Multinational software services company Accenture announced that it has on boarded Google Cloud as the cloud technology provider for its life sciences industry platform INTIENT.
Started in May 2019, the INTIENT platform, aimed at life sciences organisations, collects and analyses data from organisations to provide insights. It uses AI (artificial intelligence) to crunch data and derive results.
The advantage for Accenture from Google Cloud comes from the latter’s cloud architecture, which supports an open source framework model, the release said, adding that this would ease the process of onboarding independent software vendors, content providers and partners to develop solutions.
The partnership will help usher in innovation with better speed, safety and efficacy, Simon Eaves, group chief executive of products at Accenture, said.
INTIENT was built in collaboration with over 25 life sciences companies and utilises seven years of partnership in developing platform technology solutions, Accenture said.
“Our shared goal is to accelerate developments in treatments by leveraging powerful Google Cloud capabilities, such as AI and data analytics, to gain insights that correlate symptoms, events and treatments in new and unexpected ways,” Tariq Shaukat, president, Google Cloud, said.
In July 2018, Accenture and Google launched the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group to harness Google Cloud’s technology for faster digital transformation initiatives for Accenture’s clients. This collaboration seems like an expansion of the partnership.
According to Accenture 2019 Technology Vision study for life sciences, 86% of respondents said that companies were experimenting with new technologies to drive innovation and better patient outcomes. In the study that included 130 leaders across eight countries, 88% of respondents said that the combination of on-demand delivery with customisation for each patient will provide the edge for life science companies.
IT services firm Tech Mahindra also launched a dedicated Google Cloud ‘centre of excellence’ in Hyderabad on January 29. Tech Mahindra said the centre will help drive digital transformation for its clients globally.