Accenture Again Named Technology Advisory House of the Year by Energy Risk Magazine

HOUSTON; May 21, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has again been named the Technology Advisory House of the Year by Energy Risk magazine for excellence across global commodity markets. The award was announced recently at the Energy Risk annual awards in Houston.

Accenture Awarded U.S. Patent for ZBx AI Platform that Categorizes Data for Zero-Based Spend Analysis

NEW YORK: May 21, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the ZBx AI Platform that supports the proprietary closed loop process that is central to a zero-based mindset, or ZBx. The newly issued patent – U.S. Patent No. 9,818,067 – is the latest in the worldwide intellectual property (IP) portfolio for Accenture, which includes more than 6,000 granted patents and pending patent applications.

Artificial Intelligence to Add US$182 Billion to UAE Economy by 2035, Accenture Research Shows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates; May 21, 2018 – Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to boost economic growth in the United Arab Emirates by 1.6 percentage points and add US$182 billion to the national economy by 2035, according to a recent report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Accenture Appoints Khaled Al-Dhaher as Country Managing Director for Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia; May 16, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Khaled Al-Dhaher as country managing director for Saudi Arabia, effective today. Al-Dhaher will be responsible for managing operations and driving Accenture’s digital consulting strategy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Disconnect Between C-Suite and Supply Chain Resulting in Missed Digital Growth Opportunities for Companies, According to New Research from Accenture

NEW YORK; May 15, 2018 – While most companies recognize the value of a digitally enabled supply chain – empowered by new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data and analytics ­– many chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are not leveraging their C-suite counterparts to help reinvent the supply chain function and transform it into an engine of new growth models and customer experiences, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC’s MarketScape Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2018 Vendor Assessment for Fourth Consecutive Report

NEW YORK; May 15, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized as a Leader by IDC in cloud professional services globally for the fourth consecutive time, according to the recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2018 Vendor Assessment” (IDC #US42545318, April 2018) report.

Accenture is a Leader and Star Performer in Everest Group Procurement Outsourcing Market Report for 2018

NEW YORK; May 14, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized as a Leader and Star Performer in the Everest Group Procurement Outsourcing (PO) BPO Service Provider Landscape with Services PEAK Matrix TM Assessment 2018.

Accenture Delivers Digital Asset Management Program to Help Shaanxi Electric Boost Performance and Reduce Operating Costs

XI’AN, China; May 13, 2018 – State Grid Shaanxi Electric Power Company (Shaanxi Electric), which constructs and operates electric power grids in China’s Shaanxi province, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have developed and launched a new digital asset management system that collects and gives the electric company access to all asset life cycle information in a single tool, enabling it to glean predictive insights for improved real-time decision making.

Accenture Interactive Recognized as IBM Watson Customer Engagement Global Systems Integrator Partner of the Year Award at the 2018 IBM Beacon Awards

NEW YORK; May 11, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) received a business unit award at this year’s IBM Beacon Awards ceremony. During the 2018 IBM Beacon Awards Ceremony, held recently in Las Vegas, Accenture Interactive was recognized as the Watson Customer Engagement Global Systems Integrator Partner of the Year. The award recognizes Accenture Interactive’s ability to deliver relevant commerce experiences across all customer touchpoints on a flexible, scalable platform that puts control over experience and commerce in the hands of the business teams.

Payments Canada, the Bank of Canada, TMX Group, Accenture and R3 Demonstrate Feasibility of Instantaneous Equity Settlement through Distributed Ledger Technology

TORONTO, May 11, 2018 – Payments Canada, the Bank of Canada, TMX Group and Accenture have demonstrated that the instantaneous clearing and settlement of securities on-ledger is feasible, showing for the first time that both central bank cash and assets can be tokenized to complete an instant, end-to-end equity settlement on distributed ledger technology (DLT).