas at Dallas.
Through the program, Wipro has pledged $1.1 million to train K-12 educators in STEM disciplines. The goal is to enhance student learning in Dallas-Fort Worth area public schools.
Wipro also is collaborating with First Book, a nonprofit that seeks to give books to low-income schools and underprivileged students nationwide.
Wipro and First Book have distributed more than 60,000 books to Dallas area schools in the past year, as well as schools located in the Houston area that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
“As a company with a sizable 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,” Neemuchwala said.
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