Kyndryl announces a new cloud innovation centre in Montreal

The new centre will create nearly 500 new IT roles and extend Kyndryl's cloud services to more Canadian organisations.

Kyndryl has created a new bilingual technology services centre in Montréal, Québec that is expected to create nearly 500 new IT jobs in the next five years. The centre will enable Kyndryl to meet the growing demand for cloud skills and extend delivery of its industry-leading digital transformation services to Canadian organisations.

Kyndryl, the new independent infrastructure technology services company spun off from IBM supports mission critical workloads and digital transformation for top Canadian organisations. The company designs, builds, manages, and modernises the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day including Canadian customers such as financial institutions, airlines, governments, industrial products, and more. 

The new Cloud Innovation Centre will provide Canadian customers with high value certified skills in areas including cloud application modernization, automation for DevOps and service management, analytics and artificial intelligence, and digitization services. By expanding access to this advanced expertise, Kyndryl will help its existing and new customers tackle their most pressing business objectives in modern, digital ways.

Cloud, one of Kyndryl's key practice areas, is being used to accelerate digitisation for organisations across every industry. Through partnerships with hyperscalers such as Microsoft and Google Cloud – and leading solutions providers SAP and VMware – Kyndryl is delivering enterprises the freedom of choice to deploy the best technologies that fit their operations. Additionally, cloud is the enabler of the other practice areas Kyndryl delivers including: Applications, Data & Artificial Intelligence, Digital Workplace, Security & Resiliency, Network & Edge, and Core Enterprise & zCloud.

The centre has already created more than 100 new IT roles who have a desire to build innovative skills for the future. New employees are receiving training across the tech industry's leading cloud platforms, automation tools, cybersecurity, and from Kyndryl's vast partner network.

Xerxes Cooper, President of Kyndryl Canada, says: "This centre creates tremendous opportunity in several ways. Our customers and organisations across Canada can now leverage Kyndryl's world class talent, with the top skills in cloud and technology services, to help them accelerate their digital transformation strategies and achieve their business goals.

"The next-generation workforce from local technical colleges and universities have the opportunity to deliver the technology skills needed to drive business innovation, and this centre positions Quebec as a hub for global businesses."

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organisations to accelerate their digital transformation strategies. Today, the pressure to remain relevant in a fiercely competitive market means that transformation must continue. The demand for skills and expertise has never been higher, making the creation of Kyndryl's Cloud Innovation Centre important and timely for Canadian companies.

"Canada is home to a diverse, highly-skilled, and well-educated workforce and a thriving innovation ecosystem. Investments like Kyndryl's will play an important role in supporting Canada's strong, sustainable, inclusive economic recovery. Our government will continue to promote Canada as a leading investment destination and create good-paying middle class jobs around the country," Cooper added.

Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development says: "The Ville de Montréal is delighted that Kyndryl has chosen Montréal for its new services centre. Coming out of the pandemic, companies must transform their business models and adopt new technologies. Kyndryl's growth in Montréal demonstrates the impact of the efforts made by the city and its partners over the past few years. The company will be able to count on the talent from our universities and the support of our teams throughout all stages of the business development."



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