The Dock is a diverse team of creative problem-solvers within Accenture – where design, business and technology meet under one roof. Here’s what's currently occupying our minds in Accenture’s flagship R&D and Global Innovation Centre.
The Tough Truth about Innovation
To secure their futures, organisations need to constantly innovate. And if you need compelling evidence of this, 2020 has it in spades. In a moment of reflection, DockPod brought together several of our innovation leaders to discuss what innovation really means when you are working with it day-to-day and whether or not companies have a real appetite for the experimentation and attendant failure that is necessary to make it work. This episode features Ryan Shanks, Director of The Dock in Dublin, which is Accenture’s global R&D center. He is joined by: Europe Innovation Lead Lucy Cooper; Senthil Ramani who looks after Innovation in the Growth Markets; and Shivani Vora who leads Innovation for North America.
DockPod is produced by The Dock, Accenture’s flagship R&D and global innovation center. It is presented by Laurence Mackin and produced by Sinead O’Shea.
The Financial Art of Experimental Banking
Is now a good time for businesses to be bold and is the banking sector in particular ready for a radical overhaul? Welcome to the latest episode of DockPod, which is produced by The Dock, Accenture’s flagship R&D and global innovation center. We are living through tough times: Along with the ongoing threat to public health, the global economy is under severe pressure and many countries are experiencing their worst unemployment rates in decades. Given these circumstances, it could seem counter-intuitive for industries such as banking to pick this moment to initiate significant change. Yet, this is exactly what some experts think should happen. And some are making the case that banks should seize this moment to re-define their entire purpose and focus on serving society more. In this episode, we are joined by Accenture Interactive’s head of innovation and Fjord founder Mark Curtis, financial services lead at The Dock Conor McAndrew, and innovation delivery lead Sara Harrison. DockPod is produced by The Dock, Accenture’s flagship R&D and global innovation center. It is presented by Laurence Mackin and Sinead O’Shea.
Responsible AI: what’s next?
Responsible AI is one of the most pressing issues facing the tech world – so what does it look like in the near future, and what does it mean for business? This episode features some of the best thinkers in this field: Rumman Chowdhury, Accenture’s Responsible AI lead; Paddy Connolly, Research Manager at The Dock; and Azeem Azhar, an entrepreneur and creator of Exponential View.
How to cybersecure your business
A new series of DockPod starts with an episode on Cybersecurity, featuring a panel of experts from the worlds of policing and security.
From ransomware to spear phishing, and doxing to data breaches, cybersecurity has never been higher on the CEO agenda, with new threats emerging every day. So what steps can we take to keep ourselves safe, as individuals and as organizations? How do companies strike a balance between keeping customers secure and giving them with a seamless experience? And how should businesses respond when they experience a breach.
Our guests are Glyn Darkin, Digital Architect with Accenture’s The Dock, Jacky Fox, Managing Director of Accenture Security in Ireland, and Chief Superintendent Michael Gubbins who works for special crime operations with a portfolio around cybercrime with the Irish police force, An Garda Siochana.
The episode is presented by Laurence Mackin and produced by Sinead O’Shea.
Rebuilding the House of Capitalism
“Capitalism is the most powerful tool in our toolbelt, but a hammer can be used to make or destroy a house. So how do you choose to wield it?”. So says Unreasonable Group founder Daniel Epstein in this conversation with Claire Carroll, director of the Human Insights Lab at The Dock.
In this episode, Claire and Daniel discuss the ethics of progress, the Future of Work, regenerative capitalism, mining introversion, empathetic meetings and more.
The episode is introduced by Laurence Mackin and produced by Sinead O’Shea.
Is Sustainability A Privilege?
In recent weeks some of the biggest companies in the world, including Accenture, have pledged to put the planet ahead of profit.
But just how feasible are such commitments? Can big business really redefine itself or is this really a marketing strategy? And. Can they really make a difference?
In this edition of Dock Pod from The Dock, Accenture’s global R and D hub, we’re going to ask if sustainability in the business world can truly take place.
DockPod is presented by Laurence Mackin and Sinead O’Shea. It is produced by Sinead O’Shea.