Apptio announced the opening of 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.
Currently, more than two dozen of Apptio’s CoE employees are working in their modern 100-seater facility. With many job openings, Apptio is rapidly expanding its talent base providing them an enhanced employee experience and skill development program to develop and service products for customers globally. 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, India.
Apptio’s software helps technology and finance leaders make smart business decisions as they plan, analyse, and optimize technology investments in IT transformation. The software uses machine learning to translate technology costs across the entire IT portfolio into a holistic, business-centric view. Customers such as State Farm, Unilever and CoBank leverage this view to set future targets, measure business results and drive investment decisions.
“Today, with companies across sectors depending on technology to stay competitive, IT has become a critical component for every business on the planet, and Apptio has created the leading platform to help customers manage this new paradigm,” said Sunny Gupta, Apptio CEO. “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.”