Center showcases how Mobility technologies can drive high-performing digital business
Barcelona; June 23, 2014 – Accenture (ACN:NYSE) has opened the Accenture Innovation Center for Mobility, an innovative space for designing new mobility-based services, in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) headquarters, the MediaTIC Building.
Part of a worldwide network of Accenture Innovation Centers, the Innovation Center for Mobility was relocated from Accenture’s Barcelona office to the MWCB as a demonstration of Accenture’s commitment to the city of Barcelona. It also shows Accenture’s support for the MWCB’s goals to make Barcelona an international hub of corporate mobile projects and solutions development centers.
“In our new premises, the Accenture Innovation Canter for Mobility will operate in surroundings conducive to creativity and business problem-solving,” said Ismael Sancha, managing director of Accenture Mobility Spain, part of Accenture Digital. “We will be able to take advantage of MWCB’s unique knowledge and networking environment, while sharing the benefits of those interactions with our clients. The Center gives our clients an unparalleled opportunity to see for themselves how mobility-enabled innovation can deliver high performance for their businesses.”
The Accenture Innovation Center for Mobility in Barcelona has 16 mobility architects and consultants working full time on projects for a variety of industries. They are part of a broader team that designs Accenture’s global assets, and develops innovative initiatives in fields such as the Internet of Things, video distribution, mobility architecture, mCommerce and wearable devices, serving clients in Spain and around the world.
“The Mobile World Capital Barcelona works to bring mobile solutions development centers to Barcelona, and we’re very proud that Accenture has found a home for its Innovation Center for Mobility at our own headquarters,” said Agustín Cordón, Executive Vice President, Mobile World Capital Barcelona. “We are committed to expanding the mobile experience throughout Barcelona, and are looking forward to inviting Accenture to participate in our programs and initiatives in the city.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital, plans, implements and manages mobility solutions for businesses and public organizations, including developing and implementing enterprise mobility strategies; incorporating applications and managed services; creating and delivering mCommerce solutions; and supplying credible, business ready Connected Product offerings. Accenture Mobility services are based on deep industry insights and technical expertise that help clients across all industries achieve growth, efficiency and manage a successful transformation as they adopt the tools of a digital business. Find out more by following @mobilitywise and visiting www.accenture.com/mobility.
About Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Mobile World Capital presents a global vision that effectively integrates mobile technologies into the fabric of the industries transforming our lives. It is committed to expanding the mobile experience throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain with strong support of the public and private sector.
Mobile World Capital is leading mobile transformation through commitments in Competence Centres, local Industry Development, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs. MWCapital offers an open platform and exhibition showroom where citizens can understand and experience how mobile is enhancing our lives: The Mobile World Centre, located in the heart of Barcelona on Plaza Catalunya.
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