With an aim to provide innovative data-driven solutions, Roche Pharma has set up a state-of-the-art Global Analytics and Technology Centers for Excellence (GATE) in Hyderabad, which will be the second such centre in India.
The centre will work with the global affiliates of Roche to advance knowledge and understanding of the healthcare space, which helps in improving customer engagement, patient experience and business outcomes. With the latest expansion, GATE will have a total headcount of 100 by end of 2022 and has expansion plans.
The announcement was made after Minister Mr. KT Rama Rao’s meeting with Mr. V. Simpson Emmanuel, Managing Director & CEO, Roche Pharma. Mr. Jayesh Ranjan IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Dept. and Mr. Shakthi M Nagappan, Director, Life Sciences, Government of Telangana were also present during the meeting.
Minister Mr. KT Rama Rao met with the Chairman of Roche Mr. Christoph Franz during the World Economic Forum in 2020 and also earlier this year in May and presented about Hyderabad’s vibrant ecosystem. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, the company has a revenue of about USD 62 Bn and employs more than 1,00,000 people globally.
Minister Mr. K.T Rama Rao said that “I’m delighted to welcome Roche Pharma to Hyderabad, as they join the long list of marquee global companies, which have chosen Hyderabad to establish their global capability centres. Hyderabad has the best state-supported business ecosystems in the country and offers a unique blend of a highly skilled talent pool, state-of-the-art infrastructure and the best quality of living in the country, thereby making us the preferred destination for Global Innovation and Capability Centers. I believe this partnership is strategic in nature and will help strengthen the relationship between Telangana (India in general) and Roche. I am confident that this centre in Hyderabad will emerge as a significant contributor to Roche’s global aspirations”
Commenting on this, Roche Pharma Managing Director & CEO V. Simpson Emmanuel said, “India has always been a global leader when it comes to IT, analytics and data sciences. Roche is proud to partner with and leverage on India’s technology leadership by expanding the operation of GATE. We are developing Data Science and Advanced Analytics related capabilities at our GATE Centre in Hyderabad and will expand our offerings to include forecasting, data management, DevOps etc. in the future. Centres like GATE will also benefit the country by building a knowledge base in rapidly emerging areas of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Today, massive amounts of data are being generated, which is unstructured. It needs to be analyzed for actionable insights. GATE supports Roche in managing projects across the entire product lifecycle – from pre-clinical to launch, to growth, maturity and decline phases. GATE will also help in better retention of intellectual property, optimising costs without compromising on quality while building strong expertise in the talent pool.