FARMINGTON, Conn., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new era of innovation is underway at United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) featuring a state-of-the-art digital hub in Brooklyn, New York.
United Technologies Digital Accelerator, based in Brooklyn at 55 Water Street in DUMBO, is a $300 million investment that will create 250 new jobs focused on developing software solutions for UTC's world-class product and service portfolio. This investment underscores United Technologies' commitment to leading in the digital era and unleashing the size and scale of UTC's businesses on the digital world of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
"United Technologies' global reach and history of innovation uniquely position us to succeed in the new digital economy. Our investment in digital innovations will make travel better, people safer and urbanizing cities more comfortable and connected," said Greg Hayes, Chairman & CEO of United Technologies. "As we look to the future, our Digital Accelerator is an important step to assure we have the talent and skills to integrate digital solutions into our products and services to provide greater value to our customers."
"With our improved business climate, cutting-edge companies like UTC are choosing New York's tech ecosystem to anchor and grow their business, creating thousands of jobs and generating millions for our economy," said Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky. "These industries represent the next wave of innovation and technological advancements, and New York State is proud to be at the forefront of the digital revolution."
United Technologies Digital is recruiting hi-tech professionals specializing in product management, software development, data science and more. They will join thousands of UTC's Digital colleagues from around the world.
"We make incredible products that make modern life possible – from jet engines and aircraft systems, to elevators and building solutions – and this is the evolution of UTC's journey," said Vince Campisi, Senior Vice President, Digital, and Chief Information Officer. "We're looking for exceptional talent to leverage software, analytics and the Internet of Things to create new sources of value with our products and services, drive productivity, and help improve customer operations."
"Brooklyn has a deep, authentic industrial manufacturing history and a vibrant digital ecosystem which makes it a perfect match for our Digital Accelerator," continued Campisi. "We're adding another dimension of speed, agility and innovation to everything we do. Brooklyn is at the heart of it with an energy that attracts remarkable talent from universities to startups and we are excited to be a part of it."
To join the United Technologies Digital journey go to www.utc.com/digital.
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions that move the world forward. To learn more about UTC, visit the website or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC
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