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Odisha CM inaugurated Accenture’s Advanced Technology Center in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:22/2/24:CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated leading IT MNC Accenture‘s Advanced Technology Centre in Bhubaneswar. Inaugurating the facility, CM said New Odisha is forging ahead with 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.

Terming Accenture’s foray into the state as another milestone in Odisha’s developmental journey, CM mentioned that its expertise in these areas will undoubtedly add immense value to the state’s endeavors. Opening of its Advanced Technology Centre marks yet another watershed moment, signifying the fast-changing IT, strategy, and consulting ecosystem within the State, said the CM.
Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture said Odisha is home to reputed academic institutions and rich pool of skilled talent. The state’s enabling policies have accelerated its emergence as a vibrant IT hub. Accenture’s new center in Bhubaneswar will build transformative solutions for clients using cloud, data, and AI. Located at Odisha Technology Centre, this center is currently spread over 70,000 sq. ft and can accommodate 2000 professionals in hybrid work environment.
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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 center in Bhubaneswar is currently spread over 70,000 sq. ft and is designed to accommodate 2000 professionals in hybrid work environment with potential for future expansion.

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, the Electronics and IT Department; of the 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.

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The inauguration ceremony was attended by Kartik Pandian, Chairman 5T Initiatives & Nabin Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera, Minister of State, Electronics & IT, Sports & Youth Services & Home, Manoj Mishra, Principal Secretary, Electronics & IT Department, Manas Panda, Special Secretary, Electronics & IT, Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture, Ajay Vij, Country Managing Director, Accenture in India, and Mahesh Zurale, Global Lead – Advanced Technology Centers Global Network and Lead – 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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