Google Cloud and Accenture launch new business group

02 August 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

Global consulting firm Accenture and Google Cloud have forged an alliance to launch a new business group. The joint-venture will see the group help companies to use Google Cloud to develop intelligent solutions leveraging data-driven insights, leveraging Accenture’s industry knowledge in the process.

International professional services firm Accenture has long been recognised as a key figure in the Google Cloud arena. Accenture created its Cloud First Applications team in 2015, and acquired a number of firms, including Cloud Sherpas later that year, to boost the group’s reputation, capabilities and client-base quickly.

Accenture has since become a Google Cloud Partner Award Winner on multiple occasions, most recently being recognised as the 2017 Google Cloud Platform Partner of the Year, due to Accenture’s demonstrated sales, marketing, technical and support for clients, helping them take advantage of the Google Cloud product suite to transform their businesses. The consultancy also has approximately 1,000 practitioners trained on Google Cloud technologies and intends to more than double that number in the next financial year.

Google Cloud and Accenture launch new business group

In the latest step of Accenture’s long-standing relationship with Google Cloud, the two organisations have united to establish the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group (AGBG), which will help companies use Google Cloud technology to help deliver superior customer experiences and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. The new group consists of a team of specialists from both companies and will initially focus on developing cross-industry solutions for clients in Europe, North America and Japan, with a primary emphasis on retail, consumer packaged goods, and the health industry.

Combining Accenture’s extensive industry knowledge with the power of Google Cloud technology, AGBG will allow Accenture and Google Cloud to develop intelligent solutions leveraging data-driven insights. The new group is comprised of a team of specialists from both companies and will initially focus on developing cross-industry solutions for clients in North America, Europe and Japan. Accenture’s Google Cloud Center of Excellence will become part of AGBG, focusing on developing solutions in high-growth areas to accelerate clients’ adoption of Google Cloud.
 
With an initial emphasis on the retail, consumer packaged goods, and health industries, AGBG is designed to permit Accenture and Google Cloud to focus on several areas. Among them are building the next generation of business processes with artificial intelligence, the modernisation of enterprise infrastructure by migrating workloads to the cloud, and creating relevant customer experiences by combining Google Marketing Platform data with other enterprise data sources.

Gene Reznik, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director of Ecosystems & Ventures, said of the new organisation, “We’re making a significant commitment to our clients and investment with Google Cloud to provide intelligent solutions that enterprises need to solve today’s greatest business challenges and become the new leaders in digital. The Accenture Google Cloud Business Group brings together the leading capabilities of Accenture and Google Cloud to fuel the next generation of innovations for organisations around the world.”

Kevin Ichhpurani, Google Cloud’s Corporate Vice President of Business Development, added, “Google Cloud and Accenture have a long history of delivering incredible value to our joint customers. The launch of the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group will help us supercharge those efforts as companies globally look to modernize their computing environment for today’s digital world.”

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