Not far from the airport in Austin, Texas, is an old dairy farm that is being repurposed into a technology campus. Sridhar Vembu-led Zoho Corp, a Software as a Service company based out of Chennai, is building an office complex on 375 acres southeast of the town, in what could be a symbol of expanding Indian technology footprint in the West, particularly in the United States.
“It was called nearshoring in the beginning, basically to move IT work closer to the clients, but now the push is also about technology: they [technology firms] need the UI [user interface] guys, the AI/ML and data science guys to drive more deals these days,” said Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Founder-CEO of Greyhound Research.
Gogia was referring to how advancements in data and algorithms – which could be taught to make predictions based on past data (Artificial Intelligence) — are providing a pressing need for engineers.
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