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IBM opens new development center in Sweden

Press Release   •   Aug 26, 2015 08:11 GMT

IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that a new Client Innovation Center will be established in Sweden, to deliver an industry leading range of technology services to IBM clients based in the Nordic region. The center will be based in Malmö and create up to 300 new IT roles.

The new IBM Client Innovation Center will focus on high value application development and maintenance, test and systems management services that address the increasing demand for flexible software capability. These services will help Nordic based businesses harness the benefits of Cloud, Big Data Analytics, Mobile, Social and Security technologies.

“It is great that we at IBM now focuses on the Nordic market to be able to provide our clients with even better support and more services, says Johan Forssander, CEO IBM Client Innovation Center, Malmö. The new center will both be able to offer new job opportunities for IT interested people straight from university, as we will also offer training during the employment, but also for people with experience in the IT field. We will also open up for both internships and apprenticeship, so that we can take advantage of the best talents here locally.

Local presence and global competence

The center will offer IBM's Nordic clients' locally-based skills and technical expertise to drive innovation and adoption of new technology, and provide geographic proximity while working in tandem with IBM's globally integrated capability network

“We have worked closely with IBM and welcome the opportunities they bring for our graduates and young people to gain the vital technology skills that businesses needs in today’s competitive market. This establishment shows that Malmö meets the location needs of major businesses, that it is a great place to study and work, and to build an exciting future." says Invest in Skåne's CEO Stefan Johansson. "We are very pleased that their choice is Malmö."

The IBM Client Innovation Center in Malmö joins IBM’s globally integrated capability network which delivers deep technical and industry expertise to a wide range of public and private sector clients in Europe and around the world.

“We see that IT is an industry for the future where the need for competence and experience will continue to grow, says Johan Rittner, GM IBM Svenska AB. The new center in Malmö aims to inspire the next-generation workforce from local technical colleges and universities who will deliver the technology skills needed to drive business innovation in Sweden and Nordic."

The recruitment to the new services will start during the autumn in collaboration with regional universities and educational institutions.

The new IBM Client Innovation Center in Malmö will be a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM.

For further information please contact:

Lennart Malm, Media Relations, IBM Sweden
+46 (0) 70 793 41 84, lennart.malm@se.ibm.com

Johan Forssander, Managing Director, IBM Client Innovation Center, Malmö, +46 (0)70 793 01 33 johan.forssander@se.ibm.com

Invest in Skåne is the official business promotion agency for the southernmost part of Sweden, Skåne. The company provides professional advice and services to international companies considering Skåne for future investment and assist regional companies in developing their international business.