Fintech Innovation Lab London Kicks Off Largest Programme in Its Five-Year History

LONDON; Jan. 16, 2017 – The 20 innovative startups chosen from among more than 300 fintech entrepreneurs around the globe who applied for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab London represent the largest class in the London Lab’s five-year history. This year’s programme also received the greatest number of applicants, with increased interest from startups in the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, the Nordics and North America.

Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, Partners with National Retail Federation to Launch App Showcasing Some of the Most Innovative Retail Stores in New York

NEW YORK; Jan. 15, 2017 – Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) today launched a new app that showcases some of the most innovative retail stores in New York. The NRF 2017 Store Tours app highlights the locations of stores, including the NBA Store, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, Uniqlo and Zara, and provides NRF Retail’s BIG Show attendees with a guided tour of each one. 

New Research from Accenture Strategy highlights Economic and Societal Impact of Investing in 5G Infrastructure

WASHINGTON; Jan. 12, 2017 – Deploying the next generation of high-speed 5G wireless networks could create up to three million jobs and add approximately $500 billion to U.S. GDP through direct and indirect potential benefits, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), commissioned by CTIA.  

Accenture Ranked as a Leading player in Zinnov Zones 2016 Product Engineering Services Report Enterprise Software Category

NEW YORK; Jan. 12, 2017 – A new report ranks Accenture (NYSE: ACN) among the world’s leading providers of product engineering services based on its knowledge in product management and strategy, software and platforms, and end-to-end delivery capabilities.

Seven out of 10 Consumers Globally Welcome Robo-Advice for Banking, Insurance and Retirement Services, According to Accenture

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Jan. 11, 2017 –Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services – computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor – for their banking, insurance and retirement planning, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Yet, a large number of consumers still want human interaction for their more complex needs, leaving firms challenged with blending a physical presence with an advanced digital user-experience, as they look to integrate robot and human services.

ONC Releases Accenture’s Draft White Paper on Patient-Generated Health Data

ARLINGTON, Va.; Jan. 11, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released for public comment a draft of a white paper developed by Accenture Federal Services (AFS) identifying opportunities and challenges in the capture, use and sharing of patient-generated health data (PGHD) in health care delivery and research.

Accenture Helps Syngenta Transform its Global Logistics with New Digital Operating Model to Drive Efficiencies, Cost Savings and Improved Customer Experience

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 – Syngenta, a leading agriculture company, has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to design and implement a new digital logistics operating model across all modes of transportation, including sea and air freight globally and road freight in North America and Europe. It will enable Syngenta to more effectively manage increasingly complex logistics networks and operations with lower costs and higher service performance.

QuiO Named Innovation Champion of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO; Jan. 10, 2017 – QuiO, a digital healthcare company providing smart injection devices and connected software for monitoring, engaging and supporting patients taking injectable therapies, has been named the inaugural Innovation Champion of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge, which brings together leading-edge startups with prominent health and life sciences organizations to tackle some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges, including access, affordability and transparency. The award was announced at the StartUp Health Festival during the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. 

Dubai International Financial Centre Launches ‘FinTech Hive at DIFC,’ the Region’s First FinTech Accelerator, Supported by Accenture

DUBAI, UAB; Jan. 10, 2017 – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asian (MEASA) region, and Accenture, a leading global professional services company, today announced the region’s first FinTech accelerator in Dubai. 

Accenture Acquires Product Design and Innovation Firm Altitude, Enhancing Ability to Help Companies Harness the Internet of Things to Create New Business Models

NEW YORK; Jan. 9, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Altitude, a privately held product design and innovation firm based in Boston that uses its expertise in consumer insight, design and product engineering to help companies innovate and develop new physical products and services.