November 05, 2018

Banks’ Ability to Maximize Their Use of New Digital Technologies May Be Hindered by Slow Transition to the Cloud, New Research from Accenture Shows

NEW YORK; Nov. 5, 2018 – Although the majority of banks recognize the advantages of building new information technology (IT) systems on cloud platforms, many have been slow to transition to the cloud, and only one in four has a solid strategy for cloud adoption, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
November 05, 2018

Accenture to Open New R&D Lab in Shenzhen, China, With a Focus on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Industry X.0

SHENZHEN, China; Nov. 5, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will open an Accenture Lab in Shenzhen, China, in the first half of 2019 that will specialize in applied research and development (R&D) activities in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, as well as Industry X.0, which is Accenture’s business area focused on helping companies redefine smart connected software and physical products.
November 02, 2018

Accenture Interactive to Bolster Creative Capabilities By Acquiring Kolle Rebbe

HAMBURG; Nov. 2, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Kolle Rebbe, one of Germany’s leading creative agencies, known for its digital-first approach. The Hamburg-based agency will become part of Accenture Interactive and strengthen its ability to create and deliver integrated brand experiences for clients in Germany and across other geographies. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
November 01, 2018

Accenture Names Jeffrey Russell President of Accenture in Canada

TORONTO; Nov. 1, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Jeffrey Russell as president of Accenture in Canada, effective Dec. 1. He is succeeding Bill Morris, who will retire from the company at the end of February 2019.
October 31, 2018

Citizen Comfort with AI Growing, Accenture Study Shows

ARLINGTON, Va; Oct., 31, 2018 – Most citizens are equally or more comfortable using artificial intelligence (AI) for public and private services today compared with 12 months ago, according to findings of a multi-country survey by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
October 31, 2018

Electronic Health Pill Innovation for Cardiac Care Wins ‘Accenture Innovation Challenge’ 2018

BENGALURU, India; Oct. 31, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has announced the winners of the Accenture Innovation Challenge 2018, a competition in India that aims to inspire students to apply their technology talent and creativity to develop innovative ideas that can create social and business impact. The grand prize was awarded to the team from Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology (Sir MVIT), Bengaluru for their solution ‘Aayush’, a cost-effective ingestible battery-less electronic health pill that can continuously record health metrics to predict and prevent heart attacks and cardiac arrests.
October 30, 2018

Half of Companies on the Accenture Competitive Agility Index Experienced a Major Drop in Trust, Losing Out on $180B in Potential Revenues

NEW YORK; Oct. 30, 2018 – A decrease in stakeholder trust can have a substantial impact on a company’s competitiveness, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE ACN). The Accenture Competitive Agility Index found that over half (54 percent) of the companies analyzed have experienced a major drop in trust, which conservatively equates to a missed opportunity of $180 billion in potential revenues, based on available data.
October 29, 2018

Final Report from the Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Identifies Clear Opportunity to Accelerate the Advancement of Women by Closing the Gap Between Commitment and Action

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, D.C.; Oct. 29, 2018 – The Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (the Council) released today its fifth and final pillar report, "Advancing Women as Leaders in the Private Sector.” The report finds that despite a commitment to advancing women, many companies across Canada and the U.S. are lacking clear goals, the ability to measure progress or accountable leaders to drive progress. There is a real opportunity to accelerate the advancement of women by closing the gap between commitment and action. The good news is that significant research exists to guide companies in creating action plans that can accelerate the slow progress that has been made to date. The final pillar report was led by Tina Lee, Chief Executive Officer, T&T Supermarkets, and Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer – North America, Accenture.
October 29, 2018

Companies Leading in Disability Inclusion Have Outperformed Peers, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 29, 2018 – Companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities in their workforces have outperformed their peers, according to a new research report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
October 25, 2018

Efma and Accenture Announce Winners of Innovation in Insurance Awards – North America

BOSTON; Oct 25, 2018 – Efma, an association of more than 3,300 retail financial services companies in 130 countries, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced the winners of the first Innovation in Insurance Awards, North America chapter, at a ceremony held yesterday at the Boston Public Library. The awards celebrate the best of innovation in North America and act as a benchmark for excellence across the insurance industry.