Asif JavedManaging Director, Technology, Middle East
Asif Javed, Managing Director, Technology, Middle East, Accenture Asif Javed is one of the key people behind the growth of Accenture in the Middle East and has helped build the Accenture technology business from scratch in the region. In his role as Managing Director, Technology, Accenture Middle East, Asif draws on his experience of more than 23 years in technology and operations across the globe and in multiple industries, especially in architecting and running large-scale transformation programmes. His expertise lies in helping companies harness the power of digital and leveraging intelligent automation to capture new sources of value. Previously, he was the Accenture Global Technology lead for one of the largest clients in the Accenture Financial Services practice. He also led Accenture’s technology outsourcing work for all Capital Markets clients in the UK. In addition, as the European Outsourced Testing Practice lead, he was responsible for ensuring Accenture had the right capabilities, resources, tools and offerings to its market leadership in this segment. Asif who regularly appears in the media to share his views on artificial intelligence and other digital technologies has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
It is no secret that post-oil economic changes have affected the way that large scale organisations throughout the GCC do business.
With increasing pressures to cut operating costs, reduce FTEs (full time equivalent) and improve the efficiency of our core business offerings, in order to maintain a competitive advantage and healthy bottom line growth,the option to robotize repetitive, transactional tasks -- thereby freeing up valuable human resources who can be redeployed to more value-adding roles within the organization -- is fast becoming a popular strategy across the region.