LONDON SUMMIT 2016
Victoria House, London
13th - 14th April 2016


ACCENTURE CONSUMER
INNOVATION AWARDS

London 2016

Please CLICK HERE For The 2017 Accenture Consumer Tech Awards

Accenture are looking to recognise and reward companies that are enhancing customer experience and personalisation, increasing sales revenue, improving product sourcing and delivery, and enabling a more digital workforce.

We are looking for emerging brands, marketing tools, e-commerce platforms or consumer technology start-ups that are leading the way in millennial engagement and tap into one of the award categories outlined below.

Start-ups will be judged by an exclusive panel of leading brands, influencers and investors within retail, and winners will receive their award on the main stage at the FUTR Summit on April 13th in London.

Why apply?

The awards provide you with a fantastic platform to get your offering 'out there'. As an applicant you will:

  • Gain exposure to leading brands, influencers and investors from across the retail industry including Accenture's clients
  • Network with likeminded individuals and contribute to the wider conversation around the future of the industry
  • Have the opportunity to pitch your business to 30 hand selected judges (including brands, VCs and influencers) at CNBC Studios and receive feedback
  • Be in with a chance of attending the Accenture Prize Giving Ceremony at FUTR at the end of Day 1, with press coverage to include CNBC, Forbes, Economist, FT, Tech Crunch and many more

The Award Categories

View Details Category 1 "Get ME in the store spending more"

Maximising footfall and sales both online and offline

The Challenge: Consumers today have a huge number of choices, while their tastes and interests are more diverse than ever. Targeting and attracting them towards a brand, and getting them to sustain and grow spend is tough.

Areas to consider: Marketing, branding, online & physical store design, customer experience, pricing, web & heat map analytics, cross brand partnerships, trend spotting.

View Details Category 2 "Get ME what I want, when and where I want it"

Have the right products in the right place at the right time

The Challenge: From product design and sourcing, to the logistics of delivery and returns, consumers want flexibility and choice to match their lifestyle.

Areas to consider: Ethical sourcing, supply chain transparency, delivery, product design, crowd sourcing, stock management, data access, co-creation, price analysis.

View Details Category 3 "Make ME digital on the inside"

Make a brand's own staff as digital as their customers

The Challenge: Most brands employ millennials, but don't equip them with the tools to be as digital as their customers, or empower them with the information to sell well.

Areas to consider: Data visibility & interactivity, instore solutions & experience, social media, collaboration tools, mobile workforce, multi-channel strategy, employee empowerment.

View Details Category 4 "Give ME Omni-Personalisation"

Providing a personal touch enmasse but tailored to the individual, on or offline

The Challenge: To be different is to be cool. Millennials don't want to have the same product or experience as everyone else. They want brands to 'know' them, understand them, and tailor products experiences accordingly.

Areas to consider: Digital & multi-channel, agile marketing, social media, personalisation, big data, customer & real-time data analytics, customer experience, customer service.

Who should apply?

If you are an emerging brand, marketing tool, ecommerce platform, or consumer technology start-up who fall into one of the award categories above, we want to hear from you! Apply online via the link below.

For more information, click here or if you have any questions, please contact bertie.ahern@accenture.com.


The Judges

  • Accenture leadership
  • Argos
  • Specsavers
  • Sainsbury's
  • Fjord
  • Balderton Capital
  • Dixons Carphone
  • Kingfisher
  • New Look
  • Skyscanner
  • Truestart
  • Match Capital
  • Javelin Group
  • Concentric
  • Validify

Applications for this event are now closed but do make sure you come along to the Award Ceremony at 5.30pm on April 13th where the winners will be announced

KEY DATES

Entries Close:
20th March 2016

Pre Pitch Day:
5th April 2016 at CNBC Studios

Award Ceremony:
13th April 2016 at FUTR Summit

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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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