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.

Accenture Report Highlights What Patients Want in New Treatments; Two-Thirds Say: Better Outcomes, Not Brands

NEW YORK; Jan. 10, 2018 When launching new products, pharmaceutical companies should focus more on evidence-based solutions than just the product or brand, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on product launches in the pharmaceutical industry .

Accenture to Demonstrate Multi-Passenger, In-Vehicle Amazon Alexa Voice Service at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS; Jan. 10, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is supporting Faurecia and Parrot Automotive to integrate Amazon Alexa voice technology within the cockpit and entertainment system of connected vehicles.

Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform Helps Tier-One U.S. Insurer Accelerate Product Introduction and Growth

NEW YORK; Jan. 10, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) helped a tier-one U.S. insurer roll out 17 new life insurance products in 20 months across five product lines leveraging its Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform (ALIP). One product delivered a 25 percent increase in year-on-year sales volume.

Accenture Agrees to Acquire Mackevision, a Leading Producer of Computer-Generated Imagery and Immersive Content

STUTTGART; Jan. 10, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision , a leading global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. The acquisition will add state-of-the-art visualization capabilities to Accenture Interactive ’s digital services portfolio – strengthening its ability to create compelling, next-generation customer experiences and industrial, extended reality applications.The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Eva Sage-Gavin Tapped to Lead Accenture’s Talent & Organization Practice

NEW YORK; Jan. 9, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Eva Sage-Gavin as a senior managing director to lead the company’s Talent & Organization practice, effective immediately.

Nanowear Named Innovation Champion of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO ; Jan. 8, 2018 – Nanowear has been named the Innovation Champion of the Accenture (NYSE: ACN) HealthTech Innovation Challenge , which pairs leading-edge startups with prominent health and life sciences organizations to develop innovative technology solutions that improve the way people access and manage healthcare.

Accenture Positioned as Overall Leader in Everest Group Finance & Accounting Outsourcing Market Assessment

NEW YORK; Jan. 8, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as overall market Leader in the 2017 Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ Assessment for Finance & Accounting Outsourcing (FAO). Accenture was awarded its position ahead of all competitors based on its market success, which is measured through revenue, clients, and growth. Accenture was also recognized as Leader due to its delivery capability, which comprises scale, scope, innovation, delivery and customer satisfaction.

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Altima, Strengthening its Leading Customer Experience Capabilities

PARIS; January 8, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Altima , a full-service digital commerce agency, headquartered in France.

Smartphones Losing Ground to Digital Voice Assistant Devices in Homes, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Jan. 8, 2018 – Consumers who own in-home digital voice assistant devices are using their smartphones less often for entertainment and online purchasing, according to results of a new survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).