Accenture Acquires Leading Design & Innovation Firm, MATTER

NEW YORK; Sept. 6, 2017 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired MATTER, a design and innovation firm focused on designing products and experiences for the connected world. The acquisition strengthens Accenture Interactive’s design and innovation unit, Fjord, by adding physical product design to its service design and digital product creation. Based in San Francisco, MATTER specializes in producing innovative consumer products through collaboration and agile prototyping delivered through a human-centered approach.

Accenture to Acquire IBB Consulting to Expand Accenture Strategy Capabilities in Communications, Media & Technology Industry

NEW YORK; Sept. 6, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed an agreement to acquire IBB Consulting, a premier consulting firm that helps leading broadband and mobile operators, media companies and technology providers identify emerging industry shifts, adapt to market changes and capitalize on new business and technology opportunities. IBB Consulting will strengthen the ability of Accenture Strategy to advise clients in the Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) industries by designing business and technology strategies to create future value, drive new growth and transform operations as they seek to become fully digital businesses.

Accenture Finds Only Four Percent of China’s Manufacturing Companies Achieve Both Digital and Financial High Performance

SHANGHAI; Sept. 5, 2017 – A small minority of Chinese manufacturing companies are significantly outperforming their industry peers by combining strong commitment to digital initiatives with strong financial performance, according to new analysis by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The analysis shows that these companies are successfully committing to digital transformation across the full breadth of their business activities. 

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in 2017 IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Cloud ERP Implementation

NEW YORK; Sept. 5, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a leader in the inaugural IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Cloud ERP Implementation Services (Doc #US41523417), excelling in the two primary categories: Strategies and Capabilities. 

Accenture Brings Innovation Expertise to 2018 New York Fashion Tech Lab

NEW YORK; Aug. 31, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed on as a partner for the 2018 program of the New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTL). Founded in 2014 by Springboard Enterprises with the support of major fashion retailers and brands, the NYFTL focuses on women-led emerging tech companies that have developed innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology.

Aon and Accenture Join Forces to Expand Apprenticeships Across Chicago

CHICAGO; Aug. 30, 2017 – In the latest sign that the push to create apprenticeships in professional services is catching on, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced it will expand its Chicago apprenticeship program modeled on Aon plc’s (NYSE: AON) highly successful program run in collaboration with the City Colleges of Chicago. U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta praised both companies for bringing apprenticeships to the professional services sector.

BIAL and Accenture set up Co-Innovation Centre to Drive Digital Innovation

BENGALURU, India; Aug. 29, 2017 – Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has signed an agreement with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to set up a co-innovation center that will help BIAL create an airport of the future at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport). The center will incubate and develop digital solutions using future-ready technologies to provide more engaging passenger experience. 

Apple & Accenture Partner to Create iOS Business Solutions

CUPERTINO, California and NEW YORK; Aug. 29, 2017 – Apple® and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) are partnering to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS. The partnership will take full advantage of the power, simplicity and security of iOS, the leading enterprise mobility platform, and Accenture’s capabilities as a leader in industry and digital transformation to help companies unlock new revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience and reduce costs.

Accenture Appoints Giorgio Migliarina, Former Telekom Malaysia CTO, as Communications & Media Industry Lead for Asia-Pacific

Singapore; Aug. 23, 2017 – Accenture has appointed Giorgio Migliarina as Communications & Media industry lead for Asia-Pacific (APAC), effective immediately. In his new role, Migliarina is responsible for business development and operations in the region and for helping clients shape and deliver large-scale company transformation programs. 

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Daiichi Kotsu Sangyo and Accenture to Develop Deep Learning Algorithm to Understand Driving Behavior, Improve Safety in Japan

TOKYO; Aug. 25, 2017 – Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Daiichi Kotsu Sangyo and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) are collaborating to build a deep learning algorithm using the Intel® IoT Platform Reference Architecture to better understand individual driving habits and identify new ways to transform driver safety within Japan’s transportation industry.