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29 April–2 May 2019
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An Innovation Architecture industrializes AI from PoCs to production

Teresa Tung (Accenture), Jean-Luc Chatelain (Accenture)
14:0514:45 Wednesday, 1 May 2019
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Location: Capital Suite 12
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Anyone looking to apply and make money off data- and AI-powered innovation



Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience with innovation and PoCs

What you'll learn

  • Explore Accenture's Innovation Architecture and Innovation Ecosystem
  • Understand the tools and ways of working that need to be defined and available and the business models that are needed to fund and incentivize collaboration and adoption


AI and analytics is upping the game and allowing businesses in every industry to reimagine what’s possible. Leading companies can innovate around this capability to create new products and services.

Disruption courtesy of emerging technologies is nothing new. But this latest transformation is unique. For the first time, the change is a two-way street. Innovation isn’t happening based on experts who understand existing products and services but relies on data feeding information and access back to them and analytics and AI learning from it.

To deliver integrated AI-powered innovation, companies need a profound level of insight driven by data and analytics. Getting the right visibility and impact involves embedding data and AI experts into existing R&D teams. But companies must also shift their business models to focus on forging strong, trusted relationships with partners, customers, employees, governments, and more. This level of connection—and this degree of trust—requires a new type of relationship. It’s innovation that works across lines of business, organizational functions, and ecosystems. It demands new types of technology tools and standards, business models, and operational processes.

Teresa Tung and Jean-Luc Chatelain share the work Accenture Applied Innovation and Labs has been doing for the past seven years to industrialize and scale innovations via the company’s Innovation Architecture—a set of tools and ways of working that determines how it decides what to do, how it shares data and models, and how it funds and operationalizes from PoC to product. Along the way, they discuss examples of how the Innovation Architecture is applied across Accenture, with the company’s clients, and with bigger ecosystems.

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Teresa Tung


Teresa Tung is a managing director at Accenture, where she’s responsible for taking the best-of-breed next-generation software architecture solutions from industry, startups, and academia and evaluating their impact on Accenture’s clients through building experimental prototypes and delivering pioneering pilot engagements. Teresa leads R&D on platform architecture for the internet of things and works on real-time streaming analytics, semantic modeling, data virtualization, and infrastructure automation for Accenture’s Applied Intelligence Platform. Teresa is Accenture’s most prolific inventor with 170+ patent and applications. She holds a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Jean-Luc Chatelain


Jean-Luc Chatelain is a managing director for Accenture Digital and the CTO for Accenture Applied Intelligence, where he focuses on helping Accenture customers become information-powered enterprises by architecting state-of-the-art big data solutions. Previously, Jean-Luc was the executive vice president of strategy and technology for DataDirect Networks Inc. (DDN), the world’s largest privately held big data storage company, where he led the company’s R&D efforts and was responsible for corporate and technology strategy; a Hewlett-Packard fellow and vice president and CTO of information optimization responsible for leading HP’s information management and business analytics strategy; founder and CTO of Persist Technologies (acquired by HP), a leader in hyperscale grid storage and archiving solutions whose technology is the basis of the HP Information Archiving Platform IAP; and CTO and senior vice president of strategic corporate development at Zantaz, a leading service provider of information archiving solutions for the financial industry, where he played an instrumental role in the development of the company’s services and raised millions of dollars in capital for international expansion. He has been a board member of DDN since 2007. Jean-Luc studied computer science and electrical engineering in France and business at Emory University’s Goizueta Executive Business School. He is bilingual in French and English and has also studied Russian and classical Greek.