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デロイト(Deloitte)社、EMEA向け金融サービスブロックチェーンラボをアイルランドに創設

アイルランド大使館 2016年09月13日 10時31分
From PR TIMES

アイルランド・ダブリン―プロフェッショナルサービスとコンサルティング企業のデロイト社は本日、同社のフィンテック戦略「The Grid」の一環として、ダブリンをEMEA向け金融サービスブロックチェーンラボ創設の拠点とすると発表した。

同社はダブリンの拠点に50人体制の組織を今後18ヵ月かけて構築する予定だ。本ラボのチームは、ブロックチェーン開発者と設計者で構成する。ブロックチェーン開発者はアプリケーションの仕組みやバックエンド技術を追求し、設計者はアプリケーションの見え方を構築管理する。

本チームは戦略的なブロックチェーン機能とPOC(概念実証)を実際に動くプロトタイプに落とし込み、金融サービス顧客向けの統合可能なソリューションを作成する。すでに成功実績があり、アイルランド中央銀行とは、本技術と同銀行の既存システムを統合し次世代の顧客体験と規制監督を低価格で提供するPOCトライアルを完了している。

デロイト社のブロックチェーンチームは、国際企業と協業して諸外国でブロックチェーン対応のソリューションを展開することを目ざしている。同ラボは、ブロックチェーンにおけるデロイト社のEMEA中核拠点となり、他のグループ企業のスペシャリストチームと協力する。デロイト社はこのほど、グローバルブロックチェーンデリバリー戦略の一環として大手ブロックチェーン技術企業5社との提携を発表した。同社のグローバル戦略構想やデジタル、アナリティクス、情報管理の中核拠点とも密接な協力を進める。

The Gridについて

The Gridはデロイト社のEMEA市場向けフィンテック事業案だ。同社はEMEA全域で包括的な製品とサービスを提供しており、金融サービス業界に影響を及ぼす革新的な動向への理解と活用を進めることを目的としている。

【本件連絡先】
Claire Quinn
Corporate Communications Manager
Deloitte
+353 1 417 2356
cquinn@deloitte.ie

日本連絡先:アイルランド政府産業開発庁
idatokyo@ida.ie
03 3262 7621

Dublin chosen as the location for Deloitte EMEA Financial Services Blockchain Lab

Team of 50 blockchain developers and designers to be built in Dublin centre

Dublin, Ireland - Deloitte, the professional services and consulting firm, today announces Dublin as the base for the creation of an EMEA Financial Services Blockchain Lab as part of its FinTech initiative ‘The Grid’.

The firm will build a team of 50 people over 18 months to be based in the Dublin centre. The lab’s team will comprise blockchain developers and designers. Blockchain developers look after the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the application, or the back-end technology, while designers create and manage how the application looks.

The team will focus on developing strategic blockchain capabilities and proof-of-concepts into functioning prototypes to create ‘ready to integrate’ solutions for financial services clients. It is already achieving success in this regard, having worked with Bank of Ireland to complete a joint proof-of-concept trial which combines the technology with the bank’s existing systems to provide next generation client experience and regulatory oversight at a lower cost.

The Deloitte blockchain team will work with international organisations looking to roll out blockchain-enabled solutions across different countries. The lab will serve as the Deloitte EMEA centre of excellence in blockchain and will work alongside specialist teams in other member firms. Deloitte recently announced partnerships with five leading blockchain technology companies as part of its global blockchain delivery initiative. It will also work closely with the firm’s wider global initiatives and centres of excellence in digital, analytics, and information management.

“We are proud that Ireland has been chosen as the location for this lab. Not only was the strength, expertise, and proven capability of the Deloitte Ireland blockchain team recognised, but the proximity to the headquarters of many global technology companies, our strong focus on innovation and R&D, and the support from governmental institutions, academia, and the local FinTech industry were all key factors in securing this investment. We’re excited as an organisation to be positioning Ireland as being at the forefront of progressing this exciting technology.”
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte Ireland

Commenting on the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said “I very much welcome this initiative by Deloitte as a further enhancement of Ireland's attractiveness for the financial services sector. This sector has been a powerhouse over recent years, providing significant numbers of high quality jobs. Given that it is a dynamic and fast changing business, we need to be able to satisfy the varied and complex needs of the sector, in order to ensure that we retain our competitive advantage for financial services companies locating here in Ireland. This new Blockchain Lab initiative is a valuable addition to the expertise which will be available for such companies.”

David Dalton, Head of Financial Services at Deloitte Ireland, and co-lead partner of the lab commented “Blockchain technology is disrupting the financial services industry for the better when it comes to transparency, efficiency, and improving trust. There is significant demand from clients who are looking to use blockchain to speed up payments and transfer clearances, settlements, reconciliations, digital identities, and many other use cases. By bringing together the best of Deloitte experts and building upon our capabilities, we believe our lab will play a significant role in lifting blockchain use to a new level.”

Welcoming the investment Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said “The decision by Deloitte to locate this blockchain lab in Ireland is a great endorsement of the technical expertise available here. This type of investment directly complements the developing cluster of professional services firms carrying out commercially focused and client-oriented innovation in Ireland. Deloitte’s EMEA Financial Services Blockchain Lab will be an important reference site for IDA Ireland as we work to attract additional investment from technology-focussed professional services companies to Ireland.”

Deloitte is looking to build its team to 50 people over the next 18 months. In addition to existing blockchain specialists within the Deloitte network moving to the Dublin-based lab, roles will be available locally for blockchain developers for back-end developments, in addition to digital specialists for the design of client and user interfaces. Skills that the firm is looking for in candidates include blockchain-specific software development expertise, front-end design, development, and data management skills. A proven commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation will also be important.

Paolo Gianturco, Partner in Milan and co-lead of the lab, Deloitte commented “Our investment shows our confidence in blockchain to transform the financial services industry. Blockchain’s scope is huge and requires dedicated focus and time to research how best it can be used to build practical applications. This blockchain lab, we believe, will be an integral part in driving Deloitte’s offering in this area.”

For Further Information Please Contact
Claire Quinn
Corporate Communications Manager
Deloitte
01 417 2356
cquinn@deloitte.ie

Aoibheann O’Sullivan
Murray Consultants
01 498 0346
aoibheann.osullivan@murrayconsult.ie

About Deloitte
At Deloitte, we make an impact that matters for our clients, our people, our profession, and in the wider society by delivering the solutions and insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.

As one of the largest global professional services and consulting networks, with over 220,000 professionals in more than 150 countries, we bring world-class capabilities and high-quality services to our clients.

In Ireland, Deloitte has approximately 2,000 people providing audit, tax, consulting, and corporate finance services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Our people have the leadership capabilities, experience, and insight to collaborate with clients so they can move forward with confidence.

About The Grid.
The Grid is Deloitte’s FinTech proposition for the EMEA market. We offer a comprehensive set of products and services from across our EMEA network, designed to better understand and embrace the innovative trends affecting the financial services industry. Our approach is immersive, collaborative, and iterative that focuses on delivering tangible outcomes at scale. On an end-to-end journey from inspiration to implementation, we can expedite the path to value by facilitating the connection between our FSI clients and the FinTech ecosystem, with the goal of creating new business models based on disruptive technologies.


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