Infosys, India’s second largest IT services company, has entered into a three-year collaboration with Cornell University to redesign and reform the workforce. The aim is to drive digital transformation through advancements in employee education and research.
Faculties from Cornell University will train Infosys’ employees across the globe on various modern technologies, including blockchain, machine learning and human–computer interaction. They will also impart skills in data analytics, design, systems thinking, critical thinking and engineering on the eCornell virtual learning platform.
At least 3,000 Infosys employees globally are expected to participate in the joint certification programme, while many more will benefit from the individual courses.
In addition, the two organisations will undertake research on the latest technologies transforming the enterprise and creating new talent demand in the US. The focus will mainly be on blockchain, software defined networks (SDNs) and cloud computing.
The collaboration is expected to result in technology research and innovations in terms of educating the new-generation workforce. Through this tie-up, Infosys will be able to make use of Cornell’s latest online learning solutions to equip its workforce with the expertise and knowledge required to fulfill the demands of digital transformation and make the employees future ready.
Tan Moorthy, executive vice-president and global head of education training and assessments, Infosys, says, “As a leader in digital transformation, Infosys needs to be at the forefront of the technologies and talent driving disruption in the enterprise. The Cornell University brand is synonymous with technology and talent, so we found a natural synergy between our organisations to improve workforce education.”
Greg Morrisett, dean, computing and information science, Cornell University, says, “We will be working together to address cutting edge tech research, and at the same time innovate in how we educate the next generation to work with these technologies.”