NORTH AMERICA SUMMIT 2017
415 Fifth Avenue, New York
1st - 2nd March 2017


ACCENTURE CONSUMER
TECH AWARDS

THE FUTURE OF
COMMERCE

Recognizing Best-in-Class Innovators

The Accenture ConsumerTech Awards recognize and reward start-ups with innovative digital solutions that connect consumer-facing industries with millennials.

With the explosion of new technologies emerging across consumer industries, the awards will recognize excellence in customer experience and personalization and on innovative ways to increase sales revenue, improve product sourcing and delivery or help to enable a more digital workforce.

If you have a digital solution that connects one of these four consumer-facing industries with millennials, APPLY NOW. Applications will be accepted through February 10, 2017.

The Awards

The awards are open to start-ups and emerging companies anywhere in the world that meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Less than three years old
  • Angel funded or venture funded
  • Pre-revenue
  • In the beta product phase

There will be four awards, one for each of the following categories:

1
Millennial Shopper

Solutions that provide better understanding of consumer behavior and demands; improve product design, distribution, stock management and logistics or increase footfall, sales, product offerings – both online and offline.
2
Millennial Consumer

Solutions that target and attract consumers to a brand, retain customers and increase their spend, customize and personalize brand experiences or can provide flexibility and choice to match consumer lifestyles.
3
Millennial Traveler

Solutions that improve travel and hospitality experiences, reduce operating costs or increase choice and improve customer service.
4
Millennial Driver

Solutions that help drivers reduce environmental impact, improve retail and after-sales experience for cars and their ecosystem or increase driver and in-car productivity and data connectivity.

Watch this recap video from the London event that took place March 2016.

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to get access to not only Accenture executives, but also industry influencers, venture capitalists and the media.

  • 30 judges will review the applications. This exclusive panel of judges will be comprised of senior executives from globally recognized brands, established thought-leaders and financial investors in the industry.
  • Pitch Day. As a finalist, you are invited to present your story to the panel of judges. There will be a networking dinner at the conclusion of the day for the finalists and judges.
  • Attend the summit. Get exposure to 250+ speakers and 4,000+ executives from leading brands, influencers and investors from across the auto, retail, consumer goods and travel industries, including many of Accenture's clients who will also be in attendance.
  • Awards presentation. The finalists will be announced on stage at the ConsumerTech Awards ceremony at the conclusion of the FUTR summit.
  • Media will be present. Forbes, CNBC, Financial Times, Campaign, Time Out and The Economist are official partners of the event. In addition, over 250 representatives from the media will be in attendance including Bloomberg, BBC, ITV, Sky News and more.
  • The winner.Receive access to executives from Accenture to obtain advice and consultation on how to improve select areas of your business.

Logistics

Deadline for Applications. February 10, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed. February 13 – 17, 2017.
Notifying the finalists. Will happen in the days following the application review process.
Pitch Day. February 28, 2017.
The awards ceremony. March 2, 2017.


To learn more about Accenture and the work we’re doing, click on the industry name: Retail, Consumer Goods, Auto and Travel.

Applications Have Now Closed


Applications will be accepted through February 10, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Accenture’s ConsumerTech Awards. If you have any questions, please reach out to francesco.piaceri@accenture.com or justin.couch@accenture.com.


KEY DATES

Deadline for Applications:
February 10, 2017

Pitch Day:
February 28, 2017

Awards Ceremony:
March 2, 2017

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The FUTR is here. M20/20 expands into FUtureTRends; the year-round conversation on the future of consumer-facing commerce.


In 2015 we created our vision for a new type of event. Millennial 20/20 was disruptive, both in terms of format and content. We were quick to identify the rapidly-changing consumer landscape driven by the digitally-savvy, mobile-first, tech-native millennial generation. Our vision was to bring together brands and retailers with the latest solutions and innovations able to meet these needs and transform each part of the customer journey.

After our successful launch in London, demand from our community took us all over the world, hosting summits in Singapore, New York and Sydney in just 18 months.

Over this time, we witnessed multiple trends, technologies, innovations and business models that held the potential to disrupt the way brands and retailers operate. It became apparent that these changes were moving at a much faster pace than we ever imagined. While still driven by empowered consumers, we identified trends that were in the near-future that we wanted to bring to life through our events.

FUTR is our own evolution. FUTR is actively engaged in next-generation commerce. FUTR is the must-attend event to identify what’s next.

The FUTR is here.

This isn’t just a conference and exhibition. FUTR is an authentic global community for those who want to stay at the cutting-edge of insights, technology and solutions. The move to FUTR is not only a change of name, but a new commitment to year-round conversation for analysis and insight-sharing. A watering hole for the future-focused leaders who want to see “what’s next”, understand how to bridge ‘the gap between now and next’, while carrying forward authentic values with no baggage. FUTR is both cross-industry and global. We strive to find the lessons from across the globe to inspire and mobilise leaders as they seek to connect with today’s consumer.

M20/20 was the launch pad for us to understand this space; to listen and learn what leaders and innovators really want. FUTR is the next chapter.

Whether it’s accessing brand-new content at one of our summits, attending insightful roundtables and workshops, or gaining knowledge from our newly-launched research platform FUTR Insights; we want you to be part of FUTR for all Future Trends.


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