• NEO

Tech companies tap core engineering talent to cater to changing needs

Capgemini, which has set up two technology labs in Paris and Mumbai to develop 5G technology services, will look to increase talent in emerging technology areas.

Mumbai: IT services providers are diversifying their talent pool to include more mechanical and electronics engineers. This is to cater to emerging service segments such as internet of things, industrial automation and 5G technology, all of which require core-engineering skills. Indian technology firms have traditionally preferred to hire computer science engineers. But, increased business from services related to design engineering and IoT consulting have meant the software services providers recruiting more graduates with core engineering skills.

“The whole space of industrial engineering will be the bigger trend. For five years, the trend was more digital, on the chief marketing officer side. Now, bigger investments will come from a chief manufacturing officer or a chief production