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Accenture Appoints Iliana Oris Valiente as Global Blockchain Innovation Lead

Oris Valiente will lead the company's emerging technology group.

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Iliana Oris Valiente

Accenture (No. 14 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) has appointed Iliana Oris Valiente as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for the company's emerging technology group, effective immediately.

In her new role, Oris Valiente provides blockchain advisory services to Accenture clients and is responsible for developing Accenture's cross-industry blockchain technology capabilities and its talent pool for blockchain consulting, architecture and technology delivery. She also will lead initiatives to help drive Accenture's leadership and engagement within the ecosystem of blockchain solution providers and industry consortia as well as open source development communities globally.

Blockchain is a new type of distributed data base system that maintains and records data in a way that allows multiple stakeholders to confidently and securely share access to the same data and information.

"Iliana is a trailblazer in the global blockchain community, with deep experience driving innovations and ground-breaking research," said Simon Whitehouse, senior managing director and head of Accenture's global blockchain practice. "Her knowledge, leadership and ability to act as a conduit between the blockchain developer community and business will be a strong asset to our clients and leadership as we help a range of industries leverage distributed ledger technology."

Oris Valiente also serves as head of Accenture's blockchain practice in Canada and advises Accenture's strategic growth initiatives steering committee on the topic of blockchain.

Oris Valiente is a published author and sought-after speaker, with prior leadership roles in Deloitte's blockchain practice, where she oversaw the Rubix group. Most recently, she founded ColliderX, a non-profit blockchain research and development organization, where she also chairs the board of directors.

Based in Toronto, Oris Valiente graduated summa cum laude from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor's degree in commerce and is a certified public accountant and chartered accountant. She speaks four languages and is an active community volunteer engaged in programs to raise funds to support local charities, teach personal-finance to local youth and mentor highly skilled non-national residents.

Accenture Names Athina Kanioura as Chief Analytics Officer and Global Lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence

"I am delighted that Athina will become our new chief analytics officer and global lead for Accenture Applied Intelligence," said Mike Sutcliff, group chief executive, Accenture Digital.

Originally Published Accenture.

Accenture has appointed Dr. Athina Kanioura chief analytics officer and global lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence, effective immediately. Dr. Kanioura succeeds Narendra Mulani who will retire from the company.

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Accenture Completes Acquisition of Knowledgent

Expanding data management capabilities enables Accenture to help clients transform into intelligent enterprises.

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Originally Published by Accenture.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Knowledgent, a data intelligence company. The acquisition expands Accenture's data management capabilities, helping companies become digital and intelligent by gaining deep insights into their businesses and customers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Accenture Chairman & CEO Pierre Nanterme Steps Down for Health Reasons

David Rowland appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer; Marge Magner named Non-Executive Chair.

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Originally Published by Accenture.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced that effective immediately, Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme has stepped down for health reasons that were previously disclosed in July 2016. Accenture's Board of Directors appointed David Rowland, who has been Accenture's chief financial officer, to become interim chief executive officer, and to the board as a director of Accenture; and named lead independent director Marge Magner as the company's non-executive chair of the board. The company also appointed KC McClure, who currently leads Accenture's finance operations, as chief financial officer. Nanterme will continue at Accenture as advisor to the CEO.

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Accenture Opens Innovation Hub in Atlanta's Technology Square

"With our network of innovation hubs across North America, we're bringing innovation to our clients' doorsteps to help them compete and win in the digital economy."

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Originally Published by Accenture.

Accenture today opened a new innovation hub in Atlanta as a destination where clients can co-innovate with their Accenture teams to ideate, rapidly prototype and then scale innovative products and services for the digital economy.

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Accenture: Study Finds Consumers Buy From Companies That Take A Stand on Issues They Care About and Ditch Those That Don't

'Purpose' is now a powerful force helping companies build deeper consumer connections
and improve competitiveness.

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Originally Published by Accenture.

Nearly two-thirds of consumers globally (63 percent) prefer to buy goods and services from companies that stand for a shared purpose that reflects their personal values and beliefs, and are ditching those that don't, according to new research from Accenture.

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Accenture Names 762 New Managing Directors and Senior Managing Directors

Promotions reflect diversity of Accenture's business and geographies and include record number of women.

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has named 762 people to managing director and senior managing director, including a record number of women.

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