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Accenture Acquires Cloud Consultancy, Ocelot Consulting

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Acquisition strengthens Accenture’s AWS expertise and data engineering skills

Accenture announced that it has acquired Ocelot Consulting, a cloud consultancy specializing in full-stack development, data engineering, data science, and strategy and execution for cloud modernization. The addition of Ocelot Consulting expands Accenture’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) engineering skills in the Midwest to help clients in North America accelerate cloud transformation—including making the cloud the data backbone of the enterprise and the engine for AI-driven business reinvention. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Ocelot Consulting’s skilled engineers, with cloud certifications on multiple major cloud platforms, bring their experience in migrating enterprise applications and data for organizations in the utilities, financial services, agriculture and consumer goods industries to Accenture’s Cloud First practice. Combining Ocelot Consulting’s data engineering, data science and AI expertise with Accenture’s approach for using modern data platforms on cloud bolsters Accenture’s full-stack development capabilities, spanning design, user experience and system architecture to create valuable and sustainable solutions.

Founded in 2016 and based in St. Louis, MO, Ocelot Consulting’s team of approximately 100 technologists joins the Accenture AWS Business Group, that consists of more than 28,000 certified professionals holding over 35,000 AWS certifications, and is recognized by AWS with 27 competencies. Accenture AWS Business Group is part of Accenture Cloud First, Accenture’s industry-leading business group focused on redefining how organizations operate and create value by using cloud, data and AI for total enterprise reinvention.

Andy Tay, global lead of Accenture Cloud First

Ocelot Consulting increases our talent base of multi-skilled engineers to help clients build a strong digital core—powered by cloud, data and AI—and to achieve new performance frontiers. Cloud is the place where most technology innovation is happening, and this acquisition is all about expanding our cloud engineering skills to help clients modernize their enterprise and accelerate business growth and innovation.

Tyler Robert, Co-founder and President of Ocelot Consulting

For the past seven years, we have focused on sharing our transformational lessons learned in agility, cloud, security and development operations with other companies in the region. By joining Accenture, we can continue growing our presence regionally and nationwide.

Taliya King, office managing director—St. Louis, Accenture

The combined strength of Accenture and Ocelot Consulting will accelerate client growth in industries including utilities, banking, insurance, agriculture and consumer goods. We welcome the Ocelot Consulting team to Accenture’s Midwest region where we will deliver highly specialized capabilities at scale and at speed.

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