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Jason Callender

Technology Strategy Senior Manager


Arlington, Virginia


"I am surrounded by intelligent people working in Accenture Strategy—great thinkers, true thought leaders."

What I do

As a Senior Manager in Technology Strategy, I help IT organizations at Communications, Media & Technology clients strategize ways to use new processes and technology to better support their business counterparts. I first joined Accenture as an analyst around 10 years ago and my focus has been on Technology Strategy ever since. It’s been really exciting to grow my career at the same time as the practice continues to grow and evolve.

A day in my life

I typically work at the client site from Monday to Thursday, and that has provided the opportunity to work in many different cities across the U.S. One of my tips to keep that travel fresh is to get to know the customer service representatives you interact with on a weekly basis or find new restaurants or activities to do in each city. On Fridays, I’ll often go into the office and connect with the wider Strategy team, and there’s often a social event like a Happy Hour or team get-together to kick off the weekend.

Even though we might all be working in different places, our collaboration tools and regular touchpoints, like our Monthly Tech Strategy Community Calls, gives us the opportunity to stay connected with the practice, hear about some of the recent work that we’ve been doing and meet new joiners to the firm.

My free time is spent playing sports, and self-teaching new languages, both spoken (Chinese) and programming (Python, JS, Ruby, etc). I also like to mix music. I have a DJ set up at home and I’ve been practicing for the last several years.

"There’s a lot to be said for coming at a problem from different angles."

My advice

In such a big company, and a global practice like Technology Strategy, it’s important to maintain strong relationships with your colleagues. Use opportunities like our Community calls, Center of Practice calls or local office events to reach out to others in the practice or across the company who may be working on areas that you’re interested in. It’s up to you to make these opportunities happen and find additional ways to continuously learn and contribute to the development of the practice.

Jobs like mine

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Accenture Strategy - Technology Strategy Manager

Organization:Accenture Strategy – Technology StrategyLevel:Manager Location:Various locations Travel:80% to 100% (typically Monday through Thursday)About AccentureAccenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Withapproximately 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us atwww.accenture.com.Introduction to Accenture Strategy:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCjn4pd9g7khttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1t4hVyjtvYTechnology Strategy is no longer about how technology supports the business strategy, but how technology can create new opportunities and new value.Technology Strategy professionals bring a unique mixture of business and technology expertise to develop strategic plans that define how technology can create value for an organization. Working at the intersection of business and technology, these strategists work alongside client leadership to define holistic strategies that combine business objectives with technology opportunities. Technology Strategy professionals must maintain deep knowledge of evolving trends and the latest advancements in technology, strategy, and management to develop innovation solutions and approaches. These professionals understand best practices and will work to define strategies that may include governance, organization structure and staffing, enterprise architecture models, business capability models, process definitions, and enterprise operating models. At their core, Technology Strategy professionals identify the most important client issues or opportunities, and maximize value by conducting rigorous analysis and developing strategic plans to address issues and/or seize opportunities. Learn more atwww.accenture.com/us-en/technology-strategy-index.Example offerings include:Digital Strategy: addressing the issues, decisions, actions and investments required in IT to create a digital businessIT Value Strategy: shaping the direction of IT to align the overall shareholder and business vision and objectives and drive measurable improvementsTechnology Innovation and Ecosystems: exploring new and emerging technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cutting-edge business solutionsOperating Model: shaping how the IT function will need to operate to achieve the New IT and stakeholder objectives and workforce talent strategyCloud Strategy: enabling companies to access IT-based services, including infrastructure, applications, platforms and business processes, via the Internet to shape organizations’ cloud journeysEnterprise Architecture Strategy:developing the foundation for client business and technology capabilities and execution improvementAI Strategy: outlining usage and effectiveness of Artificial IntelligenceJob DescriptionTechnology Strategyprofessionals create strategies and plans that define howtechnology should be utilized to enable an organization's overall business strategy. Applies knowledge of best practices to define how technology will shape the overall strategy, governance, organization structure and staffing, architecture and processes to maximize the impact of technology for our clients. Maintains knowledge of evolving trends in technology strategy and management and applies those to develop innovative approaches to deliver value for our clients. Technology Strategy professionals identify the most important client technology issues, and maximize business value by conducting rigorous analyses and developing strategic multiyear road maps.Managers are responsible for:Managing teams in the delivery of client engagementsDeveloping trust-based client relationships with new and existing clients that lead to revenue generationContributing to the development of various service offeringsContributing to practice thought leadership, body of knowledge and service developmentCoaching and developing practice staff

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Multiple Locations

Accenture Strategy - Technology Strategy Senior Manager

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Multiple Locations

Accenture Strategy IBB Wireless Business Strategy Consultant

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 425,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales. Strategy professionals apply deep strategy development, architecting value and operating model architecture skills, influence through insight and partner with our clients to make bold decisions on priority C-Suite issues. Provide deep understanding of our clients' industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends. Job Description: Strategy professionals help clients develop corporate strategies, make strategic decisions, structure effective business and operating models, and transform their businesses all in an effort to grow their business while maintaining or reducing costs. Business Strategy professionals help General Managers of Business Units with issues such as assessing business performance, instilling business simplification strategies, reinventing a broken business, and entering new markets for growth. A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities: Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems. Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals. Uses considerable judgment to determine solution and seeks guidance on complex problems. Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance. Decisions often impact the team in which they reside. Manages small teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture. Typically, Consultants work at client sites, which often requires travel greater than 80%.

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