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Deloitte Southeast Asia strengthens analytics and cognitive services with professionals from AccelTeam

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 April 2020 – Deloitte Southeast Asia announced today the expansion of its analytics and cognitive (A&C) practice with the latest acquisition of a team of 50 professionals from AccelTeam, a leading intelligence solutions provider of digital transformation and business analytics. AccelTeam specialises in data-driven analytics, location intelligence, machine learning, enterprise data warehouse automation and converged big data platform solutions. As part of the deal, Deloitte will also acquire AccelTeam’s intellectual property, a ‘Location Intelligence’ asset, to boost our service offerings in location-based analysis and field-based workforce management.

Steven Yong, founder of AccelTeam will join Deloitte as a Consulting Partner and lead the A&C practice in Malaysia. The team of 50 professionals, based in Malaysia, will join the Deloitte Consulting practice. The transaction will further extend Deloitte’s market leading analytics and cognitive capabilities in Southeast Asia.

Deloitte Southeast Asia Chief Executive Officer, Philip Yuen said: “Our clients in Southeast Asia are making a fundamental shift from experience-based judgment to data-driven decision making through outcomes-based insights. Whether it is for a small-scale programme or an enterprise-wide initiative, they understand the imperative of having smarter insights to maximise business opportunities across the region to achieve operational excellence, new products and services, competitive agility and growth.”

Deloitte Southeast Asia Consulting leader, Eugene Ho said: “This team hire will enable us to increase bench strength and further enhance Deloitte’s A&C offering with cutting-edge technology in our priority and white space sectors to provide a comprehensive suite of solutions. Their deep expertise, credentials and client network were synergistic with our service offerings and opportunities across the region, creating a winning value proposition.”

Founder of AccelTeam, Steven Yong added: “Widely recognised as a global leader in business analytics by Gartner and also named a global leader in insights services by Forrester, Deloitte Consulting has undoubtedly a breadth of capabilities and time-tested business acumen to help the world’s leading companies identify and solve complex issues. I look forward to nurturing Deloitte’s growth in the A&C space across Southeast Asia, to unlock insights and successfully pursue data-driven strategies for clients.”

Steven brings more than 25 years of regional experience in Analytics, Data Management and Business Process Management consulting and implementation. He has led and delivered projects to banks, telcos, various ministries in Malaysia and regional insurance players.

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