Intelligent technologies will continue to disrupt the world as we know it, with profound implications for people and society.
As part of our Social Innovator initiative, Accenture is working to define and drive adoption of new standards for responsible innovation. Our people are leveraging the latest technological advances to transform the way the world works and lives—and making the world a better place along the way.
Meet some of Accenture’s social innovators who are bringing their passion for innovation to life and creating a greater good through their work.
Yvena Atkins, Accenture Strategy Manager, St. Louis, Missouri
Our Inclusive Future of Work initiative seeks to help mid-career workers who are in less complex roles that are at risk of becoming automated transition to new careers. Leveraging human-centered design, Yvena and team developed a framework to understand these workers’ needs and support them as they embrace new career pathways.
Lucía Andrada Cámara, Accenture Digital Analyst, Madrid, Spain
In Spain, Lucía and team collaborated with a variety of social organizations, companies and public organizations to create XR4 Hospitality, an immersive virtual reality (VR) training tool for those seeking employment in the hospitality industry. The training prepares aspiring hospitality workers in Madrid to succeed in an increasingly complex work environment.
Glory Dela Paz, Accenture Technology Team Lead, Manila City, The Philippines
After learning of the malnourishment problem faced by children in the Philippines, Glory was inspired to find a solution. She created E-Healthworker, an Android-enabled app for community health workers that reduces the amount of time it takes to provide malnourished children in the Philippines with treatment and care.
Angie Malltezi, Accenture Technology, Toronto, Canada
Virtual reality has the potential to increase learning retention rates by more than 30 percent. For Accenture Future Skills Builder, Angie and team collaborated with education experts and community partners to design a VR experience game that aims to prepare the next generation for a digital future.
Rob O’Connor, Application Development Team Member, London, U.K.
The number of older adults feeling isolated at home is rising, but artificial intelligence can help improve their physical and mental well-being. Rob’s team developed our virtual homecare program, using voice and vision technology to improve senior citizens’ ability to connect with their community and families.
Anish Patel, Accenture Digital Consultant, Sydney, Australia and Nishil Tanna, Accenture Digital Strategy Consultant, London, United Kingdom
Collaborating with nonprofit partner Save the Children, Anish and team developed the BecaXR (Better Careers Through Extended Reality) application. The augmented reality/virtual reality mobile phone app allows young job seekers in Vietnam to immerse themselves in typical workplaces, and helps them practice key communication and work skills through life-like VR simulations.
Nisha Ramachandra, Accenture Technology Principal, Bengalaru, India
In collaboration with the Grameen Foundation India, Nisha was a key member of the team that developed innovations to help women and low-income citizens overcome barriers to accessing financial services. The EASE (Emotion Analytics for Social Enterprises) mobile app and Grameen Guru tool help equip women in India with the information they need to make informed financial decisions and give them greater control over their lives.
Jaroslav Saxa, Accenture Technology Senior Manager, Bratislava, Slovakia
To improve the sustainability, efficiency and financial fairness of global supply chains, Jaroslav and team helped create a blockchain-based circular supply-chain solution. Using the transparency and traceability that blockchain provides in conjunction with real-time payment technologies, consumers are directly connected to producers and enabled to reward their sustainable practices.
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