The new IBM’s Client Innovation Centre in Croatia has become operational, confirmed the company, which is planning an opening ceremony.
Just to remind you, at the beginning of last May it was known that IBM intended to open a technical centre in one of the following countries – Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia but it was quite uncertain whether IBM would choose Croatia or not.
IBM has opened its new technical centre in the former Hypo Centre in Zagreb, the present-day City Plaza and employed 500 people. The centre will operate 24 hours 365 days a year and will have the most advanced technologies and tools. It will provide support for users from all over the world. The Client Innovation Centre will also cooperate with Croatian universities through the mentoring programs.
Last year when the idea of opening a centre in Croatia got the green light, Damir Zec, the IBM director in Croatia, said that IBM has been present in Croatia for more than 20 years and that the company made this decision due to the location, business environment and the Croatian labour market. ''This is one of the best days of my career. Croatia left a very good impression and I think it is one of the important factors that influenced the selection of a location for the new centre'', explained Zec.
The USA representatives also supported this project through the American Chamber of Commerce.