Vastavam web: Japanese auto major Nissan Motors’s first Global Digital Hub,the first of its kind in a number of software and IT development centres in Asia, Europe North America and Latin America, was inaugurated at the Technopark here Monday by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “Nissan coming to Thiruvananthapuram marks the beginning of a new era for the Information Technology sector in the state. We will do our best to ensure Kerala proves to be Nissan’s second home after Japan”, the chief minister said.
These centres will drive digital transformation for Nissan’s business by placing digital technology at the heart of key operations and services. Minister of State for Tourism, K J Alphons stressed the need to support the state’s common developmental goals. “The Government of India is keen and proactive in supporting investments in technology sector and that has contributed to Nissan’s decision to set up their first Global Digital Hub in India”, he said.
Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu said that relations between Japan and India “have never been as strong as they are today, based on the trust between our two Prime Ministers”. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan in October, both governments had agreed on Digital Partnership and the cooperation in the field of IT, he said. Shashi Tharoor, MP, congratulated Nissan for setting up the Digital Hub in Thiruvananthapuram.
Tony Thomas, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Nissan, said the Hub would serve as an important engine to drive Nissan’s global digital transformation. They already had some of the finest technology talent driving outcomes to serve customers around the world better, he said. Tony said the current employee strength in the facility had touched 350 and would be scaled up to 500 by March 2019.