American IT consultancy firm ThoughtWorks has opened a new office in Porto Alegre, Brazil, as part of what it calls “global growth strategy.”
ThoughtWorks has leased more than 600 square meters on the 14th floor of the new Portal TECNOPUC building, located in the TECNOPUC Technology Innovation Park on the campus of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.
ThoughtWorks first set up its office in Brazil in December of 2009 and today controls a workforce of 87 employees.
“We fully expect to continue growing at the same pace for 2011, and our move to TECNOPUC is the next step in our long-term vision for ThoughtWorks Brazil,” said Amit Kaul, general manager for ThoughtWorks Brazil.
The new facility, according to the company officials, is designed to enable collaboration within software development teams extending to client organizations.
ThoughtWorks –– which has operations in North America, Europe, India, China and Australia –– says the new office was required to support increasing number of customers in the fastest growing South American country.
The company foresees greater growth in Brazil as there are highly-skilled information technology workers and support for the advancement of Open Source (News - Alert) software.
The ThoughtWorks Porto Alegre office will support the local market, marrying large enterprise application development capabilities with personalized, small-company service. "Our Porto Alegre office positions ThoughtWorks to help support the projected explosive growth companies in Brazil will experience in the coming years. Our presence in Porto Alegre is an excellent opportunity for ThoughtWorks to further our mission to continuously cultivate talent and relationships around the globe,” said Craig Gorsline, managing director, ThoughtWorks Americas.
With its resources, ThoughtWorks promises to help its clients maximize investment performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk.
ThoughtWorks employs more than 1,600 professionals working in different part of the globe. Narayan Bhat is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Narayan’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf