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Episode 022 – Julie Sweet, Chair & CEO, Accenture

On this episode of the Executives’ Exchange we are joined by Julie Sweet, Accenture’s Chair and CEO. Accenture is one of the most admired global professional services companies in the world. Tune in to learn how technology is driving the next generation of business success, the future of work, attracting top talent and building and sustaining an inclusive culture.

1:00 – Early upbringing, family & pursuing law
5:00 – How a law degree prepares for running a tech company
7:00 – Julie discusses Accenture’s success
11:57 – Looking ahead in 2023–Compressed Transformation, Cloud-first in embracing emerging technology, pivot IT budget to innovation
16:25 – Julie discusses how companies have accelerated
18:18 – Why is Chicago a vibrant place to do business?
21:00 – Julie discuss Accenture’s investment in digital manufacturing & supply chain
26:00 – What is Accenture doing to both attract and retain the best talent?
31:40 – Accenture’s Net better off model
35:28 – Creating shared experiences through virtual reality
38:21 – What can other companies learn from Accenture’s Inclusion and Diversity?
41:33 – The future of work—new trends
45:19 – Accenture’s commitment to sustainability
50:07 – What are you most proud of as CEO?


Host: Margaret Mueller, CEO & President, The Executives’ Club of Chicago
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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