Leading in the age of the digital business

  • Posted on October 3, 2014


It’s an exciting time to be a part of the IT services industry today - technology continues to change how companies work and it’s also changing our business. The past fiscal year for Avanade was filled with amazing examples of how we are helping our customers use digital data and technologies to improve the customer experience and interact in new ways.

It’s exciting to see cutting-edge technologies applied in unique ways within today’s increasingly digital enterprises. For example, we used Microsoft Kinect to help Osakidetza – a healthcare provider in Spain – to create a completely new way of communicating and monitoring patients beyond in-person consultations. Kinect enabled us to create a telecare solution that leveraged a natural interface, making it easy to use for both patients and providers, as well as the ability to connect medical devices for patient self-care, monitoring and follow-up.

As we look ahead, digital trends such as cloud, social, mobile and analytics will continue to be at the top of the agenda; and we see huge opportunities in this digital landscape. To get us there, Avanade is increasing our focus on customer-centric innovation and keeping them at the center of everything that we do. Our enterprise customers are increasingly focused on the potential business benefits of cloud and, digital technologies delivered “as a Service” – and we want to be ambitious about finding innovative ways to use these technologies to bring real business value to them.

To help us on this journey, we’re pleased to have Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s Chief Technology Officer and lead for the Accenture Technology Innovation & Ecosystem group, join us as the new chairman of Avanade’s Board of Directors.

Daugherty has been a member of the board since 2013 and will be taking over the role from Marty Cole, who is retiring after 34 years with Accenture. In this mobile-first and cloud-first world, I’m excited to be able to tap into Daugherty’s experience driving innovation through R&D activities in Accenture’s Technology Labs and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients globally. Read more from our full press release.

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