Thursday, February 06, 2020

Delta lands in Bengaluru with a tech centre, to hire 300 people

Bengaluru: Delta Airlines (DAL) has touched down in Bengaluru. The US airline has set up a global capability centre (GCC) in the city to expand its tech runway. It has two other tech hubs, in Atlanta and Minneapolis.

Delta’s Technology Hub will employ over 300 professionals in areas including data science/analytics, cyber security, enterprise architecture, AI/ML and digital channels including and the FlyDelta app.
“The Bengaluru team will help drive Delta’s IT transformation and innovation, and help incubate new strategic capabilities, while working with the local startup community to aid in rapid solutioning to business and technology challenges – like our proven approach in the US. We anticipate having between 300 and 500 employees over the next few years,” the company’s spokesperson said. Mahesh Sogal, Delta’s managing director of IT transformation and international technology, is the executive sponsor for the initiative.

Delta has tied up with Bengaluru-based ANSR Consulting to launch the tech operations in Bengaluru. ANSR has brought over 45 GCCs, including Wells Fargo,Target, Lowe's and Saks Fifth Avenue, to India. They together employ some 60,000 people.

The Delta spokesperson said they were attracted to Bengaluru’s thriving ecosystem of GCCs, startups and service providers that are supported by a large, experienced technology talent pool.

Delta became the first airline to keynote at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas where its CEO Edward H Bastian talked about technology upgrades like binge buttons for inflight programming and piloting wearable exoskeleton, a robotic gear that allows employees to lift heavy loads by ensuring their safety.
06/02/20 Shilpa Phadnis/Times of India

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