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Provocative thinking, transformative insights, tangible business outcomes

Listen In: Tech, Talent and Telling the Insurance Story on the Insurance Coffee House Podcast

On this episode of The Insurance Coffee House podcast, Kenneth Saldanha, Global Insurance Lead at Accenture, is joined by Paul Mang, Chief Innovation Officer at Guidewire, to talk about how their career journeys have intersected and how they now work to drive innovation for their clients.

Attracting and retaining talent is a growing imperative in the insurance industry. Their discussion covers the topics that are in focus today, including behavioral data, new and emerging risks, behavior-based offerings, and the strategies being used to grow talent resources and create career paths for the next-generation insurance workforce.

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Nearly All Companies Will Miss Net Zero Goals Without At Least Doubling Rate of Carbon Emissions Reductions by 2030, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK

While more than one-third (34%) of the world’s largest companies are now committed to Net Zero, nearly all (93%) will fail to achieve their goals if they don’t at least double the pace of emissions reduction by 2030, according to a new report from Accenture.


Companies Can Achieve Breakthrough Growth During Uncertain Times by Embracing Life Centricity, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK

Businesses that embrace life centricity — a new enterprise-wide approach to growth — are likely to outperform peers on revenue growth by nine percentage points annually.


Accenture Named a Leader in Data and Analytics Services by Analyst Firm Everest Group

NEW YORK

Accenture has been named as the overall Leader and Star Performer in Everest Group’s report, “PEAK Matrix® for Data and Analytics (D&A) Service Provider 2022,” for the fourth consecutive year. The company ranked highest in Market Impact and Vision & Capability out of 30 established service providers.


Accenture Acquires Blackcomb Consultants to Help Insurance Carriers Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Cloud

NEW YORK and CHICAGO

The acquisition enhances Accenture’s ability to deliver Guidewire solutions to insurers globally to help them become “cloud-first” businesses.


Accenture Scored the Highest in IT Security Services in North America and Europe by Everest Group

NEW YORK

Accenture has been named a Leader in IT security services in North America and Europe in two new reports from analyst firm Everest Group.


Accenture Ranks No. 1 in Cybersecurity Service Providers by HFS Research

NEW YORK

Accenture recognized as a global cybersecurity powerhouse putting customer-centricity and innovation at the forefront of its strategy.


Poor Claims Experiences Could Put Up to $170B of Global Insurance Premiums at Risk by 2027, According to New Accenture Research

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG

Artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning and data analytics could transform the claims value chain and improve customer outcomes.


Accenture Song Wins Cannes Lions Direct Grand Prix for Coinbase

CANNES, France

At the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Accenture Song (formerly Accenture Interactive) took home the top honor for Direct Lions — which celebrates targeted and response-driven creativity — winning a Grand Prix for its Super Bowl spot ’Less Talk, More Bitcoin’ for Coinbase.


C-Suite Leaders Taking Entirely New Approach to Costs, According to Accenture

NEW YORK

Traditional cost cutting measures are no longer enough; Cost transformation must be interconnected with growth, sustainability and innovation.


Accenture and Avanade Named Microsoft 2022 Global SI Partner of the Year for 17th Time

NEW YORK and SEATTLE

The companies were recognized with ten additional awards — including an unprecedented number of country-level Partner of the Year awards.


Efma and Accenture Reveal the Winners of Innovation in Insurance Awards 2022

PARIS

This year’s entries demonstrate an ongoing customer focus, creative applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation as well as a sustainability lens.


Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade Expand Partnership to Help Organizations Tackle Their Greatest Sustainability Challenges

NEW YORK, REDMOND, and SEATTLE

With an immediate emphasis on delivering solutions to help organizations transform their operations, products, services and value chains to help accelerate the transition to net zero, the three companies will expand their focus to broader environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges in the future.


Human Connection and Trust Unlock Productivity, Retention and Revenue Growth, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK

Only 1 in 6 people feels strongly connected at work, with on-site workers least connected of all. “Omni-connected experiences” help workers realize full potential.


The New Face of Compliance is Adaptable, Data Rich and Tech-Driven, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK

The ever-evolving risk landscape calls for a more proactive, collaborative approach to reimagining the compliance function.


Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2022

NEW YORK

The IDC MarketScape assessed the 2022 cloud professional services market through the IDC MarketScape model, providing a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the characteristics that highlight each vendor’s success in the marketplace.


Accenture Recognized as No. 1 on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® List; Joins Hall of Fame

NEW YORK

This marks the 16th consecutive year DiversityInc has recognized Accenture in the United States for the steps it has taken to create an inclusive and equitable culture.


Accenture Announces Accenture Song

NEW YORK

Building on Accenture’s longstanding culture of change, the name Accenture Song conveys an enduring and universal form of human craft, connection, inspiration, technical prowess and experience —unleashing the imagination and ideas of its people to deliver tangible results.


New Book “Radically Human” Shows Business Leaders New Path to Success by Taking a Human-Centric Approach to Technology Innovation

NEW YORK

Sequel to bestselling “Human + Machine” delivers a new playbook for driving growth and value by applying technology across human dimensions of trust, experience, talent and sustainability.


Accenture Named a Leader in Enterprise Blockchain Services by Everest Group

NEW YORK

Accenture has been recognized as a Leader in enterprise blockchain services for the second consecutive time by industry analyst firm Everest Group.


Accenture Technology Vision 2022: “Metaverse Continuum” Redefining How the World Works, Operates and Interacts

NEW YORK

Accenture launches dedicated Metaverse Continuum business group as physical and virtual realities converge to reshape human experiences.


Everest Group Recognizes Accenture as a Leader in Platform IT, Salesforce and Duck Creek Services in Insurance

NEW YORK

Accenture has been named a Leader in three new reports by analyst firm Everest Group which assessed providers on platform IT, Salesforce and Duck Creek services in the insurance industry.


Accenture Named a Leader in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix® for Cloud Services in North America and Europe

NEW YORK

According to Everest Group, Accenture is differentiated in overall market impact, driven by value delivered to clients based on customer feedback.


Accenture Named a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Data and Analytics Service Providers

NEW YORK

Among the 18 companies assessed, Gartner positioned Accenture highest and furthest in this Magic Quadrant for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in this market.


Accenture Invests in Multicultural Media Technology Platform SwayBrand Through Accenture Ventures’ Black Founders Development Program

NEW YORK

Accenture has invested in Los Angeles-based SwayBrand, a multicultural media technology platform that helps brands connect with diverse influencers. This marks the first startup investment in North America made through the company’s Black Founders Development Program.


Accenture Talent Hub for Salesforce Launches in Albany, New York

ALBANY, NY

Expanding its commitment to the New York workforce, Accenture plans to create 100 new Salesforce-skilled cloud jobs in 2022.


Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform Achieves “Luminary” Status and Wins Two XCelent Awards

NEW YORK

Celent recognizes ALIP with top honors for its technology and functionality.


Accenture Receives Four ‘Digital Experience Partner of the Year’ Awards from Adobe

NEW YORK

Accenture has been recognized with four Adobe Digital Experience Partner of the Year Awards for 2022, reflecting Accenture’s leadership in unleashing purposeful connections, powered by Adobe, to help accelerate clients’ path to value.


Companies Have Unprecedented Opportunity to Transform How They Manage, Measure and Report the Impact and Value of Their ESG Priorities, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK

In a unique moment, with pressures from shareholders and stakeholder demands on sustainability growing exponentially, leaders must bring the right data to decision-makers that improves business performance.


CNA Insurance Moves Rapidly from Data Foundation to Analytic Products on Google Cloud

NEW YORK

In just 10 weeks, CNA Data science engineers worked with the Google Cloud team and Accenture to develop a prototype for the new CNA Model Factory built on Google Vertex AI, which enables companies to build, deploy, and scale ML models quickly with both pre-trained and custom tooling.


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Matthew Sheldon

Executive Principle - Strategy

Jeff Mitch

Managing Director – Strategy, Insurance

Jim Bramblet

Senior Managing Director – FS Midwest Lead

Darcy Dague

Managing Director – Insurance, North America

Erik J. Sandquist

Managing Director – Insurance, Global Lead Customer, Sales and Service

Kenneth Saldanha

Senior Managing Director – Global Insurance Lead

Michael Reilly

Principal Director – Insurance

Ravi Malhotra

Managing Director – Strategy