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I had no clue that 1,500 of Accenture’s 720,000 professional services staff are working on game projects for the world’s biggest game companies. And that group of staffers is called Accenture Gaming, according to David Reitman, managing director for games at Accenture.
Reitman recently moderated our panel on the future of AI and gaming at our GamesBeat Summit Next 2022 event, and I also interviewed him about what Accenture has been doing in games over the past decade and its plans for the future. Going forward, helping studios deal with AI is the topic du jour.
“The firm basically made a decision to formalize it as the games industry is the largest interactive entertainment industry in the world,” Reitman said. “We wanted to take all our games experts, which are 1500 people around the world, and create some structure and then leverage the 720,000 people across all of Accenture as well.”
While many of those folks are business consultants who help work out strategies, a huge chunk of the employees at Accenture are also engineers who do a lot of the work in these categories, Reitman said.
The Accenture services break into a couple of functions for the top 25 game companies with $2 billion or in revenues or more. They include he …