Leading professional services company Accenture will open a digital hub
in District 2020, the legacy site of Expo 2020 Dubai, to help clients
across a variety of industries develop innovative digital solutions,
working closely with its technology partners.
signals Accenture’s support of the UAE government’s initiative to
accelerate economic and social development through the World Expo and
its legacy. It is the second global company this year to announce plans
to set up a base in District 2020.
In July of this year,
Accenture was selected as the Digital Services Premier Partner and
Systems Integrator for Expo 2020 and will work with Etisalat Digital, a
business unit of the international telecoms and technology service
provider Etisalat, Expo’s Premier Telecommunications and Digital
Unveiled this week at Cityscape Global 2017,
District 2020 is an exciting urban development that builds on the
journey of the Expo. It will follow Expo in providing impetus to the UAE
economy, attracting world-class talent and investment and facilitating
collaboration, creativity and innovation for generations to come.
decision by Accenture to open its digital hub following Expo 2020 was
welcomed by Marjan Faraidooni, Senior Vice President of Legacy
Development and Impact at Expo 2020 Dubai.
“As a Premier Partner
of Expo 2020, Accenture is already playing an important role in making
the first World Expo in the region a can’t-miss experience for
millions,” she said.
“By confirming it will open a digital hub at
District 2020, the company is also demonstrating its faith in Dubai as a
gateway to global markets, especially in Africa and Asia, and the
vision of the UAE’s leaders for the future.”
harness the physical infrastructure at District 2020 that promotes easy
connections for residents and businesses alike.
It will benefit
from state-of-the-art digital infrastructure and impressive transport
links, including the nearby Al Maktoum International Airport, which will
connect it with the rest of the world.
Earlier this year,
Siemens AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturing and electronic
companies and the Intelligent Infrastructure and Operations Premier
Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, announced that it would establish a global
headquarters for airports, cargo and ports logistics at the site post
Marjan Faraidooni continued: “Accenture is exactly the
type of dynamic, forward-looking company that will be at home among the
many other innovators and forward-thinking companies that will be drawn
to District 2020.
“We anticipate that many more world-class companies
will follow the example of Accenture and Siemens by establishing a
presence at what promises to be a wonderful place to live, work and
Gerardo Canta, who leads Accenture’s Communications,
Media and Technology practice in the Middle East and Turkey, said: “The
Expo 2020 Dubai journey does not end when the gates close in 2021.
Accenture is delighted to be a part of this exciting experience long
into the future, with our digital hub at District 2020 demonstrating our
commitment to helping companies in the region leverage the power of
digital to innovate.”
District 2020 includes 65,000 square metres
of residential space and 135,000 square metres of commercial space in a
location designed for sustainability that is home to innovation,
education, culture and entertainment.
For more information on
District 2020 visit Saeed Hall 1, Stand S1D20, Cityscape Global 2017 at
Dubai World Trade Centre or go to www.district2020.ae
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