Press release, 18th June 2021
Greek Prime Minister to visit TeamViewer Research and Development Hub in Ioannina
As part of a larger tour in Greece’s new tech cluster Ioannina, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis today visited TeamViewer’s Research and Development Hub in the capital of Epirus.
Goppingen / Ioannina, June 18, 2021 – TeamViewer CEO Oliver Steil, CTO Mike Eissele as well as Philipp Deutscher, VP Engineering and leading the Greek team, welcomed the Prime Minister at the hub to discuss its relevance for TeamViewers’ innovation pipeline and global software development organization and to show him how quickly and well the site has developed since its official opening in January 2020.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis: “TeamViewer’s decision to invest in Greece as a key R&D hub strongly validates our ongoing investments in Greece’s digital transformation. We are quickly becoming a focal point for some of the world’s leading technology and software companies and the work being carried out at this facility is cutting edge. Today I’ve been able to meet some of the exceptional software engineers working at the site. They are both local graduates who are now fulfilling their potential here in Greece, and talented engineers who have chosen to come and work here from abroad because of the opportunities Greece now offers them. Ioannina is on a journey to becoming a key pillar of our modern economy as we continue to build back better.”
TeamViewer’s CEO Oliver Steil: “TeamViewer has developed into a truly global tech player over the past years – focusing on solutions to digitalize the entire value chain of customers across various industries. That said, we are competing for the smartest talents in software engineering worldwide. The region around Ioannina is home to several technology companies and many well-educated university graduates in the field of computer science and software development. This makes the city a very attractive place for us. We are very happy with the development of our Ioannina site and look forward to further growing it in the future.”
Since its foundation in early 2020 the number of software engineers at TeamViewer’s Ioannina location has increased to almost 50. The R&D hub plays a pivotal role towards reinforcing more innovation across TeamViewer’s product portfolio. Therefore, the company is pursuing a long-term plan for the site. TeamViewer will continue to attract promising talents and create successful career paths for them within its organization. Currently, TeamViewer plans to expand the workforce up to 150 – 200 engineers over the next years.
TeamViewer is a leading global technology company that provides a connectivity platform to remotely access, control, manage, monitor, and repair devices of any kind – from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machines and robots. Although TeamViewer is free of charge for private use, it has more than 600,000 subscribers and enables companies of all sizes and from all industries to digitalize their business-critical processes through seamless connectivity. Against the backdrop of global megatrends like device proliferation, automation and new work, TeamViewer proactively shapes digital transformation and continuously innovates in the fields of Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. Since the company’s foundation in 2005, TeamViewer’s software has been installed on more than 2.5 billion devices around the world. The company is headquartered in Goppingen, Germany, and employs more than 1,400 people globally. In 2020, TeamViewer achieved billings of EUR 460 million. TeamViewer AG (TMV) is listed at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and belongs to the MDAX. Further information can be found at www.teamviewer.com.
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