Accenture (ACN) today opened its Innovation Hub in Tokyo, a state-of-the-art facility that will become a destination for Accenture people and clients to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch digital solutions. The unveiling of the Innovation Hub in Tokyo’s Minato Ward is part of broader plans to open new facilities across Japan offering clients access to Accenture’s deep industry knowledge, leading technology capabilities and business acumen.
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In February, Accenture will expand its Kansai office, located in Osaka, on Honshu. In the spring of 2018 Accenture will relocate its headquarters into bigger offices in Tokyo and plans to open a branch in Fukuoka, which is on Kyushu Island. The bigger footprint will put Accenture offices closer to more clients’ headquarters.
At today’s unveiling of the Innovation Hub in Tokyo, Accenture underscored how it provides clients hands-on access to digital and emerging technologies – artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, IoT, drones with computer vision, and virtual reality – that have the power to transform business. Clients now have access to all six elements of the Accenture Innovation Architecture – Accenture Research, Accenture Ventures, Accenture Labs, Accenture Studios, Accenture Innovation Centers and Accenture Delivery Centers.
“We are building our facilities and capabilities in Japan to help our clients harness the true power of disruption so they can unlock trapped value in their business and gain a competitive edge,” said Atsushi Egawa, country managing director of Accenture, Japan. “At the Innovation Hub in Tokyo, we will work side-by-side with our clients in design-thinking workshops and then quickly turn concepts into prototypes through rapid software application development to create solutions for real-world problems.”
The Innovation Hub in Tokyo builds on Accenture’s extensive existing innovation footprint, and further demonstrates its investment in Japan. In March 2017, Accenture announced plans to expand its Fukushima Innovation Center, and in July 2017, it relocated its Delivery Center in Hokkaido to a bigger space. In addition, the head office of IMJ Corporation, which became part of the Accenture group in July 2016, and became a wholly owned subsidiary, has moved into the building that houses Accenture Innovation Hub. This is part of its increasing integration of the operations of both companies to help clients create the best possible customer experiences.
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