October 27, 2016

Schlumberger Expands Accenture Finance and Accounting Business Process Outsourcing Agreement to 2021

PARIS and HOUSTON; Oct. 27, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced an expanded five-year agreement to provide Schlumberger, a leading global oilfield services provider, with transformational finance and accounting (F&A) business process outsourcing (BPO) services through 2021.
October 26, 2016

Accenture Hires Brigitte Gwyn as Managing Director, Government Relations

WASHINGTON; Oct. 26 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Brigitte Gwyn as a managing director of government relations, effective Nov. 7. Gwyn will be responsible for the company’s government relations activities in North America as well as key growth markets, including Latin America. In this role, she will help strategically position the company, build deep relationships in government and effectively advocate for public policy outcomes.
October 26, 2016

Accenture Named A Leader in Report on Services Providers For Next-Generation Oracle Application Projects by Independent Research Firm

NEW YORK; Oct. 26, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Services Providers For Next-Generation Oracle Application Projects, Q3 2016.  Accenture is cited as the largest Oracle partner in terms of people and revenues by a significant margin, and received the highest scores in the current offering, strategy and market presence categories.
October 25, 2016

Nine out of 10 Major Banks in North America and Europe are Exploring the use of Blockchain Technology for Payments, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2016 – Nine out of 10 banking professionals surveyed at large U.S., European and Canadian commercial banks said their company is currently exploring the use of blockchain technology for payments, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The initiatives are designed to reduce costs, speed payments, reduce errors and drive new revenues. 
October 25, 2016

Six Accenture Leaders Named to the 2016 OUTstanding-Financial Times’ Leading LGBT and Ally Lists

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2016 – Accenture’s Sander van ’t Noordende, Andrew Wilson, Simon Eaves, Marty Rodgers, Ramsés Aldana and Rica Paras have been recognized by OUTstanding and the Financial Times as 2016 Leading LGBT and Ally Executives.
October 25, 2016

New Release of Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform Improves Productivity for Underwriters and Case Managers

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released an updated version of the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) New Business and Underwriting component that enhances productivity levels for underwriters and case managers through a new workbench that streamlines navigation and centralizes information.
October 25, 2016

Accenture Announces Winners of ‘Innovation Jockeys’ Season Five

BENGALURU, India; Oct. 25, 2016 – Accenture, in partnership with Yahoo, announced the winners of the fifth season of #Innovation Jockeys, the hunt for India’s most ‘Innovative Minds’ at the Grand Finale round of the contest held in Bengaluru.
October 24, 2016

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.
October 24, 2016

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 www.fintechinnovationlab.com and are due by December 1, 2016. An information session will be held for applicants on November 7.
October 20, 2016

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.