Kimberly-Clark to Set Up Global Digital Technology Centre in Bengaluru

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The Global Digital Technology Centre will house up to 200 experts who are specialised in AI technology, data management, automation and user experience design

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a leading global company making personal care brands, announced that it will set up a new Global Digital Technology Centre (GDTC) in the city of Bengaluru, India.

The centre signifies a major investment in the Kimberly-Clark’s efforts to digitise its global supply chain, develop artificial intelligence (AI)-equipped sales tools and leverage the robotic process automation (RPA) for its client’s service operations.

The global centre will be situated on Infantry Road, the Central Business District part of Bengaluru. The centre will house up to 200 experts who are specialised in AI technology, data management, automation and user experience design.

In addition, the new centre will house the major global roles such as heads of enterprise architecture, marketing and data, supply chain, along with various key regional technology leadership roles for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Accelerating digital transformation

Commenting on the development, Rich Dobbs, Vice President, Global Technology, Kimberly-Clark said, “As new technologies shape consumer experiences of the future and enable next generation product innovations, we are looking to accelerate our digital transformation by building Global Centre of digital excellence. Our Bengaluru Centre, which is one of two, globally, is a key investment in this capability. We are excited by the pool of high-quality digital talent available in this city and look forward to tapping into that potential.”

Achal Agarwal, President, Kimberly-Clark APAC, said, “India is an important investment market for Kimberly-Clark and the decision to base a global centre further concentrates our energies and interests here. While the centre will serve enterprise-wide needs, we expect that the India business will benefit from the proximity and will be a test bed for many of the new capabilities we create here.”

The opening of the global centre in Bengaluru marks a further commitment by the company to expand its footprint in India.

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