May 30, 2018

Accenture Named to Winner’s Circle by HfS Research as Innovation Leader in Smart Analytics

Accenture cited as leading the industry in artificial intelligence-driven analytics

NEW YORK; May 30, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to the Winner’s Circle of HfS Research’s Smart Analytics Blueprint report. The company was positioned as the overall leader in Innovation and cited for applying artificial intelligence with its advanced analytics capabilities.

Reetika Fleming, research director at HfS Resarch and author of the report, said, “Smart analytics are the use of cognitive and machine learning techniques to improve the impact of enterprise analytics services. Accenture emerged as an industry thought leader with the infusion of various AI techniques across the data and analytics landscape. Its investments in talent, research, and partnerships stand out as pillars for future growth in AI-driven analytics.”

Accenture has been named to the Winner’s Circle of HfS Research’s Smart Analytics Blueprint report

HfS Research identified the following key Accenture strength in smart analytics:

Narendra Mulani, chief analytics officer, Accenture Applied Intelligence, said, “Accenture Applied Intelligence is bringing together the best in advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and highly skilled talent to embed new intelligence at the core of our clients’ business. Being named to the Winner’s Circle in HfS’ Smart Analytics Blueprint Report is important recognition that validates our AI-driven approach to solving our clients’ business challenges and helping create new opportunities for growth.”

HfS Research evaluated 24 providers for their services across the data-to-insight lifecycle, including analytics consulting, data management, reporting and visualization, and advanced analytics.

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1 HfS Blueprint Report: Smart Analytics; May 2018; Author: Reetika Fleming

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