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Accenture to Buy Sentelis in AI Market Push; Olivier Girard Quoted

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced Monday its intent to acquire Sentelis, an independent data consulting and engineering company that specializes in designing and scaling data and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

“The addition of the strong technical talent of Sentelis’s teams, combined with our AI and big data solutions, and deep industry expertise, would be a major opportunity to strengthen and broaden our ability to help clients scale AI across their businesses,” said Olivier Girard, market unit lead, Accenture France and Benelux.

Sentelis would join Accenture Applied Intelligence to help clients build data strategy and foundation to industrialize AI across their businesses. Sentelis would provide data and AI advisors, architects and engineers.

Sentelis has helped its clients architect, engineer and scale adapted and secure data-centric architecture, enabling them to accelerate business innovation. Accenture will leverage Sentelis’s industry experience to provide highly differentiated end-to-end services to the European market.

This acquisition would strengthen Accenture's growing analytics, AI and ML/data engineering business in France. The acquisition requires prior consultation with the relevant works councils and would be subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

“In addition to organically growing talent, Accenture’s strategic approach to acquisitions is designed to ensure the right capabilities are in place to meet existing, as well as emerging, client needs with speed and scale. Together, we would be able to help a broader range of clients industrialize innovation in data strategy and AI,” added Girard. 

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises.

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