Accenture to Expand Its Aviation Capabilities with Acquisition of Seabury Group’s Corporate Advisory and Aviation Consulting Business

NEW YORK; Jan 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the corporate advisory and aviation consulting businesses of Seabury Group, a New York-based professional services firm focused on the aviation industry. The combination of Seabury’s corporate advisory and consulting businesses, together with Accenture’s global capabilities, will help the world’s leading airlines accelerate the pace of digital transformation.

Accenture Appoints Wayne Hull as Managing Director of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Sahara Africa

JOHANNESBURG; Jan. 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Wayne Hull as managing director and head of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Accenture and Council of Fashion Designers of America Form Innovation Program for Fashion’s Next Generation of Top Talent

NEW YORK; Jan. 19, 2017 – The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have formed an innovative collaboration to help shape how the fashion industry integrates technology and consumer insights into its business practices. 

FBI Selects Accenture Federal Services to Support HR System Modernization

ARLINGTON, Va.; Jan. 19, 2017 – The FBI has awarded Accenture Federal Services (AFS) a seven-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with a $100 million ceiling for the provision of application services and the continued introduction of digital solutions to further enhance the bureau’s human resources (HR) systems capabilities. 

Accenture Achieves Lead Position in HfS Research’s Procurement As-a-Service Blueprint Report

NEW YORK; Jan. 18, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as the leader in the ‘Winner’s Circle’ – ahead of all other competitors in both the innovation and execution categories – in the HfS Research Procurement As-a-Service Blueprint Report
 

Accenture Opens Applications for Accenture ConsumerTech Awards

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened nominations for the Accenture ConsumerTech Awards, which recognize start-ups that are enhancing the way organizations engage with millennials – with a focus on excellence in customer experience and personalization and on innovative ways to increase sales revenue, improve product sourcing and delivery, and help to enable a more digital workforce. 

Accenture Interactive Hires Digital Marketing Veteran Tammy Soares

SAN FRANCISCO; Jan. 17, 2017 – Accenture has hired Tammy Soares as managing director to lead Accenture Interactive’s West region in North America. In her new role, she will will be responsible for overseeing Accenture Interactive’s business in eight states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Based in San Francisco, she will focus on driving growth, bringing innovation to clients and strengthening the digital agency’s impact in the region. 

Accenture Ranked #1 in 2016 HfS RPA Premier League Table for Transformation Enablers

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2017 – Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is gaining traction as a solution that enables digital speed to market and reduces costs, but enterprises often need help to effectively select and deploy solutions at scale for maximum impact. Research firm HfS is tracking the progression of RPA and recently ranked Accenture (NYSE: ACN) #1 in its 2016 HfS RPA Premier League Table for Transformation Enablers. Accenture captured the #1 position based on a holistic strategy for intelligent automation with strong innovation.

Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Investment Banks’ Infrastructure Costs by 30 Percent, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2017 – Blockchain technology could reduce infrastructure costs for eight of the world’s 10 largest investment banks by an average of 30 percent, translating to $8 billion to $12 billion in annual cost savings for those banks, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and McLagan which is part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON).

Accenture Strategy Announces Circular Economy Winners at The Circulars in Davos

DAVOS; Jan 16, 2017 – The World Economic Forum’s Community of Young Global Leaders, in collaboration with Accenture Strategy (NYSE: ACN), has awarded the Circulars at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made notable contributions to the circular economy.