CEOs Must Pivot their Workforces to Seize AI-driven Growth and Help Them Work with Intelligent Technologies, Accenture Report Finds

DAVOS; Jan. 22, 2018 – Businesses risk missing major growth opportunities unless CEOs take immediate steps to pivot their workforces and equip their people to work with intelligent technologies, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Accenture Announces Winners of The Fourth Annual Circulars in Davos

DAVOS; Jan 22, 2018 – The World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders , in collaboration with Accenture (NYSE: ACN), awarded The Circulars at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made notable contributions to the circular economy. Accenture sees the circular economy as a way to harness innovative and disruptive technologies to move beyond the linear models of take, make, waste. Circular models emphasize decoupling scarce or harmful natural resources from growth and jobs, and delivering value to consumers and citizens in the global economy.

Accenture Federal Services Wins Modernization Contract with Veterans Benefits Administration

ARLINGTON, Va.; Jan. 18, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been awarded a contract by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to upgrade and enhance its information technology infrastructure as part of the VBA’s commitment to improve the delivery of services it provides to Veterans. The contract has an estimated value of $62 million over the performance period, which includes a one-year base period with four one-year options.

Accenture & Oracle Take West Midlands Police On a Journey to Cloud For Enhanced Operations and Data Sharing

BIRMINGHAM, England; Jan. 18, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) today announced that they have teamed with West Midlands Police (WMP) to successfully deploy a suite of Oracle Cloud applications designed to increase efficiencies and processes across the force. The project is one of the first implementations of cloud technology by a public safety agency in the U.K.

Accenture Unveils its Innovation Hub in Tokyo as part of Broader Growth Plans in Japan

TOKYO; Jan. 17, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened its Innovation Hub in Tokyo, a state-of-the-art facility that will become a destination for Accenture people and clients to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch digital solutions. The unveiling of the Innovation Hub in Tokyo’s Minato Ward is part of broader plans to open new facilities across Japan offering clients access to Accenture’s deep industry knowledge, leading technology capabilities and business acumen.

Top Executives Kick Off Joint Initiative to Grow Women-Owned Businesses

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, D.C.; Jan. 17, 2018 – The Canada-US Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (the Council) has announced recommendations for the first pillar of their groundbreaking bilateral initiative, “Advancing Women in Business.” GE Canada President & CEO, GE Vice President Elyse Allan and NRStor Inc. Chair & CEO Annette Verschuren are leading this pillar, which specifically aims to help growth-minded women entrepreneurs scale up their businesses.

Accenture Named Overall Leader in Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ Report for Application Modernization Services

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as the overall ‘Leader’ in the inaugural Everest Group PEAK Matrix for Application Modernization Services. The report placed Accenture ahead of all other competitors in the category of Market Impact, commending its leading market adoption capabilities, portfolio diversity and the overall satisfaction of its clients. It also noted Accenture’s “best-in-class” vision and strategy and innovation and investments.

Accenture Opens Innovation Hub in Boston; Plans to Add 400 Technology Jobs to City’s Growing Tech Community

BOSTON; Jan. 16, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened a new innovation hub in Boston’s Back Bay as part of the company’s accelerated innovation investment in the U.S.

Accenture Achieves Lead Position in HfS Procurement As-a-Service Blueprint Report

NEW YORK; Jan. 15, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as the overall leader in procurement outsourcing services, leading the industry in “innovation and execution,” according to the latest HfS Blueprint Report Procurement As-a-Service .

Microsoft Accelerator and Accenture Ventures Announce Ecosystem Partnership to Make Start-ups Enterprise Ready at ThinkNext 2018

BENGALURU; Jan. 12, 2018 Microsoft Accelerator, a global program built to empower start-ups, and Accenture Ventures , which partners with and invests in growth-stage companies that create innovative enterprise technologies, today announced a new ecosystem partnership that aims to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in India. The two companies will help growth-stage technology B2B start-ups boost their enterprise readiness and go-to market, and help achieve scale in national and international markets. This was announced at Microsoft Accelerator’s flagship event, ThinkNext 2018. The event, which was attended by over 400 business and industry thought leaders, start-ups, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs also marked the graduation Microsoft Accelerator’s 11 th winter cohort.