Wipro and AWS open Sydney innovation centre

The Wipro-AWS Launch Pad will offer in-house technical expertise for Australian businesses as well as a physical studio to spearhead cloud adoption

Indian IT services giant Wipro and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have opened an innovation centre in western Sydney to help local businesses tap the expertise of both companies.

Dubbed the Wipro-AWS Launch Pad, it will offer in-house technical expertise for businesses as well as a physical studio to drive cloud adoption and improve business operations.

Speaking at a virtual launch of the facility, Stuart Ayres, Australia’s minister for jobs, investment, tourism and western Sydney, said the facility is built on the New South Wales (NSW) government’s commitment to help businesses transform and adapt to a new way of working.

“We are investing A$1.6bn into a Digital Restart Fund to make NSW the digital capital of the southern hemisphere. Sydney is becoming a global hub, with more than 600 multinational corporations basing their regional headquarters in the city,” Ayres said.

Manoj Nagpaul, Wipro’s senior vice-president and business head of Asia-Pacific and Japan, said that the centre will focus on delivering the best of Wipro’s offerings on AWS to meet the rising demand from customers in the region.

AWS’s head of partner success for Asia-Pacific and Japan, Corrie Briscoe, noted the huge opportunity for Australian businesses to tap the combined expertise of Wipro and AWS to accelerate digital transformation.

“We are pleased to support Wipro to showcase truly innovative experiences that can be developed on AWS,” Briscoe said. “Wipro’s solutions, coupled with the security and scalability that AWS offers, helps us to effectively problem-solve for customers, bring efficiencies to their operations, and accelerate their move to the cloud.”

Wipro, which has more than 1,000 employees in NSW alone, had set up a similar facility at its campus in Bengaluru last August to develop and showcase its offerings on AWS for clients across industries.

Besides serving as as a multi-disciplinary hub for teams to collaborate, develop and deliver new solutions, the facility also leverages AWS services in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, the internet of things, blockchain, as well as augmented and virtual reality, among others.

Ramesh Nagarajan, senior vice-president for cloud at Wipro, said at the time that “the Wipro-AWS Launch Pad showcases what we do best – envisioning the future and creating transformative solutions for our customers.

“With our expertise in AWS cloud services, we are excited to support our customers’ continuous business transformation journey through the Wipro-AWS Launch Pad.”

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