Accenture featured in Business Chief Europe

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|Aug 7|magazine4 min read

(Norwich, UK, 07/08/2019)

This month’s editions of disruptive digital publications Business Chief Europe feature an in-depth, exclusive interview with Philippe Chauffard, Managing Director of Accenture’s Intelligent Cloud Infrastructure division. A digital transformation veteran, Chauffard is used to executing IT strategy at the leading edge of industry evolution.

“75-80% of all enterprises are doing cloud in various shapes or forms, but if you look at how much of their estates they've actually migrated or leveraged into cloud, it's still fairly small,” he comments. “While everybody is doing it, a lot of people are still in the early stages.”

In the world of technological innovation and digital transformation, change appears constant and blindingly fast. Chauffard, however, is in a perfect position to observe the slower, more tectonic transformations occurring beneath the surface.

This big picture perspective gives him valuable insight into the key strategic enablers of a successful cloud migration, and the ways in which the digital infrastructure industry is maturing to a point where evolution in support of value realization, not revolution for technology’s sake, is the mantra for progress.

First of all, a key lesson I’ve learned from working on many different initiatives with Accenture’s clients is that technology challenges are not the biggest challenges,” Chauffard explains. “At the end of the day, technology is a means to an end. If you look at the last two to five years, industry disruptions have all been powered by technology evolutions. It’s such an exciting space to be in, but technology adoption only makes sense if it’s business strategy driven.”

To read the full interview, click here.