Journalists for Human Rights Launches Redesigned Dibaajimo.com Platform with Accenture to Help Train Indigenous Canadians in Journalism

TORONTO; Feb. 6, 2017 – Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) has launched the redesigned dibaajimo.com, a free digital learning platform to train indigenous peoples across Canada in fundamental journalism skills and help them begin careers as journalists. 

Former U.S. Treasury Official Valerie Abend Joins Accenture Security

ARLINGTON, VA; Feb. 2, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Valerie Abend has joined the company as managing director, Accenture Security - Financial Services, North America. Ms. Abend brings to Accenture extensive expertise deploying cyber risk management and mitigation strategies to counter the wide spectrum of threats facing the financial services industry.  

Public Sector Agencies Must Adopt Emerging Technologies Like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Effectively Compete for Talent, Accenture Report Finds

ARLINGTON, Va.; Feb. 2, 2017 – Public sector agencies must adopt emerging technologies – including machine learning, artificial intelligence and biometrics – to attract and retain more technically adept employees. This approach is critical to addressing a widening skills gap and strong competition from a better financed private sector, a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows.

Accenture Hires Madeleine Chenette as Office Managing Director, Montreal

MONTREAL; Feb. 1, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Madeleine Chenette as office managing director for Montreal, effective immediately.  In this role Chenette will be responsible for expanding Accenture’s business presence in Quebec, focusing on bringing innovation to clients, attracting top talent and strengthening the company’s impact in the Quebec community. She will also lead Accenture’s retail, consumer goods and transport industry practices in Quebec. 

Accenture to Acquire InvestTech Systems Consulting Further Expanding Its Asset-Management Consulting Capabilities

NEW YORK; Jan. 31, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to acquire InvestTech Systems Consulting, a market leader in investment technology systems-integration and consulting services that supports many of the world’s largest asset managers and investment service providers. 

Accenture Helps Seattle Police Department Implement Data Analytics Platform

SEATTLE; Jan. 31, 2017 ­– Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has helped the Seattle Police Department (SPD) build and deploy a new data analytics platform that provides the Department with reliable and rapidly accessible data to meet its management and governance objectives and support insight-led policing.

Venture Capitalists and Agile Start-Ups Pumping Billions into Disrupting Traditional Postal Delivery Services, Accenture Report Finds

LONDON; Jan. 31, 2017 – Billions of dollars in venture-capital funding have poured into the post and parcel industry in the last two years, driven by the continued popularity of e-commerce and increased competitiveness in hyper-local, start-up delivery models, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Accenture Technology Vision 2017 Forecasts a Future of Technology for People, by People

NEW YORK; Jan. 26, 2017 – People hold the power to shape and apply technology to create positive change, improve lives, and transform business and society, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2017, the annual technology report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) that predicts the most significant technology trends that people will apply to disrupt business over the next three years. 

Accenture Acquires solid-serVision to Significantly Expand ServiceNow Capabilities

NEW YORK; Jan. 25, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired solid-serVision, a Germany-based privately owned consulting and system integration company that is one of the largest independent ServiceNow® pure play companies in Europe. The acquisition further strengthens Accenture’s position as a leader in the ServiceNow partner ecosystem, enhancing Accenture’s technology capabilities and deep industry experience in cloud strategy, implementation, migration, integration and management.

Everest Group Names Accenture a Leader and Star Performer in Healthcare Payer IT Services Landscape 2016 PEAK Matrix™ Assessment

CHICAGO; Jan. 25, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a leader and star performer in the healthcare payer IT services-service provider landscape in a recent report from Everest Group.