Bengaluru sources have reported that Infosys Non-executive Chairman Nandan Nilekani said Software major Infosys is currently opening an innovation hub in Indiana and would hire 2,000 people for it, with plans to set up many more such hubs in the U.S. He said “We are working closely with the Indiana government and hiring people locally both from universities as well as experienced people”.
Meanwhile Nilekani said Infosys was using its infrastructure in capacity building for future. He added “This is just a part of many innovation hubs that Infosys will be opening in the US. We are talking to many of the states”. Moreover Nilekani saw a huge potential in the business relationship between U.S. and India in the wake of new start-ups emerging in the country.
Furthermore Nilekani, the first chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India that implemented the Aadhaar project, said Microsoft has integrated its Skype video interaction facility with Aadhaar to verify the identity of callers from India. He said many companies are using Systems Applications and Products (SAP), which they combine with their products to create better solutions. According to him “To give you a few examples, Microsoft has Skype,which is a video thing. And Skype has been integrated by Microsoft into the Aadhaar system.”