To design, build and deliver digitally enabled technology solutions
KPMG has opened the KPMG Digital Ignition Centre (KDi) in Nanjing, to help drive innovation and digital transformation for the firm’s business and our clients.
The centre will complement KPMG’s existing global alliances with organisations such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Blue Prism and our global network of Ignition Centres. It also forms part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to invest in cutting-edge technologies and talent.
Honson To, Chairman, KPMG China, says: “This is an exciting initiative for KPMG as we continue to support our clients as they transform their businesses. The centre will help to design, build, and deliver digitally enabled technology solutions for our clients. They tell us that achieving greater speed to market, becoming more data-driven and implementing disruptive technologies are key priorities. We also see continued emphasis in China on the importance of fostering a culture of innovation, as recently highlighted in President Xi Jinping’s speech at the CPC congress in Beijing.”
The centre covers 8,000 square metres of prime office space across five floors, bringing in around 200 people in the coming months.
William Gong, Senior Partner of Eastern and Western China, adds: “The Yangtze River Delta is a major growth region for China and there is a strong talent pool with the relevant technology expertise and skills. Together with support from the Nanjing government, these are key reasons for establishing the centre in this city.”
Guo Lin, KPMG’s newly appointed Chief Digital Officer, concludes: “The pace of business transformation driven by technology is accelerating dramatically in China. KPMG is investing in people with skills and experience in new technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT). The centre will also build on KPMG’s depth of business and industry knowledge, to help clients accelerate their competitive position.”
KPMG China operates in 16 cities across China, with around 10,000 partners and staff in Beijing, Beijing Zhongguancun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. With a single management structure across all these offices, KPMG China can deploy experienced professionals efficiently, wherever our client is located.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and regions, 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.
In 1992, KPMG became the first international accounting network to be granted a joint venture licence in mainland China. KPMG China was also the first among the Big Four in mainland China to convert from a joint venture to a special general partnership, as of 1 August 2012. Additionally, the Hong Kong office can trace its origins to 1945. This early commitment to the China market, together with an unwavering focus on quality, has been the foundation for accumulated industry experience, and is reflected in the Chinese member firm’s appointment by some of China’s most prestigious companies.