Accenture to Deliver 2017 RBS 6 Nations Insights to Fans via Machine Learning

LONDON; Jan. 23, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the Official Technology Partner of the
RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship for the sixth year, is bringing machine learning to international rugby. Its latest analytics dashboard will deliver improved player, match and Championship insight, which 20,000 people accessed via Twitter last year. Accenture has also developed an innovative mixed reality application for the Championship, using Virtual Reality (VR), with a twist. The one-person immersive VR experience is sharable, and broadcast as live action for others to watch.

Accenture Launches Liquid Studio in London to Accelerate Digital Business Transformation

LONDON; Jan. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened its first UK-based Liquid Studio in the heart of London’s business district. The Liquid Studio is purpose-built to help speed up innovation and software development cycles, giving clients an open environment in which they can accelerate their next phase of digital transformation. At the Liquid Studio, clients can quickly turn concepts into products, taking days to achieve what used to take months. Experimenting with innovative technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) helps organizations become more agile around their operations and customer experience. 

Accenture to Expand Its Aviation Capabilities with Acquisition of Seabury Group’s Corporate Advisory and Aviation Consulting Business

NEW YORK; Jan 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the corporate advisory and aviation consulting businesses of Seabury Group, a New York-based professional services firm focused on the aviation industry. The combination of Seabury’s corporate advisory and consulting businesses, together with Accenture’s global capabilities, will help the world’s leading airlines accelerate the pace of digital transformation.

Accenture Appoints Wayne Hull as Managing Director of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Sahara Africa

JOHANNESBURG; Jan. 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Wayne Hull as managing director and head of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Accenture and Council of Fashion Designers of America Form Innovation Program for Fashion’s Next Generation of Top Talent

NEW YORK; Jan. 19, 2017 – The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have formed an innovative collaboration to help shape how the fashion industry integrates technology and consumer insights into its business practices. 

FBI Selects Accenture Federal Services to Support HR System Modernization

ARLINGTON, Va.; Jan. 19, 2017 – The FBI has awarded Accenture Federal Services (AFS) a seven-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with a $100 million ceiling for the provision of application services and the continued introduction of digital solutions to further enhance the bureau’s human resources (HR) systems capabilities. 

Accenture Achieves Lead Position in HfS Research’s Procurement As-a-Service Blueprint Report

NEW YORK; Jan. 18, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as the leader in the ‘Winner’s Circle’ – ahead of all other competitors in both the innovation and execution categories – in the HfS Research Procurement As-a-Service Blueprint Report
 

Accenture Opens Applications for Accenture ConsumerTech Awards

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened nominations for the Accenture ConsumerTech Awards, which recognize start-ups that are enhancing the way organizations engage with millennials – with a focus on excellence in customer experience and personalization and on innovative ways to increase sales revenue, improve product sourcing and delivery, and help to enable a more digital workforce. 

Accenture Interactive Hires Digital Marketing Veteran Tammy Soares

SAN FRANCISCO; Jan. 17, 2017 – Accenture has hired Tammy Soares as managing director to lead Accenture Interactive’s West region in North America. In her new role, she will will be responsible for overseeing Accenture Interactive’s business in eight states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Based in San Francisco, she will focus on driving growth, bringing innovation to clients and strengthening the digital agency’s impact in the region. 

Accenture Ranked #1 in 2016 HfS RPA Premier League Table for Transformation Enablers

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2017 – Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is gaining traction as a solution that enables digital speed to market and reduces costs, but enterprises often need help to effectively select and deploy solutions at scale for maximum impact. Research firm HfS is tracking the progression of RPA and recently ranked Accenture (NYSE: ACN) #1 in its 2016 HfS RPA Premier League Table for Transformation Enablers. Accenture captured the #1 position based on a holistic strategy for intelligent automation with strong innovation.