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This year we celebrate 30 years of innovation at Accenture Labs and the amazing people behind our rich heritage of patents and breakthrough solutions.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”Arthur C. Clarke
Join us in a tribute to the magic of innovation and innovators everywhere.
Enter the world of Accenture Labs and learn what drives our passionate team of researchers.
Accenture Labs is located in seven key research hubs around the world: Silicon Valley, CA; Sophia Antipolis, France; Arlington, Virginia; Beijing, China; Bangalore, India; Herzliya, Israel and Dublin, Ireland. The Labs collaborates extensively with Accenture’s network of nearly 400 innovation centers, studios and centers of excellence located in 92 cities and 35 countries globally to deliver cutting-edge research, insights and solutions to clients where they operate and live.
In this role, Michael helps Accenture clients filter through the changes in the technology marketplace to understand how these changes will impact them over the next 3-5 years. Internal to Accenture, Michael also helps guide Accenture's research and development investments.
Prior to his current role Mr. Biltz led the businesses development efforts for Technology Lab's 'Accenture Innovation' program. Here he directed the 'Accenture focused' research and development within the labs and managed the deployment efforts of surrounding labs assets to Accenture.
Mr. Biltz joined Accenture in 1998 after receiving a B.S. in engineering from Northwestern University.
Ethan Hadar is the managing director and location lead for the Accenture Lab in Tel Aviv. Within Accenture Labs, Ethan leads the Agile Security for Industry 4.0 for cyber defense, focused on applying new methods and technologies to enable rapid remediation of security concerns in industrial environments ranging from smart manufacturing to oil and gas.
Ethan experience and innovation are in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Information Systems, Cloud Security, Software Architecture, Security Management, Computer Vision, Image Security, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and IoT.
Prior to joining Accenture, Ethan worked in the US, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Israel with IBM Research, CA Technologies, AGT, and HP. He served as Senior Vice President for research, CTO, and chief Architect. Dr Hadar is a distinguished researcher with 43 patents (15 in the Security Domain) and 62 peer reviewed published articles and over 50 invited talks at customers and scientific global conferences. He is a faculty member of Zefat Academic College, Department of Information Systems.
Ethan holds a PhD in Operation Research and Systems Analysis and M.Sc. in Mechatronics from Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology.
Mary Hamilton is the managing director and location lead for the Accenture Lab in Silicon Valley. Within Accenture Labs, Mary leads the Global Digital Experiences research and development agenda focused on applying emerging digital technologies to address key business challenges of Accenture's clients. Her multidisciplinary team develops differentiated technology concepts and solutions in new areas such as Digital Customer, Digital Workforce, and Digital Operations. These capabilities are based on innovative advances in experience driven technologies including virtual, immersive, and augmented reality, wearables, 3D printing, connected car, customer analytics and lifestyle services, social collaboration, gamification, augmented workforce, and crowdsourcing.
Outside of Accenture, Mary serves on the Board of Directors for Women Who Code, a non-profit organization that works to inspire women to excel in technology careers. Mary has a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Edy Liongosari is Accenture's Chief Research Scientist responsible for driving the research agenda for Accenture Labs globally. He also leads the Systems and Platforms Research Group, which covers a variety of technology areas including the Industrial Internet of Things, High Performance Computing, Model-driven DevOps, Data Engineering, Services and Analytics. His teams are actively working on Smart Grid, Smart Water, Intelligent Cities and Digital Platform Technologies among other projects.
Edy has been with Accenture for over 25 years. Prior to his current role, Edy was the head of Accenture R&D Labs in Bangalore, India, where he led a global team of R&D personnel to industrialize Accenture's system development process. He also spent several years leading research for knowledge modeling and semantic integration of disparate information sources which has been successfully applied in many domains – from drug discovery in pharmaceutical companies to identifying suspects in criminal investigation. Edy and his team have received numerous patents and awards for innovation. A copy of his research work has also been placed into the Smithsonian's permanent research collection.
Edy has a Master's degree in Computer Science from Indiana University and is a member of IEEE, ACM and Microsoft's Distinguished Engineering Council. He is also a board member at the Software and Information Industry Association.
Dong Liu is the Managing Director of Accenture Labs in Beijing. He leads the Lab's overall research on Industrial Internet, Smart City, Intelligent Transportation and Smart Grid, as well as innovative approaches and business models to address the business challenges from China and Asia-Pacific region. Dong focuses on innovation and thought leadership, especially joint innovation with leading partners and clients.
Dong's team delivered the world's 1st Service Delivery Platform and 10Gbps optical IO for consumer electronics. His team also contributed leading innovations related to high-speed HW emulation, re-configurable computing, Internet content rating, web server performance monitoring, database spatial extension, location based services, VoIP, and business process modeling for leading edge software and hardware products.
Dr. Liu is specialized in technology innovation management, distributed system architecture, micro-systems architecture, middleware and mobility. He received his bachelor (Radio Electronics), Master (Remote Sensing), and Ph.D. (Remote Sensing & Cartography) degrees from Peking University in 1990, 1993 and 1996. He has published numerous research papers, and filed 10 patents.
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