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Accenture innovation centre opens, creating 100 jobs

Accenture innovation centre opens, creating 100 jobs

Mark Ryan, country managing director Accenture Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD; and Barry O’Leary, chief executive, IDA Ireland

Following the announcement last year that it would create 100 new highly-skilled positions in Ireland, the Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre (AAIC) has officially opened its doors for business today at Grand Canal Plaza in Dublin 2.

Backed by IDA Ireland, it will form part of a wider Accenture global network of nine innovation centres dedicated to the demonstration, research and development (R&D) and delivery of predictive analytics.

Country managing director, Accenture Ireland, Mark Ryan, said the 100 jobs would be created over the next three years and the centre is now recruiting employees at all levels, from experienced management scientists and statisticians to graduates.

Employing people with backgrounds in statistic modelling and management science, the Dublin centre will deliver compliance and fraud-related analytics solutions to clients worldwide, addressing many of the key business challenges facing the public and private sector today, such as fraud, waste and error. The centre will also be a global showcase for Accenture analytical capabilities to clients who will visit from around the world.

“High-end international professional services is a sector in which Ireland has a strong reputation, and we must be ambitious about attracting further jobs and growth in this area,” said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, in response to the announcement.

Other centres in the Accenture analytics network are located in Bangalore, Chicago, Milan, Mumbai, New Delhi, San Jose, California, and most recently, Barcelona.

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