Global information technology services and consulting major Accenture has set up an innovation hub in Hyderabad, its second such facility in India.
Spread over 300,000 square feet, the innovation hub will house more than 2,000 professionals with expertise in technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), security, ER (extended reality), automation and blockchain.
The multinational technology outsourcing company has several innovation hubs across the world, including in cities such as Sao Paulo, Toronto and Shenzhen. Its first innovation hub in India came up in Bengaluru in July 2017.
The new Hyderabad centre will help its clients ideate, prototype and then scale products and services, according to a statement.
The new facility also houses Accenture’s Nano Lab, which will showcase uses for a range of advanced technologies including AI, ER and security.
“Through our leading advanced technology capabilities, we help clients scale their technology investments and bridge the innovation achievement gap. Our innovation hub in Hyderabad has the pieces our clients require to accelerate value creation through enterprise-wide, game-changing innovation,” Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Services, said.
In a separate development, Accenture has made changes to how it functions and has named four Indians as part of its expanded GMC (global management committee).