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DP World continues its rapid growth in the Indian technology market with the opening of its newest Innovation Center in Gurugram, which will soon house 240 employees working on critical solutions for global supply chains. The new center, approximately 17 km southwest of Indira Gandhi International Airport, will house development teams who will work on DP World’s latest, state-of-the-art commercial and logistics solutions to revolutionize the flow of trade through every link in the global supply chain and create stability, Security and profitability for cargo owners.
It is the latest technology commitment from the global supply chain solutions provider and is a testament to India’s rapidly growing tech-enabled talent pool. The opening follows the successful launch of new technology centers in Hyderabad and Bangalore earlier this year and capitalizes on growth opportunities in India.
“At DP World, we focus on developing innovative applications and solutions to solve real-world trading problems. In all sectors in which we are active, trade is moving from analogue to new digital solutions. Our teams will be able to develop and test new solutions – from conception to execution – helping to automate the flow of trades. We invest heavily in end-to-end logistics, trade finance, e-commerce and market access, all for the benefit of cargo owners. In addition, efficiencies can be achieved in supply chains by using the IoT for operations, digital twins to monitor activities and cargo movements via alternative modes of transport using optimization techniques. These are just a few examples of how technology is helping realize DP World’s vision.”
Pradeep Desai, Chief Technology Officer of DP World
DP World’s footprint has grown rapidly to meet its ambitions in the digital commerce space. The company started in India in early 2021 with just 50 employees working on technology solutions. That number has already grown to over 450 with the opening of three centers this year. As this exponential growth continues, the number of employees is expected to reach 700 by the middle of next year.
The country’s digital economy is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2025, and the pool of technology professionals is growing rapidly. DP World will leverage this resource and nurture the brightest minds in India by enabling them to help design solutions from the ground up and master the software development process from start to finish. Engineers will grow as they work on exciting technologies — like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to automate trade flows.
DP World is at the forefront of accelerating this trend, helping to increase efficiency and transparency. DP World’s global logistics solutions open markets for traders, while financial solutions such as DP World’s Trade Finance – an online platform – connect lenders with borrowers around the world who finance their trade ambitions.