Accenture Chairman & CEO Pierre Nanterme Steps Down for Health Reasons

NEW YORK; Jan. 11, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced that effective immediately, Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme has stepped down for health reasons that were previously disclosed in July 2016. Accenture’s Board of Directors appointed David Rowland, who has been Accenture’s chief financial officer, to become interim chief executive officer, and to the board as a director of Accenture; and named lead independent director Marge Magner as the company’s non-executive chair of the board. The company also appointed KC McClure, who currently leads Accenture’s finance operations, as chief financial officer. Nanterme will continue at Accenture as advisor to the CEO.

Accenture Collaborates with KPN to Demonstrate the Value of 5G-Enabled Industrial Applications

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands; Jan. 10, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is collaborating with Dutch telecommunications company KPN and other innovative businesses in the KPN-led Industrial 5G Field Lab Initiative, located at the Shell Pernis Refinery in the heart of the Rotterdam Harbour area. The goal is to prove the value of 5G applications with customers and technology partners, paving the way for the Netherlands to be a leading European player in 5G adoption.

Accenture to Acquire Orbium, a Business and Technology Consultancy to the Financial Services Industry

NEW YORK; Jan. 9, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to acquire Orbium, a management consultancy and technology services provider to the financial services industry, headquartered in Switzerland. The acquisition will further strengthen Accenture’s ability to provide innovative services to clients in the private-banking and wealth-management space globally. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Molex, Accenture and Amazon Web Services Co-Develop Edge Computing Solution Powering NextGen Autonomous Vehicles

LAS VEGAS; Jan. 8, 2019 – Molex is expanding its autonomous and connected vehicle capabilities by working with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring edge computing and voice assistant capabilities to the Molex Automotive Ethernet Network Platform. These new digital enhancements to the Platform offer essential autonomous vehicle performance and communication functionality for automotive OEMs.

Ayasdi Named Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge Innovation Champion

SAN FRANCISCO; Jan. 8, 2019 – Ayasdi has been named the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge Innovation Champion, competing with more than 1,100 companies for the title. The competition pairs leading-edge startups with prominent health and life sciences organizations to develop innovative technology solutions that improve the way people access and manage healthcare.

Smart Speaker Usage Booming Worldwide, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; Jan. 8, 2019 – Half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, with emerging markets leading the way in adoption. Standalone voice assistants — or smart speakers — are one of the fastest-adopted technologies in U.S. history and have a 98 percent satisfaction rate among U.S. consumers, according to a new research report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) based on a global survey of 22,500 consumers across 21 countries.

Four Finalists in US and Canada Selected for Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

NEW YORK; Dec. 21, 2018 – Using conversational artificial intelligence to improve care management and leveraging patient experiences to incentivize patients in their own health journey are among the innovative solutions being developed by the four North America-based finalists selected for the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge.

Accenture Recognized as Product and Platform Engineering Leader by Zinnov for Third Consecutive Year

NEW YORK; Dec. 21, 2018 – For the third consecutive year, Zinnov has positioned Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as the leading provider of Product and Platform Engineering Services — Enterprise Software Ratings — in the Zinnov Zones 2018: Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) Report.

Accenture to Acquire Knowledgent to Amplify Capabilities that Help Businesses Transform into Data-Powered Intelligent Enterprises

NEW YORK; Dec. 20, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Knowledgent, a data intelligence company, expanding its data management capabilities that help companies gain deep insights into their businesses and customers, creating a strong competitive advantage. Based in New Jersey, Knowledgent employs more than 200 highly skilled “informationists” that provide data strategy and architecture, data engineering, and data management services.

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Adaptly

NEW YORK; Dec. 20, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the acquisition of New York-based Adaptly, a digital media services company that enables the world’s leading brands to manage data-driven campaigns across prominent digital advertising channels and platforms. The move strengthens Accenture Interactive Programmatic Services and improves its ability to activate, optimize, and measure media cross-platform, helping to drive superior business outcomes for advertisers. The acquisition of Adaptly was first announced last week.