by:   Meera Sampath, director Xerox India Innovation Hub

This month we celebrate the first anniversary of the Xerox India Innovation Hub, Xerox’s fifth and newest research lab.   That warm summer evening a year ago when we opened our lab doors in Chennai India was not only a milestone in the history of Xerox research – but an unforgettable day of my career.

With15 years as a researcher at the Xerox Innovation Group and roots back in India, I am  happy to have this opportunity  to lead this dynamic and growing organization which was created to capture emerging market innovation opportunities for Xerox and advance innovation in global services delivery.

The India Innovation Hub represents innovation without borders in its truest form. Our globally recruited team of researchers and partners  constitute some of the brightest minds in the world. This team is engaged in innovation-focused projects spanning a wide range of exciting areas including business process optimization, information and secure content management, cloud computing and collective intelligence based systems. Innovation is core to how Xerox operates and all of our projects share the same goals: to create new opportunities to leverage the latest technologies and research paradigms that can help meet our clients’ real business needs.

We are still growing and hope to fill several open positions for research scientists and senior research scientists in a number of technical areas including distributed systems, business process modeling and optimization, analytics, and collective intelligence.   Email me if you are interested in joining our team!

Finally, I must say dhanyavad” – or ‘Thank You’ to each and every one who helped us along the way.  I am proud of the work we are doing to invent technology that will help our customers get “ready for real business”!