June 15, 2016

Accenture Opens Innovation Center in Paris to Help Organizations Speed Digital Transformation and Create Pathways to Future Growth

Center brings together Accenture’s digital expertise, methodologies and technologies to provide clients an immersive environment that promotes rapid innovation and development

PARIS; June 15, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched an Innovation Center in Paris to help organizations explore future innovations, rethink their digital strategies, and create new products and services by developing new business models in an immersive ideation environment. Through collaboration with multidisciplinary Accenture teams, the new center offers clients personalized routes to innovation according to their specific objectives.

“The establishment of our latest Innovation Center in Paris demonstrates Accenture’s continued commitment to France and our commitment to contribute to the innovation momentum in the country,” said Christian Nibourel, country managing director for Accenture in France and Benelux. “No organization is immune to disruption and the best defense remains innovation. Through the Innovation Center, we bring Accenture’s full breadth of innovation capabilities, including our proven ideation methodology, digital technology expertise, and deep industry knowledge, which together will help our clients in their race toward innovation.”

The Center provides a proven innovation approach that leads to real results by rapidly testing and implementing ideas in an immersive accelerator environment. For example, clients will use the center to work on tangible proof-of-concepts and prototypes through a start-up mode workshop that will span from two to five days. They can also benefit from Accenture’s industry knowledge and experience in developing business cases, project plans and deployment approaches, all of which can be used if they decide to implement the new ideas that will have emerged during the innovation process.

“Innovation has always been critical to remain competitive, but today it needs to be delivered at speed, at scale and yield business results rapidly,” said Pascal Delorme, managing director for Accenture Digital in France and Benelux. “While most companies understand this imperative, some don’t know where to start and others have launched many innovation initiatives with limited tangible business outcomes. By focusing innovation sessions on each client’s specific objectives, accordingly applying our result-driven ideation methodology and leveraging our other capabilities, such as our analytics assets, our Labs and Open Innovation initiative, we provide organizations with a unique innovation accelerator, with end-to-end services.”

The Center features select capabilities and resources from other Accenture businesses and locations, which are used to nurture the ideation process and ensure implementation-ready innovations:

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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