Accenture Opens Technology Innovation Showcase at Expo 2020 Dubai

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The Accenture Exchange venue offers demos in AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Quantum Computing, and Machine Learning

Dubai: Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened the Accenture Exchange – the company’s dedicated venue at Expo 2020 Dubai reflecting its role as the Expo’s Official Digital Services Partner. Housing Accenture’s most powerful, cutting-edge and engaging innovations for the next six months, the space provides visitors the opportunity to learn more about Accenture’s leading technology solutions and its role in bringing the Expo to life.

Located in The Partners Hub, overlooking Al Wasl Plaza, the Accenture Exchange is an immersive environment that showcases Accenture’s innovative technology demos in artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud, quantum computing, and machine learning, among others. Demos include information security and customer relations solutions, e-ticketing technologies, AI-powered virtual assistants, geolocation services, and more. It is also home to a series of industry-specific client journeys in key areas such as sustainability, energy, health, travel and tourism, and global payments.

“We are privileged at Accenture to play an integral role with Etisalat Digital in delivering the first World Expo in the region while amplifying the UAE’s position on the global stage,” said Alexis Lecanuet, Accenture’s regional managing director in the Middle East. “Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we collaborated with Expo 2020 and Etisalat Digital todeliver on the promise to create the next generation of visitor-facing applications for the mega-event market over the next decade. Today, with the inauguration of our Accenture Exchange, we celebrate this achievement and welcome our industry stakeholders and peers to visit and learn about the transformative journey to deliver the digital foundations for this World Expo.”

“At Expo 2020 we are committed to demonstrating how innovative technology can create a positive impact and improve the way the world lives and works,” said Mohammed Alhashmi, Chief Innovation Technology Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai. “Accenture, with its diverse portfolio of industry-leading technologies, shares the same goal. Our partnership with Accenture helped us realise our vision of an innovative, powerful, personalized, and engaging digital experience that continues to bring Expo 2020 to life for millions of visitors.”

As Expo 2020’s Digital Services Partner, Accenture successfully built the digital foundations to put the visitor at the heart of Expo. From designing, implementing, and running the platforms that power hyper-personalized guest experiences to giving Expo 2020 Dubai the tools to reach new audiences and tell new stories, Accenture delivered an end-to-end integrated solution, driving real connections. Moreover, Accenture created a suite of digital channels – including a website, mobile app and chatbot – leveraging AI, natural language processing (NLP) and data analytics, to ensure an accessible, relevant and personalized experience for all.

“We set out to help Expo deliver on their theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the future’ by making the Dubai event the most connected Expo ever,” said Gerardo Canta, senior managing director at Accenture. “Accenture and Etisalat Digital worked with Expo and its other technology partners to build a vast digital infrastructure that delivers a highly personalized visitor experience.”

The Accenture Exchange will give clients and partners access to special events, demos, talent experiences, workshops, live streams, collaboration opportunities, and partner showcases, offering a lounge, an auditorium, dedicated workshop spaces, and varied hospitality options.

About Accenture:

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 624,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.