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Center for Banking Competence in Innsbruck –

Center for Banking Competence in Innsbruck –

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Global technology and consulting services company Accenture, which acquired Allgemeinerechner GmbH in Innsbruck at the beginning of the year, wants to build a showcase for innovative banking services from Innsbruck with its subsidiary Avanade.

It was said at a press conference on Wednesday that “the banking services of the future for the whole of Europe” will be developed in Innsbruck. For this purpose, about 100 million euros are being invested. These funds were said to be used to establish a “Technological Competence Centre” in Tyrol. “In Innsbruck, the topic of cybersecurity is of particular importance,” emphasized Michael Zettel, Managing Director of Accenture Austria. But above all, they want to work hard on “banking of the future”.

Banking should be easier

To do this, we will, for example, “use cloud data” and “provide the best possible interface to customers,” Zettl explained. This would make banking overall “substantially easier.” However, with Avanade, a Microsoft IT implementation company, we have the necessary tools at hand.

General Manager with praise for Tyrol

State Secretary for Digitalization Florian Torski (ÖVP) expressed high expectations that companies like Accenture and Avanade are looking to the future. Christiane Knoll, Managing Director of Avanade Austria, praised Tyrol’s location between Germany and Switzerland as ideal. There is an innovative force not only in Silicon Valley, but also in Europe, and therefore also in the capital of the state of Tyrol.

Andreas Altmann, Head of the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), also confirmed this. He stressed that “the establishment of these two companies sets important and significant accents.” Therefore, we will go part of the way together: “There will be joint training and additional educational programs in the future.”

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More staff will be hired

The Accenture and Avanade subsidiary in Innsbruck was announced in January 2023. 400 employees were hired in the general data center (ARZ). In 2023, 100 employees will be added, and in 2024 they want to hire another 100 employees, Zettel announced.