Accelerating digital transformation; Wipro opens Edinburgh ‘pod’

Wipro digital pod EdinburghWipro, the global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, has opened a ‘digital pod’ in Edinburgh, adding to the 15 it has around the world.

The company said that 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”.

At the launch today were Greg Hands, UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment, as well as representatives from Edinburgh City Council, clients and analysts.

Digital pods allow teams to “work with the necessary autonomy to facilitate speed, continually evaluating progress with user research and technical performance data,” said the firm.

Wipro’s other pod locations include London, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Madrid, Mountain View, Munich, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Bangalore and Tokyo.

It has been making investments in emerging digital trends and technologies to “accelerate and future-proof the digital transformation road-map of its clients”.

“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,” said Greg Hands.

“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.”

‘Significant milestone’ for Wipro

Rajan Kohli, senior vice-president and global head of Wipro Digital said, “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.”