Saturday 27 May 2017

Accenture to add 300 jobs in Dublin as 'The Dock' officially opened

Sean Duffy

Consultancy giant Accenture is to add 300 jobs to its Dublin operation in a move that will increase the size of the firm’s headcount in the capital to 2,500.

The new positions are to be filled in the areas of design and technology. One third of the jobs will specifically focus on the Internet of Things, analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

“Accenture continues to make significant investments in Ireland, and we are delighted the company has made the country its centre of innovation, which further cements Ireland’s position globally as a technology hub,” said Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The new jobs will be located at Accenture’s new technology facility at Grand Canal Dock which will be known as ‘The Dock’. The building will be officially opened later today.

Located in Dublin’s Silicon Docks, the company say The Dock is one of the world’s most connected and intelligent buildings. It uses sensors to learn from occupant behavior and to react to user feedback .

Our talented professionals across Ireland are imagining the future every day to solve some of the biggest challenges facing businesses, governments and consumers,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and ceo.

 “We are proud to build on our long history in Ireland with today’s official opening of The Dock and investment in new jobs to drive innovation that helps our clients meet the demands of a rapidly evolving digital world,” Mr Nanterne added.

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