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Entrepreneur and Futurist will.i.am and Accenture’s Omar Abbosh Co-Host Podcast Series About Continuous Business Re-invention

Fortune 500 CEOs discuss their strategies for thriving in a world
changed by technology-fueled disruption

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today launched a podcast
series
with multi-faceted tech entrepreneur, futurist and investor will.i.am
about how successful businesses are harnessing disruption to
prosper.

Titled “Pivot
to the Future
,” the new series — co-hosted by Omar
Abbosh
, Accenture’s group chief executive of Communications, Media &
Technology — features interviews with some of the world’s most
innovative CEOs, who will discuss their pivots and share tips on how
leaders can help their own organizations transform and thrive during
epic disruption.

“The world will never again change as slowly as it is changing today,”
said Abbosh. “That’s why successful businesses are shedding old,
unworkable business theories and adopting radically new thinking to
perpetually innovate. It’s a real pleasure to speak with these
fascinating leaders and to collaborate with will.i.am,
who brings massive energy, tough questions and creative insights to the
show. I think the real-world stories about personal challenges, bold
moves and big commitments to improving society will be incredibly
inspirational.”

The podcast series will draw from Accenture’s new book “Pivot to the
Future: Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World.” The
book illustrates that emerging technologies — including artificial
intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, 5G and quantum computing —
require organizations to adopt a new approach to strategy. It offers
proven, practical approaches and hundreds of case studies to help
leaders grow their core businesses while simultaneously investing in
innovation and creating cultures of continuous reinvention.

“Simply trying to survive disruption is not the ticket to success,” said will.i.am,
founder & CEO of i.am+ and tech investor. “Accenture definitely gets
that. We are simpatico: It’s about applying technology in new ways,
adapting, constantly looking ahead and connecting your pivots to your
people and community engagement. Conversations with our guests who are
driving internal transformation will spark imaginations across every
industry.”

The first episode is available now for download on iTunes/Apple
Podcasts
, GooglePlay
and wherever podcasts are available. Future episodes will feature the
following Fortune 500 business leaders:

  • Hans Vestberg — CEO, Verizon
  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire — Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric

The “Pivot
to the Future
” podcast series was produced Entertainment One’s
(eOne) Podcast Network in association with producer Stuart Coxe. It is
sponsored by Accenture.

About Accenture
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services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in
strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining
unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40
industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s
largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of
business and technology to help clients improve their performance and
create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people
serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation
to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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Contacts

Sean Conway
Accenture
+1 917 592 5744
sean.k.conway@accenture.com

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