Berend de Jong is Managing Director of Accenture Strategy in the Netherlands. The Accenture Strategy practice is an integrated team of specialists in business strategy, operations and functions strategy, and technology strategy. He's also responsible for Accenture’s global technology strategy practice for insurance. Furthermore, in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, he leads the technology strategy teams.

Berend studied Information Technology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and Technology & Human Affairs at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA. He speaks Dutch and English, as well as basic German. Outside of work, Berend enjoys watching rugby and catamaran sailing.

His focus is on helping clients to develop their technology strategies and new operating models, as well as understanding the impact of digital innovations in their business. This is an approach he extends beyond banks, insurance and other financial services clients to other companies, including utilities. 

Berend is particularly excited about the potential of innovations such as open API's, industrialized cloud and new mobile technologies for developing client businesses. He has extensive experience in IT strategy, financial services and consulting with a focus on technology consulting strategic domains within Accenture.

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