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Microsoft Ignite/Envision 2017 Cloud. Easy, right?

Join us at Microsoft Ignite/Envision 2017
September 25-29, Orlando, Florida

The differentiated relationship Accenture and Avanade share with Microsoft makes them the best partners for your journey to cloud and digital transformation.

Artificial intelligence, cloud, digital transformation, you name it … game-changing innovations for the enterprise will be on the menu in Orlando.

As two events under one roof, Ignite (aimed at IT decision-makers) and Envision (for the C-suite) offer an immersive combination of nuts-and-bolts tech and big-picture strategy for plotting your digital road map. The week will include over 700 sessions, myriad product demos and a keynote address by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

With our Avanade partners, we’re honored to play a prominent role (as a Diamond Sponsor for Ignite and Platinum Sponsor for Envision).

It’s going to be an exciting, insight-filled week.

Must attend

Our subject matter experts and leadership will be onsite to talk to you about our services and capabilities around journey to cloud and digital transformation. Search for these sessions in the Ignite and Envision conference agendas and register for your seat.

  • Financial services:
    Towergate and Antares Capital discuss digital transformation fueled by cloud

  • Digital transformation in retail:
    How leading retailers are transforming to compete

Envision Sessions

Financial Services:

Towergate’s CIO Gordon Walters will talk about how the company’s ambitious end-to-end cloud migration enabled an IT as-a-service model that significantly reduced costs, aligned IT/business functions and fostered employee collaboration. Antares Capital’s CIO Mary Cecola will discuss how the company achieved a highly efficient cloud-centric IT infrastructure with 100 percent operations in the cloud, enabling it to focus on strategic business initiatives and superior customer experiences.

Digital transformation in retail

The only constant in the Retail industry is the rapid pace of change and exponentially increasing customer expectations. Hear directly from three different leading retailers about their digital transformation journeys — how they are embracing the omnichannel customer experience and optimizing their operations to compete and thrive in today’s market.

  • Azure Stack:
    Thinking and realizing value beyond the box

  • Hype or reality:
    Straight talk on AI and mixed reality in the enterprise

  • Learn all about:
    Running multi-terabyte SAP HANA infrastructure on Microsoft Azure

  • Overview:
    Modern Windows 10 and Office ProPlus management with Enterprise Mobility + Security

  • Speed and scale:
    Accenture Windows 10 Journey

  • Leadership Panel:
    Women Leaders Shaping the Technology World

Ignite Sessions

Azure Stack:

Microsoft’s Azure Stack is enabling enterprises to experience “true” hybrid cloud with an Azure-consistent experience in the public cloud and on-premises. Avanade, an Azure Stack solution provider, will discuss not only what’s “in the box,” which is game changing, but also what can be achieved “beyond the box” to enable true digital transformation and business growth.

Hype or Reality:

Everyone is talking about AI and Immersive Experiences but how are technologies like bots, robotic process automation and HoloLens making an impact in enterprises today? In this session, a panel of Avanade and Accenture technology leaders and our clients distinguish hype from reality — sharing key learnings from early experimentation, interesting uses cases, and the challenges we face as we explore the potential promised by these emerging technologies. While the pace of change makes constant experimentation a necessity and prioritizing limited resources a constant battle, this session offers real world insight to help prioritize emerging technology projects and optimize impact.

Read Accenture’s perspective on how AI can boost profitability and innovation.

Learn all about:

Learn all about SAP HANA and how customers are using HANA to modernize their enterprise business processes with the most performant Azure VMs and purpose-built SAP HANA on Azure large instances. In addition, learn how customers are starting their journey to HANA by optimizing existing SAP Netweaver based applications such as SAP Business Suite and BW with HANA on Azure. Hear from Accenture’s internal IT leadership on how they achieved significant performance benefits by migrating SAP BW to SAP HANA on Azure and lessons learned along the way. Finally, get a hands-on demo of running and managing a large scale SAP landscape on Azure.


Join this overview session to see how you can modernize the deployment, management, and servicing of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus with System Center Configuration Manager, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, and other cloud services. Learn how you can reduce your on-premises infrastructure needs, simplify management, and lower TCO.

Speed and scale:

Hear how the world’s largest consumer of Windows 10 deployed to 300,000 workstations in two years. Driven by speed to outcome, key milestones along the journey include a business application assessment, a technical business pilot and a security tools assessment. A “two-lane” deployment approach empowered early adopters to upgrade manually, while an innovative In-Place Upgrade tool enabled employees to self-upgrade using OneDrive for Business. The Windows 10 upgrade for all 400,000+ Accenture people is set for completion by August 2017, providing a foundation for a digital Accenture, and reinforcing the company’s commitment to support its digital workforce with the latest Microsoft tools and technologies.

Leadership Panel:

Technology is at the core of today’s business transformation. Hear how this inspiring panel of senior leaders has discovered their own purpose in shaping the future of technology and its impact on society.

What’s happening
at our booth

Booth demos

Showcasing our innovative and advanced solutions and capabilities.
Meet with us at booth #473 on the Ignite expo floor.

Cloud Transforma­tion

Accenture Cloud Platform Cloud Management

Accenture Cloud Platform Accelerate

Azure Stack

People First

Retail Chatbot


Oltiva Immersive Experiences

Digital Workplace Accelerator


Accenture Cloud Platform Analytics

Accenture Cloud Platform Cloud Services Publisher

Accenture Cloud Platform Marketplace Apps


HoloLens Demos

Theatre Sessions

Come to booth #473 to check out our 30 minutes theatre sessions presented by subject matter experts and answer your questions.

Session Time Slot
Lunch Session Docker Case Study 1pm
Migration: Accelerate 2pm
Evening Sessions Dynamics 365 5pm
Security / Managed Services 6pm

Don’t miss

Accenture and Avanade experts and leaders will be on site, ready to talk about how we’re applying Microsoft solutions to drive innovation and accelerate the as-a-service journey for our clients.

Towergate—from impossible to incredible

Towergate CIO, Gordon Walters, explains how we supported his company’s journey to cloud.

Connect with
our leaders

Accenture Cloud leaders including Michael Liebow and Scott Harrison will be on hand throughout the week. Stop by booth #473 to set up a meeting with a member of our leadership team or subject matter expert.

Michael Liebow
Michael Liebow
Global Managing Director,
Accenture Cloud Platform
Scott Harrison
Scott Harrison
Senior Managing Director,
Microsoft Platform Lead
Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
Chief Information Officer
Annette Rippert
Annette Rippert
Senior Managing Director,
Accenture Technology,
North America

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