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Accenture and MIT: Preparing the next generation of technology leaders

Accenture, the global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company, is working in collaboration with MIT Sloan Executive Education to develop the Accenture Technology Executive Development Program, which kicked off earlier this month. This exciting custom program is designed to encourage thinking radically and differently about technology in order to bring innovative and disruptive solutions to clients.

Preparing leaders for the changing role of technology

The custom tailored Accenture Technology Executive Development Program will give select Accenture Technology professionals a unique opportunity to learn from MIT Sloan faculty, Accenture leadership, and their peers. It focuses on the growing, changing role of technology within organizations and how leaders can harness technology to increase an organization's agility as well as prepare for future demands.

"Technology is changing at an unprecedented rate and innovation is more important than ever," says Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer at Accenture. "This program will help our future leaders stay on top of the changes and understand how new innovations can help our clients grow and stay competitive."

The year-long program consists of three primary modules to help develop critical technology leadership skills: strategy, capability, and change management. Each module combines hands-on learning activities and tools, such as work embedded experiences, with Accenture Connected Learning classrooms--virtual, instructor-led interactive learning sessions that enable people from multiple locations to participate in sessions taught by world-class subject matter experts.

Employees who successfully complete the program will be awarded a completion certificate by Accenture in conjunction with MIT Sloan Executive Education.

Custom programs facilitate organizational transformation

Influential companies around the world engage MIT Sloan to help transform their organization, develop skilled technical leaders, and embark upon strategic business initiatives that require new methods and models. True to our motto Mens et Manus (Mind and Hand), MIT Sloan's custom programs give participants an opportunity to apply MIT-developed theories to actual problems and opportunities, both in the classroom and back at their organization.

This new program for Accenture will engage some of our top faculty, utilize an innovative blended curriculum, and build on the longstanding relationship between Accenture and MIT in professional education. Learn more about custom programs.

This entry was posted in MIT Sloan on Sun Feb 22, 2015 by


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