Unleashing the Digital Workforce

Collaboration Powered By Office 365


Digital transformation has changed the expectations that people have for how they work and organisations are increasingly turning to collaboration technologies such as Microsoft Office 365. Many Office 365 services were recently awarded 'Protected' certification by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and are now viable options for Australian government agencies.

The deployment of any collaboration solutions is not just about technology. Change management and industry insights are critical. Accenture offers deep industry knowledge to help you deploy Office 365 at a pace that suits you by bringing together people, process and technology. Accenture provides a complete set of infrastructure services that are uniquely tailored for you, to help simultaneously accelerate your move to Office 365 and gain access to additional capabilities without impacting your day to day business.




Rapid productivity for a digital workforce

Rapid productivity for a digital workforce

Digital transformation has changed the expectations that people have for how they work. With many Microsoft Office 365 services awarded the 'Protected' certification by the Australian Signals Directorate, government agencies are looking to take advantage of these services.

With over 23K Microsoft certified professionals, Accenture offers speed and agility via the rapid enablement of mobility and productivity for the digital workforce.

Cost Efficiency and Optimization

Cost Efficiency and Optimization

To reduce the risk and cost associated with managing and continually updating infrastructure and applications, agencies need to move to Cloud based collaboration solutions.

Having delivered over 7 million seats to Office 365 globally, Accenture can help agencies respond more efficiently to changing business demands through continuous platform evolution and reduce support costs through the removal of on-premise infrastructure costs.

Increased Quality and User Experience

Increased Quality and User Experience

Increasing expectations from citizens and employees mean that minimizing end user downtime is critical.

As Microsoft Partner of the Year for 10 consecutive years, Accenture can help improve end user experience by providing a richer and more integrated set of collaboration and communications tools with access from anywhere at anytime.


Accenture works closely with Microsoft to guarantee the best possible outcome for any Office 365 engagement. We do this through Avanade, a joint venture created back in 2000 by Accenture and Microsoft. It brings together the best of the two companies, uniting Accenture’s consulting, business and industry acumen with Microsoft’s enterprise-class software.





Ahmed is a Managing Director for Accenture. He is responsible for Accenture Operations for Government & Health in Australia and New Zealand. Ahmed is working with federal, state and local public service organisations to establish a clear cloud roadmap and assisting them with migrating their application workloads to the cloud; this allows each agency to focus on its core mission of delivering services for Australians and New Zealanders.

A 20-year career in the infrastructure industry working with public service organisations across Federal & State governments has given Ahmed the opportunity to help government agencies achieve successful outcomes for their visions. Ahmed spent the last 14 years directly working with large scale, complex federal government projects.

Ahmed’s latest passion is assisting Government & Health organisations with their cloud strategy, implementation, migration and operations.

Ahmed lives in Canberra, and in his spare time, he is keen to spend time with his two young kids.

Kate is a Managing Director at Accenture and is part of the Health & Public Service cloud practice in Australia. She has been with Accenture for over 15 years in various roles, including platform architecture, technical design, infrastructure delivery, program leadership, and cloud management.

Kate has over 15 years experience working with large scale infrastructure projects in the government sector in Australia and Singapore, with significant time in Health, Taxation and Defence departments. This experience has included leadership roles in major transformation programs for public services, to savings driven strategic initiatives to reduce operational costs.

Outside of her daily project responsibilities, Kate remains very interested and active in developments in the Cloud and Virtualisation sectors.

Kate is a Canberra native, and in her spare time is passionate about outdoor activities in the region.

David is a Consulting Manager with Accenture. He is a solution architect specializing in design of cloud-enabled solutions for Government, working with public sector organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand to achieve beyond what is traditionally possible through the leveraging cloud technologies and services. A significant proportion of his day is spent working with agencies to define the next steps in their cloud journeys, particularly in the migration of application workloads to the cloud to improve the services and outcomes delivered to Australians and New Zealanders.

Before joining Accenture David spent over 20 years in solution architecture, sales and management positions focused on the design and delivery of solutions dedicated to realising greater levels of efficiency and effectiveness within the public sector in Australia.

David lives in Canberra with his partner and 13 year-old son, who miraculously still loves to hang out with his dad.

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Andre Conti is the Journey to Cloud Lead within Accenture Operations, leading this key area for Australia and New Zealand.

Andre's practical views on IT infrastructure and Cloud technologies have been developed from years of delivering infrastructure transformation and next generation data centre projects, with an emphasis on consolidation and rationalisation programs, delivering significant top and bottom line business benefits.

At an operational level he also has deep knowledge and experience in the design and development of IaaS and virtualisation solutions, program management of complex computing environments and the design, implementation and operations of all aspects of IT tools, processes and procedures. During his career Andre has worked extensively in delivering large IT Infrastructure programs within a number of industries including Health and Public Service, Financial Services, Transportation and more recently Telecommunications.

Andre is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Andre discusses Accenture's own journey to the cloud