Sentelis will be joining Accenture Applied Intelligence, bringing over 50 professionals including data and AI advisors, architects and engineers to bolster Accenture’s efforts in industrializing AI and big data technologies.
“Our research shows that a strong data foundation underpins an organization’s ability to successfully scale AI,” said Athina Kanioura, chief analytics officer and global lead for Accenture Applied Intelligence.
“Strategic acquisitions – like Sentelis – are bringing greater capacity and enhanced capabilities to our data and AI client work. Sentelis’s data strategy, architecture and engineering skills align seamlessly with Accenture’s focus on industrialized, end-to-end solutions. With the addition of Sentelis, we would see even greater opportunity to accelerate how our clients gain value from data and AI across their business.”
Applied Intelligence is a service provided by Accenture to help its clients through AI adoption and scaling processes. The service is composed of AI-powered data, analytics and automation capabilities integrated into business workflows to accelerate time to value. This acquisition deal will allow the combination of Sentelis’s industry experience, particularly in financial services and retail, with Accenture’s expertise in global large-scale artificial intelligence and machine learning engineering initiatives to provide end-to-end services to the European market.
“Today, smart businesses are adopting and pursuing digital transformation to balance innovation and industrialization at scale, and to allow their organizations to be seamlessly integrated with the wider ecosystem. To create an intelligent enterprise, it must be built around a mix of digital platforms, with data and AI at its core,” said Isabelle Regnier and Jean-Baptiste Ceccaldi, executive director and president of Sentelis, respectively.
“This is why, in today’s growing data-driven market, joining Accenture would be a unique opportunity to enlarge our approach to new sectors and help more organizations to leverage their information systems to accelerate their digital transformations.”
Subject to customary closing conditions, Accenture announced that this acquisition would strengthen its growing analytics, AI and ML/data engineering business in France, adding that the company’s global growth in AI client engagements has also served as a driver for other recent acquisitions by Accenture including Analytics8 in Australia, Pragsis Bidoop in Spain, Clarity Insights in North America, Mudano in the UK and Byte Prophecy in India.