Pallavi Aron
Client Innovation Lead, Management Consulting, San Francisco
June 28, 2019

Consulting Careers Focused on What’s Next

Looking for a career with a laser focus on what’s next?

We don’t know the future, but we imagine and invent it—and with our Innovation Architecture, we bring tomorrow’s vision to life for the world’s leading businesses, today.

It’s an approach that’s unique in the industry. We help clients not only develop and deliver disruptive innovations; we scale them faster.

I’ve spent eight years at Accenture helping clients, mainly in the consumer goods and services sector, transforming and growing their businesses by rethinking their processes and the way they use technology.

Disruptive innovations start with game-changing ideas
Helping clients reimagine their businesses is an awesome idea; making it happen is even more incredible.

But in consulting, that’s what it’s all about: providing the know-how that allows clients to see the potential of new technologies—from artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to internet of things (IoT) or blockchain—and we help them turn ideas into reality.

Our San Francisco Innovation Hub is one of our “knowledge banks”. It’s here that we bring what’s possible to clients in the global pharma, consumer products, retail and automotive industries and many Fortune 100 companies. We bring together C-suite executives for an immersive, high-energy learning and co-creation experience.

It gives me a real buzz to drive these workshops. Nothing is off limits, nor should it be—all ideas are welcome because true innovation only comes from free thinking.

Unrivaled network of expertise
Do I know everything about new technology? I’d be lying if I said I did! Fortunately, I can call upon a network of expertise within Accenture that, I would argue, is unrivaled in our industry.

The people of Accenture Labs conduct cutting-edge research and incubate new concepts that impact our clients’ businesses. Our Accenture Research team shapes trends and creates data-driven thought leadership about the pressing issues faced by global organizations. Accenture Ventures helps growing companies create innovative enterprise technologies.

I tap into this vast mine of knowledge to shape the workshops and help our clients transition to the New.

I’m continually reinventing myself
Our Innovation Architecture combines our capabilities and brings the best of Accenture to clients. It’s also shown me the best of Accenture, as far as my career goes.

When I joined the company, I (naively) thought I would only work in a given function in one industry. But within six months, I worked across multiple geographies, industries and clients.

That set the pattern.

Throughout my Accenture career, I’ve worked in something like eight countries, on 20 project teams, for clients across five industries.

Becoming Innovation Lead has allowed me to reinvent myself and my career. Gain different skills. Embrace new ways of working. Discover new technologies.

It just goes to show: If you’re willing to go for it, you can define your own career at Accenture.

Read more about a typical day in my life and my advice for building a career in consulting.

Work with the world’s leading businesses to reimagine their future. Find your fit with Accenture Consulting.

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