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KPMG Ignite accelerates strategies for intelligent automation and growth

These relationships allow KPMG to supplement the solutions with advanced data and analytics applications and platforms to help clients digitally transform their enterprise.

At its Global Data & Analytics (D&A) Summit in Boston, KPMG’s US member firm and KPMG International announced the launch of KPMG Ignite, a portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities aimed to unlock the value of AI by enhancing, accelerating and automating decisions and processes that support clients’ digital transformation journeys.

In building KPMG Ignite, KPMG member firms have combined the strength of their strategic alliances with technology providers across the AI landscape with their deep technical resources and accelerators, with the aim of creating powerful value through advanced analytics, machine learning, and beyond.  These relationships allow KPMG to supplement the solutions with advanced data and analytics applications and platforms to help clients digitally transform their enterprise.

“Artificial intelligence, combined with advanced data and analytics and robotic process automation (RPA) are enabling a new generation of intelligent automation that is changing the nature of work and quality of services,” said Cliff Justice, Principal and Leader of Intelligent Automation, KPMG in the US. “KPMG Ignite will offer clients and our KPMG professionals some of the most advanced suite of AI tools, solution capabilities and accelerators, designed to move quickly and capture the most value in this era of exponential technology change.”

KPMG Ignite features:

  • An ecosystem of  leading technology providers combined with tested open source tools, libraries & APIs that we utilize to build and deliver AI solutions
  • KPMG-built accelerators –  patterns and tools that enable rapid AI solution development and delivery. These accelerators can reduce implementation time by integrating with existing IT infrastructure without the need for developing new methodologies and templates.
  • A set of frameworks and methods that describe and guide how KPMG professionals approach client-specific AI solutions and make them repeatable.
  • Highly skilled resources, including a dedicated Intelligent Automation Lab within KPMG Ignition, that utilize leading  tools and approaches to build AI solutions.
  • Ongoing testing, prototype development and innovation on emerging AI tools and approaches.

“The promise of AI requires more than just technology. Its power must be grounded on a foundation of trusted analytics, access to unique and reliable data, and deep-rooted domain knowledge in order to drive new insights and strategies,” said Brad Fisher, KPMG’s US Leader of Data & Analytics. “KPMG Ignite fills a critical void in the marketplace for businesses that aim to meet the competitive challenges of the future, particularly those who wish to expand and serve customers more efficiently.”

KPMG’s leadership in both Intelligent Automation and D&A has earned the firm recognition from top industry analyst firms. KPMG was named a “High Performer” by HfS Research in the “HfS Blueprint Report: Intelligent Automation 2016,” for “building out the broadest Intelligent Automation capabilities among the Big 4.”  In February of 2017, The Forrester Wave™: Insights Service Providers, Q1 2017, ranked KPMG as a leader with an impressive portfolio of data and analytics capabilities, stating “KPMG’s broad ecosystem is the gold standard among insights service providers.”

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries. Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates.

About KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 189,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

How we define Artificial Intelligence (AI) — AI is the practice of employing advanced analytical techniques and algorithms to train computers how to use data from a wide variety of sources and formats to accelerate, automate, and augment decisions that drive growth and profitability. (PRNewsfoto/KPMG LLP)

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