Infosys sets up experience design & innovation studio in LondonPTI | New Delhi | Updated: 10-06-2019 22:04 IST | Created: 10-06-2019 21:58 IST
India's second largest IT services firm Infosys Monday said it has set up an experience design and innovation studio in Shoreditch, London. The facility will provide space for Infosys and its clients to ideate, collaborate and innovate together by combining design and the latest technology offerings, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality/virtual reality, Internet of Things and 5G, Infosys said in a statement.
The studio is designed to enable co-creation and co-innovation between Infosys and its clients at both speed and scale, it added. "The studio will hire and scale talent with capabilities in experience design, innovation strategy and customer-centric technologies, and will focus on the development of emerging technologies for use in a wide range of UK businesses, including those in financial services, manufacturing, retail and telecom," it said.
The studio, covering 20,000 ft with capacity for 250 employees, has a wellness zone, a usability lab and a range of creative spaces. It will also provide local start-ups with the opportunity to showcase their products to clients. In addition, Infosys also announced a new academic and research partnership with King's College London. The institute is already a partner with the IT major's InStep global internship programme.
"...with the new studio, the initiative broadens the engagement into academic training and research areas such as artificial intelligence, innovation and digital humanities," the statement said. Infosys' design studios span the globe -- from New York, LA, Berlin and Melbourne to Bengaluru and Pune.
"Our global network of connected studios brings together the best of design and technology, knowledge, innovation and experience from across the world to drive the digital agenda for clients locally," Infosys President Ravi Kumar S said. Infosys has invested in the heart of Silicon Roundabout in London because of the larger presence of entrepreneurs, innovative start-up ecosystem, proximity to some of the world's largest and most successful brands and the access to diverse talent, he added.