Accenture is a transnational management consulting company that has been involved in development projects since the G8 focused some attention on ICT issues almost five years ago. Out of this came a report from the DotForce Task Force. The "Digital Opportunity Initiative" was presented in Genoa at the G8 meeting in 2001. Unfortunately, the street demonstrations and violence got much more press.
Another project is a capacity building course in South Africa that came out of the 2002 G8 meeting. With money from the Canadian government, Accenture, HP, and Telesystem formed Enablis which will launch on the same date as our conference.