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RBC to launch innovation hub in Calgary, bring 300 new tech jobs

RBC to launch innovation hub in Calgary, bring 300 new tech jobs

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will welcome 300 technology employees to a new Calgary Innovation Hub to be launched in September 2021, the financial institution announced in a July 21 press release.

RBC says it plans to create these jobs in high-demand tech areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, site reliability engineering, data engineering, data analytics and full-stack Agile software delivery over the next three years. The new employees will join the institute's global technology and operations team.

The high-tech landscape in Calgary is evolving at a rate that signals the willingness of companies to embrace digital transformation. Calgary companies are gaining momentum in digital transformation initiatives using machine learning and artificial intelligence. However, the talent pipeline needs to be fixed, said Marie Marrone, president and chief executive officer of Calgary Economic Development (CED), in an interview with IT World Canada.

“Calgary needs a whole bunch of software engineers, data scientists, coders, programmers, etc. Not necessarily what we have today. So we need to accelerate our digital roadmaps for companies in the energy sector and elsewhere so that To accelerate their digital roadmap for talent transformation.

The tech community in Calgary is growing and RBC aims to provide valuable tech careers with opportunities for growth and professional development with the launch of the new Innovation Center, said Jules Andrew, RBC Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations.

“As the top employer of choice for technologists, RBC is committed to developing technical talent in Alberta and leveraging new and existing relationships with our partners in the province,” said Andrew.

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