Thinking bigger with artificial intelligence: Part 2

16-Aug-2018

In a previous blog post we talked about the growing importance of artificial intelligence to companies’ operations, and the need for organizations to think bigger about how they can use AI to drive the fundamental transformation of key business processes to unlock exponentially greater value. In this post, we address another big question executives ask us: How do we get started using AI?... read more

Beards and pinstripes—the next big opportunity

16-Aug-2018

We’ve talked before on these pages about the merits and limitations of sub-brands. While they may help to raise awareness of new capabilities, they may also underline that the sub-brand isn’t core to what the firm does. Nowhere is that debate more pressing than in a discussion about digital sub-brands. What’s next for those firms with separate digital sub-brands, if digital is becoming fundamental to everything clients do? - writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research... read more

Thinking bigger with artificial intelligence: Part 1

08-Aug-2018

Accenture’s recent intelligent operations research highlights an important trend: the growing acknowledgement that artificial intelligence will have a major impact on companies’ business. Nearly 90 percent of executives in our research believe the application of automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will be critical to business and process transformation. Furthermore, just over 60 percent said the application of automation and AI to business processes will be important to achieving their business goals. read more

Reimagining processes for intelligent operations

31-Jul-2018

Across the world, organizations have been using smart machines powered by artificial intelligence to drive operational efficiencies. But focusing on efficiencies alone misses the truly transformational opportunity: to create self-adapting and self-optimizing “intelligent” processes and operations that use machine learning algorithms and real-time data to continuously improve. In our view, this reimagining of processes represents a great leap forward that will unlock entirely new roles and new ways for humans and machines to work together. read more

Embracing Blockchain: Why You Need to Prepare for This Transformative Technology

25-Apr-2018

According to Accenture’s Intelligent Operations research, over 90 percent of enterprises feel they need to partner closely across the ecosystem to exploit market opportunities. But many players struggle to forge such close relationships due to data and process constraints that make it difficult to link their operations. Blockchain promises to change all that. read more

Just 9% of the consulting leaders we interview are women

03-Jan-2018

Over the course of 2017, we’ve interviewed almost 400 senior consulting leaders around the world, usually the most senior person in a territory or industry, picking their brains about the trends shaping their clients’ businesses and the pressures being placed on the consulting model, writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research... read more

Accenture: Unlock Trapped Value with Blockchain

13-Dec-2017

Blockchain technology fundamentally changes how data is managed. With Blockchain, traditional independent players can work together to streamline and integrate processes, all with controlled, secure access to sensitive data. Business leaders are still trying to figure out how to put the technology to work. Yet most agree: Blockchain can unlock the vast value trapped in their business operations.read more

IBM: IBM, Hyperledger Join Blockchain Identity Consortium

13-Oct-2017

IBM and Hyperledger have signed up with the Decentralized Identity Foundation, a consortium formed this year in a quote to promote interoperability and requirements for blockchain-based ID systems. The blockchain heavyweights join a varied group of companies, consisting of huge corporates like Microsoft and Accenture, start-ups such as Civic and Gem, along with open-source jobs like uPort and Sovrin.read more