Infosys Opens Up Design Centre In Shoreditch as London Tech Week Kicks Off
- Infosys is looking to move beyond traditional IT services
- It acquired Brilliant Basics in 2017
- British PM Theresa May inaugurated London Tech Week on Monday
Infosys on Monday opened a new facility in Shoreditch, London that will serve as an Experience Design & Innovation Studio for the company and its clients to “ideate, collaborate, and innovate together” by combining design and tech. The company used the launch event, which coincided with the start of the London Tech Week, to showcase a range of solutions in the fields of AI, AR/VR, IoT, and 5G, all of which will be areas of focus for the new facility.
The Shoreditch facility, which covers 20,000 sq. ft. and is capable of seating up to 250 employees, is the latest chapter in the company’s journey with Brilliant Basics, a product design and customer experience company it acquired in 2017. The centre will also provide local startups an opportunity to showcase their solutions to Infosys’ clients.
“Infosys wanted Brilliant Basics to be their design capability across Europe and the Middle East and I can tell you we’ve grown 300 percent since the acquisition,” Anand Verma, Founder and CEO, Brilliant Basics, told Gadgets 360 during an interaction at the sidelines of the launch event. “We have created a major impact for Infosys’ capabilities.”
“We’ve also grown across Europe — last year we opened a studio in Europe that’s thriving big time and we are opening a studio here today, and the plan is to expand across continental Europe as we go forward,” he added.
“[Brilliant Basics] has also brought a new dimension to Infosys’ capabilities that wasn’t there before, from a design and tech perspective. Infosys is known as a big tech powerhouse and we bring the customer-centricity to Infosys client experience and capabilities,” Verma explained.