Global IT company, HCL Technologies, to launch innovation centre focused on engineering and R&D services in Edmonton

 

Today, HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company announced the opening of its innovation center focused on engineering and research & development services in Edmonton. The investment will create high quality tech jobs in our region. The centre will have working stations for 50 employees, but the investment represents a significantly higher number of new jobs as many of the employees will be working remotely or will be embedded in HCL client offices.  

“One of the reasons we were drawn to Edmonton was the amazing talent that is coming out of its post-secondaries. Finding talent is one of the biggest challenges that technology companies are facing today, and we’re looking forward to accessing the great talent pool that exists in Edmonton.” – Joelien Jose, Executive Vice President and Country Head, HCL Technologies 

“I am pleased to welcome HCL to our community. This announcement is the beginning of a new partnership between our city and the company, and today’s announcement is proof that Edmonton is a great place to do business.” - Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of Edmonton 

“HCL’s expansion into Edmonton is another sign of the record growth of Alberta’s technology sector. It is exciting to see HCL identify Alberta as the place to invest due to the amazing talent we have here and the business environment we’ve created. I look forward to seeing the partnerships and innovations that come from this new centre.” – Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation 

“The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is a great place for HCL Technologies to continue its expansion into Canada. Our region’s tech sector continues to attract investors through our high quality of life, world-class talent, and affordability. We’re excited to watch HCL expand and grow here.” - Malcolm Bruce, CEO, Edmonton Global  

The Edmonton centre will house an engineering and co-innovation lab, allowing customers to not only envision their products, but also to see rapid product prototyping, collaborative research, and continuous learning to accelerate market entry. 

As part of its expansion, HCL will hire engineering talent from local educational institutions. In addition to the Edmonton centre, HCL has also opened Global Delivery Centres in Mississauga, Ontario and Moncton, New Brunswick. 

 

Conversation between Chris Mcleod, VP, Global Marketing and Communications, Edmonton Global, Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation and Joelien Jose, Executive Vice President and Country Head, HCL Technologies

About HCL Technologies 

HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, client-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises. 

HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next-generation digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry-specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, Life Sciences and Healthcare, and Public Services. 

As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability, and education initiatives. For the 12 months ended June 30, 2021, HCL had consolidated revenue of $10.54 billion. Its more than 175,000 Ideapreneurs operate out of 50 countries. 

For more information, visit www.hcltech.com 

About Edmonton Global: 

The purpose of Edmonton Global is to radically transform and grow the economy of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. We are a not-for-profit corporation founded by 15 municipalities that make up the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Our focus is attracting foreign investment, helping regional businesses export with the world, enhancing our region’s global competitiveness, and bringing our region together with a unified voice to attract the attention and interest of investors the world over. 

 

Contact Edmonton Global
Chris McLeod
Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications
+1 780 499 4517
cmcleod@edmontonglobal.ca 

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