Technology Research Specialist

Company: Accenture
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 27.MAR.2021
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Job DescriptionOrganization: Corporate Functions/ResearchLocation: DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco About Accenture Acc...


Job DescriptionOrganization: Corporate Functions/ResearchLocation: DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco About Accenture Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions - underpinned by the world's largest delivery network - Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at . About Accenture ResearchAccenture Research shapes trends and creates data-driven insights about the most pressing issues global organizations face. Combining the influence of innovative research techniques with a deep understanding of our clients' industries, our team of 300 researchers and analysts - including more than 50 in North America alone - spans 20 countries and publishes hundreds of reports, articles and points of view every year. Our thought-provoking research - supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations such as MIT and Singularity - guides our innovation and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients. Visit us at and follow us on Job Description:We are opening a new position for a Technology Research Manager in the US to help shape and deliver technology research and thought leadership agenda.We are looking for someone who has comprehensive business research and thought leadership skills and is able to investigate and appreciate a constantly changing Information Technology (IT) Services and Software Industry landscape. Good understanding of IT Services and Software industry with strong secondary research background. It is preferable that the individual has knowledge of two or more core segments of the industry and a strong interest in others, for example: IT Application Services, Cloud and Infrastructure services, SaaS Platform services, Cyber and Application Security, Emerging technologies (AI, XR/VR, IOT/Edge, Blockchain, quantum, etc), etcThe individual will provide research activities in support of the technology research and thought leadership program the team is responsible for delivering. The individual will develop an understanding of major segment trends, market size and competitors. The individual will help source and analyze data; conduct literature reviews and synthesize secondary research; draft reports and presentations of findings; and support the dissemination of research findings. The role requires strong analytical, research, and writing skills.Key responsibilities: Supporting senior researchers and colleagues at all stages of a project: Scope and define research project requirements, as well as set stakeholder expectations for research deliverables. Assemble data from multiple sources and conduct high-quality analysis with a significant degree of autonomy. Create high-quality PowerPoint slides and briefing material for speeches and presentations by Accenture leadership. Support the transfer of thought leadership and research capabilities within immediate team and identify opportunities for skills building. Developing own set of expertise and embracing innovation in our research methods Develop own "brand" as a highly skilled researcher on issues relevant to Accenture's business agenda and strategy. Develop own network of contacts internally and externally to raise personal as well as Accenture Research visibility. Be an Innovation Agent by embrace innovation and transfer it to Accenture Research methods and culture. Working with Practice teams and presenting research findings internally and externally Present findings of your work and/or be ready to answer specific questions as part of client's conversation. Work together with client teams to develop research findings at business development stages as well as client proposals or engagements. This role is based in United States and will report to a senior research lead.

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