Accenture and Amazon Web Services today announced newly expanded services and resources led by the Accenture AWS Business Group (AABG) to help clients accelerate their pace of innovation. Built around the continued collaboration between both organizations, the new capabilities deliver industry-proven expertise to help clients achieve business outcomes previously unimaginable.
AABG combines the resources, technical capability and industry knowledge of Accenture and AWS to help enterprises unlock innovation, drive business value and support growth through cloud adoption and transformation.
With hundreds of enterprise transformation projects completed, the AABG is now spearheading countless innovation projects powered by new technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), analytics and cloud native strategies. This disruption calls for more capability to help enterprises combine digital innovation with legacy transformation while adopting established industry platforms.
The new innovation accelerator services and dedicated resources consist of:
A new Applied Intelligence Studio for AWS in Seattle, where clients can access AI specialists from AWS and Accenture to apply AWS ML services, such as Amazon SageMaker, and integrate leading practices more rapidly for burgeoning innovation projects. The AABG team will identify industry- and domain-specific use cases where leading technologies can be applied to help solve key business challenges. The solution was developed in collaboration with Accenture’s Applied Intelligence practice.
- The development of LaunchPad, an agile network of Accenture and AWS specialists skilled in strategic AWS services, core to quickly enabling digital transformation beyond traditional cost reductions. Steeped with industry knowledge, these specialists are embedded in Accenture Liquid Studios and innovation centers around the world
- Additional tools, templates and leading industry solutions, backed by the collective knowledge of the AABG, to help clients be nimbler and scale services more easily. Among these will be new Industry Solution Incubators to help clients leverage modular, modern platforms that integrate the best of their existing assets with analytics and ML via platform-enabled delivery
- The creation of Blockchain Express, which is aimed to be a faster, more cost-effective way for AWS clients who are interested in blockchain services to explore the benefits of distributed ledger technologies (DLT). It will include the rapid development of an operational DLT network that will enable companies to accelerate their blockchain adoption journey.
“Our strong business momentum means we can invest more resources to focus on a comprehensive transformation for our clients who are asking for legacy transformation, quick-hitting digital innovation, and industry-focused solutions,” said Chris Wegmann, global managing director of AABG and Accenture’s AWS practice. “Our experience has shown that bringing our best talent forward with cross-team collaboration helps enable a path to success. It’s about combining the power of Accenture and AWS to help clients acceleration innovation at a time of epic disruption across all industries.”
“The Accenture AWS Business Group provides extensive experience, resources, methodologies, and learnings to help clients rapidly deliver business value and innovation,” said Terry Wise, global vice president of Channels & Alliances at Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Our customers are asking us to help them innovate faster by leveraging new AWS services such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and analytics.”
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