Manoj Shanker CEO Technobrain Group during the launch of the Microsoft software testing centre_preview.
Africa’s leading technology company, Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch the first ever testing and quality assurance centre in Africa.
The Centre, the first one in Kenya and only the fourth in the world after China, Poland and India, is stationed in Nairobi.
The initiative has the potential of creating 1000 jobs opportunities for the Kenyan youth and position Kenya as a preferred choice for highly skilled engineering, quality assurance and testing work in Africa.
Speaking during the official opening of the testing centre, Manoj Shanker, CEO, Techno Brain, said: “Kenya in particular has a rich pool of skilled human resources. This Testing Centre is yet another great testament of our 20-year journey, that we’re truly committed to empowering lives through education and innovation. This is our long-term vision, to build a world class company that addresses Africa’s unique socio-economic challenges.”
Technobrain CEO Manoj Shanker receives Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of the Microsoft Software Testing Centre.
On his part, Microsoft Director of Software Engineering, Bamboo Sofola outlined the importance of the testing centre.
“This testing centre will help to profile Kenya as a leading regional hub of emerging technologies and innovation and provide employment opportunities for young people. We have customers, partners and employees here in Kenya, a country of great promise and one that could leapfrog others by getting the right infrastructure and skills in place.”
Also present was Deputy President William Ruto who saluted the technology company for leading the way in impact sourcing practices that optimally equip high-potential youths for a demanding and rewarding future.
“I want to appreciate Microsoft for choosing Kenya and Techno Brain for providing the platform and capacity to make this incredible project a reality.” He further emphasized the role of technology as an enabler of development. ”The Big 4 is a tech agenda, the Big 4 is about innovation,” he added.
The global collaboration will see Windows Development Group (WDG) engineering team from USA working collaboratively with Techno Brain Kenya engineers to build and operate a highly specialized and secured test environment in Nairobi as an extension to Microsoft Redmond Windows development engineering centre.
The partnership places Kenya as a leading global player in the technology services space and creates an avenue for attracting other technology giants to Kenya.
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