The 40k square-foot innovation facility is part of the firm’s recommitment to Chicago’s West Loop
Today, Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) opened the doors to the next EY wavespace™ and Studio in the West Loop’s Fulton Market District at 333 N. Green Street in Chicago, IL. Created to help clients reimagine what’s possible for their businesses, the EY Chicago wavespace and Studio is part of a global network of innovation centers that helps align teams, enable innovation and accelerate transformation. Within the new, 40,000 square-foot space, EY clients can break free from their day-to-day routines and be immersed in an end-to-end creative journey to help solve business challenges and design game-changing new products and solutions.
EY wavespace and Studio brings people together in an interactive environment and equips them with the mindset, tools and technology to think differently. Specialized designers, technologists and strategists co-create with clients from initial exploration and research through concepting, testing and rapid prototyping, all the way to planning delivery of transformative products and solutions to the marketplace. The EY wavespace and Studio experience speeds up problem-solving and decision-making processes that can take months or years under traditional circumstances.
“Each wavespace and Studio location is a center of excellence for one or more digital capabilities, such as IoT, AI, user experience, blockchain, cloud, data & analytics or cybersecurity,” said Jud Snyder, Office Managing Partner, EY Chicago. “As part of our firm’s recommitment to Chicago’s West Loop, the EY Chicago wavespace and Studio will provide correlated and integrated teams that will help clients power ideas and build technologies, products and solutions that solve their toughest business challenges.”
EY wavespace’s interactive immersive approach brings the right people together — virtually, in-person or hybrid — and helps create the mindset and tools to think differently and solve problems. In EY wavespace, clients generate ideas, build processes and solutions, create new business models and products, enhance innovation, and navigate their transformation road map faster.
“EY Chicago wavespace and Studio creates an end-to-end experience from ideation to activation. Complete with design methods and advanced facilitation capabilities with a suite of digital tools, as well as global subject matter experts to create immersive, high-impact, collaborative client experiences, its services can help address some of the biggest issues businesses face today,” said David Nichols, Global Client Service Partner and EY Chicago wavespace and Studio Executive Sponsor. “Continuing to broaden the EY wavespace concept into new markets, verticals and fields is an important element to its greater success, and we are looking forward to the great things the Chicago wavespace and Studio will help create.”
For more information on EY wavespace and its locations, please visit ey.com.
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About EY wavespace™
At EY wavespace, we reimagine what’s possible for business. We help teams to reframe their thinking and find answers — faster. Our immersive approach brings the right people together from across an organization, EY and beyond to give teams the mindset and tools to think differently and solve problems at speed. EY wavespace curates talent and technology, bringing them together through a collaboration proven to energize and align teams, and create meaningful outcomes — faster. At the heart of EY wavespace is our global network of locations in some of the most dynamic tech and innovation cities around the world that gives clients the ability to bring teams together — virtually, in person or a blend of both — wherever they are based.