29 Jan : Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience systems, continues to demonstrate its commitment to fostering innovation. Today, at an exclusive press event at Le Meridien, Pune, the company formally announced the opening of its second Innovation Lab in India at Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), one of India’s premier universities. The first lab was launched at Pune’s Institute of Computer Technology (PICT) in September 2008. Part of Amdocs’ range of innovation programs, the Amdocs Innovation Labs were established in order to create a strong link between academia and industry, and to inspire innovative thinking in the minds of the top students.
The Amdocs Innovation Labs are equipped with high end hardware and software provided by Amdocs. Outstanding students are identified following a rigorous selection process and enter an Amdocs mentorship program led by senior Amdocs IT industry professionals. The students are encouraged to have a free flow of ideas, while receiving hands-on experience with new technologies. The Amdocs mentors then help students to shape their innovative ideas into offering real-life value.
"Amdocs’ different innovation programs – such as the Innovation Labs – allow us to deliver even greater value with creative offerings that can help our customers further differentiate themselves and increase efficiencies," said Anshoo Gaur, Head of Amdocs India. "We are establishing Innovation Labs at leading universities to encourage fresh, talented minds to generate and develop new ideas, which could potentially help the industry and our customers to solve technical or business issues."
"Our collaboration with Amdocs is enabling us to instill the culture of innovation in our students," said Dr. Vishwanath Karad, Founder, Executive President and General Director, MIT. "The Amdocs Innovation Lab at MIT is propelling students to think creatively and beyond their curriculum. We hope to witness some exciting ideas through this initiative."
The Amdocs Innovation Labs in India augment the company’s presence in the country. Amdocs has development and support centers in Pune and Gurgaon, charged with system deployments, delivering consulting and managed services projects to customers, as well as product development, sales and customer support activities. The company offers its more than 3,700 employees in India a dynamic environment in which to work on complex projects that will be deployed at Amdocs customers around the world.