Bangalore, December 7 2020: The Bangalore Global Capability Centre (GCC) of leading global travel industry software and technology Sabre Corporation, is celebrating its fifteenth year of operations as a strategic hub for the company.
The centre, the youngest among the global peer GCCs has about 1,700 product, engineering and customer experience professionals who collaborate and create technology solutions for the airline travel and hospitality industries.
In India, Sabre launched its operations in 2005 to manage the growing APAC market and key projects in partnership with counterparts from other centers. Over the years, the center expanded its technology expertise as a peer capability center focusing on innovation and continues to remain among attractive places to work.
As a hub for product development and knowledge creation that help solve significant travel ecosystem challenges, the Bangalore GCC fosters a culture of innovation and promotes collaboration. Internal innovation platforms including BlitzCode (annual hackathon), Solve!t (engineering best practices sharing forum), Big Pitch (business idea pitching), Product Gurukul (product innovation forum), Winglets (engineering community engagement) and Women in Technology (L&D for women technologists) have driven product innovation for Sabre’s global teams.
With COVID-19 impacting the global travel industry and economy, the centre leveraged its rapid innovation practices to support its customers alongside peer centers and partners. Sabre deployed solutions to enable travel after the initial global lockdown and the cross-functional team at the Bengaluru GCC led initiatives that helped customers manage through the crisis.
Says Sean Menke, President and CEO of Sabre Corporation. “The Bangalore GCC is an integral part of Sabre’s global organization. The center’s creativity and talent help us go-to-market with solutions that are timely and relevant for our customers. Over the years, the center has helped innovate and shape how we deliver the best experience for our customers, and the traveler. By investing in the multifaceted team in Bangalore, we are investing in the future of Sabre.”
Adds Jaya Kumar K, VP and Managing Director of Sabre Bangalore GCC: “Sabre’s Bangalore GCC continues to play a pivotal role in reimagining the future of travel through innovative solutions for our Travel Solutions and Hospitality Solutions businesses. Our talented team continually seeks challenges to co-create creative approaches using best-in-class technologies such as artificial intelligence, dynamic, data-driven solutions, machine learning, cloud computing and RPA to serve our customers."