Job Description

We are:
Accenture Labs is the applied technology R&D organization within Accenture. The Accenture Labs mission is to invent the future for Accenture, our clients and the market. Focused on solving critical business problems with advanced technology, Accenture Labs brings fresh insights and innovations to our clients, helping them capitalize on dramatic changes in technology, business and society. Our dedicated team of technologists and researchers work with leaders across the company to invest in, incubate and deliver breakthrough ideas and solutions that help our clients create new sources of business advantage.

You are:
A passionate leader who brings security knowledge, facilitation skills and an entrepreneur mindset to help us grow the Labs/Innovation and the Workshops Program. You have excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.  You are a life-long learner and be energized by solving new problems and transforming how our clients think.

The work:
The Washington DC Labs Innovation Lead will have the following mission and key responsibilities:
  • Be a Labs ambassador in the Hub, collaborating very closely with the R&D teams and the CIS Innovation Designers to engage labs where and when it makes sense. 
  • Be an ambassador from a Labs content perspective as well as from an Innovation perspective. 
  • Facilitate Labs engagement in cross Hub innovation services (for example Labs overview, Labs demonstrations, Labs presentations as part of a wider Hub agenda) and facilitate dedicated Labs engagements (for example facilitating and delivering deep dive Labs workshops or supporting the Labs R&D team in a particular PoC, Pilot or Co-research project). 
  • Collaborate closely with the labs engagement regional lead to maximize impact and optimize engagement in the wider ecosystem. 
  • Be part of the global labs engagement council and will participate in the knowledge management stream to ensure the global engagement team can be global labs ambassadors. 
  • Support adoption of the new value-based approach to measuring the impact of labs. 
  • Support and feed the global Labs reporting process.

Innovation Hub & Workshops Strategy
  • Work with the Global Lead of Security R&D and the CFC Innovation Hub lead to grow the Innovation experience at the Hub
  • Work with the local Security and Labs R&D teams to understand their offerings to best position them in the hub innovation services
  • Create and maintain relationships with Labs Global Workshops team member and the regional Accenture Innovation Architecture and Network to exchange best practices for delivering innovation services and high value client workshops as well as ensure exposure of the services offered by the hub
  • Continuously improve the Hub and workshop experience by leveraging best practices and new technologies
  • Advise and implement the most impact innovation experiences based on an agenda’s activities, objectives, and group size.
Workshop Execution & Support
  • Support the innovation experiences and workshops at Labs/CFC:
    • Participate in the Labs/CFC intake process to include engagement in intake process to build client agendas/experiences that have Innovation
    • Process should ensure effective qualification of each event
    • Design events that support the business outcomes of the customer
    • Support event production, including pre, day-of, and post activities
    • As CIS team grows and additional Innovation Designers are brought on board, this role will focus on designing Labs Innovation into events to enable co-innovation outcomes.
    • Work with the local CFC support team to schedule, cater, support and secure events at the Lab/CFC
    • Work with local Hub Lead, Labs, CFC leadership to set the appropriate use, cadence and nature of events the Labs/CFC will host
    • Coordinate speaker/demo availability for events  
  • Curate impactful experiences for the client and for Accenture
    • Coordinate pre-event meeting to prepare team members for client workshops and bring the right messages tailored to the client context and Security OG lead’s objective
    • Apply co-creation methodology like design thinking and lean startup as appropriate in workshops
    • Look for opportunities to engage collaboration channels with other innovation centers, remote experts, etc.
    • Collaborate with Global Labs and CIS team members to research and bring new formats for workshops and innovation services
  • Engage with clients
    • Be the master of ceremony for Labs Innovation workshops
    • Be present throughout Labs Innovation events from welcome to departure
    • Be able to pitch the Labs services and CFC Innovation topics of the hub at a high level, telling stories and simplifying concepts to highlight business impact and value
    • Be able to lead demonstration tours
  • Reporting and Communications
    • Develop appropriate client facing materials to use for client events
    • Support the tracking of metrics and impact related to events conducted
    • Support the creation of Win and Hero stories from Labs/CFC workshop experiences
    • Support the creation appropriate reporting as needed for stakeholders:  CFC, Innovation Hubs.
    • Create appropriate reporting for Global Labs
Engagement in the Region
  • Act as a first point of contact for internal Accenture audience when they want to know more about Labs
  • Be the Global Labs ambassador in the local ecosystem, curating and replicating content and experience as well as being able to tell Global Labs and cyber stories
  • Participate to the Global Labs workshops council to ensure knowledge and best practices sharing 
  • Instantiate Global Labs engagement strategy in the region/local ecosystem
  • Extend labs exposure in the region and facilitate interaction/engagement 


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Technology
  • 8 years of experience working emerging technologies
  • 3 years experience with Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence, Cyber Defense or IoT Security
Preferred Skills
  • Technology background and/or strong interest in emerging technologies and how they impact the business
  • Strong management presence as well as facilitation experience & storytelling skills 
  • Entrepreneur mindset and strong project management experience
  • Exposure to design thinking, background in marketing and/or managing an innovation center 
  • Mural Skills
  • Experience with creative tools such as the creative cloud
Professional Skill Requirements
  • Self-starter, organized, focused
  • Excellent oral and written communication 
  • Self-confidence, authority and diplomacy
  • Willingness to learn continuously, adaptability
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment 

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 an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
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