LTIMindtree, an AWS Partner, is a global technology consulting company with operations in over 30 countries. To improve its cloud expertise, the company embarked on a three-year AWS Training and Certification initiative.
LTIMindtree enrolled over 4,600 employees in online AWS Skill Builder courses, virtual and in-person classroom training with hands-on labs, and AWS Certification exam readiness sessions. 18 months into the training, LTIMindtree is attracting new business opportunities and its sales team is more confident in proposing customized cloud solutions. It has also improved workforce retention and is attracting new talent.
Opportunity | Upskilling Continuously for Creative Problem Solving
LTIMindtree is a digital solutions provider with more than 90,000 employees and a presence in over 30 countries. The company was formed via a merger on November 14, 2022 between former Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) and Mindtree. LTIMindtree is committed to addressing its customers’ business challenges, as reflected in its tagline: ‘Getting to the future, faster. Together.’ To help its team members tackle customers’ challenges, LTIMindtree has an internal motto: shoshin, a Japanese concept that refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, also known as “beginner’s mind.” LTIMindtree continuously upskills employees so they can approach problems from all angles and develop innovative solutions.
Prior to the merger, LTI had been an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner for over five years and acquired a business called Powerupcloud, an AWS Partner, in 2019. This was a catalyst for further engagement with AWS, to provide even more advanced technology consulting services. LTI entered into a three-year Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with AWS in March 2021. Part of the agreement included a commitment to help LTI’s customers harness the full potential of AWS, by training its employees with the help of the AWS Partner Training and Certification team. Concurrently, the business formed a separate business unit dedicated to the AWS Cloud.
Vijayakumar Pandian, associate vice president at LTIMindtree, says, “The cloud is spurring digital innovations across the industries we serve. It’s not a question of ‘can they build it,’ but rather, ‘how fast can they build it.’” Requests for cloud-based transformation projects are accelerating, and so is the demand for human resources who are certified in cloud operations. LTIMindtree’s goal is for every employee to have basic knowledge of AWS, with accreditation in business or technical areas. “Our customers want to do more with their data and are requesting trained engineers who are familiar with the AWS Well Architected principles,” Vijayakumar adds.
The service revenue from our AWS business has grown significantly, and the momentum continues to build.
Associate Vice President, LTIMindtree