Company to invest more than €25 million and recruit more than 200 professionals with R&D and design expertise in cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing
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Accenture is to invest more than €25 million and recruit more than 200 professionals with R&D and design expertise in cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing.

The company is expanding its Irish operations and establishing a centre for innovation in Dublin where it will research, incubate, and pilot innovative industry-specific and cross-industry technologies and solutions for its clients.

The centre will include a new Accenture Technology Lab that will focus on identifying and scaling innovative solutions based on new and emerging technologies. Dublin is the newest location in 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.

“Ireland has become a technology hub in Europe and is a rich source of highly skilled talent in science, technology and engineering. Given this, Dublin is the perfect location for our new centre for innovation,” said Jo Deblaere, Accenture’s chief operating officer and chief executive—Europe.  “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.”

“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.”

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the announcement and said Accenture is to be commended for its vision as it takes full advantage of new opportunities in cutting-edge developments.

Interested candidates can contact the company at www.accenture.com/innovationdublin

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Accenture is to invest more than €25 million and recruit more than 200 professionals with R&D and design expertise in cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing. The company is expanding its Irish operations and establishing a centre for innovation in Dublin where it will research, incubate, and pilot...