The American multinational technology, Microsoft Corporation, which produces computer software, personal computers and related services has opened its first African Development Centre (ADC) in Lagos.
The centre which is a $100 million investment by the multi-billion dollar firm is where software engineering solutions is expected to be provided to Africa.
In the meantime, another Microsoft African development centre is expected to be launched in Kenya soon.
Recall that in May 2019, Microsoft announced the launching of the Nigeria site of its first Africa Development Centre. The centre, which is Microsoft’s 7th globally, was expected to recruit world-class African engineering talent to develop innovative solutions that span the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.
Increased Microsoft presence in Africa will empower partners and customers as they use Microsoft solutions in fields important to the continent like FinTech, AgriTech and OffGrid energy.
For the ADC, Microsoft is seeking engineering talent in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and mixed reality.