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58 jobs to be created

US firm gives big data boost to Glasgow

Cloudwick Harshdeep SinghUS data services company Cloudwick Technology is setting up its European base in Glasgow, adding to the city’s reputation as a centre for big data.

The company employs more big data solution architects, data scientists and administrators than any other global systems integrator. It will create 58 jobs in Glasgow.

Cloudwick’s clients include Visa, Nike and Comcast and it says the establishment of a Glasgow base will allow it to service its customers’ European operations more effectively and expand into the European market.

Harshdeep Singh (pictured), director of operations, said: “We are excited to begin our European journey from Scotland, one of the fastest growing Big Data ecosystems in the world. The support from SDI and Scottish Enterprise will help us build and enrich the wider ecosystem and create a much stronger success story from Scotland.”

The creation of the Urban Big Data Centre in the University of Glasgow and the Data Lab is now reaping benefits. This concentration of expertise is accelerating the city’s growth as a centre of excellence in the field.

Cloudwick’s investment comes on the back of last month’s EY Global Attractiveness Survey, which ranked Scotland as the number one location for R&D investment in the UK. It showed a 170% increase in foreign investment in the software sector in Scotland over the previous year.

The US company received a £500,000 Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant from  Scottish Enterprise.

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