May 18, 2017

Accenture Launches Innovation Center for Oracle in Riga to Accelerate Digital Transformation for Nordic Clients

Riga; May 18, 2017 – To support continuous innovation of existing and emerging Oracle-based technologies, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched the Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle in Riga, Latvia. The center brings together Accenture’s industry experience and expertise with leading Oracle solutions, providing a facility for new and existing clients in the Nordic and Baltic region to test or pilot Oracle technology without up-front investments.

The center will provide access to the latest Oracle technologies with a primary focus on cloud computing offerings from the Accenture Oracle Business Group (AOBG). The business group was launched by Accenture and Oracle in April 2015 to help clients move to the cloud faster and with less risk. Building off the group’s success, the Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings were expanded in September 2016 to include Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings.

The Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle in Riga, Latvia

“With the Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle, we allow clients to experiment with new technology without making large up-front investments,” said Kurt Hjelmeland, Nordic Oracle Practice lead at Accenture. “By providing early access to new Oracle technologies, as well as cross-industry and industry-specific solutions, the Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle in Riga will help our clients find the right solutions based on their specific needs. This enables faster and more cost effective implementations, helping clients to accelerate business results and become more competitive.”

At the Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle, clients can participate in interactive, onsite workshops with Accenture and Oracle professionals to conduct pilots, leveraging existing use cases and current best practices. The resulting solution or data will be provided to clients through a flexible cloud platform enabled by Oracle’s cloud technologies.

"We are pleased to have the Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle well located for the Nordic market,” said Carl Frögelius, senior director and Sweden country lead at Oracle. “The investment in the center demonstrates the strength of our strategic relationship in the Nordics and our joint commitment to providing cloud-based solutions to our customers. We look forward to bringing our customers to the center for demonstrations and workshops, innovating together to capture maximum value from AOBG and Oracle cloud offerings."

Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle opens in Riga to help Nordic clients innovate with Oracle technology.

More than 170 Accenture professionals with Oracle expertise are staffed at the Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle in Riga, which has the ability to tap into the broader global Accenture Innovation Center network of talent. Already companies from all Nordic countries in a wide range of industries are benefitting from the services offered at the center.

Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades and is a Global Cloud Elite and Diamond and level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork. Accenture has more than 52,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world who help accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that can develop and evolve as their digital business grows. For more information on the Accenture and Oracle relationship, visit

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