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Accenture ramps up digital transformation

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Lito Tayag, Country Managing Director of Accenture, Inc. (Philippines)

PROFESSIONAL services company Accenture aims to be more aggressive in its transformation to new technologies this year as it completes moving 60% of its business to innovative platforms and processes.

Accenture Philippines Country Managing Director Lito T. Tayag said in a press conference in Taguig City on Wednesday the global Accenture group is keen on becoming a leader in “pivoting to the new.”

“’The new’ is a high-level word for new technologies, new platforms, new processes… [T]his is about a part of our transformation. If we are transforming our business based on what is happening with the digital transformation, then we pivot all of Accenture’s business into the new as well,” he said.

“As of today… we have 60% now of our business in ‘the new’…. This is something we want to make sure that we are ahead of,” Mr. Tayag added.

Accenture noted some of its initiatives is the rebranding of its delivery centers to identify its two core businesses in the Philippines: Accenture Advanced Technology Centers and Accenture Intelligent Operations Centers.

The firm is also boosting its upskilling services to train its manpower, recording more than 2 million hours last year spent for online and classroom learning sessions.

“In the Philippines, we are undergoing our own transformation which is innovation-led. We have taken a lot of steps and these are our areas, the strengths of which we have anchored our innovation and our new initiatives,” Mr. Tayag said.

“(We) put in around 2 million hours of training… That gives you an indication of what kind of focus, what kind of investment we are making on our people,” he added.

The Philippine country managing director said it is important for Accenture to transform as fast as possible and be “ahead of the developments,” although he did not mention a target date for completing the business pivot.

“This is a focused effort on our part to be a leader in the new. That is how we are now. And the 60% articulates the fact that we are indeed leading and ahead of the pack as far as our pivoting our business to the new (is concerned),” Mr. Tayag noted. — Denise A. Valdez

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