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"In light of the fast-growing demand of digital shift from global clients in all sectors, we are continuing with our commitment to offering world-class cloud services," says Jeff Zhang
FREMONT, CA: Alibaba Cloud, a unit of Alibaba Group Holding, on Tuesday announced that it aims to hire 5,000 technology talents across the globe till this fiscal year, in areas including database, network, servers, chips, and artificial intelligence (AI).
The company did not confirm the number of people that it plans to hire in India, but a significant figure is expected as Alibaba Cloud has two data centers in India.
In India, Alibaba Cloud also has a channel program in collaboration with HCL Infosystems and Ingram Micro under which it operates with local channel partners to provide cloud solutions to India's enterprises, SMEs, and startups. The cloud computing giant announced in April that it would invest an additional $28 billion in next three years for building the next-generation data centres.
Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said, "The digital transformation journey for businesses in China, which was previously expected to take three to five years, is now likely to be accelerated to be completed within one year. In light of the fast-growing demand of digital shift from global clients in all sectors, we are continuing with our commitment to offering world-class cloud services. To move forward in full speed, we are not only building trusted cloud technologies and services, but also investing in worldwide IT talents who are pioneering the development of cutting-edge cloud and data intelligence technologies,"
As part of its initiatives to develop talent, in 2017, Alibaba started the Alibaba DAMO Academy, which gathers global talents for fundamental technology research in fields such as vision computing, machine intelligence, natural language processing, internet of things (IoT), human-machine interactions, and financial technology. Some of the technologies from Alibaba DAMO Academy, such as image search, speech AI, and CT image analytics, have been presented before Alibaba Cloud's clients globally over the past years.
The company stated, "More advanced technologies are expected to meet the fast-growing demand of digital shift from clients especially businesses from Asia Pacific (APAC)."