Accenture Opens New Innovation Hub in Boston, Massachusetts; Kathleen O’Reilly Comments

Accenture has opened a new innovation hub in Boston, Massachusetts built to help partners grow and transform their organizations within the digital economy.

The company said Tuesday the hub located in Boston’s Back Bay is the second of 10 new innovation hubs to be developed as part of Accenture’s $1.4 billion investment to train and recruit 15,000 employees before 2021.

Kathleen O’Reilly, senior managing director at Accenture, said the hub looks to provide Boston-based clients with a new location for collaboration on research and development work.

Clients work alongside Accenture teams in the innovation hubs to research and develop potential artificial intelligence, augmented reality, blockchain and robotics technologies using data-driven market insights.

Accenture will then develop prototypes for the ideas and scale them via the company’s global delivery center network for implementation.

The company also uses strategic acquisitions and university collaboration approaches to help accelerate their ongoing innovation efforts,

Accenture noted it looks to hire 400 technology workers in Boston by the end of 2020 as part of the innovation investment and the company looks to recruit talent that can help clients grow in the cloud, digital and security services markets.

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