SINGAPORE; Mar. 15, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched a Liquid Studio in Singapore to help clients around the region take advantage of new innovations and accelerate software application development cycles. The Liquid Studio features an open environment where clients work with highly skilled Accenture engineers to turn concepts into applications and solutions with speed and agility.
At the Liquid Studio, Accenture helps clients reduce development time from months to days by applying rapid development approaches including Agile methodologies and DevOps, and experimenting with disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and serverless architectures.
In addition to serving clients, the Liquid Studio will be used to train and upskill Accenture professionals, providing them with experience in new and emerging technologies. Candidates from Accenture’s Emerging Technologist Development Programme (ETDP), which include participants of SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme, will also be trained at the Liquid Studio and deployed to client projects. ETDP is a one-year specialised learning initiative in line with SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme structure.
“Singapore is an ideal location for launching our newest Liquid Studio. Forward-looking clients around the region can leverage Accenture’s innovation-led approach to quickly unlock new value to become digital businesses and stay competitive in our challenging marketplace,” said Teo Lay-Lim, senior managing director for ASEAN and country managing director for Accenture Singapore. “The Liquid Studio is a great example of how Accenture leads with innovation to help clients ‘imagine and invent’ the future.”
“The Liquid Studio provides a ‘sandbox environment’ for our ETDP trainees, where they can experience emerging technologies first-hand and adopt the experimental culture of the Liquid Studio,” said Sam Liew, managing director for Accenture Technology in ASEAN. “The studio, and our training programs, reflect our ongoing commitment to help develop the skills of Singapore’s next generation IT workforce. Combined with our structured mentorships and set in a client environment, this becomes an invaluable part of their career and learning journey at Accenture.”
“Building, testing and delivering software with speed and agility are essential to compete in today’s dynamic marketplace. Liquid Studios equip clients with new ways to creatively and quickly solve real-world problems using techniques such as rapid prototyping and design thinking,” said Adam Burden, senior managing director, Advanced Technology & Architecture at Accenture.
Liquid Studios are one component of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, which brings together the company’s capabilities—from research, ventures and labs to studios, innovation centers and delivery centers—to develop and deliver disruptive innovations for clients, and to scale them faster. The Liquid Studio complements Accenture’s Singapore-based Internet of Things (IoT) Centre of Excellence, together enabling clients to accelerate the journey from inspiration to implementation. For more information, visit: www.accenture.com/liquidstudiosingapore.
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