For Energy Consumers Seeking New Products and Services, Personalized and Seamless Experiences Have Become Paramount, Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2016 – Consumers want new energy-related products and services, particularly in the form of new value propositions and most are demanding a seamless, digital and personalized experience, Accenture research (NYSE: ACN) shows.

Accenture, Partnership Fund for New York City and Leading Banks Call for Applicants for New York FinTech Innovation Lab 2017

NEW YORK; Oct. 24, 2016 – Applications are now being accepted for New York’s seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top bank and venture capital executives. Applications are available at and are due by December 1, 2016. An information session will be held for applicants on November 7.

Women’s Share of U.S. Computing Workforce Declining, but Interventions Could Triple the Pipeline by 2025, According to Research from Accenture and Girls Who Code

NEW YORK; Oct. 20, 2016 – The share of women in the U.S. computing workforce will decline from 24 percent to 22 percent by 2025, according to new research from Accenture and Girls Who Code. But interventions to encourage girls to pursue a computer science education could triple the number of women in computing to 3.9 million, growing their share of technology jobs from 24 percent today to 39 percent in the same timeframe.

Accenture Named a Leader in Worldwide Life Sciences Manufacturing and Supply Chain Digital Transformation, According to IDC MarketScape

NEW YORK; Oct. 19, 2016 – Accenture has been positioned as a Leader in the inaugural “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Manufacturing and Supply Chain Digital Transformation Vendor Assessment” (doc #US40510516, September 2016) report.

Etisalat Digital and Accenture Sign MOU to Lead Digital Transformation in the Region

DUBAI; Oct. 18, 2016 – Etisalat, through its newly established Etisalat Digital, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Accenture at the Gitex Technology Week 2016, to collaborate in the digital solutions arena to enable ICT and digital transformation in the region. The two parties will work together combining Etisalat Digital’s technology platforms and solutions with Accenture’s business knowledge, solutions and expertise to deliver leading capabilities, assets and technologies. This commercial agreement will allow Etisalat and Accenture to provide large enterprise clients with end-to-end digital solutions and guide them through a transformational journey from design to rapid delivery resulting in tangible business results. 

Mobile Payments Awareness Grows, Cash Use Declines; Consumers Demand more to make the Leap to Mobile, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 18, 2016 – Sixty percent of consumers in North America use cash at least weekly to make purchases at a merchant location, down seven percentage points from 2015 – the most significant decline in use of traditional payment methods over the past year, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Awareness of mobile phone payments increased four percentage points from last year to 56 percent, however the regular use of mobile payments remains flat at 19 percent.

Airline Executives Believe They Are Falling Short in Their Plans to Enhance the Customer Experience According to Accenture Research

NEW YORK; Oct. 18, 2016 – While nearly 80 percent of airlines executives say they have a clear vision for their customer strategy, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) believe they are failing to implement their plans to enhance the customer experience, according to findings of a study from Accenture.

Accenture Expands Capabilities in Branch and Digital Transformation with Acquisition of Allen International

LONDON; Oct. 18, 2016 – Accenture has acquired Allen International, a leading design consultancy focused on helping banks transform their branch networks and digital capabilities to reduce costs, increase revenues and better engage customers. Allen International has worked with more than 350 banks around the world including nine of the top 20 banks. 

Leading Global Insurance Company Selects Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform

NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by one of the world’s largest insurance companies to strengthen its annuity business through the firm’s Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) software. 

Accenture to Enable Hess Corporation’s Transition to the Cloud

NEW YORK; Oct. 13, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been chosen by Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) to help realize its As-a-Service vision that is part of the Hess IT transformation strategy. The new cloud-enabled operating model can ramp up or down IT infrastructure and digital technologies during volatile industry cycles. The model is underpinned by Accenture’s cloud services and ecosystem of partners that includes leading public cloud providers.