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KPMG International again named leader in information security consulting services by Forrester Research Inc.

 KPMG International has again been recognized as a leader in information security consulting services by research firm Forrester Research Inc. in its report The Forrester Wave™: Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017.

According to the report, “KPMG has the clearest, most direct vision… [asserting] its desire to help CISOs and boards of directors come together on information security as a business issue, not an IT issue."

“Cyber security used to be viewed only as a technology discipline," said Greg Bell, who Co-Leads KPMG's Global Cyber Security practice, along with Akhilesh Tuteja. “But now, Cyber Security permeates every aspect of the business. When executed properly, it can help with business growth, as well as protect brands and customers. We're equally at ease working with client teams in operations, finance, and innovation; as we are with IT and compliance."

You can read more about the report here.

KPMG seminar for insurance companies on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts, 6 November in Almaty

It’s the dawn of a new era. After some 20 years of discussion, exposure drafts and debate, the comprehensive new accounting model in IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts will give financial information users a whole new perspective on insurers’ financial statements.

The new standard brings greater comparability and transparency about the profitability of new and in-force business and gives users more insight into an insurer’s financial health than ever before. 

But what does IFRS 17 mean for insurers?

The impact will vary significantly from company to company, depending on previous accounting policies and practices. But we are certain to see many and various impacts on the reported numbers.

To learn more, please register to KPMG seminar for insurance companies on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts, set to be held on  November 6 in Almaty.

Venue: 180 Dostyk, Ave., Koktem Business Center, 8th floor

Time: 14:00 – 18:00

To register, please follow the link.

For more information, please contact Ainur Alimbetova by tel. +7 727 298 08 98 (ext. 62401).

KPMG IGNITE ACCELERATES STRATEGIES FOR INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION AND GROWTH

 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 strategic alliances with technology providers across the AI landscape with  deep technical resources and accelerators in order to create powerful value through advanced analytics, machine learning, and beyond.  These relationships allow KPMG to supplement 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.”

“Today, when both the commercial entities and state authorities are talking of the need for digital transformation, the artificial intelligence and expanded analytics cease to be something far from everyday reality. However, selection of a specific case, specific IT solutions and preparation of the specific data remain a problem for many companies worldwide.  KPMG Ignite platform is a convenient toolkit to address such problems quickly from any point of the world,” – comments Konstantin Aushev, Senior Manager, IT Advisory, KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

 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.
  • Highly skilled resources, including a dedicated Intelligent Automation Lab within KPMG Ignition, that utilize leading  technologies and approaches to facilitate 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 its 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 that “KPMG’s broad ecosystem is the gold standard among insights service providers.”

For more information about KPMG Ignite or to schedule a demo, visit: https://info.kpmg.us/artificial-intelligence.html

 

For further information, contact:

Konstantin Aushev

Senior Manager, IT Advisory

KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

kaushev@kpmg.kz +7 727 2980898

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