On the 28th of March dispute Transportkunde Pandora organised an inhouse-day together with Accenture and in close collaboration with Dr. Beelaerts van Blokland from the TU Delft.
After the bus arrived at the ITO tower we went up all the way to the 17th floor were we were welcomed by Rogier Toetenel and started the day with a cup of coffee and a short company introduction presentation.
After the day’s program was explained we went on a site tour during which we explored the floors of the ITO tower that are occupied by Accenture. Our guides briefly explained about the working environment at Accenture and how the office works.
Next, we started on the main activity of the day: the case. Every year Accenture organises a case that perfectly goes together with Beelaert’s class “Advanced Operation” and gives an insight in the process optimalisation techniques Accenture applies at its clients. Within three rounds of optimalisation alternated with some elaboration on the theory of process optimalisation we were able to increase performance of a fictional company significantly. It was so much fun to experience the effects of process optimalisation ourselves, and to compete against one another in two teams both representing a company.
The was rounded of with a drink in the cantine. Unfortunately the weather didn’t allow us to enjoy the roof terrace and its view. At the end of this very exciting day at Accenture the students got a good idea of what Accenture does and what it would be like to work at the company.