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Accenture Opens New Office in Calgary, Alberta

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Accenture Opens New Office in Calgary, Alberta09:00 EST Wednesday, February 06, 2013Leading-edge collaborative technologies tailored to the needs of employees and clientsCALGARY, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Accenture today opened a new office in downtown Calgary, featuring the latest technology to help employees collaborate and connect with clients, and each other, locally and around the world.As a leader in effective workplace strategies, Accenture's move to a new location in Calgary comes with the latest collaborative technologies to drive productivity, including:A "walk up and connect" technology experience that merges furniture and technology to help teams access and share information in one meeting through large-screen sharingA unified laptop communications platform that connects people everywhere with instant messaging, voice, video and online meetingsTelepresence: delivers a "like being there" virtual meeting experience, with high-definition video and rich, pitch-perfect audio"Our office showcases a wide range of collaborative workspaces and technologies and helps leverage Accenture's ability to connect with the best talent worldwide," said Luke O'Regan, managing director of Accenture's operations in Calgary. "The opening of this new office supports our efforts to help businesses in Alberta - and around the world - achieve high performance."In keeping with Accenture's commitment to conducting business in an environmentally sustainable way, the Accenture office in Calgary is eco-efficient, using sustainable and environmentally friendly operational practices, and materials such as Forest Stewardship Council certified wood, carpet tile with up to 68 percent recycled content, and flooring that is Green Label Plus certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute.Jeff Melanson, president of The Banff Centre, will be the keynote speaker at the opening event at 4:30 pm. on February 6th, 2013 at the new Accenture in Calgary office in the Sunlife Plaza North Tower, Suite 300 - 140 4th Ave SW. Media are invited to attend.About AccentureAccenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US $27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.SOURCE: AccentureFor further information: Keri Lee NATIONAL Public Relations 800-6th Avenue SW, Suite 1600 Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3G3 T 403-531-0331 C 403-629-3334 F 403-531-0330 www.national.ca