June 28, 2017

Accenture Acquires Intrepid, Expands Capabilities to Help Brands Transform Mobile User Experiences as Connected Devices Soar

NEW YORK; June 28, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Boston-based mobile design and development firm Intrepid. As connected devices become increasingly popular and continue to proliferate in environments such as the home, office and vehicles, Accenture is expanding its capabilities to help organizations create engaging mobile experiences for customers at speed and at scale.
June 28, 2017

Efma and Accenture Open Applications for 5th Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards

PARIS, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; June 28, 2017 – Efma and Accenture today launched the fifth edition of their joint Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards, which identify and reward innovative projects in the global retail banking sector and encourage banks to share best practices in retail banking distribution and marketing. 
June 27, 2017

Sanjay Podder of Accenture Selected as Eisenhower Fellow to Research Tech4Good Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO; June 27, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Sanjay Podder, managing director of Accenture Labs in Bangalore, India, has been selected as an Eisenhower Fellow (EF) in recognition of his exceptional leadership in driving innovation for Accenture and its clients. As part of EF’s Fall Global Program, which includes 20 other leaders from business, government and civil society from the Middle East and South Asia, Podder will embark on a six-week fellowship in the United States to engage in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas.
June 27, 2017

Accenture Named Star Performer and Leader in Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ Report for Independent Testing Services Report 2017

NEW YORK; June 27, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized as a ‘Star Performer’ and a ‘Leader’ in the Everest Group 2017 PEAK Matrix™ Report for Independent Testing Services. Accenture strengthened its positioning in this year’s report, which evaluates 22 leading independent testing services providers on four key areas: performance, experience, ability and knowledge.
June 26, 2017

Accenture Introduces New Analytics Capabilities in the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D

NEW YORK; June 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has developed and introduced a new analytics platform to provide real-time insights on the status and performance of clinical trials for the life sciences industry. The platform, known as the Clinical Operations Insights Platform (COIP), is a module of the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D, an industry platform for running clinical trials that deliver better patient outcomes. 
June 26, 2017

Majority of Financial Institutions to Ramp Up ‘Change Programs’ over the Next Year to Reduce Costs, Enhance Customer Experience and Support Digital Innovation, Says Accenture Survey

NEW YORK; June 26, 2017 – An Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey of nearly 800 financial services executives across Europe, Asia and North America found that more than half of financial institutions plan to increase their investments in major corporate transformation initiatives, or “change programs,” over the next 12 months, primarily due to cost pressures, new regulations, increased customer expectations and digital disruption.
June 26, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Accelerate China’s Annual Growth Rate from 6.3 percent to 7.9 percent by 2035, Finds New Research from Accenture

DALIAN, World Economic Forum; June 26, 2017 – New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that artificial intelligence (AI) could accelerate China’s economic growth rate from 6.3 percent to 7.9 percent by 2035, by transforming the nature of work and opening new sources of value and growth. 
June 23, 2017

Accenture Reduces U.S. Pension Obligations by $1.6 Billion Through Previously Announced Plan Termination, Following Asset Transfer to AIG and MassMutual

NEW YORK; June 23, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the termination of its U.S. Pension Plan (the “Plan”), which was previously announced in March 2016, by entering into agreements with American General Life Insurance Company (AGL) – a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) – and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual). Under these agreements, the Plan has transferred pension assets to AGL and MassMutual to settle approximately $1.0 billion of outstanding pension obligations. The annuity settlement is part of Accenture’s three-step strategy to reduce its pension obligations, as follows:
June 22, 2017

FinTech Innovation Lab Celebrates Seventh Anniversary, Entrepreneurs Debut Breakthrough Technologies in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Fraud Detection

NEW YORK; June 22, 2017 – The New York FinTech Innovation Lab, founded by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City, celebrates seven years as it kicks off its annual Demo Day, hosted at the Bank of America Tower at Bryant Park. Eight startups will debut the innovations that came out ahead from this year’s applicants, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and fraud detection technologies. 
June 22, 2017

Accenture Reports Strong Third-Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

NEW YORK; June 22, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, ended May 31, 2017, with net revenues of $8.9 billion, an increase of 5 percent in U.S. dollars and 7 percent in local currency over the same period last year.