EY opens Canadian Centre for Advanced Analytics in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, June 27, 2014 /CNW/ - EY is empowering Canadian businesses to capitalize on the transformational power of data analytics, with the launch of its Canadian Centre for Advanced Analytics (CAA) in Halifax today.

"In times of increased competitive pressure, businesses are constantly looking for innovative ways to grow and improve bottom line performance," says Jim Lutes, EY Atlantic Managing Partner. "Data analytics can help organizations improve their performance through driving better business decisions. This Centre exemplifies our commitment to supporting clients through the acquisition of talent, delivery of resources, technology and, above all, analytics insights."

EY's Centre will leverage the rich talent pool right here in Atlantic Canada to build its dedicated team, which will serve clients across Canada and around the world.

"Atlantic CanadaHalifax in particular – has been selected as the hub for analytics in Canada at EY and we're very proud of that," says Steven Maynard, Performance Improvement Partner in Halifax. "EY's investment to grow this capability in Atlantic Canada, along with our recent acquisition of Ambir Solutions, the leading independent IT and business consulting firm in Atlantic Canada, will support our efforts to respond to the significant demand for analytics.  We are currently serving clients from around the world from our new state of the art Centre at RBC Waterside place.  We will continue to expand both in numbers and capabilities in the coming months."

EY's opening of the Centre for Advanced Analytics is not only a benefit to its clients, but also represents a boost for the Atlantic economy.

"Private sector investment is vital to Nova Scotia's economic growth, and EY's new centre is a positive example of the impact it can have in our province," says Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. "It also reinforces the strength, drive and innovation of our province's biggest asset — its people."

About EY's Centre of Advanced Analytics
The Center of Advanced Analytics (CAA) consists of a team of highly specialized Advisory professionals, part of EY's Performance Improvement Advisory practice. The CAA will support Canadian and Global EY clients to enable them turn data driven insights into improved productivity, competitiveness and growth.

About EY
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