Accenture announced on Tuesday that Pragsis Bidoop, a Spanish company with strong expertise in big data, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics, has been acquired by Accenture for an undisclosed price to boost the company’s portfolio and capabilities in those areas.
The acquisition will add more than 200 employees with deep machine learning, AI and big data engineering experience, along with its portfolio of end-to-end solutions to Accenture’s Applied Intelligence business.
“Accenture Applied Intelligence is experiencing strong demand and we are laser-focused on equipping our teams with the right blend of talent and technical skills to guide clients on their AI journey,” said Athina Kanioura, chief analytics officer and global lead for Applied Intelligence at Accenture. “As we continue to grow the business, the Pragsis Bidoop team will play a critical role in the European market and beyond.”
Accenture Applied Intelligence employs more than 20,000 professionals, working to help clients scale AI, including 6,000 data scientists, data engineers and AI professionals worldwide. It has received several recognition from leading industry analyst firms in the past six months, including being named a worldwide leader in AI vendor services by IDC and ranking first in Google AI services by HfS.
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