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Dr. Alexander Zeier Joins Accenture as Global Lead for In-Memory Solutions

  Dr. Alexander Zeier Joins Accenture as Global Lead for In-Memory Solutions

  Will Also Serve as Director of Programs for SAP HANA® Within the Accenture
                     Innovation Center for SAP® Solutions

Business Wire

MADRID -- November 13, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Dr. Alexander Zeier
as managing director of In-Memory Solutions. In this capacity, Zeier will work
with Accenture clients to develop in-memory solutions, provide sales support
to global industry teams in leveraging in-memory technology, and provide
ongoing thought leadership. He will also serve as director of programs for the
SAP HANA® platform within the Accenture Innovation Center for SAP® solutions.

Dr. Zeier has been working with SAP technologies and solutions for over 20
years. Prior to joining Accenture, he was responsible for SAP’s first large
in-memory application, and was a pivotal part of the development of SAP HANA,
SAP’s platform for real-time analytics and applications. He holds ten patents
related to in-memory technology and applications for enterprise systems, and
is co-author with Hasso Plattner of the recently published book, “In-Memory
Data Management – Technology and Applications.”

“Alexander brings an incredible and unrivaled depth of expertise in the areas
of analytics and in-memory technology,” said Christophe Mouille, global
managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “Alexander possesses a truly
unique understanding of the business value that can be unlocked through the
power of in-memory computing. Our clients will benefit from his extensive
experience in researching and developing in-memory technology that turns
massive amounts of customer data into actionable insights.”

"Accenture has been committed to developing solutions based on in-memory
technology for several years, and I am excited to be joining this team to
drive further innovations in this important strategic area,” said Zeier.
“Companies are relying on transactional and analytical data more than ever.
The capabilities enabled by in-memory computing combined with Accenture’s vast
industry knowledge will result in better, faster insights and new innovative
business processes for our clients.”

Since March 2012, Dr. Zeier has been a Visiting Professor in Residence at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), lecturing and conducting research
around innovative enterprise applications and business process optimizations
that leverage in-memory technology or SAP HANA. He was also deputy chair,
Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts, at the Hasso Plattner Institute
in Germany, focusing on real-time, in-memory enterprise systems and RFID
technology.

Dr. Zeier received an MBA from the University of Würzburg. He completed his
studies in information technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology and
gained his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management Systems at the University of
Erlangen-Nuremberg.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with more than 257,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive
capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with
clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The
company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended
Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP
AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their
respective companies.

Contact:

Accenture
Peter Y. Soh, +703-947-2571
peter.y.soh@accenture.com
 
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