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TODAY’S MAGIC IS TOMORROW’S TECHNOLOGY

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.

WHERE WE ARE

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.

Silicon Valley

Mary Hamilton
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Experiences, Industrial Internet and Industry 5.0 R&D areas

Washington DC

Lisa O'Connor
Cybersecurity R&D

Dublin

Dadong Wan
Artificial Intelligence R&D

Sophia Antipolis

Emmanuel Viale
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Experiences, Industrial Internet and Industry 5.0 R&D areas

Tel-Aviv

Lisa O'Connor
Cybersecurity R&D

Beijing

Dong Liu
System​​s and Platforms R&D

Bangalore

Sanjay Podder
Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering R&D areas

What's different about our Washington, DC lab is we're 100% cyber security.

Discover the exciting work in the Accenture lab, Bangalore, India.

Welcome to our labs in Sophia Antipolis, France.

WHO WE ARE

Paul Daugherty is Accenture’s chief technology & innovation officer and leads the company’s Technology Innovation & Ecosystem group. He is also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee. In addition to overseeing Accenture’s technology strategy, Mr. Daugherty has responsibility for driving innovation through R&D activities in Accenture’s Labs and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients globally.
Marc Carrel-Billiard is the Global Senior Managing Director of Accenture Labs, the company's dedicated R&D organization. In his role, he also directs Accenture’s annual Technology Vision research, which looks at the future of enterprise technology. Marc has been with Accenture for nearly 20 years and has worked across all the five industries we serve. Before taking on leadership of Technology R&D, Marc was the global lead for Emerging Technology in Accenture. He has held several global leadership roles within Accenture’s technology group, including within Application Portfolio Optimization and SOA/Integration Architecture. He has worked across several cutting-edge areas of IT including voice recognition, knowledge-based systems and neural networks.
Michael Biltz is a Managing Director with Accenture Labs responsible for leading Accenture's annual Strategic Technology Visioning efforts. Through Accenture's Technology Vision, Michael coauthors Accenture's perspective on the future of technology beyond the current conversations about the cloud, social, mobility, and big data.

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.

Andrew Fano is a Managing Director at Accenture Technology Labs where he leads the Artificial Intelligence R&D group. The AI R&D group is focused on applied research on natural language processing and machine learning. Andrew also leads the Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics within which Accenture collaborates with clients and MIT faculty on leading edge applied research. During his 20 years at Accenture Andrew’s research has explored the application of text mining and machine learning to a wide array of industries including products, industrial equipment, insurance, pharma, retail, security, packaged goods, and aerospace. He has hosted and participated in hundreds of technology workshops with senior and C-level executives of Fortune 1000 companies intended to explore and expand their technology strategy. He frequently serves as a SME on projects advising on a range of technology application areas, and is among Accenture’s top patent holders.

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.

Lisa O'Connor is a Managing Director in the Accenture Security Practice who leads Global Cybersecurity Research and Development for Accenture Labs. She joined the Labs from our Financial Services consulting practice in North America, where she led Accenture's security efforts in Banking and Payments. Lisa has over 26 years of information security experience, with over 16 years focused in financial services and over 7 years as an active member of the Financial Services Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council. Her experience includes five years at Fannie Mae leading Information Security Governance, seven years leading national security consulting practices at Predictive Systems (INS), Guardent (Verisign), four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and nine years with the National Security Agency. Her work at the National Security Agency included assignments to the White House Communications Agency and to the Surveys and Investigations Staff of the House Appropriations Committee.
Sanjay Podder is the Managing Director for Accenture Labs in Bangalore and leads the company’s Software Engineering R&D. He is also a member of Accenture's Technology Leadership Council. At Accenture Labs, he leads an experienced team of data scientists and software engineering experts responsible for research and development, including application of data science and artificial intelligence in software analytics and automation. In addition, he has responsibility for driving research in selfadaptive software, machine and deep learning software systems, Blockchain and IoT. Sanjay is passionate about using the power of data science, IoT, digital and design thinking to solve complex social problems such as gender inequality, malnutrition and nature conservation. He is a Technology Mentor for several social entrepreneurs, changemakers and startups.
Emmanuel Viale is the Managing Director of Accenture Labs in Sophia Antipolis, France. He leads the R&D activities of the European Labs node with a particular focus on identifying and delivering applications of innovative and emerging technologies for the various Financial Services industries: Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets. Emmanuel has a particular focus on Blockchain technologies, covering payments, transactions, security and broader IoT related applications of this technology area. He is leading the global Technology R&D for Accenture around blockchain. Emmanuel holds a degree in Signal Processing and Computer Science from the Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France.

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