IT consultancy firm Wipro has announced the launch of its newest digital pod in Edinburgh, creating an additional 60 software development jobs in the city. The move comes as part of the Indian-based firm’s strategy to gain closer access to European and UK markets. Greg Hands, UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment, attended the pod’s inauguration, as well as representatives from the Edinburgh City Council.
According to Wipro, the Edinburgh pod is purpose built for Wipro’s digital strategy, design and engineering teams to work in a collaborative and adaptive workspace, along with clients. The digital pods will allow teams to work with the necessary autonomy to facilitate speed, continually evaluating progress with user research and technical performance data.
International Trade Minister, Greg Hands said: “This investment from Wipro into the new Edinburgh Pod stands as a testament to the world-leading innovation and digital expertise that the UK has on offer, and will result in the creation of jobs. I am delighted to be in Edinburgh today to mark the opening of this state-of-the-art facility and to celebrate yet another vote of confidence in the strength of Scottish industry.”
Rajan Kohli, Senior Vice President & Global Head, Wipro Digital added: “The Edinburgh Pod is a significant milestone in our growth journey, bringing us closer to our clients in Scotland and further building upon our footprint to serve clients in the United Kingdom and Europe. The facility allows us to incubate and co-create innovative and disruptive ideas alongside our clients, and work with them to develop high velocity digital engineering approaches. This method of engagement enables clients to rapidly experiment with new ideas, develop insights and scale these experiments to win in their markets.”