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23 Apr 2019 Atlanta, US

EY wavespace™ opens in Atlanta with immersive innovation experience to help companies drive digital business transformation

ATLANTA, 23 APRIL 2019. EY wavespace center to help companies identify and address challenges and leverage digital transformation to create growth opportunities

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY) launches its new EY wavespace™ center in Atlanta, expanding its global network of innovation centers that provide companies access to an immersive experience, including design-based thinking, technology intelligence and deep business expertise across disciplines and sectors to achieve breakthroughs in business transformation.

The EY wavespace network of global growth and innovation centers helps companies to navigate specific disruptive growth strategies and technologies impacting industries. The centers have a common global wavespace footprint and shared methodology and platform that enable companies to explore disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), drone technology, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, digital, customer experience and cybersecurity.

The EY approach to innovation consulting services has been recognized by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Consulting Services Providers, Q4 2018. Dan Bieler, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, writes in the report:

“What stands out in terms of EY’s innovation consulting capabilities is this blend of diverse mindsets that is at the core of how breakthroughs are generated and accelerated through to scale.”

Glenn Mitchell, Managing Partner, Atlanta, says:

“With the opening of the wavespace center in Atlanta, EY continues to expand its culture of innovation to the companies we serve. The EY wavespace network provides a global reach with customized experiences designed to address the specific needs of an organization. Companies access the latest technology and tap into EY innovative thinking to challenge existing business models and co-develop new ones, explore new capabilities and increase their competitiveness by driving forward-thinking changes in their businesses and industries.”

Margaret Allgood, EY wavespace Leader, Atlanta, says:

“Companies engage in a facilitated experience with a team of EY professionals that combines design-based thinking, business technology acumen and the deep business expertise of EY to help them to identify and navigate the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation. The experience helps companies to develop a strategic road map for their organizations to address current state and plan for future growth.”

Located at 55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard in the EY offices, the 3,598-square-foot wavespace is designed to stimulate idea generation in an open, flexible space for collaboration.

The collaboration sessions range from a one-day immersion workshop to long-term projects, to “pop-up” centers brought directly to clients’ locations. Through the combination of collaborative brainstorming with a team of EY professionals, as well as a network of global thought leaders, and advanced technology, companies can drive digital transformation.

The EY global organization has a network of 20 wavespace centers in some of the hottest tech and innovation cities around the world and an additional 15 wavespace satellite centers focusing on a particular competency or emerging technology.

For more information, visit ey.com/wavespace.

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