Julie Sweet Assumes CEO Role at Accenture; David Rowland Becomes Executive Chairman

NEW YORK; Sept. 1, 2019 – Julie Sweet today assumed the role of chief executive officer of Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and joined the company’s board of directors. She succeeds David Rowland, who has assumed the role of executive chairman after serving as interim chief executive officer since Jan. 10. Marge Magner, non-executive chair of the board since Jan. 10, has resumed her previous role as lead independent director. These appointments were first announced on July 11.
September 01, 2019

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Analytics8, Australian Analytics and Data Specialists

SYDNEY; Aug. 30, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy that is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
August 30, 2019

Principal Financial Group Accelerates Growth Strategy with Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform

NEW YORK; Aug. 28, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Principal Financial Group® (NASDAQ: PFG) has implemented the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) to enable its digital growth strategy with enhanced service levels and operating efficiency. Applying ALIP’s automated functionality and seamless connectivity to third-party partners, Principal® can provide its customers with faster service as a result of straight-through processing, while also improving its operations by redirecting valuable IT resources to more strategic initiatives.
August 28, 2019

Accenture Acquires Fairway Technologies to Bolster Product and Platform Engineering Services

NEW YORK; Aug. 27, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired U.S.-based Fairway Technologies, a provider of engineering services, to further power the Accenture Product and Platform Engineering Services practice, helping clients manage and innovate software-based platforms. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
August 27, 2019

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in New IDC MarketScape Report for Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Utilities Customer Experience

NEW YORK; Aug 27, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Utilities Customer Experience 2019 Vendor Assessment. 
 
August 27, 2019

Channel 4 Extends “All 4” Partnership with Accenture in Leeds

LEEDS, England; Aug. 27, 2019 – Accenture today announced it has extended its collaboration with Channel 4 to help establish new opportunities to bring further innovation to the broadcaster’s award-winning streaming platform, “All 4”, within its new National HQ in Leeds.
August 27, 2019