The laboratory, which will spearhead HCL’s global research and development efforts towards enterprise mobile solutions, was inaugurated by HCL’s Vice-Chairman and CEO, Mr Vineet Nayar in the presence of His Excellency Dr T.C.A. Raghavan, High Commissioner of India to Singapore and Mr. Jayson Goh, Director of Infocomms & Media, of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB).
The MERLIN (Mobility Experiences Ready to Lead Business Innovation) Lab, will leverage HCL’s globally acknowledged product engineering DNA. It will also cross-reference HCL’s experience in micro-verticals like Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Media & Entertainment, Banking etc to ensure superior consumer experience oriented IPs, applications and solutions.
“Enterprise Mobility as a technology is transforming the world in many unique ways and we at HCL have the capabilities and expertise to be a market and thought leader in this space. The anchoring of this campaign in the form of our Mobility Lab in Singapore reflects the strategic importance of the Singapore market in HCL’s growth strategy and reiterates our focus on the rapidly growing APAC region. We are very excited to be here and are committed to a long term investment in this country”, said Mr. Vineet Nayar, Vice Chairman & CEO, HCL Technologies.
The 35,000-square-feet Jurong facility is designed to exploit the advantages of being in Singapore – Asia’s business hub to build and nurture a robust mobile ecosystem. HCL, which already has over 1,000 engineers based out of the facility, will work closely with the government of Singapore to ensure the lab is a milestone in the Infocomm authority’s vision of building a vibrant infocomm ecosystem in Singapore.
“To excel in the mobile application world requires leadership in product engineering, laser focus on consumer experience and an entrepreneurial ecosystem of clients, partners and developers that sustains the innovation momentum. Our Mobility Lab in Singapore will be the nerve center for further augmenting HCL’s capabilities in all these areas”, said Mr. Virender Aggarwal, President and Head of Rest of World region for HCL.
“Singapore’s infrastructure, high quality of talent, and excellent support from the government made this the ideal choice of the Mobility Lab. The Lab will have a very strong local staffing as we embark on immediate recruitment of at least 25 developers from Singapore based polytechnics and universities on full time or part time basis”, he added.
“HCL’s decision to establish its global enterprise mobility lab here is a vote of confidence for Singapore as a leading location for innovation and talent. It affirms Singapore’s unique proposition for companies to capitalise on emerging opportunities in Asia and beyond, create new value and grow their businesses,” said Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Managing Director, EDB.
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HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First’ which empowers our 72,226 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 3.1 billion (Rs. 14,101 crores), as on 31st December 2010 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
HCL is a $5.5 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 77,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 29 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading Global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com
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