Accenture and MIT form alliance for advanced analytics solutions

New collaboration will develop tools and techniques focused on big data and decision science.

MIT and Accenture today announced a five-year research collaboration to develop advanced analytics solutions. The alliance’s research aims to close the gap between the advance of analytics technologies and their successful application in specific industry and government environments.

The Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics combines Accenture’s industry and analytics expertise with MIT’s scientific and technological leadership. Its two streams of collaboration cover the challenges of harnessing big data and new approaches to improve the science of decision-making. The alliance will be headed by Narendra Mulani, senior managing director for Accenture Analytics, and David Simchi-Levi, professor of civil and environmental engineering and engineering systems at MIT.

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