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Avanade Digital Studio launch underscores ambitious UK growth plans

Avanade invests to accelerate growth of new digital capabilities, designed to inspire and guide customers on their digital transformations

LONDON – December 12, 2016

Avanade, the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences, has announced the launch of its London Digital Studio, a new initiative, created to help clients transform their business models to be fully digital across the enterprise.

The London Digital Studio, the first in Europe, will be home to the UK’s Digital Business, comprising a creative design and development studio, innovative digital offerings and a diverse digital community, all in one place.

The launch follows successful Digital Studio openings in Avanade’s North American operations, where the model is helping Avanade to design and develop new digital experiences for clients, drawing on experienced teams that constantly work together, using collaborative processes and innovative technology.

Darren Hardman, UK General Manager, Avanade said: “We want to help our clients to deliver amazing human experiences for their customers and employees. To achieve that goal, we need a diverse and inclusive pool of traditional and emerging skills-sets we can draw upon easily and an environment that encourages collaboration on a daily basis.

“As we look to reinforce our position as the leading digital innovator, we are committed to leading the way in creating an inspiring digital workplace. Bringing the Digital Studio to our UK operation will enable us to attract exciting talent to our business, blending new thinking and techniques with deep technology experience, ensuring innovative new solutions are built on rock solid foundations.”

Avanade is actively recruiting a range of data scientists, digital strategists, interaction / UI designers, and front end developers, doubling its resources across these disciplines in the next three months as it targets 40% growth in UK sales from digital projects in 2017. The company is aiming to further accelerate growth of UK digital revenues by focusing on attracting and retaining the best digital talent, to help its customers realise the full potential that digital offers.

Darren Hardman commented: “Given the prevalence of Microsoft in the workplace, the depth of our Microsoft technology expertise and our digital domain expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients to deliver Enterprise-grade digital solutions but with the speed and agility of an agency. The Digital Studio provides us with the perfect platform to showcase our capabilities, inspire and guide clients.”

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

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