Efma and Accenture Issue Call for Entries for Second Innovation in Insurance Awards

PARIS, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; Dec. 9, 2016 – Efma and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have issued a joint call for entries for the second annual Innovation in Insurance Awards, with insurance and bancassurance companies invited to submit their entries by 8 March 2017. 

Eight Startup Semifinalists Selected for the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

NEW YORK and LONDON; December 8, 2016 – Giving people with disabilities the power to control objects with their minds, automating breast health monitoring and a wireless injectable device for connected drug delivery services are among the innovative technologies being developed by the eight semifinalists selected for the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge.

Accenture Named Overall Leader and Star Performer in Everest Group 2016 PEAK Matrix™ Report for Digital Services

NEW YORK; Dec. 7, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has strengthened its leadership position in digital services in the last year, ranking highest across the market success and delivery capability axes of the Everest Group 2016 PEAK Matrix™ Report for Digital Services. Accenture was also identified as a star performer based on its strong year-on-year revenue growth and expansion of both its talent pool and offering portfolio. 

Accenture’s Life Insurance & Annuity Platform Receives Highest Product Scores for Three Use Cases in Gartner’s 2016 Critical Capabilities Report

NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has received the highest scores for three use cases in Gartner’s September 2016, Critical Capabilities for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America.

Accenture to Host Conference Call Wednesday, Dec. 21, to Discuss First-Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results

NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 21, to discuss its first-quarter fiscal year 2017 financial results. A news release containing these results will be issued before the call.

Supermarket of the Future Opens its Doors, Coop Italia and Accenture Reinvent the Grocery Shopping Experience

MILAN; Dec. 6, 2016 – Coop Italia, Italy’s largest supermarket chain, has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to reinvent the customer experience in grocery shopping with the opening of its Supermarket of the Future store.

Cybersecurity Industry Heavyweight Justin Harvey Joins Accenture Security

ARLINGTON, VA; Dec. 5, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that veteran cybersecurity expert Justin Harvey has joined the company as managing director and global lead for the Incident Response Practice. Harvey brings more than 20 years of experience to Accenture and specializes in endpoint detection and response, defense against cyberespionage, security operations, incident response and threat intelligence. In his new role, Harvey will focus on expanding Accenture’s incident response and breach readiness solutions that address preparedness through threat identification and eradication for Accenture’s global client base.

Accenture Teams with Code.org Through ‘Hour of Code’ to Inspire Students to Learn Coding, Develop Computer Science Skills to Prepare for the Digital Economy

NEW YORK; Dec. 5, 2016 – For the second straight year, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is collaborating with Code.org to support Hour of Code, a global educational movement that reaches tens of millions of students through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

Accenture Completes Defense Point Security Acquisition, Bolsters Cybersecurity Defense Services for U.S. Federal Agencies

Arlington, VA; Dec. 2, 2016 – In a move designed to extend its advanced cyber defense and response service capabilities in support of the U.S. federal government, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Defense Point Security LLC (DPS). DPS is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture Federal Services (AFS). Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. 

Accenture Launches Accenture Interactive Studios in Hong Kong to Accelerate Innovation for Clients

HONG KONG; Dec. 1, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened a flagship location for Accenture Interactive in Hong Kong, a more than 40,000-square-foot studio space that will serve as a go-to destination for the company’s clients to co-create, innovate and apply the latest digital technologies and experiences to shape the way we live and work. It is the digital agency’s new Hong Kong location where clients will have full access to the digital capabilities of Accenture Interactive, Fjord and PacificLink to help transform their businesses, ranging from innovation to strategy, experience design, creative content and technology – all under one roof.