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2015-03-03

Infosys restructures its R&D arm to drive greater innovation

Setup in 1999, Infosys Labs focuses on defining and driving the research and innovation agenda at Infosys.

Country's second largest IT services firm Infosys has decided to restructure Infosys Labs, its research and development arm, to drive greater innovation and value to the service lines and platforms that the firm supports.

Setup in 1999, Infosys Labs focuses on defining and driving the research and innovation agenda at Infosys. It is a dedicated research group comprising technology and domain-focused members and is built on the successes of the award-winning Software Engineering and Technology Labs (SETLabs). The restructuring move is part of a broader strategy of CEO Vishal Sikka's to drive research and innovation across the board. Prior to this, Infosys Labs functioned as a separate cost center without being aligned to other verticals.

"As part of the realignment of our organisational structure, Infosys Labs is being reorganised to drive greater innovation and value to the service lines and platforms that they support. This is being done to enhance the synergy between the work being done at the various centers of excellence and the offerings that we are taking to our clients," said a company spokesperson.

In the new structure, Infosys Labs will be decentralised to create solutions for its clients cutting across various service lines. The differentiated platforms group within Labs will report to the platforms group head Abdul Razack, while the IP cell will move to the legal team.

Infosys Labs is structured to deliver value to clients and Infosys business groups along the dimensions of Optimisation, Transformation and Innovation. It has set up a Center of Innovation for Tomorrow’s Enterprise (CITE), which manages the research on the seven core themes for Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise. The themes are focused on Digital Consumers, Emerging Economies, Healthcare Economy, Sustainable Tomorrow, New Commerce, Smarter Organizations and Pervasive Computing.

Courtesy: TOI

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