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.