Global Technology Services moves to latest phase of Parkside Office Village

  • Date

    Fri 25 Jan 19

Bryn Morris at Parkside Office Village

Global Technology Services (GTS) - the technology arm of leading global business MSX International (MSXI) - is relocating to the latest phase of Parkside Office Village at our Knowledge Gateway research and technology park.

The Knowledge Gateway is an emerging ecosystem of science, technology and digital creative companies based at the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus. This allows businesses to benefit from a campus location and to easily connect with Essex researchers including leading academics in the field of data analytics and artificial intelligence.

MSXI is a process outsourcing company operating worldwide and this move is its latest investment in GTS, reflecting its competence in creating and delivering industry-leading technologies and services that enable the digital transformation of the automotive industry.

The move will reunite GTS with MSXI’s Innovations Team, recently set up to develop solutions based on data science, predictive analytics and machine learning techniques. The Innovations Team is already well established at the Knowledge Gateway’s Parkside Office Village.

Brendan Walsh, Global Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, GTS, MSXI, said, “This relocation is a strategic move by MSXI to take advantage of the unique opportunities that come with close ties to the University of Essex and its talent pool, as well as its proximity to other technology-focused companies. We also have access to vital facilities such as the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre and the Institute for Analytics and Data Science.”

Bryn Morris, University of Essex Registrar, said: “We’re really excited MSXI’s technology arm is moving to our latest phase of Parkside Office Village at the Knowledge Gateway. MSXI is an incredibly ambitious company which is using data science and machine learning to transform various sectors. We’ve already benefited hugely from having its innovations team at the Knowledge Gateway. With Global Technology Services joining us, we have more opportunities to collaborate on research and for the company to link in with our graduate and student talent.”

The move aligns with MSXI’s involvement in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Essex supported by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. This project, links MSXI with academic expertise at Essex and talented graduates to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking. GTS has already recruited University of Essex graduates under the scheme.

The move also coincides with several major changes within the organisation, including further investment into technology development and the expansion of its analytics service offering. “It’s an exciting opportunity for MSXI, not just because the organisation will benefit from high-spec research facilities, but also because we’ll be part of a thriving centre for innovation across the science and technology sectors,” said Walsh.