Sharing success: An interview with UK IT Awards finalist Accenture

clock • 2 min read
Sharing success: An interview with UK IT Awards finalist Accenture
Image:

Sharing success: An interview with UK IT Awards finalist Accenture

After two years of waiting, the industry is finally ready to welcome the return of the UK IT Industry Awards - not next month or next week, not even tomorrow - but today.

The road here has been a long one, and the finalists have been through many rounds of judging and assessment to get to this point. But now it's time to sit back, relax and enjoy the best, biggest and brightest night of the year for the UK IT industry.

We talked to David Temple - managing director of finalist Accenture Technology - about what sets his firm apart from his fellow competitors.

David Temple

What is Accenture all about?

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries, we offer strategy & consulting, interactive, technology and operations services - all powered by the world's largest network of advanced technology and intelligent operations centres. Our 624,000 people serve clients in more than 120 countries.

What makes you different from other technology companies?

I think Accenture's end-to-end capabilities, from business and IT strategy through digital transformation to operations, sets us apart from our competitors. We can help our clients with a huge range of business and technology challenges, bringing in skills from around the world as needed.

What company achievement in the last 12 months are you most proud of?

Our commitment to achieving net zero across such a huge organisation by 2025 is fantastic and is something that makes me proud to work here.

What are you working on this year?

My main focus this year has been on our Salesforce Workforce Management implementation with Thames Water, where we are helping transform their operational business. That programme is why we are attending the awards event this year after the project was shortlisted.

Why are events like the UK IT Industry Awards important to the IT industry?

It's great to bring people together, even more so this year after so much time working remotely for the last 18 months, to recognise the achievements that are being made throughout the industry and share success stories that can hopefully help others achieve similar results.

More on Strategy

Planning for success: how modern technologies can help organisations manage resources and remain resilient

Planning for success: how modern technologies can help organisations manage resources and remain resilient

With fewer employees expected to do the same amount of work, it's critical to work smarter, not harder

Andrew Filev
clock 15 June 2022 • 4 min read
The office is still the best place to collaborate with and learn from colleagues

Video: Where does the office sit in the hybrid future?

Remote working has revolutionised how people interact with their jobs, but does the office still have a place?

Tom Allen
clock 06 June 2022 • 2 min read
Kevin Curran, IEEE senior member and professor of cybersecurity at Ulster University

Staying cybersecure when 'bringing your own devices'

Kevin Curran, IEEE senior member and professor of cybersecurity at Ulster University, describes how to remain secure whilst enabling personal devices

Kevin Curran
clock 06 April 2022 • 4 min read