October 07, 2020

Accenture Selected to Develop the ICT Master Plan for EXPO 2025 in Japan

TOKYO and OSAKA; Oct 7, 2020 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected to develop a master information and communications technology (ICT) plan for EXPO 2025, the World Expo to be held in Osaka, Japan, from April through October 2025.

Selected by the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition, Accenture will help developing the ICT master plan to bring to life the Expo’s theme: "Designing Future Society for Our Lives." The goal of the Expo is to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations by showcasing Japan’s national Society 5.0 strategy, which encompasses the use of advanced technologies in support of sustainable economic growth and alleviation of social challenges.

Accenture’s work, which is scheduled to be completed by June 2021, includes helping develop a general ICT platform, a smart services plan, guidelines for the creation of 3-D building information models, and advanced ICT technology experiments to be conducted prior to the Expo. Accenture will draw from its experience s supporting other smart city initiatives and citizen service designs in Japan and other countries.

Accenture has been helping clients in Kansai boost their digital innovation capabilities and competitiveness in global markets. Expanded in February 2018, Accenture’s Kansai office now employs approximately 1,000 employees, with further growth expected over the next several years.

"We are very excited to have been entrusted to develop the ICT master plan to bring the "Society 5.0" concept to life at the EXPO 2025," said Joichi Ebihara, a managing director in Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting business. "While making the most of Accenture’s experience and capabilities, we will contribute to the realization of the EXPO as a co-creation space to demonstrate practical solutions to global issues which can only be achieved through collaboration between governments, companies, and other societal stakeholders."

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Kazumi Yamada
Accenture Japan
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