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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.

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One in two consumers not proficient at navigating complexity of healthcare system.

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Originally Published by Accenture.

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In the report analysis, IDC Health Insights divided potential key measures for success into two primary categories: capabilities and strategies.

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Originally Published by Accenture.

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Accenture Joins The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance as Lead Framework Architect to Expand Blockchain Use Within Insurance

Accenture helping build a distributed ledger framework to enable multiple insurance use cases this year

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The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance, a blockchain consortium for the risk management and insurance industry, announced that Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will serve as the lead framework architect responsible for building a production-grade platform to develop and implement blockchain and distributed-ledger use cases. The platform will enable the RiskBlock Alliance to implement and test multiple use cases by the end of 2018.

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New research from Accenture finds that 84 percent of business leaders globally agree that building ecosystems – joining forces with other companies to share data, customers, technology and industry knowledge – is critical to their strategy.

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With only a quarter of business leaders globally very confident they will achieve their 2020 growth targets, and 56 percent concerned that current growth strategies are at high risk of disruption, a new strategic approach is critical to enabling business success. New research from Accenture finds that 84 percent of business leaders globally agree that building ecosystems – joining forces with other companies to share data, customers, technology and industry knowledge – is critical to their strategy.

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Report identifies three actions common to the six percent of companies that have embraced the future most decisively

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Originally Published by Accenture.

The majority (54 percent) of C-level executives expect their new business activities to generate at least half of their company's revenues within the next three years, even though only one-third (33 percent) of the executives said their company currently generates more than half of its revenues from business activities started in the past three years, according to new research from Accenture.

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Accenture Commits $200 Million to Education, Training and Skills Initiatives over next Three Years to Equip People Around the World for Work in the Digital Age

Commitment includes company's Skills to Succeed goal to equip more than 3 million people with job and entrepreneurial skills by 2020.

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Originally published by Accenture.

Supporting its vision to improve the way the world works and lives, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is committing more than US$200 million over the next three years to help equip people around the world with job skills for the digital age.

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