Accenture explained its Irish business expanding plans on Wednesday.
As per the plan, Accenture will establish a Centre for Innovation in Dublin where the company will research, incubate, and pilot innovative industry-specific and cross-industry technologies and solutions for its clients.
The Centre for Innovation is supported by Irish Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Furthermore, the company said it will invest more than €25 million and recruit more than 200 professionals for the research and development and design expertise in cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing.
Accenture said the Centre for Innovation will include a new Accenture Technology Lab that will focus on identifying and scaling innovative solutions based on new and emerging technologies.
Dublin will join Accenture’s global network of technology labs which includes San Jose, CA and Washington, DC, in the United States; Sophia Antipolis, France; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India.
“This is a strategic investment for Accenture and part of our continued commitment to bring new insights and innovative solutions to our clients around the world,” said Jo Deblaere, Accenture’s chief operating officer and chief executive – Europe.
“We have a long history in Ireland and a significant presence in the country with more than 1,800 employees today,” said Alastair Blair, country managing director, Accenture Ireland. “Over the years, we have made significant investments in Ireland including the creation of the Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre in Dublin which will now serve as the cornerstone for our Centre for Innovation.”
Recently, Accenture announced Accenture Connected Analytics Experience, an analytics capability that will assist its clients to understand analytics easier.
Accenture is offering Connected Analytics Experience in Accenture locations in New York City, San Jose, CA, and Bangalore, India. Chicago, Paris, Madrid, Milan, London, Mumbai, Singapore, and more will be added later. Clients can build immersive environments on premise at a company’s site.