The IT centre was launched in the presence of Chief Guest Shri Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Bank of Baroda and Guest of Honour Shrimati K. Ratnaprabha, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce.
Speaking at the IT Centre launch, Mr. Jay Crotts, Chief Information Officer, Shell Mr. Jay Crotts, Chief Information Officer, Royal Dutch Shell said “The talent in the Indian market is attractive for Shell’s operations at the global level. Shell and the future of energy are powered by IT and therefore this IT centre becomes an important strategic hub. IT contributes to the bottom line by unlocking business value through technology and innovation. Running our technology estate is a table-stake, something we have to deliver to a high-quality, consistently, day after day. Alongside that, we are providing growth and transformation opportunities to the Business via cutting-edge technology delivery, and the great people here in Bengaluru are pivotal in our ability to do that.”
Speaking about the IT centre, Dr. Yasmine Hilton, Chairman, Shell Companies in India said, “We are pleased to announce the formal launch of our IT centre. India, especially Bengaluru, has proved to be the centre of innovation and delivery over the last decade. With its large concentration of technical institutions and talent in the state of Karnataka, Shell is keen to invest in this market and grow the IT skills required for tomorrow. This will improve our ability to provide top-quality IT project delivery and selected operations support around the world.”
Shell supports the vision of Make in India and Skill India it is contributing towards the initiative by growing its largest IT Delivery engine via the IT Centre in Bengaluru. Shell has had positive offshoring experience in India, which has reinforced its belief in the availability of talent in this market.
Shell IT has a global footprint of enormous scale. The company spends $4 billion on IT globally. Shell also has 4 IT Hubs including Bengaluru, The Netherlands, London & Houston giving it access to global talent. It also has a smaller presence in a number of other countries governed by business proximity needs.