April 24, 2017

New Accenture Survey Reveals 55 Percent Drop in Consumers Who Prefer to Watch TV Shows on TV Sets

NEW YORK; Apr. 24, 2017 – Signaling an accelerating shift in the digital video market consumer behavior, the percentage of consumers who prefer watching TV shows on television sets plummeted by 55 percent over the past year, from 52 percent to 23 percent, according to findings from the Accenture (NYSE: ACN) 2017 Digital Consumer Survey. 
April 24, 2017

Accenture Research: Automotive and Industrial Equipment Manufacturers Risk Losing Market Share by Failing to Make Investments Needed to Harness Digital Technologies

HANNOVER MESSE, Germany; Apr. 24, 2017 – Many industrial companies are not yet investing to harness digital technologies and could lose market share if they fail to adopt these technologies, according to new research from Accenture.
April 20, 2017

Accenture Selects UM as Strategic Media Buying and Planning Partner

NEW YORK; Apr. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has selected UM, a division of IPG Mediabrands, as its strategic media planning and buying partner to further enhance Accenture’s digital- and mobile-first strategy and commitment to innovation.  
April 20, 2017

Accenture MBA Innovation Challenge Supports USA for UNHCR

NEW YORK; Apr. 20, 2017 – A group of MBA students from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business was selected to team with Accenture (ACN: NYSE) to provide pro-bono management consulting for the U.S. based nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for refugees and for the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The team will have the opportunity to help implement their proposal for the nonprofit, USA for UNHCR.
April 20, 2017

Accenture Acquires Kunstmaan to Boost its Customer Experience Services in Belgium

BRUSSELS; Apr. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Kunstmaan, an independent integrated communications agency in Belgium. The acquisition will expand the presence of Accenture Interactive in the Belgian market and strengthen its ability to deliver brand, creative and marketing services to clients. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
April 20, 2017

Accenture Labs and Akshaya Patra Use Disruptive Technologies to Enhance Efficiency in Mid-Day Meal Program for School Children

BENGALURU, India; Apr. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO-run Mid-Day Meal Program, collaborated on an innovative project that used disruptive technologies to exponentially increase the number of meals served to children in schools in India that are run and aided by the government. The “Million Meals” project revolutionized Akshaya Patra’s supply chain and operations, resulting in improved food quality and expanded service reach.
April 19, 2017

Accenture Report: Banks Confident in Cybersecurity Capabilities But Lack of Real-World Testing Leaves Gaps in Their Defense

NEW YORK; Apr. 19, 2017 – Many senior bank executives are confident about their cybersecurity strategy, yet a lack of comprehensive, practical testing is leaving gaps in their defense, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
April 19, 2017

Accenture Touchless Testing Platform Launched to Help Companies Test Software Faster, Achieve Higher Quality

NEW YORK; Apr. 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) launched a new platform for automated, analytics-driven software testing, after successfully completing pilots with 10 clients around the world. The Accenture Touchless Testing Platform brings together leading open source, commercial and Accenture proprietary tools and algorithms to automate a robust, touchless testing process for software – all guided by artificial intelligence and analytics.
April 19, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Set to Transform Insurance Industry but Integration Challenges Remain, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Apr. 19, 2017 – Insurance executives believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly transform their industry in the next three years, with insurers investing in AI to empower agents, brokers and employees to enhance the customer experience with automated personalized services, faster claims handling and individual risk-based underwriting processes, according to Accenture’s Technology Vision for Insurance 2017
April 18, 2017

Accenture and Leading Financial Institutions Call for Applicants for the Asia-Pacific FinTech Innovation Lab 2017

HONG KONG; Apr. 18, 2017 – Applications will soon open for Asia-Pacific’s fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab, Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top financial institution executives. Applications can be made at www.fintechinnovationlab.com between April 24, 2017 and May 31, 2017.