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Accenture opens Advanced Technology Center in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar,23/2/2024 ( Odisha Samachar )-  Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri  Patnaik yesterday inaugurated Accenture’s Advanced Technology Center in Bhubaneswar.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company with over 743,000 people globally including over 300,000 in India. It is recognized for its market-leading people policies, continuous investment in learning career opportunities across technology areas and industry domains, and a deep-rooted commitment to a culture of equality.

Inaugurating the facility, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik said, “Over the years, resurgent Odisha has scripted success stories in many spheres. The New Odisha is forging ahead towards progress, buoyed by innovation, new ideas and a strong entrepreneurial ethos. Odisha's growth trajectory is fuelled by a robust ecosystem which will further boost entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and new age businesses. Accenture's expertise in these areas will undoubtedly add immense value to our endeavours. Opening of Accenture’s Advanced Technology Center marks yet another watershed moment, signifying the fast-changing IT, strategy and consulting ecosystem within the State.”

Echoing similar sentiments Shri Tusharkanti Behera, Hon’ble Minister of State, Electronics & IT, Sports & Youth Services & Home added that, under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, Bhubaneswar has become a global hotspot for IT, ESDM & Consulting companies. With its visionary policies and vibrant ecosystem, Odisha has emerged as the undisputed leader in the IT domain, shaping the future of technology. Accenture’s new Technology centre will create more opportunities for the youths in State.

While addressing the occasion Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture said, “We are excited to commence our operations in Odisha, which is home to reputed academic institutions and a rich pool of skilled talent. The State’s enabling policies have accelerated its emergence as a vibrant IT hub.” He added, “Our newest Advanced Technology Center in Bhubaneswar will build transformative solutions for our clients using the cloud, data, and AI including generative AI, and reiterates our commitment to expand our presence across more locations in India.”

Located at the Odisha Technology Centre, Accenture’s new centre in Bhubaneswar is currently spread over 70,000 sq. ft is designed to accommodate 2000 professionals in hybrid work environment with potential for future expansion. Shri Manoj Kumar Mishra, Principal Secretary, E&IT Department, Government of Odisha said, “The establishment of Accenture's Advanced Technology Center in Bhubaneswar not only signifies their confidence in our state's potential but also reinforces Odisha's position as an attractive & leading destination for investment. I believe that Accenture's presence in Odisha will bolster the State's IT ecosystem, enhancing its vibrancy and competitiveness across the country.

It is pertinent to mention that, he Electronics and IT Department; Government of Odisha is making significant efforts to continuously attract major investments into the state in IT/ITES & ESDM sector. As a result, recently major IT/ITES/ESDM & global MNCs like IBM, PWC, Deloitte, Concentrix, Happiest Minds, Infosys BPM, Synopsys, E&Y , Chubb, & Cognizant have set up their Global Development & outsourcing Centres in the State. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr. V.K. Pandian, Chairman 5T Initiatives & Nabin Odisha, Shri Tusharkanti Behera, Hon’ble Minister of State, Electronics & IT, Sports & Youth Services & Home, Shri Manoj Mishra, Principal Secretary, Electronics & IT Department, Shri Manas Panda, Special Secretary, Electronics & IT, Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture,  Shri Ajay Vij, Country Managing Director, Accenture in India, and Shri Mahesh Zurale, – Advanced Technology Centers, India and other officials. Accenture also runs several corporate citizenship initiatives that have synergies with the State’s focus on skilling and equity. This includes the Skills to Succeed programme that skills people for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

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