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Infosys ties up with Hollywood's Dream Works for tech support

15 November 2014

Software major Infosys has entered into a strategic partnership with Hollywood's DreamWorks Animation SKG to develop new engineering solutions.

''The tie-up envisages developing next generation technologies with our global talent pool in cloud, big data, Java and open source platforms for DreamWorks,'' the Indian IT company said in a statement today.

The US-based digital studio creates animated feature films, television programmes and online virtual gaming worlds. Its major hits include the animated movies 'Shrek' and 'Kung fu Panda' along with the associated spin-offs.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka said the company had a market-leading record of delivering critical engineering services to innovative tech firms like DreamWorks.

''A combination of our expertise in delivering engineering services and technologies has huge potential for wider use in the world around us,'' Sikka said on the occasion.

Lauding the tie-up between two major firms, DreamWorks chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said as a world leader in enterprise solutions, Infosys was the right partner to develop new technology on a large scale.

The two-decade-old studio co-founded by Katzenberg with renowned Hollywood film maker Steven Spielberg, has rolled out 29 feature films in the animation and generated formats.

Incidentally, Anil Ambani's Reliance Entertainment is now the biggest shareholder in Dreamworks.

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