Digital transformation demand sees Avanade expand consulting arm into Europe

- Technology - Feb 07, 2018

Avanade, the leading IT provider, is to expand its consulting business into mainland Europe on the back of growing demand for digital transformations.

The firm's Advisory Services - European practice has launched with the appointment of former KPMG advisor Dione De Jong as the division's head, reports consultancy.co.uk.

Global spending on digital transformations is set to reach $1.7trn by 2019 and Avanade has seen a spike in demand for its consultancy service since it was launched it 2016, with revenues achieving double-digit growth.

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"Our Advisory Services business is a growth engine for Avanade and we have strong ambitions in Europe, a market that already accounts for 45% of our worldwide turnover,” Darren Hardman, President of Europe at Avanade, told consultancy.co.uk.

"Our Advisory Services business is a growth engine for Avanade, and we are delighted to be launching in Europe."

Avanade also advises customers, who include AkzoNobel and eBay, on a number of Industry 4.0 topics such as cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the use of artificial intelligence.

Earlier this week, the company - which is majority-owned by Accenture - was awarded the 2018 Top Employer certification in six European countries, earning recognition for the conditions it provides it employees.

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