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Homegrown technology company of India HCLTech has recently announced that it has been named the official cornerstone partner of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (US), and the official digital transformation partner of the National Football League (NFL) teams New York Giants, New York Jets and MetLife Stadium.

‘BusinessToday.In’ quoted C Vijayakumar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director, HCLTech, as stating, “Fostering digital transformation and advancement is a critical component of our mission to supercharge progress.”

HCLTech is an Indian multinational information technology services and consulting company headquartered in Noida (a planned City in India’s Northern State of Uttar Pradesh). It is a subsidiary of HCL Enterprise. Originally a research and development division of HCL, it emerged as an independent company in 1991 when HCL entered into the software services business.

The 82,500-capacity MetLife Stadium is a multipurpose stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, five miles West of New York City. Opened in 2010 to replace the Giants Stadium, it serves as the home for the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area, US. The Giants compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference East division. The MetLife Stadium serves as their home ground.

The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area, US. The Jets compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference East division. The MetLife Stadium serves as their home ground.

‘BusinessToday.In’ further stated that HCLTech, which unveiled its new brand identity and logo, said that this partnership also supports its company’s focus and new brand positioning ‘Supercharging Progress’.

With this partnership, the MetLife Stadium, the New York Giants and New York Jets can benefit from HCLTech’s deep experience in platform-driven business transformation, supported by market-leading capabilities to supercharge adoption of best-in-class technology advancements.

The new partnership would also elevate and unify seamless experiences for guests both inside and outside the stadium during and after gamedays through immersive, realtime digital engagement.

Remarked Ron VanDeVeen, President and CEO of MetLife Stadium, “Creating a memorable, positive experience for everyone who comes to MetLife Stadium is a critical part of our mission. HCLTech brings a deep level of knowledge and understanding when it comes to building an effective digital experience. In selecting a technology partner, HCLTech was a clear choice for us to help the MetLife Stadium stand out as a leader in fan experience well into the future.”

Said John Mara, President and CEO of the New York Giants, “Enhancing the fan experience is a top priority. Our partnership with HCLTech will allow us to further develop and leverage innovative engagement opportunities at every event.”

Hymie Elhai, President of the New York Jets, said that the MetLife Stadium has been a leader in its use of technology since its opening in 2010 – “Partnering with HCLTech affords us the opportunity to tap into the company’s vast technological expertise and recreate what it means to be a fan at MetLife Stadium as we navigate through the digital age.”

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