An innovative approach to digital technologies
Deloitte has opened The Garage, a new digital transformation hub in Amsterdam. The centre will allow the firm and its clients to develop and build innovative digital strategy, technology, design and creative products, services and capabilities. Located in the former Citroën garage in Building 1962 in Amsterdam-Zuid, the new hub is Deloitte’s 46th digital studio worldwide, providing space to Deloitte Digital professionals, the digital practice of the accounting and consulting firm, and colleagues from its Tech, Monitor Deloitte and Innovation service lines. Stephen Ward, Deloitte digital managing partner, said: “We hope to breathe new energy in the way we serve clients in the digital era. Don’t tell me but show me and co-creation: that’s what our clients are asking for.”
A growing business in Amsterdam
Since launching in 2012, Deloitte Digital has grown considerably, and it now employs more than 190 people in the Netherlands and operates in 28 countries worldwide. In total, Deloitte has 244,000 professionals around the globe, including 5,500 in the Netherlands. As part of The Garage’s launch, Deloitte is launching several online challenges, inviting developers, data scientists, marketing gurus, designers and startups to try and revolutionise finance, care, work and nutrition. The first three challenges are now live.
The opening of the new hub is another success for Amsterdam’s booming tech industry, which features hundreds of companies big and small, including homegrown successes such as TomTom, The Next Web, Booking.com, WeTransfer and the FinTech unicorn Adyen.