Global tech firm Mphasis opens office in Calgary with plan to create 1,000 jobs

Mphasis (PRNewsfoto/Mphasis)

Original article from: CBC News · Posted: Jun 07, 2022 1:09 PM MT | Last Updated: June 7

An international information technology firm opened its Canadian headquarters in Calgary on Tuesday, and company officials say they hope to soon create up to 1,000 jobs.

India-based Mphasis, which formed partnerships with the University of Calgary, the provincial government and Calgary Economic Development, will open the location with 200 jobs.

“Effectively, think of us as the specialists who come with an understanding of deep technology and an understanding of the business that you’re in, and how do you bring it together to solve business problems using tech,” said Mphasis CEO Nitin Rakesh.

The company’s Calgary location is intended to become a space to “incubate and grow quantum technology” and to promote its commercial application as an addition to Alberta’s tech sector, according to a release.

At the time of the company’s announcement of its move last June, then-mayor Naheed Nenshi cited a mission to India in 2020 as having helped persuade the company to move to Calgary.

“Mphasis’s decision to put their Canadian headquarters in Calgary reflects our city’s growing reputation, and our global recognition, as a burgeoning technology ecosystem,” Nenshi said at the time.