Wipro Launches Dallas Center of Excellence
Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, and Pivotal Software, a cloud-native platform provider, have opened the Pivotal Center of Excellence at Wipro's Dallas office.
The Center of Excellence is focused on accelerating the innovation and digital transformation capabilities offered to joint customers. Wipro will expand its Dallas footprint and hire locally to help deliver these capabilities and other innovations.
In addition, Wipro will expand the design services it offers clients by opening a new Designit studio in Dallas. Designit, which is part of Wipro, provides strategic design, service design and design thinking services from its other U.S. locations in New York and San Francisco, as well as 16 studios around the world.
Strategic Partnership for Digital Transformation
The Pivotal Center of Excellence in Dallas will serve as a co-creation lab for both Wipro and Pivotal to build new solutions with their collective customers as well as demonstrate examples of digital transformation outcomes they have achieved with clients.
Wipro’s Pivotal relationship operates through its digital transformation arm Wipro Digital and includes an existing COE in Bangalore, India. Wipro Digital team members build and transform cloud-native applications for clients, as well as transform the way that clients build software with the Pivotal platform.
Wipro joined Pivotal’s partner program in 2017, and in 2018 the two companies built a strategic partnership together. By March 2020, Wipro Digital is expected to have over 2,000 knowledge workers trained to build and support Pivotal solutions. Additional Centers of Excellence are planned around the world as well.
“Pivotal is thrilled to work with Wipro to leverage its world-class and industry-leading technology expertise and vast service offerings,” Pivotal President and COO Bill Cook said in a media release. “Wipro Digital has a similar digitally-born culture which is a great fit for Pivotal and our joint customers. Our initial projects have been very successful, and we look forward to many more ahead.
“We're proud of what our partnership with Pivotal has accomplished for our joint clients and are excited to see what new innovations our teams will create in the near future,” said Rajan Kohli, president, digital, Wipro Limited. “We also look forward to new team members joining us, as the Dallas area has proven to have access to talented people, capable of building next-generation solutions.”
Expanding Innovation in Dallas
Dallas is a major market for Wipro in the U.S., given the presence of many large companies as well as being home to some of Wipro's most established enterprise customers. Wipro first began expansion in Dallas in 2017 and has grown dramatically since. The company continues to hire locally to build solutions in cybersecurity, data analytics and full-stack development.
Wipro has become an attractive employer, particularly for applicants to its college-graduate program, Ascent, which begins with six to eight weeks of training at full-time pay. Most Ascent applicants graduate from universities within the Dallas region including University of North Texas, University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University and others.