AI-native businesses in the world, Uniphore, celebrated the grand opening of its “India AI Innovation Hub” today, which is housed in the esteemed IIT Madras Research Park.
The grand opening event was graced by esteemed chief guests, Dr. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, Minister for Information Technology and Digital Services of Tamil Nadu, and Christopher W. Hodges, U.S. Consul General. The event, which began with inspiring speeches by the chief guests, also featured insights from Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, President of IIT Madras Research Park, and concluded with a visionary address from Uniphore’s Co-founder and CEO, Umesh Sachdev.
Dr. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, Minister for Information Technology and Digital Services of Tamil Nadu said, “Uniphore’s journey from an incubated idea to its current global success in Enterprise AI is a testament to the boundless potential we have here in Tamil Nadu. The resurgence of AI is an exciting chapter, and Uniphore’s story is a shining example. We are thrilled to witness the establishment of Uniphore’s significant AI innovation hub in Chennai. On behalf of Honourable Chief Minister and government of Tamil Nadu, I extend my best wishes and gratitude to Uniphore for its investment in our state, further fuelling our aspirations in the field of emerging technologies.”
The office is a tribute to Uniphore’s incredible success and its dedication to providing an exceptional workplace for its dedicated workers and growing its Enterprise AI development capabilities in India. It is located just a short walk from the company’s previous site in IIT Madras Research Park. With 200 contemporary workstations, many cubicles, cabins, discussion pods, phone booths, and conference rooms, this cutting-edge space is a hive of creativity and cooperation.
Umesh Sachdev, Co-founder & CEO of Uniphore said, “Uniphore’s growth journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Sparked by a vision to use technology to bridge the gap between the human voice and machines, Uniphore has transformed into one of the largest B2B AI-native companies in the world. Outside of our headquarters in Silicon Valley, this AI Innovation Hub in Chennai stands as our largest office. We have extended our reach globally, and we continue to break new ground with our Enterprise AI, which is multimodal. It applies Knowledge AI, Emotion AI, and Gen AI across voice, video, textual and tonal data to make the enterprise more human. Uniphore is shaping the future of Enterprise AI, and this new office exemplifies our dedication to fostering innovation, growth, and collaboration.”
This 26,818 square foot facility was thoughtfully planned to accommodate Uniphore’s growing Indian teams as they propel the business’s worldwide expansion and enterprise artificial intelligence innovation.
Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, President of IIT Madras Research Park, commented on Uniphore’s remarkable journey from its incubation at IIT Madras, “Uniphore’s India AI Innovation Hub on the IITM campus is a symbol of their unwavering determination and hard work. Today, we’re not just celebrating the physical space but the growth, the innovation, and the remarkable impact this company has had on the world. It’s a testament to what can be achieved when passionate individuals come together with a shared vision. I have every confidence that the future holds even greater success for Uniphore, and I am excited to see where their journey will take them.”
U.S. Consul General Christopher W. Hodges said, “Uniphore’s remarkable journey within both India and the United States underscores the depth of collaboration and innovation fostered by the strong India-U.S. relationship.”
Uniphore is a decades-proven, engineered-for-scale, enterprise-focused B2B AI company. The organization produces business outcomes across industries and the largest worldwide deployments. Uniphore integrates AI into every customer-facing Enterprise function. They offer the only customer-focused multimodal architecture with Generative AI, Knowledge AI, Emotion AI, Workflow Automation, and a co-pilot.
They know how to record audio, video, text, and analyze all data better than anyone. As AI improves, every customer-facing enterprise function will be affected. They believe the future will integrate people, machines, and data to create the most human processes and experiences for customers and employees.