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Berend de Jong

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Berend de Jong is Accenture’s Managing Director responsible for Global Insurance Technology Strategy. Berend’s focus is on helping Accenture Insurance and Banking clients to develop their technology strategies and new operating models, as well as understanding the impact of digital innovations on their business.

Motivated by the drive of Accenture employees, their high ambitions and the firm’s strong focus on results, he is particularly excited about the potential of innovations such as Open APIs, Industrialized cloud and new mobile technologies for developing client businesses.

Berend studied Information Technology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and Technology & Human Affairs at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA. He speaks Dutch and English, as well as basic German, and outside work enjoys watching rugby and catamaran sailing.
Latest Posts | By Berend de Jong
Posted on January 31st, 2017

Insurers should prepare themselves for constant digital transformation

The most successful technology start-ups don’t just capitalize on a single innovation. They...
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Insurers should prepare themselves for constant digital transformation
Posted on January 24th, 2017

Defensive digital strategies help insurers strengthen earnings

Powerful new digital technology is fast changing all facets of the insurance market. Tech-savvy...
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Defensive digital strategies help insurers strengthen earnings
Posted on January 17th, 2017

Insurtech firms show big insurers how to thrive in the digital economy

Traditional insurers can overcome increasingly adverse market conditions by emulating insurtech...
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Insurtech firms show big insurers how to thrive in the digital economy
Posted on January 10th, 2017

Smart digital strategies enable insurers to double their earnings

Insurance companies that counter the swarm of emerging threats to their businesses with innovative...
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Smart digital strategies enable insurers to double their earnings
Posted on January 3rd, 2017

Perfect storm threatens to sink insurers’ earnings by nearly 40%

Insurance providers are facing an unprecedented range of challenges. Stagnant sales, low interest...
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Perfect storm threatens to sink insurers’ earnings by nearly 40%
Posted on August 3rd, 2016

These five steps will help insurers get their data governance on track

Digital transformation is forcing insurers to quickly reassess how they collect, store and...
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These five steps will help insurers get their data governance on track
Posted on July 27th, 2016

Data governance is vital for insurers as they venture into the digital economy

Insurers battling to get to grips with their vast data resources need to extend and broaden...
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Data governance is vital for insurers as they venture into the digital economy
Posted on July 20th, 2016

Data lakes and APIs provide insurers with the keys to unlock their data logjams

Insurers and other financial services firms are investing heavily in data technologies in an...
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Data lakes and APIs provide insurers with the keys to unlock their data logjams
Posted on July 6th, 2016

Poor data management threatens to hurt insurers in the digital economy

I have a high regard for my insurance provider. But there’s one thing the company does that...
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Poor data management threatens to hurt insurers in the digital economy