At CES 2023, Accenture commanded a major presence. Over the course of this 3-day event, the Accenture Innovation Hub welcomed global visitors, featured experiential demonstrations, and housed engaging content sessions with industry luminaries, Accenture subject-matter experts and ecosystem partners.
Read on to discover groundbreaking technology that is transforming businesses and catch up on all the great discussions from our platform stage. With the world moving at a breakneck and escalating pace, this is where you can learn how your business can innovate and adapt—at the speed of life.
Our Innovation Hub contained three integrated areas to participate in lively networking sessions, engage in immersive and groundbreaking technology experiences and escape the crowds.
Our platform stage featured daily panel sessions of Accenture experts, ecosystem partners, and top business leaders to discuss the ever-changing and important topics of the metaverse, total enterprise reinvention, sustainability and talent.
Panelists featured executives from the world’s biggest companies and brands, including Adobe, Dell, ESPN, Google, Meta, Napster, Universal, Microsoft, Roku, Volkswagen, and more.
In our experiential playground, visitors had the opportunity to interact with these new and groundbreaking technologies:
Broadcast into VR instantly with volumetric capture
Using volumetric cameras to capture images of real-world spaces, users were transported across virtual locations wherever needed, in real-time. Utilizing an array of cameras shooting from every angle and graphics processors stitching the images into a 3D mesh, visitors were recorded and instantly broadcast into VR and AR worlds or IRL through mixed reality headsets.
Step into the year 2028 and take a seat in a fully functional, life-size segment of the Hardt hyperloop Cabin-1. By combining creativity with technology, Accenture’s Metaverse experts made it possible to digitally experience the future of sustainable travel in mixed reality. Using a HoloLens, visitors took a self-guided 3-minute adventure from Amsterdam to Berlin while enjoying the Northern Lights on a curved LED skylight, sat in a comfortable and adapted seat specifically for the hyperloop, and played with the first-of-its-kind infotainment panel to catch real-time travel info and weather conditions.
Accenture is reimagining how companies engage with their customers using Web3 technology. Visitors attended a virtual fashion show in the metaverse and saw NPC models walking down the catwalk adorned in digital garments. If they liked what they saw, they had the chance to purchase the NFT or physical version of the garments in the adjacent eStore.
Our parlor was an area reserved for informal meetings and conversations, where guests met with Accenture executives, colleagues and peers, sipped refreshments and enjoyed a relaxing reprieve from the show floor’s hustle and bustle.
Accenture sessions on the Metaverse
LinkedIn Live from CES 2023 Day 1
We jumped into the metaverse using volumetric capture & discussed the value it can offer brands, consumers & creators.
Where is the metaverse NOW Accenture, ESPN & Meta
The metaverse is shifting consumer behavior & pushing us to solve complex business problems. Related content
The creator economy Accenture, Adobe, Meta, Napster & SuperWorld
With a $1 trillion opportunity, brands must collab with the creator economy to reach the masses. Related content
Value in the metaverse Accenture, LPGA, MQDC & Universal
Experimenting in the metaverse now will provide more freedom to learn from the customer & find the most value. Related content
A more responsible metaverse Accenture, Atlantic Council & the XR Association
Global approaches to build inclusive, accessible, sustainable & responsible tech experiences. Related content
Taking the metaverse to main street Accenture, Microsoft & Teladoc
The metaverse has many uses in the healthcare industry from training to extending medical reach. Related content
In addition to our exclusive sessions held in our Accenture Innovation Hub, we led panels on the CES Main Stage. These panels offered our perspective on major topics centering around the future of technology and how it can help people solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Wed, Jan 4 | 11:00 – 11:45 am
Accenture Host: Mary Hamilton, Technology Innovation Lead
Digital Hollywood: The platform for commerce
Opportunities that NFTs, XR, sports, Hollywood, and the metaverse offer media, sports and entertainment industries in today’s evolving world. Learn more.
Thurs, Jan 5 | 10:00 - 10:40 am
Accenture Host: Joseph Lui, Global Autonomous Robotic Systems Lead, Industry X
Industrial transformation: Robots powered by AI
Long an integral part of industrial operations, we discussed how robotics, when combined with automated intelligence, can transform industry. Learn more.
Thurs, Jan 5 | 1:00 - 1:40 pm
Accenture Host: Jefferson Wang, Technology Cloud First, Global 5G and Networks, Lead
Hardware enabling the future of connectivity
How 5G connectivity is changing the world, with its ultra-high speed (up to 100X faster than 4G), ultra-low latency and vast network capacity. Learn more.
Thurs, Jan 5 | 2:00 - 2:40 PM
Accenture host: Monika Minarcin, Alliance Insights and Mgmt Sr Manager
The diversity of AI and ML applications and how they can disrupt to develop a better class of transportation. Learn more.
THURS, JAN 5 | 4:00 - 4:40 PM
ACCENTURE HOST: Jacqueline Madison, Director of Product Accessibility, Digital Experience
Building an Inclusive Web 3.0
How to create principles & practices to ensure the equity and democratization of Web3–-from NFTs and crypto economies, to social networks and DAOs. Learn more.
FRI, JAN 6 | 1:00 - 1:40 PM
ACCENTURE HOST: MARK CURTIS, METAVERSE CONTINUUM CO-LEAD AND ACCENTURE SONG SUSTAINABILITY LEAD
The next era of connection
The early movers that are shaping the metaverse ecosystem, from leveraging VR to building immersive experiences. Learn more.
Fri, Jan 6 | 3:00 - 3:40 pm
Accenture Host: Megan Vesely, Managing Director
Welcome to the neighborhood: Smart cities in health
While most smart city models don’t make health a focus, they have the potential to improve residents’ health and change the health field landscape. Learn more.
FRI, JAN 6 | 4:00 - 4:30 PM
ACCENTURE HOSTS: DAN GUENTHER, MANAGING DIRECTOR – GO TO MARKET AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP LEAD AND TIFFANY A. LIN, MANAGEMENT CONSULTING MANAGER
AgeTech in the Metaverse: Digital worlds that make aging easier
Creative use cases where digital worlds are helping real people age in the real world. Learn more.
SAT, JAN 7 | 11:00 - 11:40 AM
ACCENTURE HOST: DAVID TREAT, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL METAVERSE LEAD
The changing Metaverse landscape
Current shifts in crypto and the larger Metaverse landscape, and how this period can be used as an opportunity to innovate and build. Learn more.
During these private luncheons, Accenture leaders shared our latest global consumer research and trends, straight from the field.