Professional services company
, Accenture, has launched its first Innovation Hub
in Bengaluru, India, stating it to be a facility that combines the broad range of the company’s leading technology capabilities in a collaborative environment to help clients transform their businesses for the digital world.
What will it offer?
According to the company, the Innovation Hub will offer clients access to its technology capabilities applied in a live technology delivery environment, eventually helping them experience innovation at scale through customized visits, design-thinking workshops, co-innovation workshops and cross-industry innovation. Client will be able to identify and develop emerging trends and technologies and then quickly prototype, scale and implement innovative solutions.
Accenture claims that the location will host over 4,000 employees and will create and deliver solutions based on New IT, including digital, cloud and security-related technologies.
“Technology has a huge multiplier effect and enables organizations to drive competitive differentiation, transform customer experiences, create innovative business models and achieve breakthrough business results,” said Bhaskar Ghosh, Group Chief Executive, Accenture Technology Services.
“At the Innovation Hub in Bengaluru, we are pioneering a shift in traditional technology strategy, development and delivery models to an approach that leverages ‘the New’ to help clients innovate more quickly.”
What all will it entail?
The Innovation Hub will consist of Accenture Lab, which incubates new concepts through applied R&D; Accenture Liquid Studio, offering development and prototyping of applications and the design and creation of digital services; Accenture Innovation Center, which builds and scales solutions across technologies and industries; and Avanade, which provides innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences through the Microsoft ecosystem and is majority-owned by Accenture.
The Bengaluru hub will include dedicated Accenture Delivery Center floors for each of its five operating groups; communications, media & technology, financial services, health & public Service, products and resources. The company states that it will focus on delivering industry-specific solutions and services for clients. Apart from the above, the hub will also feature dedicated floors for digital technologies and for emerging technologies and platforms.
“Innovation is part of our DNA. As an innovation-led company, we are passionate about identifying, developing and even inventing the latest innovations to help our clients grow their businesses,” said Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture.
“We use the Accenture Innovation Architecture to guide them through the process, and the Innovation Hub will be a destination where clients can leverage our capabilities in the latest technologies to transform their business and better compete in a digital-first world.”
The Innovation Hub will also feature capabilities in artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, quantum computing, machine learning, robotics, IoT, data and analytics, intelligent applications, intelligent platforms, liquid applications management, and experience-led transformation, among others.
It will also leverage Accenture’s innovation capabilities and broader ecosystem around the world, including Accenture Labs, Liquid Studios, Digital Studios, Interactive Studios, Innovation Centers and Cyber Fusion Centers.