NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced two senior leadership appointments within its Technology organization, effective July 1, naming Paul Daugherty chief technology architect and Gavin Michael chief technology innovation officer. Both executives will report to Kevin Campbell, group chief executive – Technology.
As chief technology architect, Daugherty, 47, will have broad responsibility for expanding Accenture’s business in new and emerging technologies and managing the growth and development of Accenture’s specialized team of technology architects. He will continue to lead the company’s Advanced Systems & Technology delivery platform and provide leadership for the company's digital, web, social media, mobility and cloud computing areas, collaborating with leaders across the company.
As chief technology innovation officer, Michael, 46, will be responsible for leading Accenture’s innovation agenda including the company’s technology vision, research and development agenda, and technology alliances, strategy and execution. He will also lead the Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture's technology R&D organization that focuses on how to apply new and emerging technologies to solve business issues.
“Paul and Gavin are very experienced and highly regarded innovators and technology architects, and we are very fortunate to have such strong leaders driving Accenture’s technology innovation and architecture teams,” Campbell said. “As Accenture’s clients look to us for the technology vision and practical know-how we offer as the pace of innovation accelerates, Accenture is well positioned to help them meet the challenges they face in applying the latest technologies to drive business performance.”
Daugherty and Michael will assume the management responsibilities held by Don Rippert, Accenture’s chief technology officer and managing director – Technology, who is retiring from Accenture after 30 years to become chief executive of Basho Technologies, an open source software company focused on big data.
“I want to thank Don Rippert for his many years of service at Accenture,” said Campbell. “His passion for driving Accenture’s technology vision and his contributions to the growth of our business has been significant. We wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 223,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US $21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.