Kathleen O'Reilly

Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Speaker Bio

Kathleen O’Reilly is Accenture’s global Communications, Media and Technology industry practices chair and is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

Prior to this role, she led Accenture Strategy, a multibillion-dollar business unit across more than 40 industries in over 120 countries that helps clients tap new market opportunities, apply innovative technologies, and execute large-scale restructuring and transformation.

Over her 26-year career at Accenture, Kathleen has held key leadership roles, including chief operating and strategy officer for North America, overseeing Accenture’s US Northeast business and innovation in North America; Diamond Client account lead; and heading the strategy and consulting practice globally for the Communications, Media and Technology (CMT) industries.

Her client work has covered critical C-suite issues, including transformational growth, digital transformation, operating model strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investment strategy, product and service innovation, and strategic cost reduction. She has lived and worked globally, serving a wide range of CMT industry leaders, and led the design and launch of Accenture’s services in the Private Equity sector.

Kathleen leads Accenture’s work with the World Economic Forum around transformation of industries, digital economy and new value creation, and defining and building the metaverse, and she supports causes related to childhood cancer, education and environmental sustainability.

Kathleen is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She was a Carnegie Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs within Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.