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Accenture Labs - Technology Vision Associate Principal

Job Location: CA - San Francisco

Regional Description: West

Job Number: 00589873

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- Job description

Are you passionate about technology and its role as a driver of change? 

Join the Accenture Technology Vision team and help us develop the thought leadership that top companies around the world look to for guidance every year.

You should be:
  • Comfortable and confident explaining enterprise and consumer technology trends across a variety of contexts
  • Able to clearly articulate net new ideas for how businesses will use technology over the next 3-5 years
  • Be able to defend your ideas under scrutiny
You will join an all-star team of technology executives and consultants. The annual Accenture Technology Vision report is the premier foresight and thought leadership that Accenture produces. It influences board room conversations at Global 2000 clients, and is used internally to define Accenture’s R&D, talent, and M&A agendas and strategies. Our team researches, consults, and anticipates how the world’s largest organizations and governments should use technology to disrupt existing markets and enter new ones. 

To be successful on our team, you should be a natural connector of ideas and people, and a compelling communicator. Do you love participating in - and leading - business-focused technology discussions with people from different industries and backgrounds? Do you take pride in being able to discuss technical concepts at different levels of complexity, to meet the needs of diverse audiences? And most importantly, are you passionate about leading-edge technologies?

You'll need all of these skills and interests to be seen as a credible expert, and provide firsthand experience that can educate and inspire. Having broad exposure to different types of businesses and/or governments will also help you succeed and grow in this role.

WORK YOU'LL DO
  • Develop technology-focused thought leadership that presents unique and thought-provoking perspectives relatable to business, government, and technology audiences
  • Own and contribute to the development of thought leadership assets for both internal and external audiences (ability to conceive and pitch net new opportunities for thought leadership is highly desirable)
  • Use internal and external relationships for broad-based team growth
  • Present thought leadership to senior executives at Accenture and client organizations
  • Speak at conferences, client, and partner events

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR?

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 4 years of experience, with increasing levels of responsibility, across a variety of industries/groups at a management consulting firm
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a closely related field
Preferred Skills
  • Graduate degree in engineering, technology, or business is preferred
  • Professional and articulate communications skills, particularly in writing, building presentations that tell stories, and presenting to executive-level audiences
  • Ability to formulate a visionary opinion about technology and its potential impact to business, write convincingly about it, and be an advocate for that opinion when others challenge it
  • Well-connected to leaders within Accenture and across the broader technology ecosystem
  • Driven, ambitious, and excited about working in a dynamic research and development environment
  • Experience working with academic institutions and/or public sector is a plus
Professional Skill Requirements:
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a collaborative problem-solving environment
  • Proven ability to take personal ownership of projects and go above and beyond to drive work to successful completion despite complex challenges
  • Ability to quickly find the right stakeholders within a large organization and gain their buy-in and support for new initiatives
  • Ability to accept and integrate critical feedback in a timely manner
  • Be interested in and able to understand the implications and opportunities that specific technologies provide, for both new and legacy businesses
  • Can quickly assess business models (how companies make money) in new and legacy industries, and form a defensible opinion on how technology innovation could contribute to success and/or introduce new risks

WHAT´S IN IT FOR YOU? 
  • Competitive benefits, including a fair and balanced parental leave policy. 
  • At Accenture, we believe in bringing the best to our clients through continuous learning & improvement – from basic skills to industry-specific content – available to all our people. 
  • Career coaching and mentorship to help you manage your career and develop professionally. 
  • Performance Achievement – our performance management process that focuses on your strengths, progress and career possibilities. 
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career across a variety of clients. 
  • Opportunities to get involved in corporate citizenship initiatives, from volunteering to doing charity work.
To learn more about Accenture, and how you will be challenged and inspired from Day 1, please visit our website at accenture.com/careers.                                        
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 
 
Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
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