Seven people standing in a line cutting a blue ribbon.

At the Accenture Federal Services (AFS) ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 14 were, from left: Rigved Joshi, UAH I2C director; Dr. Robert Lindquist, UAH vice president for research and economic development; Dr. Darren Dawson, UAH president; Jenna O’Steen, Accenture managing director and Justice & Judiciary account lead; Karl Dedolph, Accenture managing director and Justice & Diplomacy sector lead; Julie Bovan, Accenture managing director of Justice & Judiciary; and Matt Brady, Accenture Huntsville practice lead.

Michael Mercier / UAH

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has opened a new innovation space at the Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System.

“It is no secret that thriving public-private partnerships, entrepreneurial spirit and local government support have made Huntsville a leading national hub for technology innovation,” says Jenna O’Steen, managing director and Justice & Judiciary Sector lead, Accenture Federal Services. “With this new innovation space, we are excited to collaborate with leaders across the Huntsville community to solve the biggest challenges facing the government and explore new frontiers of digital transformation.”

With a dedicated footprint at I2C, AFS will bring together the brightest minds and leading industry experts to collaborate with government customers in Huntsville, explore best practices in cutting-edge technologies, and engage the community at large, says Rigved Joshi, director of I2C.

“We are thrilled to welcome AFS to the I2C community,” Joshi says. “We look forward to supporting the company in leveraging UAH’s core assets, including our research centers, faculty, students and labs to drive solutions for the government of tomorrow.”

About AFS

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Va. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations. AFS partners with FBI and NASA across a number digital transformation and human capital initiatives with a focus on advanced technologies, innovation and strategy. Learn more at

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit

About I2C

The Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) is a regional initiative that fosters, promotes and accelerates commercialization of technology-based ventures through incubation, co- working, mentorship, funding and strategic support. The center is open to those looking to learn about entrepreneurship, explore a technology-based venture, participate in I2C events and be a part of the I2C entrepreneurial community. Learn more about the I2C.



Donna Savarese
Media & Analyst Relations Lead
Accenture Federal Services

Rigved P. Joshi
Director, Invention to Innovation Center (I2C)
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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