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Michael R. Sutcliff

Group Chief Executive – Accenture Digital


Mike Sutcliff is Group Chief Executive of Accenture Digital. Mike helps clients create or react to digital disruption across industries around the world. He builds teams capable of applying digital platforms, technologies, and techniques to imagine and deliver better experiences and more profitable business models.

Mike is a thought leader in digital transformation topics providing insights with business and technology media such as the Financial Times, Huffington Post, CIO Magazine, CIO Insight, CXO Talk, ZDNet, Expansion, and Baseline Magazine. His areas of expertise include digital marketing, experience design, commerce & content solutions, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, mobile applications, the internet of things, block chain, artificial and augmented reality, smart products, and smart manufacturing.

Mike played a key role in the launch of Accenture Digital in 2013 and continues to lead its evolution. Under his leadership, Accenture Digital has grown to a $9.5B business with 41,000+ employees. His responsibilities include Accenture Interactive, Accenture Applied Intelligence, and Accenture Industry X.0 businesses and the digital technology delivery teams to support their work. The Everest Group 2016 PEAK Matrix™ Report for Digital Services ranked Accenture the highest across the market success and delivery capability axes, and emphasized that Accenture Digital supports every phase of an enterprise’s digital journey. Ad Age named Accenture Interactive the largest and fastest growing digital agency network in the US in its 2016 and 2017 agency report.

Mike joined Accenture in 1987 and was named partner in 1999. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee. Prior to assuming his role as Accenture Digital’s Group Chief Executive, he was senior managing director of Accenture’s Financial Services business in North America, with broad responsibility for the group’s strategy, client relationships and financial performance. Between 2002 and 2005, he created the New Businesses team at Accenture. Prior to 2002, he led Accenture’s Global Finance & Performance Management global service line.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical/computer engineering and a master of science degree in business from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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