Management consulting firm Accenture will create 100 jobs in Ireland over the next four years after revealing plans to open a new research centre in Dublin.
The new centre will be dedicated to the development of predictive analytics, which is the use of statistics to help businesses forecast future revenues. The Dublin centre will focus on techniques in fraud analytics and will be used by Accenture’s global client base.
The centre will be called the Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre and will require 100 highly-skilled employees to be hired over four years.
Brian McCarthy, executive director of Accenture Analytics, told the Irish Times that his company had begun recruitment and was looking for graduate to PhD level candidates with a background in statistics, data management and related fields.
‘The world is changing and businesses have huge volumes of data. History is not as great a predictor as it was in the past, given the volatility we have seen,’ he told the Times.
The project is backed by the Investment and Development Agency Ireland, and the centre is expected to expand its workforce and capabilities in the future with developments in the predictive analytics sector.
The analytics market will be worth more than $48 billion by 2013, according to forecasters IDC.
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