IBM has opened its first development centre in Serbia, in the town of Novi Sad.
On the occasion, PM Ana Brnabic said today was a great day for Serbia as the largest global IT company that was also the precursor of the entire IT industry was opening a development centre in the country.
The centre will be developing technologies for IBM’s needs.
“When a company like IBM comes, it sends out a strong signal that we have become an important location on the global business map. To date, IBM has only been selling their solutions in Belgrade and Serbia has never been a place where technology is being developed for their needs,” she said.
She recalled that the US ambassador to Serbia and President Aleksandar Vucic had inaugurated a Belgrade office of US e-vehicle maker Rivian two weeks ago and that, now, we have another American company – IBM – launching its operations here.
“That is of enormous significance for our economic growth and it is wind in our sails and an encouragement to believe in our talent. There are already announcements that this office will continue to grow. I am thankful to IBM for believing in us and I am confident we will not disappoint them,” Brnabic noted.
IBM regional director Nikola Polic said the Novi Sad office would deal in software development.
“This is a major thing for the local IBM because we are finally opening another office in Serbia which will deal with very concrete technology development. That is important for Serbia because it demonstrates that this country is a great place for major tech companies to come to. Thanks to this development centre, we will be able to offer better services and support to customers in the wider region,” Polic noted.
Photo credits: FoNet/Serbian government/Slobodan Miljević
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