BELFAST digital innovation firm Liberty IT has set out bold plans for additional development throughout a go to to its places of work by Secretary of State Brandon Lewis.
Liberty IT employs over 650 folks throughout Northern Eire and the Republic and develops know-how solely for its father or mother firm, Liberty Mutual Insurance coverage.
Just lately appointed Managing Director Tony Marron mentioned: “We had been delighted to provide Mr Lewis an perception into the engineering powerhouse we have now created over the previous 25 years.
“We’re pleased with our folks, so it was nice for our groups to showcase a few of the newest modern options and preview tasks which can be at the moment in growth.
“Mr. Lewis was significantly excited about how we’re utilizing digital actuality to enhance collaboration and had the chance to make use of certainly one of our VR headsets. That is a part of an inside pilot that can permit our international groups to return collectively in a digital atmosphere to collaborate and work collectively.”
Mr. Marron added: “At Liberty IT, our abilities span a variety of backgrounds, together with engineering, math and science, and we work collectively to create breakthrough insurance coverage options for Liberty Mutual world wide.
“We now have emphasised the necessity to help the continued development of STEM disciplines, which is a key space of focus for us. The know-how trade in Northern Eire has grown quickly in recent times, however the largest problem is the mismatch between the availability and demand for expertise.
“Because the know-how trade in Northern Eire continues on its thrilling development trajectory, we should deal with creating the suitable expertise via a collaborative method between enterprise, colleges, schools and universities to develop the tech expertise of the longer term. Mr. Lewis acknowledged this and mirrored on a latest go to to high school the place the youngsters confirmed him find out how to code.”
Congratulating Liberty IT on its unbelievable success through the years, the Overseas Secretary added: “That is an thrilling time to do enterprise in Northern Eire. Additional international funding from the US will proceed to gas Northern Eire’s enlargement into new enterprise areas and make sure the continued thriving of the native know-how trade.”