Accenture partners with NGOs for COVID-response projects

Accenture has teamed up with Caritas Manila, Philippine Business Social Progress (PBSP) and Philippines Business for Education (PBEd) in launching various initiatives that aim to help alleviate hunger and uplift health and well-being, livelihood and education of communities in the Philippines. Shown in photo are (top row, L-R): Elvin Uy, Executive Director, PBSP; Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director, Caritas Manila; and Lovelaine Basillote, Executive Director, PBEd. Representing Accenture in the Philippines (bottom row) are Country Managing Director Lito Tayag and Corporate Citizenship Executive Sponsor Louise Sabariaga.

Accenture Philippines has teamed up with Caritas Manila, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and Philippine Business for Education (PBed) to undertake programs in response to various COVID-related challenges. The initiatives include alleviating hunger and promoting health and well-being by assisting families nationwide with their essential needs and feeding malnourished children in the poorest communities,…

Every business is now a technology business as pandemic accelerates digital transformation: Accenture

The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, compressing 10-year technology changes into one to two years, a technology business leader said in an online briefing last week. The rapid changes bring about new realities that heavily influence technology trends, said JP Palpallatoc, the data, AI, and next technologies lead of Accenture in the Philippines. Before COVID-19,…

2021 will redefine 21st century: “Fjord Trends 2021” report from Accenture Interactive

Annual report finds as 2020 forced the world to re-examine how it lives, works, and plays, 2021 will see 7 trends emerge that map out new, hopeful territory for businesses, consumers, and society As the COVID-19 crisis redefines how economies and society as a whole function, human ingenuity has sparked a wave of innovation set…

State-sponsored hackers, ransomware gangs diversifying tactics to inflict more harm: Accenture

Accenture’s 2020 Cyber Threatscape Report reveals the prolific threats influencing the cyber landscape Some of the world’s most skilled nation-state cyber adversaries and notorious ransomware gangs are deploying an arsenal of new open-sourced tools, actively exploiting corporate email systems and using online extortion to scare victims into paying ransoms, according to the 2020 Cyber Threatscape…

Accenture Cloud First launches with $3B investment to accelerate clients’ move to cloud, digital transformation

Major move designed to create new model for rapid migration to the cloud and realization of value for clients and their stakeholders Accenture announced the formation of Accenture Cloud First with a $3 billion investment over three years to help clients across all industries rapidly become “cloud first” businesses and accelerate their digital transformation to…

Accenture, Intel, Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation use AI to save coral reefs

Accenture, Intel and the Philippines-based Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation have developed a new solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor, characterize, and analyze coral reef resiliency. The solution is Project: CORaiL, an initiative the three organizations created in 2019. It has been deployed in a reef in the Philippines since last year.

Accenture Named Best Employer of the Year at International ICT Awards Philippines

Accenture has, for the third time, been named “Best Employer of the Year” at the annual International ICT Awards Philippines, recognized for its industry-leading initiatives in developing talent, advancing inclusion and diversity, and supporting the welfare of its employees. Organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and supported by the Information Technology…

If everyone has gone digital, how do you stand out? Accenture report points way

TECH VISION BRIEFING. Reporters in Cebu join via video-conference a briefing on the Accenture Technology Vision 2019 by Managing Director and Digital Lead in the Philippines JP Palpallatoc.

Digital is no longer a differentiator for enterprises but “the price of admission to do business,” a top official of a global technology company said in a briefing on Tuesday. Digital technologies are already an expectation and no longer a differentiator, said JP Palpallatoc, Managing Director and Accenture Digital Lead in the Philippines in a…

Accenture expands coding tutorial to 15 languages for Hour of Code 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, Accenture is teaming up with Code.org to support Hour of Code, a global educational movement that reaches over 100 million students through a one-hour introduction to computer science. This year, in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9), Accenture is expanding its coding tutorial across 15 languages – English,…

Accenture recognized for future-proofing workforce with digital skills

MANILA – Accenture is the recipient of the Talent Development Program award from the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP). The award recognizes Accenture’s ongoing employee training and learning initiatives for new and emerging technologies in the digital economy. Accenture was commended for developing learning roadmaps that leverage digital platforms, mobile…

Cebu schools dominate Accenture innovation contest

SPEECH HELP. Cebu Institute of Technology students receive their grand prize for winning Accenture’s Program The Future 2018 with Tingog, an app that seeks to help teach speech to children with cleft palate.

A student project that seeks to teach speech to children with cleft palate was named the grand champion of Accenture Philippines’ Program The Future 2018 today during the finals in Taguig City. The team from Cebu Institute of Technology University won the top prize with their Tingog app, which seeks to help children with cleft…

Move to intelligent operations key to do well in business: Accenture

INNOVATION ROADSHOW. Accenture Operations Lead in the Philippines Benedict Hernandez with employees taking part of the innovation roadshow that highlights new IT like big data analytics, augmented reality, and AI.

Companies able to tap innovative talent, harness insights from large amounts of data and applied intelligence and tap benefits from the cloud and smart partnerships will be in the best position to survive disruption and do well in business, a recent global report said. The report by HfS Research and Accenture said the future belongs…

AI to boost revenues, create more jobs: Accenture report

Rather than displace human workers, artificial intelligence or AI will create more jobs and boost company revenues, according to a report by Accenture. If businesses invest in AI and human-machine collaboration, they could increase revenues by 38% by 2020 and raise employment levels by 10%, the report said. Globally, that increase could amount to $4.8…

Cebu students get coding intro in Hour of Code in Accenture

VOLUNTEERS. Accenture programmer Joyce Anne Dreyfus gives Grade 10 student Clint Manolat tips in programming Elsa to move on the screen. When Accenture Cebu opened slots for volunteers to the Hour of Code, it was filled up in minutes, said Managing Director Arvin Yason.

School principal Rosemarie Novabos was apprehensive. Her students at OPRRA National High School only started ICT classes this year and they were already being invited by Accenture to join Saturday’s Hour of Code. While she told ICT coordinator Vince Impel to “immediately say yes” to the invitation by Accenture, whom she described as an important…

Robotics Cup builds foundation for future tech workers

RECYCLING. Hyeonseo “Rose” Kim, Clarice Alexandria Asero, and Chelsea Megan Sim of SAGE Prepschool House built a model of a recycling facility with a claw machine that picks up and segregates trash for cleaning and recycling. They won 1st place in the Loving Our Planet category.

“Failure in our school is not an option,” said Ana Mariolla Martinez-Quijano. “It is a necessity.” Quijano is the founder and managing director of Compass Education, which promotes STEAM education and 21st century learning skills built on creativity, innovation, collaboration and critical thinking. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. “Failure in a…

Accenture inaugurates 5th facility in Cebu, highlights new and emerging tech in providing solutions

Accenture inaugurated its 5th facility in Cebu on Wednesday with a hologram of one of its officials briefing the guests and handling the ceremonies in the Filinvest Cyberzone at the IT Park in Lahug, Cebu City. That part of the program was meant to highlight a key character of the facility: a center for agile…

Accenture launches rapid innovation center in the Philippines

ACCENTURE LIQUID STUDIO. Leading the launch of the Accenture Liquid Studio in the Philippines are (from left) Ambe Tierro, senior managing director and technology lead, Accenture in the Philippines; Accenture Technology Services group chief executive Bhaskar Ghosh; and JP Palpallatoc, managing director and Accenture digital lead in the Philippines.

Systems that detect whether mining vehicles are overloaded or its drivers exhausted to an augmented reality platform to train people how to operate machinery or decorate a house were​ put on display as Accenture launched today its rapid innovation center in the Philippines. Liquid Studio is an “open center where clients co-innovate with Accenture engineers…

Tech adapts to people: key trend in Accenture technology trend study

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS. JP Palpallatoc, Accenture Digital Lead in the Philippines, briefs reporters in Manila and Cebu on the Accenture Technology Vision 2017, which details trends for the next few years.

Artificial intelligence (AI), technology design that adapts to people, integration with external systems, on-demand work platforms and leadership in uncharted areas of the industry are the key technology for the next three years, according to Accenture. “Technology advancement and innovation continue to advance and it’s accelerating very quickly. However, there’s a little bit of differentiation.…

Accenture marks 10 years in Cebu; to hire more workers, open new facility

CEBU AT FOREFRONT. Lito T. Tayag, country managing director of Accenture, Inc. (Philippines), says “The industry is changing through digital transformation, digital disruptions. A lot of our clients are seeking services in new IT or what we call the digital space. Cebu is at the forefront of providing these services.” (MyCebu.ph photo: Max Limpag)

As Accenture celebrates its 10th anniversary in Cebu this 2017, the company said it is committed to continue growing the business here, especially in the area of technology-driven, digitally-enabled services. Lito T. Tayag, country managing director of Accenture, Inc. (Philippines), said the company intends to add a thousand to the Cebu workforce within the year.…

Companies that put people first will be winners in digital economy: Accenture

DIGITAL DISRUPTION. Accenture says companies can often feel overwhelmed by the pace of technology change, experiencing “digital culture shock” at the prospect of keeping up with the competition. However, companies can adopt a people-first approach that will allow them to create new business models that drive digital disruption.

Leading companies that develop a people first approach will win in today’s digital economy, according to the latest global technology trends report from Accenture. As technology advancements accelerate at an unprecedented rate – dramatically disrupting the workforce – companies that equip employees, partners and consumers with new skills can fully capitalize on innovations. Those that do…