Living Systems is technology-powered business transformation.

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Living Systems reinvents every company as a technology company to innovate at scale and drive business growth. Accenture's Living Systems approach helps companies reinvent their business growth strategy powered by technology; realign their organization so technology is at the heart of every business; adopt new practices for agility and experimentation; create a flexible technology core for sustainable change; and empower people to confidently innovate with technology. It has five key levers for tackling big change: strategy, organization, practices, technology and talent.

Tune in to our podcast series to hear how Accenture’s own award-winning global IT team is driving technology-powered business transformation through Accenture.

Technology: A conversation with Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer, Accenture

In this podcast, Accenture’s Chief Technology Officer Paul Daugherty and CIO Penelope Prett discuss how Accenture helps our clients achieve business transformation powered by technology and human ingenuity. You’ll learn about our approach to living systems and how companies can embrace change and agility for real impact and value. You’ll also hear about what innovations are happening today, and in the future, helping to drive more value for Accenture and our clients.


Technology: Cloud acceleration and optimization

In this podcast, Accenture CIO Penelope Prett discusses cloud acceleration and optimization with Merim Becirovic, who leads Enterprise Architecture for Accenture's Global IT organization, and what this means for Accenture and our Global IT team. You’ll hear about how you can accelerate your journey to the cloud, the foundational steps of technology you need to get right, the power of operating in a multi-cloud universe and what’s next in the cloud for our organization.


Technology: Finance + IT = digital transformation

Accenture’s Chief Financial Officer KC McClure and CIO Penelope Prett discuss how Accenture Finance and Accenture’s IT organization have teamed to drive a digital transformation journey for Accenture Finance. You’ll learn more about this Finance transformation journey and how Accenture’s SAP ERP system in the cloud enables tremendous speed and accuracy. You’ll also hear about what innovations are happening today, and in the future, helping to drive more value for Accenture and our clients.


Technology: Secure from the start

In this episode, Accenture’s Kris Burkhardt, a leader in the company’s Information Security organization, Simon Gooch, who leads Security for our global IT organization, and CIO Penelope Prett discuss how we approach security and how we keep Accenture’s IT landscape secure in a world of evolving threats. You’ll learn more about our identity and access management approach, what risks Accenture and other organizations should be watching for in the future, and what key technology elements organizations should be addressing to stay secure.


More episodes

Listen to learn what actions Accenture is taking today in offices, and remotely, to enable an accessible workplace.

Hear how Accenture's global IT team securely enables our 500,000 people to work to work seamlessly—from home, at a client, or in an Accenture office.

Learn how our global IT team is powering Finance with a single instance of SAP S/4HANA in the cloud, and the value this brings to Accenture.

Hear how automation is enabling technology-powered business transformation at Accenture, examples of automation in action, and what the future holds.

Learn how our global IT organization is applying innovative analytics capabilities to meet the needs of our businesses, and what lies ahead.

Hear how teamwork enables Accenture's agile workplace before and during the pandemic. And we look ahead to see what’s coming as we return to work.

Learn how we're using technology to support an adaptable and elastic workforce. Hear what lessons we've learned along the way and what's next in our journey.

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Our global IT organization has done a tremendous job enabling Accenture on its path to living systems.

Penelope Prett

Chief Information Officer – Accenture

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