Within the last year, we have seen global economies rocked by financial problems, we have witnessed industries becoming more regulated at a global level, and we have watched as companies that were once viewed as technology trendsetters become obsolete. Complexity is all around us – but what differentiates one organization from another will be how they deal with complexity as a positive to continue the momentum of change.
Someone once said that change is necessary else everything would remain the same. If organizations were to remain the same, but technology continued to expand the way we operate, then the issue is not one of complexity but one of compliancy.
Organizations need to find clarity in the way that they make decisions, attract and retain talent and how they continue to grow their business by using technology enabled services.
KPMG professionals will be busy at OOW with networking, learning and sharing over the week of September 30th to October 5th. We look forward to seeing you there. Keep your schedule open to attend KPMG sessions.
Executive Solution Session
Is Your Data Working for You or are You Working for your Data?
Jeanne Johnson, Global Business Intelligence Lead Partner, KPMG LLP (US)
In the Digital Economy, "information" is changing how companies operate, how they connect, and how markets interact. Data is everywhere, well beyond what was historically managed within company walls. Coping with information from transaction systems is challenging enough—but it's compounded by the need to access and analyze insights from disparate reporting systems, dashboards, and decision models. Add external data from customers and social media, and the complexity of getting value from data becomes even greater. So while the ability to collect, manage, and analyze data can lead to better business outcomes, the difficulty of realizing value from data will continue to increase even with the best analytics engines at your disposal.
Evolution of IT: It's about creativity, flexibility and operational discipline
Steve Chase, Principal, Advisory, IT Enabled Transformation, KPMG LLP (US)
Matthew Bishop, Principal, Advisory, IT Strategy & Performance, KPMG LLP (US)
CIOs have historically led their organizations through generations of economic and technology challenges. However, the consensus view is that IT is changing at a rate faster than ever. KPMG professionals will facilitate a panel of CIOs discussing their successes, challenges and lessons learned in dealing with disruptions like cloud, mobility, data and social media as well as efforts to create the best service delivery model and run a lean, high impact IT organization. Hear real-world examples and take-away ideas from a panel of CIOs on how to focus on what matters most to the business and to help IT execute effectively.
HR Transformation Enabled by Technology
Lisa Massman, Managing Director, HRIT Advisory Services, KPMG LLP (US)
John Doel, Managing Director, HRIT Advisory Services, KPMG LLP (US)
Paulette Welsing, Managing Director, Global HR Transformation Center of Excellence, KPMG LLP (US)
Robin Rasmussen, Managing Director, HR Shared Services & Outsourcing, KPMG LLP (US)
Today's rapidly changing Human Resources technology landscape offers significant opportunities and challenges to organizations wishing to transform their business. The HR organization of the future is positioned to enable profound enterprise-wide transformation and is tasked with ensuring a sustainable competitive advantage through its workforce. The emergence of Cloud-based technologies and next-generation applications has resulted in technology as a primary enabler and driving force of large global transformation initiatives. Senior HR leaders will discuss the required evolution of the HR function and the impact of key technology trends with a focus on changing business models, emerging markets, social media, and Cloud-based technologies.
Oracle Enables the Power Company of the Future
Todd Durocher, Managing Director, Advisory, KPMG LLP (US)
Smart grid and data analytics is an evolving and dynamic market with potential spend over the next 5-10 years in the billions of dollars. Once smart grid projects are implemented, utilities have exponentially more data to manage and their business units require more real-time and predictive info. to meet business and regulatory needs. Understand how KPMG's knowledge across utilities, telecom, banking, finance industries, tech, and data analytics, helps utilities to develop business intelligence strategies, implement BI and data analytics solutions, and help with data driven business transformation. Learn how to leverage Oracle solutions with pre-built accelerators and tools to turn vast amounts of data into a more intelligent enterprise.
Principal KPMG LLP (US) and Global Oracle Lead Partner