John Deere opens Innovation Hub in Texas
By Mike Brezonick25 February 2022
Deere & Co. is expanding its U.S. footprint and technology operations with a new office in Austin, Texas. The new location enables Deere to further strengthen its technology capabilities and attract talent interested in solving issues such as feeding a growing global population.
“Austin is a growing destination for some of the brightest minds in technology,” said Jahmy Hindman, chief technology officer at John Deere. “Opening this office was a strategic decision from both a talent and collaboration perspective, particularly in software and data analytics.
“Deere’s mission has always been about helping farmers sustainably feed a growing global population. We’re looking for people who want to help create technology that will have a significant impact on their communities and the world.”
Deere’s investment in Austin will strengthen the city’s position as an innovation hub and the company’s portfolio as a global tech leader, driving further momentum towards Deere’s goal of bringing advanced technological solutions – including automation and autonomy – to the agriculture industry.
“A presence in Austin allows us to access and recruit from a robust and diverse technical talent pool, supplemented by the region’s university ecosystem and startup community,” said Andrez Carberry, director of Global HR Operations at John Deere. “This office will help us continue to develop industry leading technology and solutions for farms and construction worksites.
“While we continue to embrace a flexible work environment for employees, this new office will provide an in-person space for innovators to inspire pivotal moments in collaboration and creativity.”
The Austin location is part of Deere’s broader strategy to expand and diversify its technology talent. Last December, the company announced a new Chicago office in the Fulton Market neighborhood designed to build out the company’s Information Technology capabilities.