KPMG announced today the opening of KPMG Ignition, its latest innovative workspace where clients can discover disruptive business trends, harness data and analytics insights, and build technology-based solutions.
Located in Midtown New York, KPMG Ignition brings together KPMG’s Innovation Lab, Insights Center and Technology Solutions into one centralized location, alongside the firm’s diverse teams of consultants, researchers, data scientists, designers, and developers to collaborate with clients to solve today’s most complex business challenges.
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According to KPMG’s 2016 CEO Study, 85 percent of business leaders said they need more time to strategize about how to foster innovation and proactively address disruptive challenges. KPMG Ignition helps by providing the immersive experiences, insights, technology, and resources that business leaders seek to move their companies forward, both now and in the future.
Mike Nolan, KPMG’s vice chair, Innovation & Enterprise Solutions, said, “Faced with mounting pressures to demonstrate growth and fend off both traditional and nontraditional competitors, CEOs must consistently innovate. They must adopt strategic approaches to mine weak signals in the market, make sound investments, and develop the right strategies to stay ahead of disruption.”
At KPMG Ignition, the Innovation Lab provides insights on signals of change from an outside-in perspective so clients can understand and plan for what’s coming around the corner. The diverse teams inside the Lab bring strong capabilities in trends research, customer insights, technology innovation, and investment analyses. They work shoulder-to-shoulder with organizational leaders in an immersive process, applying design thinking for business model innovation to drive from signals to action. Along with the new Midtown location, KPMG has established Innovation Labs in Downtown (SoHo) New York and a newly opened lab in San Francisco.
The Insights Center is a next-generation collaborative environment that enables clients to interact directly with their data and see data and analytics solutions come to life in ways never imagined. Using state-of-the art interactive visual technology and equipment, KPMG leaders hold sessions that create immersive client experiences, ranging from analytics showcases to idea generation and project activation. The Midtown location is the first Insights Center in the U.S., KPMG international member firms employ similar centers in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Sydney.
Inside Technology Solutions at KPMG Ignition, developers, designers, data scientists and information architects across the firm collaborate with clients to apply flexible design and development techniques, and embed cloud-based platforms that drive business transformation across the enterprise. Teams also develop solution-based prototypes that enhance the customer and employee experience, address cyber-security concerns, and apply the latest technology solutions specifically geared toward complex tax challenges. KPMG has similar capabilities in Denver and Grand Rapids and Atlanta, which opened in April 2017.
“We’ve combined the capabilities of existing Innovation Labs, Insights Centers, and Technology Solutions across our network to provide clients an environment where they can pressure-test new ideas, engage in unconstrained thinking exercises, and experiment with the latest technologies available to produce tangible results and drive change,” added John Farrell, KPMG’s national managing partner of Innovation & Enterprise Solutions.
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), 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.