AZ’s Indian GTC sees strong growth

Leading global biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (AZ) successfully established its IT presence in India with its Global Technology Centre (GTC) at Chennai in 2014


Mr David Smoley, Chief Information Officer (CIO), AstraZeneca

This year marks a key milestone in AstraZeneca's journey of setting up India as a global technology delivery hub.

The GTC in Chennai is AstraZeneca's first, insourced IT facility globally, delivering significant value to the business through an end-to-end, integrated IT service delivery model.

Launched in September 2014, the Chennai Centre was established to improve the IT organization's efficiency and responsiveness in support of 61,500 AstraZeneca employees worldwide.

The centre has rapidly insourced IT Applications and Infrastructure Management functions previously outsourced to 8 global vendors.

While the journey started with a target of 300 employees in the first year and 1000 in the second year, the early success resulted in an upward revision in scope and scale of the operations.


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