Global professional services company Accenture has announced plans to establish a new ICT service centre (Advanced Technology Center) in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius. The centre will open later in 2021 with the recruitment of a few dozen employees. Steep growth is envisioned, with Accenture’s staff in Vilnius expected to grow to a couple of hundred over the next few years.
The new Vilnius office marks a significant expansion for Accenture’s operations in the Baltic states, which began in 2002 with the opening of an advanced technology centre in Latvia, where Accenture is one of the largest company providing end-to-end technology and business services, employing a staff of more than 1,800 IT professionals.
The center will focus on developing and delivering a wide range of cross-industry technology solutions across leading technology platforms, as well as custom engineering, infrastructure and cloud services to clients across the globe. To do so, the center leverages innovative delivery models, agile development and automation capabilities.
Accenture will focus on recruiting from the country’s large pool of skilled talent, with a particular emphasis on strong system integration skills and custom software development based on Java, .NET, and SAP. Training will also play a key role in the company’s recruitment in the Baltics to provide professionals with the right skills to help clients address changing market conditions.
In choosing Lithuania, Accenture becomes the latest in a string of big names to establish operations in the country, including Oracle, Moody’s, Nasdaq, and Western Union.
„With a focus on the latest digital technologies and platforms, the new Advanced Technology Center in Lithuania will allow us to serve as a catalyst for growth and innovation our clients. Accenture’s long-term growth strategy in Lithuania will involve close collaboration with the Lithuanian technology and business ecosystem. This includes working with local universities and technical schools to contribute to the development of local technology talent.“ Accenture Lead in Latvia, Maksims Jegorovs says, explaining the company‘s decision.
Welcoming Accenture’s decision, Lithuania’s Minister of the Economy and Innovation, Aušrinė Armonaitė, says: “I am delighted to welcome Accenture to Lithuania, and to see our vibrant ICT community continue to go from strength to strength. The Ministry of the Economy and Innovation remains committed to bolstering and expanding Lithuania’s ICT skills base – in particular, by promoting diversity and gender equality through reskilling and training schemes aimed at women in IT. Thanks to the tenacity of its talent, Lithuania remains at the forefront of technology in the region. We believe Accenture’s decision will inspire other major international companies to discover Lithuania’s potential in the field of IT.”
Gediminas Koryzna, acting General Manager at Invest Lithuania, says: “By attracting a major international company of Accenture’s calibre, Lithuania has once again demonstrated that its talent is among the very best in the world. With its advanced infrastructure and a business-friendly environment, Lithuania continues to be the go-to destination for future-focused companies seeking to grow their business in the region.”
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, company offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services. Accenture employs more than 537,000 people, serving clients in more than 120 countries.