Industry of Information and Communications Technology(ICT), is estimated to adhere on an amid fierce competition, while Australia will have a shortfall of 60,000 efficient workers in the same sector within the upcoming 5 years, as claimed by Andy Penn, CEO of 43-year-old Australian telecom company Telstra. Telstra is so far has known to be the Australia’s largest telecommunications firm, that is now conceptualising to build neoteric improvements, skills and capabilities in new and specified areas for the upcoming near future and for same Telstra plans to launch an ‘Innovation and Capability Centre’ in Bangalore, to follow to this upcoming year.
Australia lacked a bettered environment of skilled and performing software engineers, and hence, Telstra had to face various outcomes regarding the same, while the company demanded more high achieved and extra skilled software engineers. According to Penn, Australia then had only 1200 new software engineers in the past 12 months, compared to 44,000 from India.
The furthering of the Innovation and Capability Centre in Bangalore, according to Penn, will consolidate Telstra’s presence in India where the company has already been functioning with many excellent and skilled partners and furthers in house talent that it earlier sourced from third parties. Thereof, Telstra is aiming to hire rapidly and smoothly, develop and scale that talent and skills across its business for improvising its agenda soon enough.
Also, the Bangalore centre would rely to complement with what Telstra is shooting up in its own country, Australia, including its Telstra Labs, its startup accelerator program ‘Muru-D’ and its customer insight centres. Earlier in 2015, there was also a time when Telstra had acquired IdeaObject, a Chennai, India-based startup that was implemented and developed to build software, for an unrevealed amount.
Telstra had also been known to have a corporate venture capital arm called ‘Telstra Ventures’ that is based in Silicon Valley, Asia and Australia. The VC arm is backed by Telstra along with HarbourVest, one of the world’s largest private equity funds of the oriented firm. It generally invests at a subsequent after-stage technology companies, in series B,C and D.