Aref Matin, CTO & EVP of John Wiley & Sons in casual chat with staff
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA)(NYSE:JWB), a global leader in research and education, announced the official opening of a world-class technology center in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 04th Nov . This center marks the latest addition to Wiley’s technology organization and reflects the company’s strategic focus on its digital transformation and delivering innovative services and products to its publishing, research and education partners and customers.
“At Wiley, we are harnessing cutting edge technology including data and analytics to provide powerful adaptive and experiential learning platforms, as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence in order to transform and drive our business forward,” said Aref Matin, EVP & Chief Technology Officer, John Wiley & Sons. “The addition of this state-of-the-art technology center in Colombo further elevates our commitment to innovate content, tools and services to meet our global customers’ current and future needs.”
Wiley has been operating a temporary location in Colombo for the past six months. Beginning today,200 high-end product engineering and technology operations employees will move into the iconic “MAGA ONE” building, with plans for further growth in 2020.
Aref Matin, CTO & EVP of John Wiley & Sons posing with a group of staff members at the grand opening afterparty
“It has been an exciting journey to build an unparalleled technology team in Colombo from the ground up,” said Bimal Gunapala, General Manager, Wiley Global Technologies (Pvt) Limited. “I’m immensely proud of what we have created here, though our work is certainly just beginning. We look forward to delivering on Wiley’s mission to empower researchers, learners, universities and corporations around the world.”
Wiley sources top-tier technical teams, providing ample opportunities to allow Sri Lankan technophiles and researchers to hone their skills through working with the global elite in the education and research arena. The Company’s presence in Sri Lanka continues to create a platform for Sri Lankan professionals to enrich their knowledge and insights into the latest trends in a multitude of areas including Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.
Wiley’s long-term commitment to Sri Lanka promises to deliver more opportunities to the country in future.