Social innovation and our people

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Angie | Future Skills Builder

Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to increase learning retention rates by more than 30 percent. Accenture Future Skills Builder uses it in an immersive learning game, which helps teenage students develop critical thinking, problem solving and technical skills in a fun and interactive way.

As part of the global Accenture Technology team, Angie Malltezi collaborated with education experts, our nonprofit partner Junior Achievement and Accenture's Global Extended Reality and Learning communities to design a VR experience game for 13- and 14-year old students in Dublin schools. Accenture Future Skills Builder aims to prepare the next generation for a digital future and to influence them to study STEM and equip them with #NewSkillsNow.

Anish | BecaXR

Better Careers Through Extended Reality (BecaXR) is an immersive augmented reality/virtual reality (VR) mobile phone application that targets young job seekers in Vietnam who have limited knowledge about the requirements of jobs in their local market.

Accenture Digital Consultant Anish Patel worked with nonprofit partner Save the Children to develop the application, which allows young people to envision new careers, using 360-degree video to immerse themselves in typical workplaces, and helps them practice key communication skills and build public speaking confidence through life-like VR simulations.


Glory | E-Healthworker

In the Philippines, community health workers combat malnourishment among the children they serve, using a manual process that can delay critical treatment. Manila-based Accenture Technology Team Lead Glory Dela Paz learned of the issue from her sister, a doctor in the area, and felt compelled to find a solution.

Glory led a team of colleagues to create an Android-enabled application, E-Healthworker. The app allows health workers to instantaneously evaluate a child's nutritional status by inputting body measurements and administering a treatment plan that same day.

Jaroslav | Circular Supply Chain

Accenture Technology Senior Manager Jaroslav Saxa helped create a blockchain-based circular supply-chain solution designed to improve the sustainability, efficiency and financial fairness of global supply chains. Using the transparency and traceability that blockchain provides in conjunction with real-time payment technologies, consumers are directly connected to producers and enabled to reward their sustainable practices through a financial contribution.

Building a closer connection between consumers and small growers encourages an inclusive and ethical economy where socially and eco-conscious consumers can be better informed about where their products originate.

Lucía | XR4 Hospitality

In Spain, we collaborated with a variety of social organizations, companies and public organizations to create XR4 Hospitality, an immersive virtual reality (VR) training tool for those seeking employment in the hospitality industry. The VR training enhances standard vocational training by simulating situations hospitality workers can face and improves their ability to meet challenges once on the job.

As part of the team that created XR4 Hospitality, Accenture Digital Analyst Lucía Andrada Cámara is preparing aspiring hospitality workers in Madrid to succeed in an increasingly complex work environment.

Nisha | Grameen Foundation

In partnership with the Grameen Foundation India, Accenture Technology Principal Nisha Ramachandra was a key member of the team that developed innovations to help women and low-income citizens overcome barriers to accessing financial services.

The EASE (Emotion Analytics for Social Enterprises) mobile app and Grameen Guru tool help equip women with the information they need to make informed financial decisions and give them greater control over their lives, enabling them to start small businesses, invest in their local communities and better cope with crises.

Rob | Virtual homecare

The number of older people physically and socially isolated at home is rising rapidly around the globe. Because they often do not have family members living nearby to help, the situation has created a new population of vulnerable people.

Artificial intelligence can help older people improve their physical and mental well-being. London-based Accenture Application Development Team Member Rob O'Connor helped design our virtual homecare program, which uses voice and vision technology to improve senior citizens' connection to their community and families.


Yvena | Inclusive Future of Work

Inclusive Future of Work is an action-oriented, research-driven initiative that seeks to transition mid-career workers who are in less-complex roles that are at risk of becoming automated to new careers.

Using human-centered design, we developed a framework to support mid-career workers as they embrace new career pathways. Accenture Strategy Manager Yvena Atkins is part of a team leading our pilot program in St. Louis, United States.

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