DXC Technology Dedicates New Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
“We’re thrilled to officially launch our Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans, and we want to thank the State of Louisiana, the City of New Orleans and the leading educational institutions for their shared commitment and partnership,” said Executive Vice President Jim Smith, who oversees Customer Advocacy and Joint Ventures for DXC Technology.
“The center is integral to our strategic growth objectives: delivering transformative digital IT services and solutions to our clients, and creating new opportunities for current and future employees. We remain on track with our hiring and growth objectives, and having this base of operations allows our local team to build on the progress we’ve already made,” he said.
DXC Technology was formed in April 2017 by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services Division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In January, DXC Technology began operating in temporary space at the then-Freeport McMoran Building across from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. In the ensuing months, renovations for permanent space on the 14th Floor were completed and permanent brand signage was installed on the property prior to the dedication event. Eventually, DXC Technology expects to lease up to 10 floors of the 23-floor structure where Freeport McMoran remains a major tenant.
“Today’s milestone is another important marker for a project that will change the business landscape of New Orleans and our state,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “In a rigorous competition for this Fortune 500 company’s largest Digital Transformation Center, our state succeeded because we offer an extraordinary city in its Tricentennial year and an exceptional higher education partnership. New Orleans, the state of Louisiana and DXC Technology will create an innovative path for great careers in the digital economy,” he said.
For the project, the State of Louisiana is funding a $25 million higher education initiative to expand the number of degrees awarded annually in computer science, management, and STEM fields.
The Louisiana State University System, University of Louisiana System, Southern University System and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System will guide the initiative through their campuses. “GNO Inc. is thrilled to join DXC Technology in celebration of their grand opening in New Orleans,” said Greater New Orleans Inc President & CEO Michael Hecht of Greater New Orleans Inc. “DXC epitomizes the ‘new’ New Orleans, bringing opportunity, revitalization, and diversification. As DXC stands up their operations, we look forward to working with them to ensure great success.”
New Orleans Business Alliance President & CEO Quentin L. Messer Jr said, “DXC’s selection of New Orleans validates the city’s evolution as a regional technology hub. We are honored that the company identified New Orleans for its talent, cultural diversity and quality of life in choosing DXC’s location in our urban center. DXC’s combined 2,000 direct jobs and additional 2,257 indirect jobs will offer New Orleans residents greater employment opportunities, while opening new client markets for small and large local businesses.”
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