Toshiba opens new hub to attract talent and ‘incubate’ future innovation

Frisco officials and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions executives gathered Sept. 22 at Hall Park for the opening of a new innovation and incubation hub in Frisco.

Toshiba’s new office is located on the sixth floor at 3201 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 600, Frisco. The 14,341-square-foot space includes 15 offices, four conference rooms, 51 work stations, a break area and a lounge. The company plans to bring 50 new jobs to the area in 2022 with plans to triple that number over the next two years.

“We’re gonna be looking for a lot of talent around analytics, computer vision, machine learning cloud, and we’re gonna be heavily recruiting in this area immediately,” said Rance Poehler, president and CEO of Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. “We’ve got to realize all that stuff on the sixth floor that we were very fortunate to find that is already well-suited for our innovation and how we like to do business.”

Toshiba staff had looked at several cities across the United States after deciding they wanted to open an innovation and incubation hub, Poehler said.

“We said there’s only one choice to make,” he said. “And that’s Frisco.”

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney presented an official pecan bowl as a token of appreciation and a symbol of the city’s relationship with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. The pecan tree was adopted as the Texas state tree in 1919. Janie Havel, North Texas representative for the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism team, presented a certificate signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in recognition of the hub’s opening. www.commerce.toshiba.com

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