Accenture has set up a sprawling technology development center in the Brazilian city of Recife to develop what it calls ‘disruptive’ technology solutions for clients in Latin America.
Described as the company’s biggest innovation center in Latin America, the campus will likely play a key role in helping Accenture capture some deep-pocketed clients in Latin America’s biggest economy.
About 250 people are currently working at the center, with company officials saying that they would hire another 600 technology professionals by the end of this year.
“Investing in new collaborative environments like the Innovation Center helps create greater integration with our clients and ecosystem,” said Leonardo Framil, Accenture CEO for Brazil and Latin America, in a press release.
It seems Accenture is foreseeing huge demand for digital services in Brazil, with the technology center being the latest in a slew of investments to bolster digital infrastructure in the South American country this year.
The company unveiled an Analytics Innovation Center in Rio de Janeiro a few months ago, where it is developing advanced analytics solutions.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil’s commercial capital, there is an Accenture Studio, which offers digital skills and solutions for local companies to improve customer experience.
Accenture says its Recife facility will bring together capabilities from across the company, from research, ventures and labs, to studios, innovation centers, and delivery centers.
Elsewhere in Pernambuco, the Brazilian state where Recife is the capital, Accenture has employed more than 1,400 professionals, most of them are reportedly specialized in advanced technologies and platforms.
Accenture has said that it would hire scores of fresh graduates in Brazil this year.