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Accenture to Acquire Cygni to Help Clients Accelerate Cloud First Strategies With Software Engineering Services

Accenture, has entered into an agreement to acquire Cygni, a cloud native full-stack development firm that helps companies transform their business through advanced technical software development services and innovative technical solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Marketing Technology News: Why Should SaaS Companies Focus More On Better Security While Enhancing CX Initiatives? “Today, there is no business leadership without technology leadership. Companies who use technology to master change will…

Accenture Invests in Arabesque S-Ray to Expand Analytics Capabilities for Clients Seeking Growth from Sustainability

Accenture is bolstering its sustainability services and analytics capabilities with a strategic investment from Accenture Ventures in Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, a leading global provider of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data and insights. Research from Accenture Strategy and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) found that over three-quarters (76%) of global CEOs say citizen trust will be critical to business competitiveness in their industry in the next five years, and two-thirds see technology as the single most…

Accenture Named A Leader In Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix For Google Cloud Platform System Integrators 2021

Accenture has been named a Leader in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix® for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) System Integrators 2021 report. Marketing Technology News: Roku’s Active Live Streaming Video Membership Grew Significantly Post-Quibi Shutdown “Enterprise consumption of cloud has dramatically shifted from a skeptical outlook to going all in on public cloud, effectively driving a spike in demand for GCP’s innovation-driven offerings” According to Everest Group, Accenture is differentiated within the GCP system…

Accenture Acquires fable+ to Expand Capabilities in Analytics-Driven Transformation and Workplace Cultures

Accenture, has acquired fable+, a consulting firm specializing in business agility and analytics-driven transformation. Located in Mannheim and Berlin, fable+’s team of 50 professionals have joined Accenture’s Talent & Organization / Human Potential team, adding highly specialized expertise focused on organizational transformation. Marketing Technology News: How to Start Creating the Change Advertising Needs Accenture acquires fable+ to expand analytics-driven transformation and workplace culture capabilities.…

PROS Appoints Tech Industry Powerhouse Katrina Klier as Chief Marketing Officer

Former Accenture managing director to transform global marketing strategy, brand, and sales partnership to fuel next era of corporate growth PROS®, a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, today announced that Katrina Klier has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer, reporting directly to Les Rechan, PROS Chief Operating Officer. Klier will be responsible for aligning global marketing strategy and programs with corporate priorities. Central to her mandate will be optimizing…

Accenture Acquires Leadership And Talent Consultancy Cirrus To Support C-Suite Transformations

Accenture has acquired Cirrus, a UK headquartered leadership and talent consultancy. Cirrus joins Accenture’s Talent & Organization / Human Potential team and strengthens its development and coaching capabilities for leaders seeking business transformation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Marketing Technology News: Terminus Secures $90 Million Series C Led By Great Hill Partners “Our clients look to us for guidance and innovation alongside them in their transformation journeys, especially during…

Touchcast Closes $55 Million in Series a Funding to Reignite the Trillion-Dollar Event Ecosystem in a Post-COVID Era

Funding led by Accenture Ventures will help Touchcast Scale its Immersive Experience Platform Touchcast, Inc. a leading virtual experience company, announced it has raised $55 million in series A funding from Accenture Ventures, Alexander Capital Ventures, Saatchi Invest, Ronald Lauder and others. The funding will be used to scale Touchast's virtual events platform, which combines the power of AI and mixed reality to transform how enterprises communicate and collaborate. Marketing Technology News: AudioEye Announced…

Accenture and Salesforce Expand Partnership to Help Companies Embed Sustainability into the Core of their Business

Innovative technologies and services will empower C-suite to accelerate progress toward ESG goals, meet new customer and stakeholder expectations, drive growth Accenture and Salesforce are expanding their alliance to help companies embed sustainability into their business, meet growing customer and stakeholder expectations, and contribute to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The powerful combination of Accenture’s Sustainability Services, Salesforce Sustainability Cloud, and…

Accenture Completes Acquisition of B2B Sales Firm N3

N3 combines specialized sales talent with AI-powered insights to deepen B2B sales interactions Accenture has completed its acquisition of N3, an Atlanta-based business-to-business (B2B) sales firm that combines specialized talent with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to enable smarter, more efficient sales interactions. “Bringing N3 into the Accenture family will better enable us to help companies influence purchasing decisions at critical stages” Now part of Accenture…

Most U.S. Shoppers Want Retailers to Close on Thanksgiving Day, Accenture Survey Reveals

14th annual Accenture Holiday Shopping Survey also finds consumers choosing home delivery and minimizing in-store shopping As the retail industry gears up for its busiest shopping period, the COVID-19 pandemic is making consumers focus on their own health and safety and the well-being of retail employees, according to findings of the 14th annual Accenture Holiday Shopping Survey For instance, three-quarters (76%) of the more than 1,500 U.S. consumers surveyed said they want retailers to close on Thanksgiving…

Accenture Acquires CreativeDrive to Help Clients Reinvent Content Creation on Digital and Commerce Channels

CreativeDrive’s global content studios enhance Accenture Interactive’s ability to accelerate clients’ digital commerce transformation Accenture has acquired CreativeDrive, a global, tech-driven content production company that simplifies, automates and scales the creative asset production process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of CreativeDrive — which helps brands meet the ever-increasing pace of digital and commerce channel activation — will complement Accenture’s existing content, digital…

Scottish Start-up Cortex Rebrands to Forrit, Strengthens Board of Directors and Sees Fivefold Increase in Use of Its Core CMS

Forrit, which recently rebranded from the company's previous name Cortex Worldwide, has developed a cloud-based web content management (WCM) platform that enables clients to create, deploy, analyse and optimise their digital estates. The company secured a management buyout from WPP plc in 2017, counts a number of large UK and international enterprise clients among its customer base and is led by CEO and Founder Peter Proud, formerly a senior executive at Accenture and Microsoft. In addition, Forrit has announced a series…

Accenture Acquires Leading Organization Design Consultancy Kates Kesler

Addition of new methodology and experts will bolster existing C-suite offerings for companies navigating organizational change and business model disruption Accenture has acquired Kates Kesler, an organization design consultancy headquartered in New York City that helps many of the world’s largest companies execute their growth strategies. Kates Kesler joins Accenture’s Talent & Organization / Human Potential practice, adding new methodologies and organizational design solutions that will expand existing C-suite…

COVID-19 Increasing Consumers’ Focus on “Ethical Consumption”, Accenture Survey Finds

COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerating Digital Adoption and Likely to Cause Long-Term Changes in Consumer Behaviors The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to alter consumer behaviors permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer goods and retail industries, according to findings of an Accenture survey of more than 3,000 consumers in 15 countries across five continents. The survey, which was conducted between April 2 and April 6, after many countries had implemented stay-at-home orders, found that consumers have…

Accenture Announces Intent to Acquire French AWS Consultancy Gekko, Bolstering Cloud Innovation for Global Enterprises

Addition of local cloud skills would help clients improve business outcomes Accenture has agreed to acquire Gekko, a leading French Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services company. The acquisition would expand Accenture’s AWS resources in France to support enterprise migrations and development on cloud platforms, which has become the foundation for innovation and business transformation. “By combining the renowned talent, reputation and capabilities of Gekko with Accenture’s strong team of AWS practitioners in France,…

People + Work Connect Brings Together Leading Companies to Keep People Employed During COVID-19 Crisis

New global employer-to-employer initiative powered by Accenture’s analytics-driven platform As unemployment surpasses record highs due to COVID-19, a group of leading companies from multiple industries has formed People + Work Connect, an employer-to-employer initiative that brings together companies laying off or furloughing people with those companies in urgent need of workers. There is no cost for employers to join and participate. People + Work Connect was designed by CHROs from Accenture, Lincoln Financial Group,…

New Accenture Research Finds Leaders and Employees Hold Differing Views on Progress Toward Equality

Cutting the gap by half would boost global profits by US$3.7 trillion, along with workforce ambition and empowerment   A significant gap exists between the way leaders and employees view progress toward equality in their organizations, according to new research from Accenture. Closing the gap will yield substantial benefits for companies and their employees. The report, “Getting to Equal 2020: The Hidden Value of Culture Makers,” which includes research across 28 countries, found that organizations are at an inflection…

Accenture Acquires Context Information Security, a UK-Based Cybersecurity Consultancy

Acquisition accelerates growth of Accenture Security in the U.K. and internationally Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Context Information Security, a leading cyber defense consultancy, previously owned by parent company Babcock International Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Context is one of the most recognizable and respected information security service providers in the U.K. and in global financial services. The company provides high-end cyber defense,…

Accenture to Acquire ESR Labs to Help Automotive Companies Drive Greater Value from Software

ESR Labs will bring additional scale to Accenture’s focus on smart connected solutions and mobility services Accenture has agreed to acquire ESR Labs, a Munich-based company that develops embedded software for leading German car brands and suppliers. The acquisition will expand Accenture’s capabilities to help its automotive clients drive greater value from software. Embedded software is the code running on the electronic units that control a vehicle’s functions. Writing it requires a scarce set of experience and…

Accenture Helps Changi Airport Group Establish and Operate a Digital Factory to Drive and Sustain Continuous Innovation

Accenture has helped Changi Airport Group (CAG) which operates the world’s seventh busiest airport for international traffic establish and operate a digital factory to continuously re-invent the airport’s passenger experience and transform operations. Known as DIVA — for digital, innovation, ventures and analytics, the factory is designed to help CAG develop, experiment and launch new digital products and services — from conceptualization to market launch, using new ways of working. A look inside DIVA in Terminal 2…