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Paul Barsamian

Digital Security Lead, Digital Tech Architect Principal

Chicago, Illinois

"What brought me back to Accenture were the people and the collaborative culture; it felt like coming home."

What I Do

I left Accenture in 2000 and learned a few hard lessons when the dot-com bubble burst. What brought me back were the people, collaborative culture and the support of this unbelievable organization that is really interested in you and what you bring to the table. It felt like coming home.

I have worked in nearly every vertical on security projects of every shape and size. I previously led security work across North America for our Communications, Media & Technology operating group, and was also the North America Security Operations Lead internal to Accenture. I am now the Digital Security Lead within Accenture Digital, where I provide quality assurance and review for critical client security solutions.

A Day In My Life

I develop software prototypes for internet of things (IoT) business models, and I created one for a major agricultural firm. With an estimated 9.6 billion people on the planet by 2050, overall food production will need to double in a relatively short period of time to meet demand. This is a very rewarding space to work in, figuring out how digital technologies and analytics can help address this significant challenge.

I am also Accenture's lead on drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology and integration. I began piloting unmanned aircraft in the early 2000s, and opened a small business that provides aerial services, engineering and integration. As Accenture began working in this space, I was able to combine my personal interests with my client work. I now advise Accenture clients on operations, software, services, integration and strategy for the use of unmanned systems and connected devices.

“We innovate, we deliver, and high performance requires variety that you can contribute to.”

My Advice

Come home!

Seriously, this is the same firm in so many good ways that you left when you went to spread your wings, and the stuff you might not have liked has changed significantly. We have career paths for folks in a multitude of skillsets, and the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here. We innovate, we deliver, and high performance requires variety that you can contribute to.

Jobs Like Mine

USA TX - San Antonio

Federal - ServiceNow Business Analyst

Organization: Accenture Federal Services Location: San Antonio, TX Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations. We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most. Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect. The ServiceNow Business Analyst will support the implementation from proposal to delivery. Includes developing a thorough understanding of the client’s requirements then applying industry best practices and detailed knowledge of ServiceNow to design an optimal solution which supports the business process meeting or exceeding the functional requirements. Builds a trusting relationship with major project stakeholders and leads them to adoption of the best solution. Supports organizational change management (OCM) efforts by providing information on the “to be” solution. Leads quality management reviews and ensures all business and design requirements are met. Conducts application and implemented business processes demonstrations to stakeholders; may support preparation of training material and provide user training. The ServiceNow Business Analyst will work closely with the Solution/Technical Architect to ensure the solution is technically feasible and to identify areas to reduce implementation efforts. Validates the configuration of business data and supports the technical team for any required custom development. Assist or lead test plan development and execution including conducting user acceptance testing ensuring implementation meets client’s requirements.

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Sourcing and Procurement Management Consultant- Northeast

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. Visit us at 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. Management Consultant professionals design and implement process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology and people to enable process improvements that create value for clients. Your role Accenture is the world’s leading procurement services company to drive source to pay solutions for our Clients. Accenture Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) is a mature, exciting and rapidly growing area within Accenture: we are looking to grow our base of talent. Our Sourcing and Procurement professionals apply skills and experience to architect and transform how our Clients buy, sell and deliver their products and services. Team members’ focus on the Products industry to develop and deliver business solutions for the world’s leading Retail, Consumer Goods, Life Sciences and Automotive & Industrial companies. Our Products S&P team designs, builds and operates comprehensive strategies, processes, technologies and operating models to drive business outcomes for our Products Clients. More specifically, a Sourcing & Procurement Consultant is expected play a role in major transformational programs. Programs may be focused on: Integrated Source to Pay Transformation linking strategy, people, process, and technology design and implementation to Client business outcomes Strategic cost reduction applying Accenture methodologies and capabilities in Sourcing and Procurement Development and implementation of Transformational Strategic Sourcing strategies Development of long term Client-Accenture S&P operating models Collaborating with Clients on operational thought leadership, including leveraging Accenture methodologies, knowledge and innovation/ideation practices Procure to pay process and technology strategy, design and implementation A professional with this position at Accenture has the following abilities/characteristics: Interacts with Program Management levels at Clients and helps define strategic direction for S&P programs that support long-term Client business goals Leverages their S&P knowledge and experience to provide strategic and effective business solutions to our Products Clients Is entrepreneurial in decision-making and finding unique approaches to addressing critical business challenges Demonstrates leadership and contributes as part of a learning organization to grow their individual Accenture’s team capabilities Collaborates internally to bring the best of Accenture to solve problems for our Clients

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USA IA - Des Moines

Experience Designer

Pillar Technology has been uncovering and executing industry-disrupting opportunities for over 20 years, and now we’ve joined forces with Accenture Industry X.0 to revolutionize the world of connected physical products and services. We’ve cracked the code on smart connected by bringing all the necessary capabilities under one roof—creating a seamless, End2End process. The driving force behind it all? Our people—the Industry X.0 family. EXPERIENCE DESIGNER (XD) Experience Designers are driven to master the task of taking broad concepts and bringing them to life through beautifully designed, intuitive experiences. They work closely and collaboratively with our Experience Architects (XA) and other XDs to develop ideas, build wireframes and gather user feedback that they then translate into production-ready, high-fidelity designs and flows. A DAY IN THE LIFEWorking and communicating with multifunctional, Agile teams in a fast-paced, iterative environmentTranslating broad ideas, business and functional requirements, and wireframe concepts into design flows and elegant user interfaces.Rapidly sketching out ideas and concepts to communicate ideas and elicit feedback, followed by higher-fidelity revisions for use in testing and production.Advocating on behalf of the end-user throughout research, design and development.Collaborating and working alongside Software Artisans.Explaining your ideas, designs and UX best practices in order to successfullyinfluence, motivate and inspire stakeholders.Facilitating or participating in creative sessions.Facilitating or participating in creative sessions.Working with tools like Sketch, Invision App, Adobe Creative Suite, Motionand/or After Effects.Staying current with digital trends and best practices—you know, things likeIoT, embedded and emerging tech.Transforming ambiguous thoughts and ideas into impactful experienceswhile pairing with other Experience Designers.Utilizing your visual design skills to create impactful and easy-to-useinterfaces and flows.Maintaining composure and resilience in situations where “adaptability” isrequiredWHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR.At least a 2 year degree in Interaction Design, Digital Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Product Design, Human Factors, or 2 years of equivalent experience.At least 1 year utilizing user experience design processes, methodologies and artifacts including but not limited to prototypes, interactive mockups, design guidelines/specifications, and user stories.Your digital portfolio - include this in your application please!ARE YOU A GAME CHANGER? Our mission is to provide an environment where people do what they love and feel empowered to influence change. Of course our open and flexible workspaces, fully-stocked fridge and pantry help create a thriving work ecosystem. But we also support this goal in ways that can’t be contained within four walls—so whether you are working at a client site or a Forge, the Forge mindset goes where you go.Team members who push you to succeed, because they expect you to do thesame for them.“No-constraints” thinking—we’re talking “change the world” kind of thinking.Diverse and changing work environments.Learning, sharing and working closely with other team members because wetake the “two heads are better than one” saying very seriously.A “Speed2Value” approach to solving problems and delivering value.Open communication across the company—direct, expert and personal.A learning ecosystem that encourages and empowers lifelong learning andgrowth of our team.Active participation in Agile and software craftsmanship communities and we hope you do the same! PERKS OF THE JOB.So what’s in it for you, right? On top of “Creative Collision” lunches served up every Friday, we provide our team members with a dynamic and supportive environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance.Competitive compensation package including salary, medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life, accident and auto/homeowners insurance.PTO to do literally whatever you want, and holidays off to spend with whoever you want.401(k) with an employer match, because we care about your future beyond Industry X.0.Health and wellness support including Employee Assistance Program, Developmental Disabilities Caregiver Resource, Wellness Program and Online Fitness Program.A flexible and customizable career growth path.Family is family—that’s why it’s important to us to offer adoption and surrogacy assistance, medical plans that cover infertility treatment, paid Maternity Leave, paid Primary and Secondary Caregiver Leave, and a Backup Dependent Care program.Flexible work environment, because we know things just come up sometimes.And so much more! Our Talent Engagement Consultants can give you moreinfo. LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? Now that you’ve got the goods on being a part of the Industry X.0 family, we just have one question: Are you ready to unleash your potential? If so, let’s chat. Go ahead and click the “apply” button. Tell us a bit about yourself and one of our Talent Engagement Consultants will be in touch. 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 (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status). 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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