Thinking bigger with artificial intelligence: Part 1


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


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


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


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


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 more

IBM: IBM, Hyperledger Join Blockchain Identity Consortium


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 more

Life outside the fortress


In previous articles on this blog, we’ve talked about ‘Fortress Strategy’, the idea (originally voiced by a client) that the major strategy firms remain firmly in a segment of their own, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research.....
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