Delivering on the promise of technology

In a year like no other, people, businesses and communities all turned to technology—at a pace and scale no one previously thought possible—to help manage the COVID-19 crisis and solve a range of other pressing business problems.

Last year, companies embraced the axiom that every business is a technology business. They entered an era of exponential transformation, where technology reshapes industries and experiences. Bold leaders became experts at change.

The tech that moves us
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The Tech that Moves Us

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We were right there with clients, inspiring breakthrough solutions and executing at speed and scale, during a time when creativity and collaboration were the only way out of unprecedented circumstances.

Reimagining the future

As businesses and individuals reassess the future in the wake of COVID-19, technology innovation will be an ever-more important driver of new business, individual, societal and environmental possibilities.

New developments include creating platforms to help people and businesses adapt to the new world of work, making real strides in blockchain-based supply chain transparency and driving forward innovations in AI-powered industrial processes, preparing the groundwork for quantum computing and much more.

The future of business and human experience

We hope these stories inspire change and spark ideas for your organization to reimagine and rebuild the future of business and the human experience.

AR-enabled surgery improves patient outcomes

AR-enabled surgery improves patient outcomes

The first use of HoloLens-enabled surgery in Mexico was the result of a collaboration between the Accenture Extended Reality team, the Skye Group and the CHRISTUS Health Excellence and Innovation Center. It allows surgical schedules, patient records, medical imagery and 3D representations to be overlaid on the surgeon’s field of vision, helping determine the best point of entry to minimize recovery time and optimize patient outcomes.

Quantum computing cracks the code for finance

Quantum computing cracks the code for finance

Multinational financial services company BBVA wanted to explore how quantum computing might transform three use cases where the complexity of the data, variables and outcomes presented significant challenges even for the most modern computer systems and software packages: currency arbitrage, credit scoring and portfolio optimization.

Advancing sustainability with Green Cloud Advisor

Advancing sustainability with Green Cloud Advisor

Our Green Cloud Advisor uses proprietary algorithms to baseline a company’s data center footprint and then recommends a cloud footprint that maximizes sustainability, while also providing a “what if” simulation environment. Accenture helped 20+ clients migrate to cloud with sustainability-led decision-making, potentially enabling more than $110 million in carbon savings over five years.

AI powers product design

AI powers product design

Accenture Labs is working with a major player in the food and beverage industry to reimagine product development. We’re using advanced artificial intelligence tools and multi-sensory technologies to help product designers develop targeted flavors and simulate their aroma and taste before physically testing them. This will increase innovation opportunities, while lowering costs.

Neuromorphic computing makes cars even smarter

Neuromorphic computing makes cars even smarter

Our Future Technologies team explored the potential for neuromorphic computing innovation in the automotive industry by developing a more efficient voice command recognition system for smart vehicles. We showed that spiking neural networks running on a neuromorphic processor can recognize simple voice commands up to 50% faster than a standard processor, while using up to a thousand times less power.

Reshaping financial transactions with blockchain and multiparty systems

Reshaping financial transactions with blockchain and multiparty systems

Blockchain & Multiparty Systems promise a major reconfiguration of how the global financial system functions, from inventing new forms of money to improving post-trade processing. For example, many global transactions still depend heavily on manually intensive paper-based processes and it’s thought up to $250 billion could be unlocked if settlements could be processed in real time.

Case studies

Charity: water and Accenture Labs are collaborating to monitor water projects and keep clean water flowing.

Accenture co-created an AI-based, “Human + Machine” toolset with P&G to formulate tailored CPG products.

A utility company worked with Accenture to create and test an immersive VR training initiative.

First Microsoft HoloLens surgery in Latin America: How AR can change the surgical experience for doctors.

BBVA, a multinational financial services company, wanted to explore the use of quantum computing.

Accenture Interactive joins forces with The Walt Disney Studios as the first Innovation Partner of StudioLAB.

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