April 27, 2017

New and Disruptive Technologies Take Center Stage at Efma–Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards in London

LONDON; Apr. 27, 2017 – Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet-of-things and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards announced in London. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple categories, the awards this year attracted nearly 220 entries from nearly 150 institutions in 38 countries.
April 27, 2017

Former U.S. Army General and Senior Intelligence Officer Mary A. Legere Joins Accenture Federal Services

ARLINGTON, Va.; Apr. 27, 2017 – Former U.S. Army senior intelligence officer Lieutenant General Mary A. Legere (Ret.) has joined Accenture Federal Services (AFS) as the managing director for national and defense intelligence business. Legere will bring Accenture’s global secure digital, mission analytics and agile development capabilities to national defense intelligence and cyber clients.
April 26, 2017

Schneider Electric and Accenture Build a Digital Services Factory to Speed Development of Industrial IoT Solutions and Services

HANOVER and PARIS; Apr. 26, 2017 – Schneider Electric and Accenture have completed the development of the Schneider Electric Digital Services Factory, a ‘virtual’ factory that enables Schneider Electric – the leading global specialist in energy management and automation — to rapidly build and scale new offerings in areas such as predictive maintenance, asset monitoring and energy optimization. 
April 25, 2017

Accenture Awarded Contract to Bring Agile Services to TSA

ARLINGTON, Va.; Apr. 25, 2017 – Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has been awarded a contract by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to modernize, enhance and maintain over 70 TSA enterprise applications using Agile and DevOps software development practices. 
April 25, 2017

Six Capabilities Needed for Industrial Businesses to Master Digitization, According to New Book from Accenture

HANNOVER MESSE, Germany and LONDON; Apr. 25, 2017 – Industrial manufacturers must begin to digitize their operations, products and services now to make the most of the Industrial Internet of Things, analytics, AI and other “Industry X.0” technologies, according to a new book, Industry X.0 – Realizing Digital Value in Industrial Sectors, from Accenture, written by Eric Schaeffer.
April 24, 2017

Accenture and DFKI Collaborate to Help Organizations Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

HANNOVER MESSE, Germany, Apr. 24, 2017 Accenture, the global professional services company, and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) have formed an alliance to enable clients to take advantage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies as fundamental elements of their innovation strategies, helping to shape the future of their organizations. Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, will apply its deep analytics expertise with DFKI’s specialized AI research capabilities to further the adoption of these new technologies in Germany and beyond. 
April 24, 2017

New Accenture Survey Reveals 55 Percent Drop in Consumers Who Prefer to Watch TV Shows on TV Sets

NEW YORK; Apr. 24, 2017 – Signaling an accelerating shift in the digital video market consumer behavior, the percentage of consumers who prefer watching TV shows on television sets plummeted by 55 percent over the past year, from 52 percent to 23 percent, according to findings from the Accenture (NYSE: ACN) 2017 Digital Consumer Survey. 
April 24, 2017

Accenture Research: Automotive and Industrial Equipment Manufacturers Risk Losing Market Share by Failing to Make Investments Needed to Harness Digital Technologies

HANNOVER MESSE, Germany; Apr. 24, 2017 – Many industrial companies are not yet investing to harness digital technologies and could lose market share if they fail to adopt these technologies, according to new research from Accenture.
April 20, 2017

Accenture Selects UM as Strategic Media Buying and Planning Partner

NEW YORK; Apr. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has selected UM, a division of IPG Mediabrands, as its strategic media planning and buying partner to further enhance Accenture’s digital- and mobile-first strategy and commitment to innovation.  
April 20, 2017

Accenture MBA Innovation Challenge Supports USA for UNHCR

NEW YORK; Apr. 20, 2017 – A group of MBA students from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business was selected to team with Accenture (ACN: NYSE) to provide pro-bono management consulting for the U.S. based nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for refugees and for the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The team will have the opportunity to help implement their proposal for the nonprofit, USA for UNHCR.