Accenture acquires Nextira, expanding engineering capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning

Accenture acquires Nextira, expanding engineering capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning

Nextira to Join Accenture AWS Business Group with Focus on Media and Entertainment Clients

NEW YORK and AUSTIN; June 1, 2023 – 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 its customers. These services and solutions will strengthen Accenture Cloud First’s robust engineering capability set and help clients take advantage of a comprehensive continuum of cloud tools and capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered 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 creates cloud-based solutions and services with cutting-edge engineering expertise, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data analytics that enable customers to design, build, launch, and optimize high-performance computing environments. Additionally, Nextira’s proprietary Studio in the Cloud solution on AWS provides customers with a virtual environment to easily develop and render 3D objects using the latest rendering platforms.

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

“Nextira brings proven expertise in engineering and architecture of cloud solutions that form a digital core for continuous innovation,” said Karthik Narain, global head of Accenture Cloud First. “We will combine Nextira’s AI, machine learning and data and analytics capabilities with Accenture’s approach to using modern cloud data platforms. This will deliver the actionable insights and predictive results our customers need to build 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 to create a better future for our customers,” said Jason Cutrer, founder and CEO of Nextira. “Joining Accenture will connect our deep platform and software engineering expertise 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 using cloud, data and artificial intelligence for a total reinvention of the business. Accenture Cloud First includes more than 130,000 Accenture cloud professionals with more than 124,000 cloud certifications.

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