New EY wavespace™ flagship center opens in Milan

Milan, 22 March 2018

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  • wavespace flagship in Milan is focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain

EY has launched its EY wavespace flagship center in Milan, Italy, adding to its global network of innovation centers that help clients achieve radical breakthroughs in business transformation. The announcement was made during Milan Digital Week.

Each wavespace flagship center is focused on specific disruptive growth strategies and technologies and taps into innovative thinking across EY disciplines and industry sectors. The Milan EY wavespace flagship has Centers of Excellence in artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain and is staffed with EY professionals with industry-leading experience and skills.

Richard Suhr, EY Global Digital Leader, Advisory, says:

“Our Milan EY wavespace is equipped with the most advanced technologies and our proven team is well equipped to collaborate with technology leaders, universities, start-ups and other technology professionals to co-develop strategies that meet the challenges of an ever-evolving digital landscape. Milan joins EY’s other 17 wavespace flagships that focus on specific technology areas to provide collaborative spaces that address clients’ pressing challenges by co-developing ideas and innovative solutions.”

The wavespace Milan team also includes more than 100 EY professionals focused on digital transformation, including brand strategy, digital communication and marketing, data analytics, intelligent automation and robotic process automation, customer experience and service design, and the Internet of Things. It also offers clients training to address their digital transformation needs.

In addition, the team brings in-depth knowledge in smart cities — which incorporates EY public sector offerings in info-mobility, social responsibility and welfare — and Industry 4.0, which brings together EY capabilities for implementing smart manufacturing processes. The EY Milan wavespace is a 700-square meter facility located in the heart of the city and is an additional investment to the city, following the inauguration of the new EY Italy headquarters in Via Camperio two years ago.

Donato Iacovone, EY Regional Managing Partner, Mediterranean (Italy, Spain and Portugal), says:

“Companies are challenged every day to innovate and increase their competitiveness. We believe it’s vital to give clients, entrepreneurs and incubators the opportunity to work together and experiment. However, we believe the challenge of digital transformation does not involve only businesses, but also young people who are just beginning their professional journeys. As a result, we open the doors of wavespace Milan to schools and universities, offering them a training space where they can learn new skills to match the workplace of the future."

For more information, visit ey.com/wavespace.

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