Athletic Apparel Brand Lululemon Athletica has launched India Technology Hub, a development centre, in Bengaluru. It is the first such centre for the company outside of North America.
Lululemon’s India centre will help expand its technology capabilities and infrastructure to enable and support global growth. The Canadian brand will likely hire about 250 technologists for the centre by 2022, while it is expected to start operations by August 2021.
Calvin McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Lululemon Athletica, said, “Acquiring and nurturing best-in-class technologists is essential to our global growth strategy focused on product innovation, omni guest experiences, and market expansion. The opening of our India Technology Hub will help further our strategic growth plan with technology, enabling both our people and our guest experience as we expand to serve new guests across the globe.”
India Technology Hub will be engaged in areas across the marketing technology stack, data science, machine learning, and full-stack cloud engineering to support merchandise planning, product and location information management, trade, and network planning functions.
Vaidyanathan Seshan, Vice President, International Technology and Head of India Technology Hub, Lululemon Athletica, stated, “Our leading-edge technology centre gives us access to more global technologists to expand our existing workforce and carry us into the future. Bengaluru’s highly skilled talent pool makes it the ideal location for lululemon. We look forward to embracing the culture of innovation prevalent in India and augmenting collaboration across our global Technology organization.”