Blockchain Center Planned By Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindrabr>
Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra is planning to establish a blockchain center to develop enterprise grade solutions for customers across industries globally.
Tech Mahindra provides information technology (IT), networking technology solutions, and business process outsourcing (BPO) to the telecommunications industry, which includes Fortune 500 companies. The company has over 117,000 employees across 90 countries.
The new blockchain center will be set up at its research and development (R&D) arm Makers Lab, a Hyderabad-based facility focused on next gen technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality, and 5G Network. In its first phase, the blockchain center will up-skill a batch of 20 eligible candidates to make them blockchain-ready and will gradually roll out the program globally.
“As part of our reskilling initiative, we are providing a comprehensive training to candidates to enable them to leverage next-generation technologies and facilitate end-to-end blockchain-led transformation for our customers,” said Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader, Blockchain, Tech Mahindra. “We are targeting around 3,000 ‘blockgeeks’ to be trained by FY19.”
Eligible candidates will undergo comprehensive training in the blockchain center, where they will be required to set up code, create smart contract and build solutions, thereby gaining technical proficiency in blockchain technology.
“Makers Lab will facilitate this collaboration between academia, research and partners, so that young tech enthusiasts of today can get trained on these disruptive technologies and become future ready,” said Dhuddu.
In April of this year, Tech Mahindra partnered with blockchain firm ChromaWay to bring blockchain solutions to the Indian market. It also announced a strategic investment of $79 million in Canada over the next five years to establish a center of excellence, which will work on major technologies, such as AI and blockchain.