James Scott, head of Digital, Accenture
James Scott, MD for Digital, Accenture

Seven Group Holdings head of innovation, James Scott, has returned to Accenture after seven years to lead its Digital business, which includes Fjord, Accenture Interactive and Applied Intelligence.

As Managing Director for Digital in Australia and New Zealand, Scott also sits on Accenture’s ANZ leadership team.

With more than 20 years’ experience building digital and innovative initiatives, Scott has held senior roles in consultancy firms and corporate divisions. In his role at Seven Group Holdings, he worked across operating companies including WesTrac (Caterpillar), Coates and Seven West Media.

Scott is actively involved in a diverse range of groups in the field of data and analytics. He is the Chairman of Customer and Location analytics, Skyfii, an ASX-listed data analytics and marketing services company which uses network infrastructure and data to derive marketing insights. He is also the Chairman of Impulse Screen Media, a real-time content recognition company which uses technology to capture key word and audio video triggers.

“Our clients understand the power of digital to drive innovation,” said Bob Easton, Chairman and Senior Managing Director of Accenture Australia and New Zealand.

“James has a proven track record in business transformation and we know his expertise will be vital in identifying opportunities for all our clients. We are thrilled to have James join our digital team to enhance our digital capabilities and performance for our clients”.

Scott is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, FIE Aust CPEng, a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Last month Accenture appointed Fergal Murphy as a managing director within Applied Intelligence which is a part of Accenture Digital.

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