Accenture Creates Toronto Incubator

Announcements, Blockchain, Innovation, News | August 16, 2017 By:

Global professional services company Accenture has launched a new Liquid Studio in Toronto as part of its accelerated investment in innovation in Canada.

Accenture has over 20 Liquid Studios in key locations around the world including Silicon Valley, Paris, Sydney, Philippines and Singapore. The Liquid Studio in Toronto will allow Canadians to work side-by-side with highly skilled Accenture professionals to turn ideas into innovative applications and solutions with speed and agility.

The Liquid Studio accelerates innovation by using rapid development approaches, including Agile methodologies and DevOps, and applying disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and serverless architectures, the official release said. This allows clients to reduce development time from months to days and shorten the time to business impact.

The studio in Toronto is one of several new Accenture initiatives in Canada, which include expanded investments in training and hiring, aimed at driving local innovation. It will also collaborate with Accenture Liquid Studios in other locations and with the Accenture Labs, where Accenture incubates and prototypes new concepts through applied R&D projects.
Accenture said that Liquid Studios are an integral part of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, which brings together capabilities — from research, ventures and labs to studios, innovation centers and delivery centers — to develop and deliver disruptive innovations for clients, and to scale them faster.

Accenture Technology Canada managing director Steve Convey said that continuous innovation is imperative to driving Canadian growth and competitiveness, and they will be working closely with their Canadian clients at the Liquid Studio to use new technologies and ways of working to solve their most significant business challenges.

“Through immersive workshops, organizations will receive tangible, hands-on experience of how their business can benefit from the most disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality,” said Convey. “By leveraging agile teams, a start-up culture and multi-speed, microservice and cloud-based architectures, organization will see more value quickly and easily.”