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Granicus opens a world-class Innovation Center in Bengaluru

This will be the company’s first product development center in India and will hire over 200 engineers by the end of 2022

Bengaluru, 12 March, 2022 — Today, Granicus, the leading provider of government experience technologies and services, announced the opening of their India Innovation Hub at Helios Business Park, Bengaluru. The new office space was inaugurated by Ranga Shetty, General Manager, Granicus India. The launch of the innovation center marks the entry of Granicus into India as a GovTech innovation leader. The center aims to focus on product innovations across several software disciplines to accelerate digital transformation for governments globally.

Founded in 1999, Granicus provides technology that empowers government organizations to engage with their citizens and serve them better. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Granicus is the first and only Government technology provider that connects governments to the citizens they serve with an innovative and comprehensive cloud technology platform. The highly secure platform is designed to empower government organizations with the ability to easily deliver unified, highly compelling digital experiences to their constituents, including rich integrated capabilities for web content management, digital communications, community feedback, record management, and transparency.

As Granicus India will be a key engineering and operations center focussing on product innovation, the center is creating a competitive workplace that attracts and retains world-class talent. Granicus India features a team of engineers who are experts at developing massively scalable, highly secure systems that are purpose-built for government and civic engagement. The cloud-first, data-driven technology at Granicus is fully equipped to leverage massive amounts of data to derive highly impactful insights using analytics, data science, and machine learning.

Speaking about the launch of the India center, Mark Hynes, CEO, Granicus said, “Granicus is a rapidly expanding global business, and the innovation center in India is a critical element of our growth strategy. With India’s exceptional talent pool, we will be building and managing world-class products for customers across the globe and envision this center to be one of Granicus’ primary global employment and operations centers, contributing to our global growth and expanding footprint.”

Granicus India will be headed by Ranga Shetty, an IT industry veteran with three decades of experience in driving product innovation, scaling expert engineering teams, transforming software operations, and developing leadership talent in the USA and India.

“We have not let the pandemic interfere with setting up this premium innovation hub which will be a powerhouse of product development, software operations, and innovation led by an experienced and strategic team of product experts,” said Ranga Shetty, General Manager, Granicus India. “The center will expand product engineering and software operations capacity across the Granicus product portfolio and will consist of teams dedicated to building a superior collaborative environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas, individual accountability, and a fun-filled time at work. Our engineers are experts at building massively scalable and highly secure systems, and we plan to double our talent pool in India by the end of 2022.”

Citizens today expect a more sophisticated, user-friendly digital service experience that is on par with those offered by private sector service providers. With multiple acquisitions over the past several years, Granicus now delivers a fully integrated, cloud-delivered platform that allows public administrators to quickly digitize, measure, and enhance every step of their services, creating intelligent governments without having to write bespoke code.

By offering the industry’s leading cloud-based solutions for communications, web content, meeting and management, and digital services to over 5,000 public sector organizations, Granicus helps turn government missions into quantifiable realities. Granicus is purpose-built with infrastructure, scale, and security to empower the public sector. The company is rooted in its strong culture that treats code as a craft and respects every employee for the expertise and passion they bring to work. The unparalleled global innovation, engineering, and software operations center in Bengaluru will fuel the mission of changing the way citizens and governments interact. Granicus India is also committed to making high-impact contributions to platform engineering initiatives in the areas of interoperability and data-sharing.

About Granicus

Granicus connects governments with the people they serve by providing the first and only civic engagement platform for the public sector. Over 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies and more than 300 million citizen subscribers power an unmatched Subscriber Network that turns government missions into quantifiable results. With comprehensive cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, meeting and agenda management software, records management, and digital services, Granicus empowers stronger relationships between government and residents across the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. By simplifying interactions with residents, while disseminating critical information, Granicus brings governments closer to the people they serve—driving meaningful change for communities around the globe.