SINGAPORE; July 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been awarded the National Arts Council’s Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award for its contribution of technology and innovation to the arts and culture of Singapore. This marks the second consecutive year that Accenture has received the award, which is the council’s highest accolade.
As the National Gallery Singapore’s Innovation Partner, Accenture utilises its global expertise in digital technology consulting to deliver a differentiated visitor experience at the Gallery. Additionally, Accenture’s innovative digital experience is designed to also deliver valuable insights into visitor patterns and preferences by analysing data from both online and in-Gallery visits.
Accenture was presented with the award by Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, at an awards ceremony held today at the Shangri-La Hotel. The Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award is the highest honour accorded to an organisation.
"This recognition by the National Arts Council for the second year in a row is a testament to Accenture’s continued efforts in leveraging digital technologies in order to deliver a unique visitor experience at the National Gallery Singapore. As Innovation Partner to the National Gallery, we believe this partnership will go from strength to strength,” said Teo Lay Lim, Accenture’s senior managing director for ASEAN and country managing director for Singapore.
Commenting on the partnership with Accenture, National Gallery Singapore CEO Chong Siak Ching said, “Accenture’s support and digital expertise have been integral to the Gallery’s digital progress over the past two years. We aim to transform our Gallery’s visitors’ experience and day-to-day operations through the adoption of useful and engaging digital mobile platforms such as our Gallery Explorer mobile app and business analytical tools. It has been an exciting journey with Accenture, and we certainly look forward to deepening our partnership with them to position National Gallery Singapore as the region’s key visual arts institution of the future.”
Officially opened on November 24 last year, the National Gallery Singapore houses the largest public collection of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to present day. The Gallery will also further cement Singapore’s position as a regional and international hub for visual arts.
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