Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity - Vector Institute founding partner Accenture executives available for media interviews and artificial intelligence demonstrations

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced it is a founding platinum-level partner of the new Vector Institute, an independent research facility for artificial intelligence (AI) in Canada.  The relationship is based on a shared mission to identify new business models for artificial intelligence.  Senior Executives from Accenture are available to comment on:

  • how AI can drive economic growth
  • why the Vector Institute is critical in ensuring Canada is a global destination for AI companies to launch and grow, and
  • why AI is a business revolution that will lead to fundamental re-imagining of how businesses run, compete and thrive.


Spokespeople: available today and at Vector press event

  • Bill Morris, Senior Managing Director and Canada President, Accenture
  • Stephen Gardiner, Managing Director, Digital
  • Steve Convey, Managing Director, Technology


Vector Press Event:


MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street or 661 University Avenue for direct access to West Tower


Thursday, March 30


AI Demonstration: 3:30 p.m. (local time)

An Accenture demonstration will showcase the latest in AI technology, featuring the IPsoft Amelia AI platform and virtual assistant, as well as DAQRI Smart Helmet and Microsoft HoloLens

Vector Institute Announcement & Remarks: 4:00 p.m. (local time)


Note:  Still images and video of Accenture AI technology are available

SOURCE Accenture

For further information: Media Contact: Theresa Ebden, Accenture, 416-358-6741,


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