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Accenture and Google Cloud partner to support life sciences industry

Accenture and Google Cloud are collaborating to help Life Sciences companies advance the discovery, development and delivery of innovative therapies, according to a new statement.

According to the companies, Google Cloud will be the cloud technology provider for Accenture’s INTIENT life sciences industry platform.

The new, multi-year agreement brings Google’s cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities together with Accenture’s life sciences services and platforms and is intended to help life sciences organisations make their data more accessible, secure and valuable.

The INTIENT platform provides life sciences organisations with end-to-end capabilities from discovery and research to clinical development and the delivery of treatments.

Accenture launched INTIENT in May 2019, building on more than seven years of collaboration with more than 25 life sciences companies to develop and deploy platform technology solutions.

Accenture group chief executive of products Simon Eaves says, “INTIENT will advance Accentures and Google Cloud's shared mission to empower life sciences organisations with intelligent solutions that help bring innovative treatments to patients around the world, with greater speed, safety, and efficacy. Together, we can deliver exceptional value to clients at a rapid pace.”

Google Cloud’s architecture supports open source technology that will enable Accenture to expand the capabilities of INTIENT by allowing partners, independent software vendors, and content providers to rapidly develop and provide additional solutions that extend the value of the platform, the company states.

Google Cloud president Tariq Shaukat says, “We’re excited to partner with Accenture to transform the life sciences industry with cloud technologies.

"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.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Google Cloud will be the cloud technology provider for current and future solutions that are a part of the Accenture INTIENT platform for life sciences.

The agreement is an extension of the partnership between Accenture and Google built over the last eight years.

A key milestone in the relationship was the July 2018 launch of the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group, which helps companies use Google Cloud technology to deliver superior customer experiences and accelerate their digital transformation journeys, the companies state.

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