Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Deloitte Tech Talent Hub In Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Deloitte, a leading global professional services firm, on Friday established its footprint in Odisha with the inauguration of its Capability Enhancement Centre (CEC) at ICOMC Tower in Bhubaneswar.
The firm’s state-of-the-art 55,000 sq ft facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister for Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan in the presence of Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Sports, and Youth TK Behera.
With this, Bhubaneswar has become the fourth Indian city after Thane-Mumbai, Gurugram, and Coimbatore to have Deloitte’s CEC, the company’s flagship office which delivers outstanding value through the adoption of best practices, usage of the latest technologies, and deployment of a diverse and skilled workforce. The CEC in Bhubaneswar will expand to 1,500 professionals over 18 months and focus on analytics, artificial intelligence, digitalization, machine learning, cloud, and cyber security, a CMO release said.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM reiterated the commitment of his government to facilitate Deloitte’s expansion in Odisha. “We will support Deloitte’s expansion and plans for the state through all possible means,” he said.
The opening of the centre in Bhubaneswar will provide further impetus to the state’s economy and create significant high-end employment opportunities for the youth, he added.
In his address, Dharmendra said: “Development of eastern India is the pre-requisite for a developed India. Deloitte’s centre will act as a role model for other major companies to also establish their centres in the state.”
Behera said, “Bhubaneswar is already eastern India’s prominent IT Hub and Deloitte’s presence will further increase the state’s capabilities in the IT sector”.
Lauding the speed and responsiveness of state government officials and institutions in facilitating the setup of the company’s centre, CEO Designate of Deloitte Romal Shetty said, “In Odisha, we feel like a part of a family because of the professionalism and warmth with which we have been received in the state. Odisha is central to our plans and Deloitte will considerably expand the scope of its operations in the state.”