Accenture Acquires Nextira, Expanding Engineering Capabilities in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Nextira will join the Accenture AWS Business Group with a focus on media and entertainment industry clients

NEW YORK & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Nextira, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner that uses AWS to deliver cloud-native innovation, predictive analytics and immersive experiences for their clients. These services and solutions will bolster Accenture Cloud First’s robust set of engineering capabilities and help clients take advantage of a full continuum of cloud capabilities and tools. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Accenture has acquired Nextira, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner that uses AWS to deliver cloud-native innovation, predictive analytics and immersive experiences for their clients. (Photo: Business Wire)

Accenture has acquired Nextira, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner that uses AWS to deliver cloud-native innovation, predictive analytics and immersive experiences for their clients. (Photo: Business Wire)

Founded in 2008 and based in Austin, Texas, Nextira’s nearly 70 employees will join the Accenture AWS Business Group, a team of more than 20,000 certified professionals dedicated to accelerating value on AWS to maximize enterprise-wide transformation at speed and scale.

Nextira builds cloud-based solutions and services with cutting-edge engineering skills, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data analytics that enable clients to design, build, launch and optimize high-performance computing environments. In addition, Nextira’s proprietary Studio in the Cloud solution on AWS provides clients with a virtual environment to easily develop and render 3D objects using the latest rendering platforms.

For many organizations, cloud has become the new operating system, supporting all functions that are necessary in order to operate, innovate and thrive. Nextira’s platform engineering expertise and AI and machine learning services will enable AI capabilities to be directly embedded into the rapidly growing number of applications and services built that are on AWS.

“Nextira brings in proven expertise in engineering and architecting the cloud solutions that form a digital core for continuous innovation,” said Karthik Narain, global lead for Accenture Cloud First. “We will combine Nextira’s AI, machine learning, and data and analytics abilities with Accenture’s approach to using modern data platforms on cloud. This will deliver the actionable insights and predictive outcomes that our clients need to create new applications and services, deliver innovative customer and employee experiences and fuel their next wave of product and market growth.”

“Our strategy has always been to use cutting-edge technologies in order to create better futures for our clients,” said Jason Cutrer, founder and CEO, Nextira. “Joining Accenture will connect our deep experience in platform and software engineering with Accenture’s breadth of knowledge across cloud technologies, creating new opportunities for organizations to unlock the potential of emerging technologies to drive business value.”

The Accenture AWS Business Group is part of Accenture Cloud First, Accenture’s industry-leading business group focused on redefining how organizations operate and create value by using cloud, data, and artificial intelligence for total enterprise reinvention. Accenture Cloud First spans more than 130,000 cloud professionals from across Accenture with more than 124,000 cloud certifications.

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