Navigating the Next Year at Infosys
It's hard to believe I've only been at the Indianapolis technology hub a handful of months, and even harder to believe the hub has only been here a year. The things that our team and company have accomplished in this brief amount of time are nothing short of amazing. What I love about being here is that can do attitude that everyone around me has. Although Infosys is this major technology powerhouse with offices all over the world, the mindset in this hub is much like a startup. Very few people in the US know who Infosys is or what we do, so we're getting to build our hub, team and initiatives from the ground up, which is such an exciting opportunity.
The people who do know Infosys primarily think of us as an outsourcing company. But what I love is getting to tell the Infosys story and how we’re expanding in the US. When all the other companies in the region are shutting down factories and outsourcing to other countries, Infosys is an Indian-based company that’s creating jobs in the US, which is the complete opposite. We’ve committed to hiring 3,000 people to just the Indy region by 2023, which is a truly mind-boggling number. Not only that, but we’re committed to teaching our employees what they will need to best serve our clients, from classes in the tech hub to the huge education center we’re building near the airport.
What really stands out to me is how excited employees are to say they work here. They proudly call themselves Infoscions and love to tell people all about our cutting-edge tech hub with our innovation gallery full of amazing technology, from 3D printers to VR headsets. They get to work with A-list clients building the IT solutions of the future, and their enthusiasm is contagious.
Another aspect of the company that holds a place in my heart is the Foundation. Infosys is not just committed to bringing jobs to our community, but with the Infosys Foundation, our company is dedicated to helping support and educate our community. From partnerships with schools, universities, and other nonprofit organizations, we’re looking to help educate teachers and students in order to arm them with the IT knowledge and skills they will need to help lead the technology revolution. In this way, we can get the younger generation interested in tech and coding at an early age and help build the Indianapolis region as the Silicon Valley of the Midwest.
I feel so fortunate to be at a company that is investing so heavily in our community and employees while growing at such an exponential rate, and I can’t wait to see what to see what the next year has in store for us.