Increased Communication and Coordination Are Key to Sustaining Fintech Sector’s High Growth, According to Report from Accenture and Partnership Fund for New York City

NEW YORK; Feb. 26, 2018 – Better aligning communications and actions between financial institutions and fintech companies is the next critical step to ensuring the continued growth of the fintech sector, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City.

Accenture Appoints Ahmed Etman as Managing Director, Security for Canada

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Ahmed Etman as managing director for its security practice in Canada, effective immediately. In this role, Etman will be responsible for expanding Accenture’s cybersecurity services to protect its clients’ entire value chains, and help clients prepare, protect, detect, respond and recover along all points of the security lifecycle.

Accenture and OGE Energy Corp Announce Success of Smart Grid Program with Automated Equipment to Reduce Network Distribution Demand

OKLAHOMA CITY; Feb. 26, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and OGE Energy Corp., the parent company of Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), Oklahoma’s largest electricity provider, announced today that a seven-year smart-grid program contributed to demand reduction targets by automating control devices using digital technology. The Integrated Volt Var (IVVC) program is part of OG&E’s strategy to drive efficiencies and customer savings that have helped defer investments in power plant capacity.

Nearly Two-Thirds of Large Companies Globally Face High Levels of Industry Disruption, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK and BARCELONA; Feb. 26, 2018 – A new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has found that industry disruption is already a reality for most large companies globally. The study shows that, rather than being a random event beyond business leaders’ control, disruption has a pattern that can be identified, understood and prepared for.

Accenture and Specular Theory Win Award for “Best VR Commercial/Branded Entertainment” Experience at VR FEST

SAN FRANCISCO; Feb. 23, 2018 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and immersive content company Specular Theory received the Best VR Commercial/Branded Entertainment award for their Behind the Style virtual reality experience at the recent VR FEST event in Las Vegas.

Communications Service Providers Must Re-Skill Their Workforces in New Technologies to Capture Growth Opportunities, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Feb. 23, 2018 – Communications service providers (CSPs) must take immediate steps to reorganize and re-skill their workforces to collaborate with intelligent technologies if they are to capitalize on the significant growth opportunities these technologies promise, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Accenture to Help Commonwealth of Virginia Modernize Core Components of Medicaid Enterprise

ARLINGTON, Va; Feb. 22, 2018 – The Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to implement and operate core systems for Medicaid claims processing and operations. The contract will run for approximately six years, with operations and plan management components totaling $138 million.

Nearly 70 Percent of Taxpayers Support Use of AI to Improve Accuracy of Filings, Accenture Global Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Feb. 20, 2018 – Nearly 70 percent of taxpayers in 12 countries said they would use AI to improve the accuracy of tax filings, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), which also found that more than 40 percent of taxpayers reported making a filing error in the last 24 months.

Accenture Executive Co-Hosts New Podcast Series on the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Canada

TORONTO; Feb. 20, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) executive Jodie Wallis, who leads the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) practice in Canada, has joined award-winning business journalist Amanda Lang as a co-host of “The AI Effect,” a five-episode podcast mini-series exploring AI in Canada.

Accenture Launches New Artificial Intelligence Testing Services

NEW YORK; Feb. 20, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched new services for testing artificial intelligence (AI) systems, powered by a unique “Teach and Test” methodology designed to help companies build, monitor and measure reliable AI systems within their own infrastructure or in the cloud.