Cricket Hong Kong Announces Digital and Streaming Collaboration with Accenture and Cricket Australia to Power Hong Kong World Sixes and Hong Kong T20 Blitz

HONG KONG; Oct. 23, 2017 – Cricket Hong Kong has entered into a partnership with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Cricket Australia to bring a new digital experience to cricket fans in Hong Kong and around the world during the Hong Kong World Sixes (28-29 Oct.) and Hong Kong T20 Blitz (6-11 Feb. 2018).

Accenture Joins Partnership on AI, Bolsters Commitment to Responsible AI That Benefits People and Society

NEW YORK; Oct. 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has joined the Partnership on AI, a prestigious alliance of businesses, researchers, academics and policy makers that work to advance the understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and develop best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field. Accenture joins other prominent industry leaders who share its commitment to advancing the field of AI so that it benefits people and society.  Accenture will actively contribute its own insights, research and capabilities in areas including Responsible AI, and will dedicate people and resources to collaborate with Partnership on AI members to help address important global challenges such as food, diversity, inclusion, health, education and economic opportunity.

FinTech Innovation Lab NYC Launches InsurTech Program, Opens Call for Applicants for 2018 Class

NEW YORK; Oct. 19, 2017 – The FinTech Innovation Lab New York, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City, has launched an insurance technology, or “InsurTech,” track as the demand for innovation among insurers and the number of entrepreneurs developing new solutions for the sector rises sharply. The FinTech Innovation Lab is sponsored by senior technology leadership from the financial sector and helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development. Fintech and insurtech companies are invited to apply for a spot in the 2018 class at www.fintechinnovationlabnyc.com. Applications are due by December 1, 2017. An information session will be held for applicants on November 8.

Accenture Interactive and SAP Hybris Team to Take the Customer Experience in Commerce Beyond Transactions

BARCELONA; Oct. 18, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) are expanding their alliance in the area of commerce experiences services. The companies announced plans for Accenture Interactive and SAP® Hybris®1 to develop a platform that will help clients build and curate contextual, personalized experiences for customers that span the entire commerce offering – from marketing, eCommerce and offline shopping to customer service and loyalty management.

Accenture Announces Intention to Acquire French Digital Commerce Agency Altima

PARIS; Oct. 17, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Altima, a full-service digital commerce agency, headquartered in France and with offices in China, Canada and the United States. The acquisition would boost Accenture Interactive’s capabilities in France and other key markets to help brands attract consumers and turn them into loyal customers with differentiated and compelling digital experiences. 

According to Accenture: Gen Z Consumers Visit Bank Branches More Often than Any Other Age Group, Including Baby Boomers

NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2017 – Gen Z consumers are surprisingly more likely than any other age group, including Baby Boomers, to visit a bank branch at least weekly, according to a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) – reflecting the heavy cash dependence within their age cohort. The study also found that Gen Z consumers (survey respondents aged 18-21) are the most active and engaged group using mobile banking, with all other consumers preferring online banking as their primary banking channel.

US Consumers More Reluctant to Shop During Peak Holiday Shopping Days and More Likely to Purchase Online Than in Stores, Accenture Survey Reveals

NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2017 – U.S. consumers are less inclined to shop on traditional peak holiday shopping days this year and more likely to search for and buy the best bargains online than in stores, according to results of Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) 11th Annual Holiday Shopping Survey.
 

Accenture Appoints Iliana Oris Valiente as Global Blockchain Innovation Lead

TORONTO; Oct. 16, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Iliana Oris Valiente as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for the company’s emerging technology group, effective immediately. 

Accenture and Specular Theory Create Interactive Vcommerce Experience “Behind The Style”

LOS ANGELES; Oct. 16, 2017 -- Accenture and Specular Theory have teamed together to create their vision for the future of virtual reality commerce. Behind The Style – an interactive VR story of a fashion shoot – seamlessly blends fashion, tech and vcommerce in a way that’s highly engaging, fun and natural. 

Accenture Research: Most Large Global Banks Planning Major Investments in Open Banking

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; Oct. 16, 2017 – All but one of 100 payments executives at large banks said their bank plans to make major investments in Open Banking initiatives by 2020, according to the results of a global study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN).