Chief Technology Officer
Paul Daugherty is Accenture’s Chief Technology Officer and Group Chief Executive-Technology. He oversees all aspects of developing and delivering Technology’s capabilities, bringing innovation, intelligence, and deep industry experience together with leading technologies from ecosystem partners to help clients reinvent their businesses as intelligent enterprises and innovate at scale. As chief technology officer, Paul is responsible for driving innovation through research and development activities in Accenture Labs and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients globally.
In addition, Paul founded and oversees Accenture Ventures, which is focused on strategic equity investments and open innovation to accelerate growth. He is responsible for managing Accenture’s alliances, partnerships and senior-level relationships with leading and emerging technology companies and leads Accenture’s Global CIO Council and annual CIO and Innovation Forum.
Before being named chief technology officer in 2012, Paul was Accenture’s chief technology architect, leading more than 17,000 professionals globally who focused on advanced technology solutions. Previously, he founded Accenture’s cloud computing business, and led Accenture’s technology business globally for the Resources operating group. He also was instrumental in founding Accenture’s SaaS, big data and open source businesses, and played a key role in the company’s technology business during the major transitions to client/server computing and internet-based computing.
Paul holds a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.