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This section consolidates and provides easy access to some of Accenture South Africa’s recent press releases and news clippings, as well as compelling and practical insights into the business and the broader marketplace.

April

CLIFF CENTRAL.COM

Lee Naik, managing director of Digital and Technology Strategy for Accenture South Africa, participates in a panel interview focusing on 'The Impact Of Social Media On Workplace Productivity'.

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March

ANN7

Ashley Maistry, senior manager for Technology at Accenture South Africa, discusses National Water, as part of Accenture’s participation at upcoming Africa Utility Week.

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TECHCENTRAL

Mophethe Moletsane, senior manager for Communications, Media and Technology at Accenture South Africa, highlights why it is worthwhile investigating new ways of enabling mobile services for mobile users not carrying high-end devises in the near future.

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ENGINEERING NEWS

Joost den Haas, managing director for Strategy at Accenture South Africa, disusses how Africa is actively shifting towards consumer-driven ecomonic growth.

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CNBC AFRICA
William Mzimba, chief executive for Accenture South Africa, discusses the role of innovation in boosting South Africa's economic development.

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CLIFF CENTRAL.COM
William Mzimba, chief executive for Accenture South Africa, discusses innovative leadership and what skills are required to lead an innovative organisation.

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CNBC AFRICA
Innovation Index Conference special report: Unpacking the Accenture Innovation Conference. 

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CNBC AFRICA
Innovation Index Conference special report: Exploring the benefits of Innovation. 

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#ListenLearnLead
In today’s digital workplace, listening has become significantly more difficult; that is according to a global research study titled: #ListenLearnLead conducted by Accenture. 

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February

TECHCENTRAL
Could South African broadcasting, like telecoms, be set to skip evolutionary phases completely with the introduction of the new players? Mophethe Moletsane, senior manager for Communications, Media and Technology at Accenture, examines the question.

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ENCA
Charlene Naidoo, recruitment manager for Accenture South Africa, discusses Accenture’s global research around balancing work and play.

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VENTUREBURN
Innovation Index conference guest speaker, Ludwick Marishane, shows how reverse innovation helped birth his waterless bath invention.

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ITWEB
William Mzimba, chief executive for Accenture South Africa, examines the importance of using innovation to drive South Africa’s future growth and competitive advantage.

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MEMEBURN
Sebastian Thrun, Innovation Index Conference guest speaker, Stanford professor and former head of Google X, debates the question: Is education poised to breed the next major moonshot?

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ITWEB
William Mzimba, chief executive for Accenture South Africa, talks about the upcoming Innovation Index Conference and how innovation drives business transformation.

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KYKNET TV
Dagbreek: In Sake – Accenture Innovasie Konferensie met Willie Schoeman, besturende direkteur – Accenture Digital lead.

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CLASS.FM
Wille Schoeman, managing director – Accenture Digital lead, explains the concept of Innovation at the Innovation Index Conference held on 26 February 2015.

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FIN24.COM
Global credit and information management company TransUnion has partnered with consulting experts Accenture on an Innovation Index.>

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BUSINESS DAY LIVE
Lee Naik, managing director of Digital and Technology Strategy for Accenture South Africa, discusses how ‘Disruption’ delivers the competitive edge for companies.

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EYEWITNESS NEWS
A host of the world's foremost innovative thinkers gathered at the Accenture Innovation Conference to discuss ways to accelerate creativity across the globe.

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MEMEBURN
Lisa Bodell, CEO of futurethink, offers advice at the Innovation Index Conference, on ways to keep innovation top of mind.

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MEMEBURN The Accenture Innovation Conference reveals South Africa’s top innovators.

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EYEWITNESS NEWS
Johannesburg Mayor, Parks Tau, calls for better service delivery for the city.

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ITWEB
Lee Naik, managing director of Digital and Technology Strategy for Accenture South Africa, deliberates how digital technologies are making it easier for global organizations to access South African consumers directly. 

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TRANSFORMER
Christie Olivier, chief executive officer at Accenture South Africa, shares his views on ‘IT in the real world’, how running your IT department as a business allows business units to choose their IT services. 

 

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ITWEB
Accenture has announced the line-up of top speakers presenting at the Accenture Innovation Conference, taking place on 26 February 2015. 

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GADGET
The latest Accenture Technology vision report, Accenture Technology Vision 2015, has shown a 180 degree shift towards the “We Economy” that is shaping the way we work and live. 

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CLASSIC.FM
Lee Naik, managing director of Digital and Technology Strategy for Accenture South Africa, discusses “Small Business, Big Data” and how analysing social media and using technology smartly can direct business strategy successfully. 

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Accenture Media Statement
Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey finds ‘Digital Ecosystems’ re-shaping markets and creating the “We Economy”.

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Accenture Media Statement
Accenture in South Africa announces the shortlist of finalists for the Accenture Innovation Index.

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January

CITIZEN
Tech barons paint rosy future at Davos despite security fears. Chief Executive Officer of Accenture South Africa, Pierre Nanterme, talks about the four biggest challenges the tech industry faces in the coming year.

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IT ONLINE
International Data Corporation (IDC) has released a new MarketScape report rating Accenture highly for its ability to deliver both industry and technical insights, as well as data centre transformation competence.

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MEMEBURN
Accenture survey Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World reveals why new technology has become‘too complicated’ for most South Africans.

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November

ITWeb
Stanley Louw, senior manager of Infrastructure at Accenture South Africa, highlights that there is a higher uptake of video conferencing, e-learning, telepresence, and Web-based conferencing. Companies are looking strategically at what these applications mean for their businesses.

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BIZCOMMUNITY
Suren Govender, analytics managing director for Accenture South Africa, discusses the Accenture Digital Consumer Survey 2014—how it reveals a rising level of digital intensity among local consumers, consuming more technology in self-directed configurations that shatter existing vendor-led ecosystems.

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ITWEB
Stanley Louw, network transformation lead for Accenture South Africa, discusses the issue, that many companies face, of managing telecoms costs properly within an organisation.

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THE STAR WORKPLACE
Lee Naik, managing director for Technology Strategy at Accenture South Africa, highlights that according to global projections there are likely to be 212 billion digital devices by 2020. The impact of technology played a huge part that couldn't be underestimated.

 

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October

ITWeb
Suren Govender, managing director of Analytics at Accenture South Africa, discusses the Accenture Communication, Media and Technology Digital Consumer Survey 2014—how going forward, consumer preferences will increasingly shape offerings, and have the potential to make or break corporate fortunes.

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MAIL & GUARDIAN
Suren Govender, managing director of Analytics at Accenture South Africa, discusses how technology for technology’s sake does not effectively empower staff as this is when it is mostly resisted. He goes on to explain that technology is best deployed as an enabler to performing one’s job or to augment staff capabilities.

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MAIL & GUARDIAN
Sandy Mohonathan, Human Resources(HR) director at Accenture South Africa, highlights that as Accenture is a services business, the company believes that people are their most important asset, hence the reason the organisation puts a lot of emphasis onto the people factor and has developed HR systems that give employees greater control and flexibility.

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EYEWITNESS NEWS.CO.ZA
Accenture ranked 2nd in the Top Employer of the year 2014 Awards.

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September

IT-ONLINE
SA will battle with digitalisation
After digital born companies paved the way to growth with platform business models, small enterprises and traditional businesses are entering the digital platform market in a second wave. But the vast majority of new digital platform start-ups will fail and the gulf between countries will increase in the coming years, according to a new research report by Accenture.

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TECH FINANCIALS
$12-bn case for open innovation in South Africa
Accenture’s Digital Collaboration Index indicates that digital collaboration could deliver an uplift of $1.5 trillion (R21.7 trillion) to global economic outputs while in SA, it could raise GDP by about $12bn, elevating GDP by 3.1%.

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GADGET
Enter the Blockchain era
Lee Naik believes the next era in banking will be Blockchain, as among other things it allows faster and more secure transactions, comprehensive audit trails and greatly reduced costs.

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BRAINSTORM
Lee Naik, managing director for Technology Strategy at Accenture South Africa, discusses how companies that have recognised the blurred boundaries between business strategy and technology strategy are becoming a lot more effective in aligning capabilities.

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August

ENGINEERING NEWS
William Mzimba, chief executive for Accenture in South Africa, shares his insights on why companies need to be innovative. He invites organisations of all sizes to participate in the 2014 Accenture Innovation Index, and details the characteristics that distinguish those organisations that lead in innovation.

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THE CITIZEN
The World Economic Forum unveiled a project aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide, to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet. Pierre Nanterme, chief executive of Accenture, said the platform will enable “crowdsourcing with the best experts in the world” to help determine the path forward on a wide range of issues.

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July

BUSINESS DAY
Sean Katzen, managing director of Retail at Accenture South Africa, discusses the Accenture Seamless Retail survey—highlighting the lines between the different shopping channels that were blurring and delivering a seamless experience across retail touch points—remaining both a key challenge and prime opportunity for retailers today.

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BUSINESS REPORT
Sean Katzen, managing director of Retail at Accenture South Africa, discusses the findings of the Accenture Seamless Retail survey, highlighting that he believes retailers should make delivery a seamless experience, across all retail points.

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POWER FM
Lee Naik, managing director of Technology Strategy at Accenture South Africa, discusses the G20 report conducted amongst entrepreneurs. This report indicates that entrepreneurs have the potential to create 10 million new jobs in the G20 countries.

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CHANNELWISE AFRICA
Mike Sutcliff, group chief executive at Accenture Digital, discusses how digital technology is helping major firms, as well as small, medium and micro enterprises—reshape global and local business landscapes. >

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IT ONLINE
Accenture and Avanade have been recognised by Microsoft as Alliance Partner of the Year for the eighth time, and they have both also been awarded Mobility Partner of the Year for the third year in a row.

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JSE
Suren Govender, Accenture South Africa's analytics managing director, highlights the new generation of big data-centric analytics tools, that will turn information into more actionable insights for users.

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BUSINESS DAY
Lee Naik, managing director within Accenture Strategy, discusses how cloud services are 'becoming reality' for local firms.

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IT-ONLINE
Suren Govender, managing director within Accenture Digital, discusses what corporate South Africa can do to embrace data analytics.

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ITWEB
William Mzimba, chief executive of Accenture in South Africa, discusses how the Accenture Innovation Index is aimed to promote business growth and spur job creation, and he welcomes entries from local companies of all sizes. >

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BRAINSTORM
Pradeep Roy, senior technical architect at Accenture in South Africa, discusses how South African companies are adopting the cloud for their infrastructure needs to reduce costs of storage.

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June

CNBC AFRICA
Sandy Mohonathan, HR director at Accenture in South Africa, discusses the International Women's Day survey which focuses on career capital.

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ITWEB
Abigail Brooks, account director within Accenture Operations, describes a reluctance in the market to go for offshore BPO solutions.

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BUSINESS DAY
Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme says that Accenture will continue to explore opportunities in Africa, as the company sees the continent as a long term investment.

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BUSINESS REPORT/IOL
Mike Sutcliff, chief executive of Accenture Digital, discusses how digital technology is helping major firms, as well as small, medium and micro enterprises reshape global and local business landscapes.

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