October 12, 2017

Accenture and Leading Financial Services Firms Invite Startups to Apply to FinTech Innovation Lab London 2018

LONDON; Oct. 12, 2017 – FinTech entrepreneurs are being invited to apply to Accenture’s (NYSE:ACN) sixth FinTech Innovation Lab London, a three-month program where early and growth stage companies receive mentoring and accelerate their business development working directly with top financial institutions, as fintech investments in the UK continue strongly.
October 12, 2017

New Report Identifies Best Practices for Creating and Sustaining Apprenticeship Programs

NEW YORK; Oct. 12, 2017 – Accenture, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) and ETH Zurich/KOF Swiss Economic Institute today released a new report that examines best practices for creating and sustaining apprenticeship programs, which are gaining momentum as a strategy for narrowing the skills gap.

 
October 12, 2017

Accenture, MAS and ABS Developing Distributed Ledger Technology Solutions for Settlement of Payments Using Central Bank Digital Currency

NEW YORK; Oct. 12, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to manage and develop a prototype using three distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms to help create a solution for interbank payments.
October 10, 2017

Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform Launches Personalized SmartVideo Templates to Enhance Customer Experience

NEW YORK; Oct. 10, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched a suite of personalized, SmartVideo templates integrated with the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP). The new templates will help carriers offer tailored video messages more quickly while reducing the overall cost of their client communications and servicing.
October 10, 2017

Former U.S. Army General and Cyber Expert George Franz Joins Accenture Federal Services

ARLINGTON, VA; Oct. 10, 2017 – Accenture Federal Services (AFS) continues to build out its next generation cyber offerings and expand its seasoned leadership team, hiring Former Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command, Major General George Franz, U.S. Army, (Ret.). Franz has joined AFS as a cybersecurity expert providing leadership for its business initiatives that cut across the defense and security markets.  
October 09, 2017

Accenture Appoints Nikki Mendonça as President of Intelligent Marketing Operations

NEW YORK; Oct. 9, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Nikki Mendonça as President of Intelligent Marketing Operations within Accenture Operations. Mendonça’s appointment is effective early 2018.
October 09, 2017

Accenture Acquires IBB Consulting to Expand Strategy Capabilities for Communications, Media & Technology Clients

NEW YORK; Oct. 9, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired IBB Consulting, a premier strategy consulting firm that helps leading broadband and mobile operators, media companies and technology providers identify emerging industry shifts, adapt to market changes and capitalize on new business and technology opportunities. IBB Consulting will strengthen Accenture’s ability to design business and technology strategies to create future value, drive new growth and transform operations for clients in the Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) industries, as they seek to become fully digital businesses.
 
October 05, 2017

Accenture Interactive Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Retail Digital Marketing Technology Services

NEW YORK; Oct. 5, 2017 – Accenture Interactive has been recognized as a Leader in the recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Retail Digital Marketing Technology Services 2017 Vendor Assessment*” report.
 
October 04, 2017

Accenture Helps Dai-ichi Life Expand Its Digital Health Promotion Services

TOKYO; Oct. 5, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has helped Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (“Dai-ichi Life”) enhance its Kenko Dai-ichi (Health First) app, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices and enables users to monitor their well-being.
October 04, 2017

Many Utilities Believe Cyberattacks Could Bring Down the Electric Distribution Grid in the Next Five Years, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK Oct. 4, 2017 – Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyberattack on electric distribution grids in the next five years. This figure, included in Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) new report, Outsmarting Grid Security Threats, part of the Digitally Enabled Grid research program, rises to 76 percent for North American utilities executives.