‘Expanded Delivery Network, Talent Key to Wipro’s Growth’
Co may open new centres in US and India, to tap top talent in tier 2 cities, says new COO Bhanumurthy
Bengaluru: India’s third-largest software exporter Wipro is looking to significantly ramp up its software delivery network and expand its presence both internationally and within India, amid a broader organisational and strategic overhaul being undertaken by new CEO Abidali Neemuchwala who wants the company to touch $15 billion in revenue by 2020.
Wipro is planning to open new delivery centers in the US — its biggest geography by revenue — in cities such as San Francisco, Altlanta, Dallas and New Jersey, ET has learned. Wipro has recently set up a new technology and innovation centre in San Francisco. In an interview with ET on Wednesday, Wipro's new COO and president Bhanumurthy BM said the company wants to tap into top tech talent in tier-2 cities such as Bhubaneswar, Kochi and Vizag and thus was looking at expanding beyond its network in metros such as Bangalore and Chennai.
“We already have a widespread delivery network that spans across multiple geographies, and multiple cities within those geographies. So, what we’re looking to do is expanding this network both in terms of focus and skill sets and also in our India delivery network,” said Wipro veteran Bhanumurthy BM, in his first interview after taking over as chief operating officer.
“Within the India delivery network, we already are present in cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, where we are already present in larger numbers. We’re also looking at expanding our delivery network beyond these cities.” Bhanumurthy said that the plan to expand the delivery network was also to shore up the company’s cur- rent business continuity plans (BCP) framework, which would ensure minimal disruption to operations during natural disasters.
“One, since talent (is becoming) widely available, the locations where talent is available are increasing. Secondly, we also want to ensure that we get diversity of thought and culture into our organisation. Thirdly, it provides us BCP (Business Continuity Plans) options for our delivery organisation — for years, we have faced natural disasters. We want to provide continuity of service for our customers,” said Bhanumurthy.
“For example, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Vizag — these are all the places where we are present in a certain size right now. And these centers can be leveraged significantly for expanding our delivery network,” he added.
Earlier this week, Wipro promoted four senior executives, including elevating human resources chief Saurabh Govil to the rank of president as part of a strategy to retain key leaders.