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Accenture Explains The Push Behind Its Innovation Hubs

CRNtv heads to Accenture's latest innovation hub in Boston.

Global systems integrator Accenture has seven innovation hubs across the U.S. with 10 more set to open by 2020. CRNtv recently got a look at the Boston location.

The Dublin, Ireland-based company opened the Boston hub in October. The innovation hubs are designed to help clients grow, compete and transform in the digital economy. Clients work side-by-side with their Accenture teams, exploring the latest technologies.

"We have space where we will explore our client's issues with them, co-create solutions, co-create strategies with them and design their futures with them," said Kathleen O’Reilly, Accenture's senior managing director of the Northeast.

"We also have a Liquid Studio here, and what we do in our Liquid Studio is rapid prototyping," she said.

The innovation hubs address the constant challenge for companies in keeping up with the latest technologies. The company’s other U.S. innovation hubs are in New York, Chicago, Houston, San Jose, Calif. and Washington, D.C. The nationwide investment also includes a $1.4 billion in training and the hiring of 15,000 new employees by the end of 2020.

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