The multinational professional services company, Accenture may expand its data science team in India to develop an Asia-Pacific (APAC) hub with more than 500-membered team based in Gurugram.
Anindya Basu, the country managing director of Accenture India said that the proposal is still being discussed. Basu is also a member of APAC management committee.
Explaining about its team in Gurugram, Basu asserted – “We have a team of…top-notch data scientists sitting out of Gurgaon and everyone is looking at us, the India operations, and saying ‘why can’t you be the hub for at least a large part of Asia Pacific’ (for data science services).”
Moreover, to build up this hub, the expansion of the labor force needs to be significant. Where IT service providers are buying smaller firms skilled with data analytics and data sciences, Accenture is looking up to hire data science professionals.
Reportedly, Accenture already possesses data analytics platform which is ready to yield results right after deployment to clients but it needs to build on the ability and capability by adding more data scientists to the company instead of acquiring other firms.
The team at Accenture is visiting colleges and hiring new IIM-based talents and reskilling them with the latest technology beneficial for the company.
The adoption of digital technology and its demand has transformed the conventional definition of industries. Basu while talking about the expansion idea, stated – “We have a big thing going now internally at the global level – we have certain definitions for industries, whether that definition instead needs to change.”
Additionally, the company aims to become a market leader in digital transformation while thriving in India Market and it has also invested in talents to achieve this.
Accenture has adopted certain mechanization from the plethora of technologies and team there is delving deep into it to perform in both global and Indian market as well.
According to Anindya Basu, the company was confident regarding its deal pipeline for India. He further stated that – “From a purely domestic market standpoint, I can say that I do not see any softness. I’m betting on it (being) bigger.”