September 26, 2017

Accenture and Hyperledger Host ‘Blockchain for Good Hackathon’ in Dublin, Inviting Coders to Help Develop Solutions for Digital Identities and Eco-friendly Supply Chains

DUBLIN; Sept. 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort hosted by The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology, have teamed to host the inaugural “Blockchain for Good Hackathon” taking place at The Dock, Accenture’s multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. The two organizations are inviting developers across Ireland to help apply blockchain technology to develop game changing ideas and solutions for providing secure digital identities and sustainable, eco-friendly supply chains.
September 26, 2017

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade Expand Strategic Alliance to Offer Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions

NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash.; Sept. 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Avanade are collaborating through a multi-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to develop, integrate and bring to market enhanced cyber defense solutions to help clients better detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. The collaboration extends the companies’ longstanding strategic relationship, which began in 2000.
September 26, 2017

Accenture and Ponemon Institute Report: Cyber Crime Drains $11.7 Million Per Business Annually, Up 62 Percent in Five Years

NEW YORK; Sept. 26, 2017 – Costly cyber attacks are having a significant and growing financial impact on businesses worldwide. According to new research published today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Ponemon Institute, in 2017 the average cost of cyber crime globally climbed to $11.7 million per organization, a 23 percent increase from $9.5 million reported in 2016, and represents a staggering 62 percent increase in the last five years. In comparison, companies in the United States incurred the highest total average cost at $21.22 million while Germany experienced the most significant increase in total cyber crime costs from $7.84 million to $11.15 million. This surge follows a recent string of infamous malware attacks including WannaCry and Petya, which cost several global firms hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues.
September 25, 2017

Accenture Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Roxanne Taylor to Retire Aug. 31, 2018

NEW YORK; Sept. 25, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Roxanne Taylor , chief marketing & communications officer, will retire from the company at the end of the fiscal year, Aug. 31, 2018. Amy Fuller will join Accenture from Deloitte, where she was senior managing director of global brand, and succeed Ms. Taylor as Accenture’s chief marketing & communications officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Ms. Fuller, who joins Accenture later this week, will be a member of the company’s Global Management Committee.
September 25, 2017

Accenture Completes Cloud-Based IT Transformation for Towergate, Helping Insurance Broker Improve Its Operations and Reduce Annual IT Costs by 30 Percent

NEW YORK; Sept. 25, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed an IT modernization and cloud migration project for Towergate , one of Europe’s largest independently owned insurance intermediaries, that helped the company transform its operations and reduce annual IT costs by 30 percent.
September 25, 2017

Accenture Interactive and Adweek Join Forces to Create the Digital Transformation Playbook

NEW YORK; Sept. 25, 2017 – Accenture Interactive is collaborating with leading advertising trade publication, Adweek , to create the Digital Transformation Playbook, a 10-month content series to inform and inspire today’s leading marketers. The content partnership will be announced today during Advertising Week at a panel discussion titled “The Digital Transformation of Brands,” which will take place at the Microsoft Bing Theater in Times Square at 5:15 pm.
September 24, 2017

Accenture to Drive the Digital Agenda at GITEX Technology Week 2017

DUBAI; Sept. 24, 2017 – Accenture, a leader in comprehensive, integrated digital business and technology services that deliver tangible business results for its clients, will be the ‘Exclusive Digital Transformation Partner’ of GITEX Technology Week 2017 for the third year in a row. On the first day of the event, Accenture Digital Group Chief Executive Mike Sutcliff will be headlining the Grand Keynote session with an Artificial Intelligence case study, as part of the findings from Accenture’s ‘Middle East Technology Vision Report 2017’ that provides an in-depth look into the region’s technology trends.
September 21, 2017

Government Innovation Leader Dave McClure Joins Accenture Federal Services

ARLINGTON, Va; Sept. 21, 2017 – Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has hired Dave McClure, Ph.D ., to lead its federal CIO Leadership Agenda. In his new role, McClure will focus on helping advance CIO modernization strategies in the federal market, overseeing future-focused technology-modernization and secure digital-transformation projects designed to improve mission performance and deliver superior customer-service experiences.
September 20, 2017

Accenture Plans Innovation Hub in Atlanta’s Technology Square, Adding 800 Technology Jobs

ATLANTA; Sept. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta in 2018, more than doubling its footprint in Midtown’s Technology Square. The Innovation Hub will be a destination where Accenture people and clients can work side-by-side to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch solutions that meet the demands of today’s fast-changing digital world.
September 20, 2017

Financial Institutions Make Progress Applying Smart Technologies for Risk Management, but most Struggle to Keep Skills Development on Pace with Technology Advances, According to Accenture Study

NEW YORK; Sept. 20, 2017 – A new study by Accenture (NYSE:  ACN) found that, while large financial institutions have made progress applying smart technologies like cloud, biometrics, and big data analytics to their risk management functions, two-thirds (66 percent) of executives say skills deficiencies are impeding the effectiveness of the function as these technologies evolve.