What Makes a Business Future-Ready?
After 2020, many organizations faced a new imperative: To lean into technology and optimize business operations for agility, resilience and growth. But while many organizations are making incremental changes to their business operations, they’re not scaling fast enough. Only 7% of businesses are future-ready. How can others catch up? In this episode, Manish Sharma, group chief executive of Accenture Operations, shares his insights. Daragh Sibley, director of data science at Stitch Fix, and Jeffrey Rutherford, C.F.O. of Diebold-Nixdorf, reveal how their two very different companies have become future-ready.This week's guests: Daragh Sibley, director of data science at Stitch FixManish Sharma, group chief executive of Accenture OperationsJeffrey Rutherford, C.F.O. of Diebold-Nixdorf
22 Jun 2021
Where Does Your Business Need to Double Up?
New business realities are fueling powerful opportunities that lie at the intersection of technology and sustainability. Accenture’s European C.E.O. Jean-Marc Ollagnier discusses how these two currents are playing out in Europe as well as the U.S., and explains that companies which are bold enough to attempt this twin transformation will be tomorrow’s leaders. Hosts Elise Hu and Josh Klein explore how UPS and Schneider Electric saw the true opportunity in the marriage of technology and sustainability. Their executives reveal lessons that can guide other business leaders, and which strategies will successfully propel a “Twin Transformation.”This week's guests: Jack Levis, former senior director of process management at UPSJean-Marc Ollagnier, European C.E.O. at AccentureSteve Wilhite, S.V.P. of energy and sustainability services at Schneider Electric
26 May 2021
A Powerful Business Case for Happier Workers
Can anything erase the historic tension between employers and workers, create trust and leave both parties better off? Groundbreaking new research from Accenture is paving the way for a new paradigm in modern business: Companies that help employees truly thrive, personally as well as professionally, are the ones that will win in the market of the future. While some leaders have long been sympathetic to this idea, the business case was harder to prove — until now. Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer of Accenture, and David Rodriguez, CHRO of Marriott, describe how they collaborated on Accenture’s “Care to Do Better” report, and explain its revolutionary stance: Caring for employees across personal and financial dimensions is not only the best way to unlock people’s true potential, it’s better for business.This week's guests: Cameron Flowers - Founder and CEO, Floreo LabsDr. Kelly Monahan - Global Lead Talent Researcher, Principal Director, Accenture ResearchEllyn Shook - Chief Leadership and Human Resources OfficerDr. David Rodriguez - Global Chief HR Officer, Marriott InternationalFran Katsoudas - Chief People, Policy and Purpose Officer, Cisco
12 May 2021
Why Business Leaders Must Become Tech Leaders
Until 2020, many companies believed they were further along in their digital evolution than they actually were. The pandemic revealed the truth about that technology gap — and also the immense opportunity it presents for organizations willing to change. In this conversation with Dr. Mona Flores, global head of medical A.I. at NVIDIA; Port of Rotterdam president and C.E.O. Allard Castelein and Accenture’s C.T.O. Paul Daugherty, we learn how some enterprises reimagined their systems to leverage technology, say good-bye to ‘the way we’ve always done things’ and meet the needs of the moment. The leaders who master change embody the trends outlined in Accenture’s Technology Vision 2021 report.This week's guests: Dr. Mona Flores, global head of medical A.I. at NVIDIAPaul Daugherty, C.T.O. at AccentureAllard Castelein, president and C.E.O. at the Port of Rotterdam
1 May 2021
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Evolving the Customer Experience
User-friendly websites, well-designed billboards, chatbots and customer surveys — these standard customer experience touchpoints have grown so common, consumers are mired in a sea of sameness. How can businesses evolve their strategies to truly stand out? Welcome to what Accenture calls the Business of Experience. In this episode, we’ll meet C.E.O.s who have reoriented their entire organizations to focus on what their customers want, rather than trying to get customers to want their products. Making that shift is even more critical now, as businesses grapple with the fallout from the pandemic — and the rapidfire shifts in both technology, data and customer needs. In conversation with hosts Elise Hu and Josh Klein, business leaders learn how and why they must invest in new ways to keep up with evolving demands and identify customers’ unmet needs, big and small. This week's guests: Carrie SiuButt, C.E.O. of SimpleHealthBrian Whipple, C.E.O. of Accenture InteractiveMark Curtis, Head of Innovation and Thought Leadership at Accenture InteractiveChris Milk, Co-Founder/C.E.O. of Supernatural & Within
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Welcome to Built for Change
Built for Change, hosted by broadcast journalist Elise Hu and technologist Josh Klein, explores how the global pandemic has not only forced radical changes in business, technology and human behavior, but has created new opportunities for leaders to evolve and ultimately excel in this challenging environment. Through compelling conversations with industry thought leaders, Built for Change dismantles shop-worn assumptions of how to meet customer needs; links a new model of employee well-being to company success; demonstrates how technology and sustainability can be part of a business’s twin transformation — and more. Subscribe to Built for Change, a new podcast by Accenture.
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