Managing Director – Accenture Security
"I have the best job—I get to work with clients to get to the root of their challenges and solve them with brilliant teams and disruptive technologies!"
Neha leads the innovation organization at Accenture Security, a position she is the first to hold. In this role, she sets Accenture Security’s annual innovation agenda and leads professionals around the globe who build innovative cybersecurity solutions and ways of working. Her team produces solutions, many of which are patented, that leverage robotics, artificial intelligence, DevOps, data analytics and machine-learning technologies to help make Accenture’s clients more secure.
Neha has more than 15 years of experience in the security industry. She founded Accenture’s global Digital Identity Governance Board, has authored numerous industry articles, co-authored a book on innovation in identity and access management and is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from securing identities to innovation to leadership. Although Neha’s background is in technology, she loves working at the intersection of usability and security, Neha believes that when security gets in the way of usability, security can ultimately suffer.
Prior to accepting her current position, Neha served as Managing Director of Accenture's Global Digital Identity business. Her responsibilities included the production and market growth of an artificial intelligence solution Accenture created to improve identity and access management—this subsequently became one of its most successful initiatives. Neha also led the creation of the patented Velocity Identity Program using DevOps, robotics process automation, and natural language processing. She established a new global training program for digital identity practitioners, leveraging the Velocity Identity Program. As a member of Accenture’s Security Technology Consulting practice, Neha delivered technical projects for large, complex clients across industries in the United States and Europe. She has consulted with clients in the insurance, banking, retail, communications and media industries as well as the government and nonprofit sectors.
Neha is passionate about advancing women’s initiatives, especially in technology. She believes women need to see women like themselves leading. Neha actively mentors many women within Accenture and volunteers her time with the Executive Women’s Forum, Girls Who Code and iMentor. She is also a member of Chief, a private network focused on connecting and supporting exceptional female leaders.