Adam Cooper

Managing Director, Digital Manufacturing & Operations

Boston


"We’ve proven that you can move critical manufacturing capabilities to the cloud."

How I put change in motion

As a Managing Director in Manufacturing & Operations, I help companies solve problems related to how they make or manufacture “things”—anything from chemicals and paper to medicines and food. We innovate with the latest technologies to help enable companies’ workers to work more efficiently.

When DuPont became a separate entity from global chemical giant DowDuPont, the company needed to establish independent manufacturing technology capabilities. We focused on their primary quality management technology solutions, helping ensure that the products they make meet the right specifications. They needed a cloud-based solution that could be leveraged by everyone in the organization.

My contribution was really focused on enabling our people to be their best, to feel safe and comfortable and to bring their technical expertise and creativity to the problems and tasks at hand. As a leader at Accenture, I believe that my job is to empower our teams and help them exceed our clients’ expectations.

As companies move their back-office operations to cloud, they are already asking—what’s next? We’ve proven that you can move critical manufacturing capabilities to the cloud, which opens the door for significant productivity and cost efficiencies as well as true digital transformation of the manufacturing environment.

My team included Software Developer Manager Robert Jones, who helped manage laboratory data; Management Consultant Michael Niemann, who focused on strategy and documentation; Managing Director Derek Ong, who led a team responsible for migrating 500 applications from Dow to DuPont; and Senior Manager Dixit Patel, who led the migration of manufacturing quality systems.

Read more about how we helped DuPont move quality systems to the cloud to drive independent operations, real-time monitoring, reduced costs and increased flexibility.

Learn more about Cloud Careers.

A day in my life

My favorite part of working at Accenture is the people—they’re problem solvers who like to roll up their sleeves and get things done. We collaborate with the best companies in the world on some of the most complex challenges businesses face today.

Most of the work I do each day can be categorized into three buckets:

  • Focused on our people, helping them navigate their business development or project delivery tasks, their clients and their careers at Accenture.
  • Focused on our clients, spending time every day helping them solve problems, sometimes small tactical, and sometimes large strategic ones.
  • Focused on my family. I consider this part of my role. Not a day goes by where I’m not stepping out for a minute to help one of my kids with a math problem, a glitchy zoom call or a question like, “Where is Mt. Kilimanjaro?”

“The people at Accenture are problem solvers who like to roll up their sleeves and get things done.”

My advice

Believe in your people and work to create an environment where the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. We have the best people in the world at Accenture, who all bring different skills and experiences to the table. When you believe in and empower your teams, you can move mountains!

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