Conduent opening new tech, innovation hub in N.C.

Florham Park-based Conduent Inc. will open a global technology and innovation hub in North Carolina.

The business services provider will open the facility in the Research Triangle near Raleigh, home to one of the largest technology research and development parks in the world. The New Jersey business’s facility will bring 200 full-time jobs to the area.

Conduent opened its Florham Park headquarters in June.

The company will receive state-sponsored job growth and development incentives totaling about $2.1 million, including the Job Development Investment Grant and North Carolina Community College System’s Customized Training Value incentive.

“As a technology-led business that serves Fortune 500 companies and government entities around the world, being a part of this dynamic area with such a storied history in innovation is the right move for our clients and our people,” said Conduent CEO Ashok Vemuri. “The Research Triangle will provide access to a new professional labor market focused on technology, innovation and research. We are honored to have the support of Gov. (Roy) Cooper to bring even more future-looking jobs to the great state of North Carolina.”

Every business service Conduent provides — from robotic process automation for financial organizations, to patient-centric data analytics for health providers — is centered on innovation. The new global technology and innovation hub in North Carolina will employ research scientists, software developers, researchers and engineers with expertise in the application of data and process analytics, IT security, operations, program management, lab functions, legal, corporate finance and human resources.

Conduent employs more than 5,500 people within North Carolina, including locations in Raleigh, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Morrisville and Henderson. The new global technology and innovation hub will be located in an office park in Morrisville, and is slated to open in March, with hiring starting in 2018.