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CES 2023: Lead at the speed of life

Together, we can lead with innovation

Our dynamic venue: The Accenture Innovation Hub

Daily topics

Premiere Accenture sessions

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Executives across the globe are starting to see the metaverse as a source of future growth, and are making it a point of focus. Hear from experts on how we are leveraging the continuum of the metaverse to unlock value for industries today.  

SPEAKERS

Global Lead of Thought Leadership, Content and Offering – Metaverse Continuum Business Group

Mark Curtis

Metaverse Continuum Co-lead and Accenture Song Sustainability Lead

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

We’ll look at the role of creators in driving the metaverse through their power to connect communities and build trust; and how they can monetize the virtual-reality space with their unique ability to deliver captivating, immersive experiences.

Speaker
Nikki Mendonça

Managing Director – Accenture Song, Software & Platforms, Global

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

We’ll discuss why the metaverse offers tremendous potential for brands – if a holistic approach is taken.  We’ll unpack the myriad ways brands can realize value in the metaverse, from driving consumer engagement, monetization and beyond.

Speaker
Emma Cochrane

Managing Director — Global Lead Metaverse Studios

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Learn what it takes to make the metaverse a responsible environment – a space that is private, secure, safe, inclusive and sustainable – and why this is so important for fostering user trust, acceptance, and adoption.

SPEAKERS
Dan Guenther

Managing Director – Go To Market and Thought Leadership Lead

Denise Zheng

Managing Director — Metaverse Continuum Business Group & Global Lead for Responsible Metaverse

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Industry experts will look at the practical metaverse applications that are entering the mainstream… not just being used by the early adopters. The panel will also reveal new research findings around consumers’ metaverse perceptions and readiness.

Speaker
Kevin Collins

Managing Director – Software & Platforms, Innovation & Offerings, Global

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

MediaTech leaders, with vast experience in reshaping how we consume, connect and interact, share their stories of consumer and employee experience reinvention, and how these changes result in the morphing of industries.

Speaker
John Peters

Managing Director – Media & Entertainment, United States, West

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Soon most content will contain an element of commerce, and brand engagement will be fully integrated with the larger culture.  For business to capitalize on this growing connection between culture & commerce, new skillsets and processes are required.

Speaker
Nick Law

Senior Managing Director — Design and Creative Tech Global Lead, Accenture Song

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Achieving autonomous operations has long been c-suite executives’ “holy grail” of manufacturing.  The panel of esteemed experts will take a deep dive into the world of robotics and how it is changing the game for businesses.

Speaker
Joe Lui

Managing Director – Industry X, Autonomous Robotic Systems, Global Lead

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

The way we move people and goods is rapidly evolving. This session will explore the trends, opportunities and challenges the mobility sector faces as it transforms to a Mobility/Transport-as-a-Service business model.

SPEAKERS
Juergen Reers

Managing Director – Global Mobility X Lead

Sanjay Ravi

General Manager – Automotive, Mobility & Transportation Industry, Microsoft

Gautam Narang

CEO and Co-founder – Gatik

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Learn how companies are successfully harnessing the power of data & AI to accelerate growth and super-charge their entire value chain, from product innovation to SMB engagement.

Speaker
Louise Barrere

Managing Director – Applied Intelligence, Solutions.AI for B2B Growth Lead

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

We’ll discuss home and workspace energy consumption patterns, and how smart home and workplace solutions can help combat climate change with the power of 5G networks, artificial intelligence and digital twin technology.

SPEAKERS
Jefferson Wang

Senior Managing Director – Cloud First Networks and 5G Lead

Vikrant Viniak

Senior Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Communications, Media and Technology

Vijay Sankaran

Chief Technology Officer – Johnson Controls

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

We’ll look at the automotive industry and how a shift to a fully circular value chain has the potential to significantly increase revenue and profitability. Success, however, requires adoption of new perspectives and new modes of collaboration.

Speaker
Alexander Holst

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Sustainability

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Achieving sustainability goals requires an entirely new relationship between business and consumers, and a radical reset of how we all view sustainability. We must stop trying to “make people sustainable” and instead “make sustainability human”.

Speaker
Mark Curtis

Metaverse Continuum Co-lead and Accenture Song Sustainability Lead

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

We’ll examine the concept of growth at the intersection of human ingenuity and technology: transforming people and business with purpose, flexibility, and creative innovation.

Speaker
Christie Smith

Lead – Talent & Organization/Human Potential

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Soon to be a factor in every aspect of commerce, sustainability must become part of business’ DNA, for the organization’s health and the greater good. This includes waste reduction, reporting transparency & navigation of complex legal regulations.

Speaker
Vikalp Tandon

Managing Director — North America Lead, Commerce, Accenture Song

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
89169

Top experts in the field will discuss what is fueling the digital infrastructure and sustainable mobility revolution and how to lead the “smart transportation” industry into the future.

SPEAKERS
Rahul Gupta

Managing Director – Consulting, Cities, Transport and Infrastructure, North America

Frank Menchaca

Sustainable Mobility Solutions President – SAE International

W. Celeste Stragand

Head of Smart City Engagements – Ford Motor Company

Greg Stuart

Chief Executive Director – Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization

Maureen Bock

Chief Innovation Officer – Oregon DOT

Location
Accenture Innovation Hub, Venetian Expo Ballroom F 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89169

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