Nissan has opened its first Global Digital Hub to boost the development of software and information technology. The Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer has inaugurated its first Global Digital Hub in Kerala’s IT hub, Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram, India.
It will be the first of its kind facility, along with many other upcoming technology development centers coming in different parts of Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe.
Nissan’s Corporate Vice President and CIO Tony Thomas, said that they are quite excited to achieve this important milestone in its journey towards growth of Nissan Digital.
Thomas added that the Hub in India is going to play a vital role in driving Nissan’s worldwide digital transformation, especially when they already have some of the best technology talent driving outcomes to deliver their global customers in a better way.
This Global Digital Hub along with the technology centers setting up across the world are going to trigger the digital transformation in the manufacturer’s business by incorporating digital technology with the pivotal services and operations. For now, the Thiruvananthapuram located facility will allow the manufacturer to offer application portfolio management, optimized user experiences, cyber security, better product development competences, and connectivity with the evolution of automotive industry, owing to the increasing dependency on connected, autonomous and electric vehicle technology.
Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala has inaugurated the facility in the presence of Shri K.J. Alphons, who is the Minister of State for Tourism; Japanese Ambassador to India- His Excellency Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu; Mr. Tony Thomas, and MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shri Shashi Tharoor.
The Kerala chief minister said that Nissan’s entry to Thiruvananthapuram will mark the beginning of a new era for the IT sector in Kerala. Vijayan also mentioned that the state officials will try their level best to prove Kerala efficient enough to become second home for Nissan after Japan.
Headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Nissan sells its cars under the brand names Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun with in-house performance tuning products regarded as Nismo. It is the biggest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer in the world, and registered worldwide sales of over 320,000 all-electric vehicles as of April this year.