Deloitte to acquire Belfast tech firm to expand AI and data practice

Deloitte to build up Belfast tech company to broaden AI and data observe

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Deloitte said the handle Belfast-based Etain will create Northern Ireland’s largest AI and data observe.

Deloitte has launched plans to build up Belfast-based info and digital transformation specialist Etain.

The consultancy company said it has entered an settlement with Etain, in a switch that will double the size of Deloitte’s AI and data presence in Belfast and create Northern Ireland’s largest AI and data observe when achieved.

Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Based mostly in 1999, Etain – beforehand typically referred to as EG Data Consulting – has spherical 70 staff who ship info and digital features, along with bespoke software program program for buyers.

The enterprise has achieved better than 400 digital transformation duties for a wide range of organisations in every the personal and public sectors. The acquisition will consequence within the Etain group turning into a member of Deloitte’s consulting observe.

“Since launching Etain better than twenty years previously, the number of organizations turning to us to create bespoke choices to unravel their most pressing challenges has continued to develop,” Etain director Peter Shields said.

“Working as part of Deloitte will allow us to develop the size of the duties that we undertake, bolstering our group’s talents in setting up intricate software program program choices with rich info expertise and an in depth worldwide neighborhood.”

Deloitte said it has been rising its technology-focused hubs all through the UK to satisfy a rising demand for digital assist. It added that its Belfast hub is collaborating in a primary perform inside the development of AI, info choices and analytics inside the UK.

“Doubling the size of Deloitte’s AI and data choices observe in Belfast by together with Etain’s deep technical expertise will allow us to develop the size and sophistication of the duties that we ship,” said Jackie Henry, senior companion at Deloitte Northern Ireland.

“Ultimately, this may increasingly equip UK organisations with unrivalled expertise in AI and data, sparking new innovation and bolstering enterprise resilience inside fiercely aggressive worldwide market circumstances.”

Deloitte said its Belfast observe employs better than 1,000 people common all through two workplaces inside the metropolis coronary heart. The company has plans to open a model new office inside the Linen Quarter of the city in spring of subsequent 12 months.

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