PwC India is setting up its first IoT Lab and the Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence in Kolkata and plans to hire 1,200 people from engineering and data analytics background in the next year. Other areas of hiring would be in Digital Experience led Transformations, Cloud and BlockChain.
These facilities or labs as they are more commonly known as, are the first of their kind for PwC in India. Housed in PwC’s newly constructed 60,000 sq ft sprawling facility in Kolkata, these labs will be used to incubate new solutions to address issues that are impacting businesses globally like Industry 4.0, Responsible AI, Blockchain etc. It will also help PwC’s clients apply emerging technology solutions to manage disruptions in their industry and deliver breakthrough solutions to enhance their customer experience.
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Speaking on the occasion, Arnab Basu, Managing Partner- East, PwC India said in a statement, “East, especially Kolkata has been an important part of our 140-year-old legacy and it continues to play a pivotal part in our growth journey. We are the only Big4 firm to have a large consulting delivery centre in this part of the country. We see immense potential in the workforce of the region, who are talented, committed and eager to learn. Today, we are 6000 people strong in the region and are committed to developing the pool here by offering them multi competency growth opportunities.”
The organisation also has plans to showcase its IoT capabilities by transforming their entire Salt Lake office premises into a smart building in the months to come.