AI Cerence Plans To Double Its India Headcount In 2023

Further, the brand has also appointed Manish Bhasin as the new head of India R&D and Delivery Center


Cerence the world’s leading provider of immersive, the AI-powered automotive assistants, creating intelligent, flexible and intuitive in-car experiences for the world’s leading automakers and mobility OEMs, forayed into the Indian market in 2019 with its head office in Pune. Today, Cerence India is looking forward to growing its operations by doubling its headcount in 2023. The focus will be in business functions like R&D, Cloud, IoT and Professional Services.

Cerence is addressing major trends in automotive and mobility as connectivity, electrification, and autonomous driving take over. With a focus on expanding the voice assistant to a true in-car co-pilot, Cerence is advancing safety, security and convenience for drivers. Going beyond the car, Cerence is working with leading two-wheeler OEMs to bring its industry-leading automotive innovation to this new and growing area of mobility.

Cerence’s India R&D and operations center play a very important role in the company’s
global engagements with auto OEMs and other mobility solution providers. The company is looking forward to increasing the share of R&D being done from India and penetrating the India market in collaboration with global and local OEMs to bring enhanced safety, comfort, and productivity to drivers.

“We have grown drastically from the opening of our Pune office in 2019. Despite the
challenges of the pandemic, we are currently close to 400 full time team members in India,”said Sachin Sahney, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cerence. “Expansion of our Indiacenter, including the appointment of our new site leader Manish Bhasin, is a key pillar of Cerence’s long-term growth plan, and we have extensive plans to attract more talent in 2023 to enable us to leverage the AI, cloud, and digital tech talent in India to fuel our innovation goals”, he added.

Manish Bhasin, India Center Head, Cerence said, “Cerence is a market leader for
conversational AI for the automotive and mobility industries with a 20+ year track record in the industry. We see many growth opportunities in the fast-evolving Indian automotive
market. Our India team will also play a crucial role in building and delivering products for
global customers.”

Cerence employees get the opportunity to work on cutting edge AI and Cloud technologies developing next generation products for global automotive OEMs. Cerence takes pride in its open, transparent and performance driven culture focusing on innovation and excellence.

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