Shawn Collinson is Accenture’s chief strategy officer. He is responsible for leading the Growth & Strategy organization and overseeing all aspects of the company’s strategy. In this role, Mr. Collinson also has management responsibility for Accenture’s industry programs and investments, the Accenture Institute for High Performance, Accenture Research and the company’s innovation programs. In addition, he manages the business relationship with one of Accenture’s largest Resources clients. Mr. Collinson is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.
Before being appointed to his current position in March 2011, Mr. Collinson served as managing director of Industries & Market Innovation. Prior to that, he was managing director of Management Consulting and Industries in Accenture’s Resources operating group. In this role he had responsibility for Accenture’s management consulting capabilities and industry programs related to clients in the chemicals, energy, natural resources and utilities industries and for the development of industry-based solutions and assets. Prior to this, he served in other regional leadership roles across the Resources operating group, with a focus on the energy industry.
Mr. Collinson joined Accenture in 1990 after working in the energy industry for a number of years and became a partner in 1997. He holds a degree in engineering science frm Oxford University.
Paul Daugherty is Accenture’s Chief Technology Officer and senior managing director of Accenture’s Technology Strategy and Innovation group. With these roles, Daugherty is responsible for Accenture’s technology innovation and growth agenda. He oversees Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture’s Cloud and Mobility businesses, and groups that incubate emerging technology capabilities. Daugherty also is responsible for Accenture’s pool of deeply skilled, certified technology architects.
Previous roles include Chief Technology Architect and overseeing more than 17,000 professionals globally who focused on advanced technology solutions. In these roles, Daugherty founded Accenture’s practices in key areas such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Social Media, Open Source, and Big Data.He has worked with customers in many industries in areas such as complex systems delivery, infrastructure services, architecture, and IT strategy. Daugherty has also worked with customers on large Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and IT Outsourcing (ITO) engagements.Daugherty has a degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
Adam works closely with the Avanade Board of Directors and his leadership team to realize the company’s mission of helping customers increase revenue, reduce costs and reinvest in innovation with proven solutions that extend Microsoft technologies.
Adam joined Avanade at its inception in April, 2000, and as one of the founding members, was instrumental in building the company and shaping its culture. A senior leader, Adam has significant experience managing and growing Avanade’s business operations, having served as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the company’s North American and European operations during his tenure. As Executive Vice President, he has also led Avanade’s worldwide sales and marketing teams, and set the vision and direction for Avanade solutions.
A true global citizen, Adam has lived in both Europe and North America, and has frequently traveled the globe visiting Avanade customers and regional offices.
Adam came to Avanade from Microsoft, where he was General Manager of the Midwest District, responsible for sales and support of Microsoft software throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Prior to this position, he was General Manager of Microsoft's Enterprise Services, responsible for implementing the strategy and plans for Microsoft's direct and partner services organizations focused on enterprise customers.
Adam earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.