Accenture to Drive the Digital Agenda at GITEX Technology Week 2017

DUBAI; Sept. 24, 2017 – Accenture, a leader in comprehensive, integrated digital business and technology services that deliver tangible business results for its clients, will be the ‘Exclusive Digital Transformation Partner’ of GITEX Technology Week 2017 for the third year in a row. On the first day of the event, Accenture Digital Group Chief Executive Mike Sutcliff will be headlining the Grand Keynote session with an Artificial Intelligence case study, as part of the findings from Accenture’s ‘Middle East Technology Vision Report 2017’ that provides an in-depth look into the region’s technology trends.

Government Innovation Leader Dave McClure Joins Accenture Federal Services

ARLINGTON, Va; Sept. 21, 2017 – Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has hired Dave McClure, Ph.D., to lead its federal CIO Leadership Agenda. In his new role, McClure will focus on helping advance CIO modernization strategies in the federal market, overseeing future-focused technology-modernization and secure digital-transformation projects designed to improve mission performance and deliver superior customer-service experiences.

Accenture Plans Innovation Hub in Atlanta’s Technology Square, Adding 800 Technology Jobs

ATLANTA; Sept. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta in 2018, more than doubling its footprint in Midtown’s Technology Square. The Innovation Hub will be a destination where Accenture people and clients can work side-by-side to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch solutions that meet the demands of today’s fast-changing digital world. 

Financial Institutions Make Progress Applying Smart Technologies for Risk Management, but most Struggle to Keep Skills Development on Pace with Technology Advances, According to Accenture Study

NEW YORK; Sept. 20, 2017 – A new study by Accenture (NYSE:  ACN) found that, while large financial institutions have made progress applying smart technologies like cloud, biometrics, and big data analytics to their risk management functions, two-thirds (66 percent) of executives say skills deficiencies are impeding the effectiveness of the function as these technologies evolve. 

Accenture Named #1 Innovation Leader and a ‘Lighthouse for Innovation’ in HfS Blueprint Report for Application Testing Services Supporting Digital Transformation

NEW YORK; Sept. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is named the overall innovation leader and included in the ‘Winner’s Circle’ in the 2017 HfS Blueprint Report for Application Testing Services Supporting Digital Transformation. Notably, Accenture’s myWizard platform is praised as a ‘lighthouse for innovation,’ guiding clients on a holistic automation strategy. 

Accenture Appoints Jodie Wallis as Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence for Canada

TORONTO; Sept. 15, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Jodie Wallis as managing director for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Canada, effective immediately. In this role, Wallis will be responsible for expanding Accenture’s business presence in the AI space, attracting top talent, and bringing innovation and global AI expertise to Canadian clients across all industries.

Six US Insurers Implement Latest Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform

NEW YORK; Sept. 14, 2017 – Six large insurance carriers have implemented the latest version of the Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Software Platform (ALIP), a comprehensive software system for processing life and annuity policies that consists of extensive pre-built product templates, business rules, workflows and an advanced architecture. The carriers, which include several tier one through tier three insurance companies in the U.S., are using the platform to transform their businesses and modernize critical systems to capitalize on digital service opportunities and improve speed and agility.  

Accenture Digital Hub Launches in Singapore

SINGAPORE; Sept. 14, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today launched the Accenture Digital Hub in Singapore. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, the facility aims to help clients around the region invent, co-create, and apply disruptive solutions to help transform their businesses in today’s digital economy.

Freeport-McMoRan Extends Collaboration with Accenture to Deliver Connected Mine Solution to North and South American Mining Operations

NEW YORK; Sept.13, 2017 – Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a premier international natural resources company, has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a five-year agreement to extend the implementation of the Accenture Connected Mine solution and drive greater digital transformation of mining operations. Use of the solution will expand from Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci, Arizona, open-pit copper mine to three other locations in North America and new installations at its Cerro Verde, Peru mine, with new features added to the digital platform.

Many Businesses Still Fail to Report Financial Value from Strong Environmental Performance, According to New Research from Accenture, CDP and Hermes Investment Management

NEW YORK; Sept. 13, 2017 – Four in 10 telecommunications and consumer goods companies reporting to CDP fail to capture or report any financial value from strong environmental performance, according to new research released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), CDP and Hermes Investment Management. The largest emitters in the global economy – responsible for 50 percent of carbon emissions reported to CDP – account for a cumulative $447bn opportunity from climate change. Yet 42 percent of these companies have not yet quantified the potential value.