Accenture and Google Cloud announced an expansion of their worldwide collaboration through an updated commitment to growing their respective talent, improving their joint abilities, creating new solutions using data and AI, and delivering efficient support to help clients build a robust digital core reinvent their businesses on the cloud.
“Large, global organizations require highly trained business transformation experts to execute their digital transformations and to generate business value from their cloud investments quickly,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. “This next phase of our partnership with Accenture will significantly scale the professional services and implementation support available to customers globally and deliver new solutions to help businesses and public sector organizations benefit from Google Cloud’s capabilities in AI, ML, data analytics, cybersecurity and more.”
“Cloud offers boundless opportunities for companies to be more innovative and resilient, but the real world is full of barriers to value,” said Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First. “Our expanded partnership with Google Cloud is designed to help clients build a strong digital core utilizing Google Cloud infrastructure and products in areas like cybersecurity, data analytics, application modernization and more. A strong digital core helps companies respond to change and shifting dynamics within their industry. By working with Google Cloud to expand talent and pre-build industry-specific, productized solutions, we will accelerate time to value for clients on Google Cloud, from public to edge and everything in between.”
New Partnership Investments
Accenture and Google Cloud will enable businesses to utilize the full power of cloud and data, which include:
- Google Cloud Talent Creation: Accenture will expand to 15,000 Google Cloud certifications in application modernization, data analytics and AI, mainframe migration, cybersecurity, and sustainability.
- New Solutions Powered by Google Cloud: Accenture and Google Cloud will develop solutions and accelerators for specialized industry use cases, such as customer transformation, sales and marketing optimization, smart analytics, visual inspection, and more.
- New Global Innovation Hubs: Accenture and Google Cloud will invest further in new joint Innovation Hubs in Dublin and other global sites to rapidly iterate, pilot and deploy innovative solutions on Google Cloud. A joint engineering center of excellence will address specialized technical use cases for data analytics, AI, ML, application modernization, infrastructure, security and SAP.
- ai.RETAIL Optimized for Google Cloud: Accenture’s integrated retail platform, ai.RETAIL, will be optimized to harness Google Cloud’s Product Discovery and Vertex AI capabilities to help companies improve consumer engagement and conversions and make their supply chain more sustainable.