In a strategic move to bolster its capabilities in data science and innovation, Accenture Federal Services has recently announced the appointment of Laura Kurup as Principal Director of Data Science Innovation, effective September 11, 2023.
Kurup's career has been defined by a passion for mission-driven work within the federal sector. Her extensive experience in data and analytics spans over a decade, making her an invaluable addition to Accenture Federal Services. In her new role, Kurup will focus on supporting the company's federal clients in harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science technologies.
Kurup remarked on her appointment, "Mission-driven work in the federal sector is deeply motivating to me." "I love connecting people across the federal government with ideas and solutions they can leverage to better deliver on their mission. That's why I'm so excited to join Accenture Federal Services, as it's a company that sets the standard for playing that role of connector."
Outstanding accomplishments and leadership positions in the data and analytics industry have characterized Kurup's professional career. Prior to joining Accenture, she served as Chief Data and Analytics Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where her expertise in managing and analyzing complex financial data was pivotal in ensuring the stability and efficiency of one of the nation's most critical financial institutions. Her tenure at the Federal Reserve Bank showcased her ability to navigate the intricate world of finance, underscoring her versatile skill set.
Before her role at the Federal Reserve Bank, Kurup held the position of Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). At the SEC, she played a key role in shaping the regulatory landscape for financial markets. Her innovative thinking and strategic acumen were instrumental in adapting the SEC to an evolving financial landscape driven by technological advancements.
Kurup's transition to Accenture Federal Services signals a significant commitment to advancing the application of data science, AI, and ML in the federal sector. With her wealth of experience and a track record of pioneering data-driven strategies, she is poised to lead the company's efforts in driving innovation that directly benefits federal clients.
In an era where data is increasingly recognized as a strategic asset, Kurup's appointment underscores Accenture Federal Services' dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. As federal agencies continue to grapple with complex challenges, her expertise will be instrumental in helping them harness the full potential of data and emerging technologies to fulfill their missions effectively.
Kurup’s tenure promises to be a transformative one, setting new standards for innovation and excellence in federal services.