Apptio has opened its first-ever Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru, India. This CoE was created to support Apptio’s global expansion in response to its increased demand for its cloud and financial management software, while also aiming to recruit India’s top technology talent.
With this new office, Apptio, which already has 1,000+ employees globally and a customer base that includes 50% of the Fortune 100, will expand its workforce and cement its position as the market leader for fueling digital transformation.
In fact, Apptio plans to triple its team of data scientists and developers in Bengaluru by the end of 2019.
With the expansion into India, Apptio is determined to create stronger solutions at a rapid pace to help CIOs communicate the value of their IT investments better than they have before.
According to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda: Global Perspectives, “digital maturity has increased markedly and uniformly across the globe since last year. And while it may be a small difference in maturity between Latin America, and EMEA, generally all regions have been investing in digital transformation. Business priorities reflect this, placing digital initiatives and growth as common, globally consistent business priorities among the four regions. Digital business continues to be a board-of-directors-level issue across the globe.”
Looking ahead to this and future growth, Apptio is in the process of developing a permanent, state of the art Apptio office for 300 people in Bengaluru. The buildout is expected to start in October 2019 and be ready for occupancy in early 2020.
A permanent location for its CoE is a significant investment that enables Apptio to attract top talent, support international customers and build long-term success for the business across the APAC region.
Apptio’s CoE will serve as the cornerstone for delivering and creating innovative products for all Apptio customers and to support this, Dr. Subramanian (Subi) Krishnan was recently appointed Vice President and General Manager of India.
In this role, Krishnan is responsible for establishing and leading Apptio’s Center of Excellence in Bengaluru.
“At Apptio, we build market leading products that transform the IT operating model, regardless of industry or geography. The talent pool in India, particularly in Bengaluru, is going to play the lead role in driving that contribution to building world class products,” commented Sunny Gupta, Apptio CEO.