Accenture has expanded its co-innovation and apprenticeship program to Canada by launching a technology center in Toronto.
The so-called innovation hub, which looks similar to the one it launched in Seattle recently, will create as many as 800 jobs for people specialized in artificial intelligence, blockchain and cyber security.
Like the Seattle hub, the center in Toronto will help local businesses co-innovate and scale up new products and services. In other words, it will be a place for businesses to develop their own technology prototypes with the help of IT experts from Accenture.
“With our network of innovation hubs, we are bringing innovation to our clients’ doorsteps, enabling them to harness the power of emerging technologies to transform their businesses,” stated Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer in North America.
Although it was officially opened last month, a team of technology professionals has been working at the center for a couple of months on various technology projects, says local news reports.
“Accenture starts with humans at the heart of every challenge, engaging local and global teams of experts and ecosystem partners to leverage the power of innovative and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual agents to solve clients’ most significant challenges,” the technology consultancy stated in a press release.
These technology hubs, according to Accenture, are connected to more than a hundred of company offices across the globe.
With more than 5,000 employees, Accenture is one of the largest digital transformation services providers in Canada.