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Technology Innovation Lead

Job Location: Melbourne

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00563513


- Job description

Accenture’s Innovation team helps companies from all branches of industry to ready themselves for the future. We work with our customers and internal business units to develop innovation strategies and tangible business success - based on forward-looking and pioneering technologies, collaborative teams and a practical and rapid innovation framework with a constant focus on the people we are developing solutions for. Empathy and strategy are no contradictions for us. We work creatively and analytically. We love to dissolve complexity, break down barriers and thrive in helping achieve the best results for our customers through co-creation. We are passionate about helping our business and clients rotate to the new.


Your Role


Your path leads you into a mixed team with a start-up character and in a role that sees you working across all parts of Accenture’s business and across all industries.  Our common denominator: the motivation to master and solve challenges with the customer – with focus, commitment and with a lot of fun.  Innovation and Disruption is a part of our culture and not a prescriptive method. We are curious and always take different perspectives.  


You will work with customers from different industries and with colleagues from different business sectors to solve complex business and technology challenges. Within the framework of workshops and rapid prototype/concept project delivery, you will immerse clients in the art of the possible and emerging relevant technology in the context of their  challenges and then develop business relevant concepts  to deliver technology, strategy, experience and product/service related industry and client requirements and objectives.


You will apply deep business strategy development, architecting and defining value and operating model architecture skills to influence client agendas through business insight.  You will provide deep understanding of our clients' industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends. You will be the conduit between the emerging technology of Liquid Studios and the business needs of clients. You will live and breath disruptive innovation and help our clients re-imagine the future.




· You will develop workshop formats and bring together whatever methods are relevant to them. You will then lead the workshops as a coach and facilitator


· Your role will also involve developing workshop content, working with client service groups to bring together the best of Accenture and our global expertise  

  • Your role will help to scope and help deliver POC leveraging designers, experience specialists and technology

  • You will help bring to life our Tech Vision with practical use cases, concepts and prototypes which will resonate with our clients and our CSG’s.

Your output will be

  • to focus on ideation and innovation collaboration with clients and OG’s

  • to define practical use cases and POCs with clients and OGs which will be delivered within a set time boxed framework with a focus on technology prototype and business case

  • to help shape and define a roadmap of initiatives

  • to grow the usage and adoption of the DLT Innovation framework to build POCS and the roadmap and strategy for clients

  • to bring to life our Tech Vision, emerging tech and disruptive innovation trends

· While you continue to fine-tune methods for innovation, you will also concentrate on expanding our innovation network by setting up innovation initiatives and connecting with our business and vendor partners


· You will be involved in project and workshop acquisitions and will represent the innovation team at events (giving talks and facilitating roundtable discussions, etc..).


· Above all, you will be a vital ambassador for cultural change, advocating new, innovative working styles both within Accenture and at our customers’ businesses.


What we are looking for:

  • Deep understanding and demonstrable experience in use of design thinking to develop individual business solutions
  • Familiarity with recognised Strategy frameworks and techniques; experience in research, quantitative analysis, structured problem solving and executive communication techniques, including workshop design and facilitation to drive innovation
  • Experience in concept design through to product implementation and launches
  • Ability to inspire as a coach for groups and act as a moderator
  • You are organized, creative, emphatic, and you are passionate about learning and trying out new things
  • You have a keen demonstrable interest in digitisation trends (new business models, product innovations, digital services, etc.)
  • You are confident in dealing with customers, with experience in working with and advising C-suite and senior leadership  
  • Background or experience in marketing, graphics design, research or product development highly desirable


  • 10+ years’ experience as a consultant (product / service / organization design, business consulting, user research, possibly also graphic / interaction design)
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience at a strategic level in a leading organization
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in leading teams
  • MBA or postgraduate degree preferable but not mandatory

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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