Kubota Forms Strategic Partnership with Accenture to Accelerate Digital Transformation | Business

OSAKA, Tokyo – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Aug 31, 2021–

Kubota Corporation has formed a strategic partnership with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to accelerate its ongoing digital transformation by evolving its business model to further contribute to solutions for food, water and environmental sustainability .

Kubota has set out a long-term vision called Global Major Brand 2030 (GMB2030), which sets out the role Kubota should play and the guidelines it should follow to help solve societal and environmental challenges. Kubota and Accenture will design and implement solutions to improve productivity and food security, promote the circularity of water resources and waste, as well as the improvement of urban and living environments, as prioritized in the GMB2030 vision.

The partnership will create a platform to generate value for Kubota both locally and globally by incorporating services that combine Accenture’s leading digital technologies, including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, with the sustainable Kubota businesses.

Both companies will focus on promoting the three initiatives below.

  • Co-creation of innovative sustainable development solutions applying digital transformation: Since its founding in 1890, Kubota has helped solve social problems. By combining Accenture’s digital transformation expertise and experience with Kubota’s commercial and industrial areas, companies will be able to create new solutions and innovations related to the sustainability of food, water and the environment.
  • Implementation of the digital transformation at the group level, as well as the development of infrastructures and associated human resources: The Kubota Group, which operates in more than 120 countries, plans to implement digital transformation measures on a large scale. This strategic partnership will include the creation of a service platform that supports the rapid implementation of these measures and enables the centralized management and use of various data held across the group. Additionally, using Accenture’s talent development capabilities and programs, Kubota will enhance the digital skills of its employees to drive future digital transformations.
  • Creating a secure and flexible system to support Kubota’s business globally: Accenture will review more than 200 of Kubota’s legacy IT systems and help modernize, replace or migrate certain applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud. In addition, Accenture will further strengthen Kubota’s global IT security incident response team to help it respond quickly to security risks. The resulting system environment will support business growth with an effective balance of proactive and defensive capabilities.

Yuichi Kitao, President and Representative Director of Kubota Corporation, said, “Since its founding, Kubota’s mission has been to contribute to society in the areas of food, water and the environment, which are essential to the survival of human beings, and to supporting the future of the earth and its inhabitants. Based on this mission, we will continue to protect the environment of this beautiful land while supporting greater abundance in people’s lives as a “life-sustaining innovator,” committed to a society and a cycle. prosperous nature. This digital transformation is one of the essential business foundations to achieve this goal, and we see this partnership with Accenture as a major step in that direction.

Atsushi Egawa, Head of the Market Unit in Japan for Accenture, said, “We believe that to achieve a better future for all, we must embrace change and work in new ways to meet the unprecedented challenges facing the world. confronted by seeking value for all stakeholders. By leveraging data analytics, cloud, artificial intelligence and industry knowledge, we can create a bespoke platform that will help Kubota meet its sustainability goals, which will have a significant impact. on all of us together.

About Kubota Corporation

In the area of ​​food, water and the environment, the Kubota Group promises to continue to support the prosperous life of humans while protecting the environment of this beautiful land.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with industry-leading digital, cloud and security capabilities. Combining unparalleled experience and specialized skills in more than 40 industries, we offer strategy and advisory, interactive, technological and operational services, all powered by the world’s largest network of advanced technology and intelligent operations centers. Our 569,000 employees deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving customers in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our customers, employees, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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