EVENT

Presented annually in Boston

KPMG Data-Driven Growth Forum 2022

Our 2022 forum was a success! Relive the experience through the content featured on this page while we plan for 2023.



  • Overview
  • Sessions
  • Speakers
  • Thought Leadership
  • Past Sessions
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Overview


KPMG in Boston hosts the annual Data-Driven Growth Forum

The world of business is changing, and it is moving faster every day. To keep up, leaders need to make major decisions more quickly, more accurately, and driven by more data than ever before. With all that information to identify, collect, and filter, the pace of these decisions has begun to overtake the human ability to make them.

Data-driven growth is about leveraging assets, building a strategy with practical applications, and extracting value through data and technology. Along with KPMG, you’ll hear from industry leaders who have harnessed the power of their data and are making it work for them with AI, machine learning, and low code applications, all of which aren’t just for data scientists anymore.

Join us for the KPMG Data-Driven Growth Forum on April 28th and learn how to apply these tools and techniques to your core business processes and enhance your growth potential.


Special guest contributors are a hallmark of the Data-Driven Growth Forum

To produce the forum in a way that reflects an unvarnished look at the current state of the industry, KPMG brings together our most senior thought leaders with senior industry executives to bring you well-rounded, sometimes provocative, and always hyper-relevant perspectives on trending topics that impact growth.


You're in good company at the Data-Driven Growth Forum

Building lasting connections with peers is critical no matter your professional level or industry. Because our Data-Driven Growth Forum attracts hundreds of professionals from all levels of the organizational hierarchy, you'll have an opportunity to meet new contacts and peers, strengthen existing relationships, and build connections that will pay dividends for years.


19% C-level
55% VP/Director
7% Manager
19% Staff

35% Finance Sector
13% Health Sector
14% Tech Sector
38% Other Sectors


Audience breakdown shown has been derived from the most recent forum registration data

Sessions


Register for the full agenda or select only the sessions that fit your schedule and interests


12:30pm - 1:30pm: What is the future of finance?

KPMG recently released the Future of Finance survey. The surveys tells us how people are reacting to the world around them and driving growth in their own companies. Now, with the knowledge of what is being implemented by peers, how can you get jumpstarted into RPA, Intelligent Forecasting, and other modeling methods that are driving the future of finance?

KPMG recently released the Future of Finance survey. The surveys tells us how people are reacting to the world around them and driving growth in their own companies. Now, with the knowledge of what is being implemented by peers, how can you get jumpstarted into RPA, Intelligent Forecasting, and other modeling methods that are driving the future of finance?


1:30pm - 2:30pm: Disrupting M&A with the transformative power of data cloud

In a hypercompetitive M&A market, sellers want to attract as many bidders as possible and buyers need to make decisions quickly. The difference between winning and losing often hinge on the ability to access, share, and analyze massive amounts of data. New data cloud solutions like Snowflake could help solve many of these issues. Businesses need a single platform to securely connect, analyze, and share data stored on separate cloud platforms by many teams, anywhere, simultaneously. This session will discuss how this is possible and where to get started.

In a hypercompetitive M&A market, sellers want to attract as many bidders as possible and buyers need to make decisions quickly. The difference between winning and losing often hinge on the ability to access, share, and analyze massive amounts of data. New data cloud solutions like Snowflake could help solve many of these issues. Businesses need a single platform to securely connect, analyze, and share data stored on separate cloud platforms by many teams, anywhere, simultaneously. This session will discuss how this is possible and where to get started.


2:30pm - 3:30pm: Data Theft and Measures to Protect Your Growth

As the amount of data a business generates for its processes and operations grow at unprecedented rates, these data assets poses significant risk to cyber threats and requires evolving data protection. Over the years, data breach incidents have increased significantly, crippling many organizations across the globe. Data breaches, in addition to financial losses, can harm an organization’s brand and undermine the faith of its customers, employees, and other stakeholders. Governments and consumers are increasingly demanding that enterprises take a proactive approach to adopt robust data protection platforms and landscapes as part of their business operations.

As the amount of data a business generates for its processes and operations grow at unprecedented rates, these data assets poses significant risk to cyber threats and requires evolving data protection. Over the years, data breach incidents have increased significantly, crippling many organizations across the globe. Data breaches, in addition to financial losses, can harm an organization’s brand and undermine the faith of its customers, employees, and other stakeholders. Governments and consumers are increasingly demanding that enterprises take a proactive approach to adopt robust data protection platforms and landscapes as part of their business operations.


3:30pm - 4:30pm: Fireside Chat

Featuring the Head of Data & Analytics from Mimecast, this session is focused on how they are using data to transform their decision-making to activate quicker, more accurate, and operationally efficient processes across their business and identify opportunities for growth.

Featuring the Head of Data & Analytics from Mimecast, this session is focused on how they are using data to transform their decision-making to activate quicker, more accurate, and operationally efficient processes across their business and identify opportunities for growth.



4:30pm - 5:30pm: Cocktail Reception



All sessions shown are eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits

Speakers

Doug Baker
Principal
Financial Transformation
KPMG LLP

Pär Edin
Principal
TMT Strategy
KPMG LLP

Jorgen Ericsson
Vice President
Global Head of Industry Solutions
Snowflake

Matt McGuinn
Principal
Finance Transformation
KPMG LLP

Tim Seamans
Vice President of Business Intelligence
Mimecast

Manoj Thareja
Director
Cyber Security Services
KPMG LLP

Z. Maria Wang
Director
Strategy
KPMG LLP

Thought Leadership

Past Sessions

Turning back time and adding structure to unstructured data for new insights

Low-code, no-code, and the low barrier to entry for automation today

Advanced decision making with smarter, better, faster intelligence

CMO Fireside Chat – Data, privacy, growth, and the line of knowing too much

Prior Forum Speakers

Adam Grossman
EVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Boston Red Sox & Fenway Sports Management

Semion Bezrukov
Director
Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
KPMG LLP

Carol Meyers 
Venture Partner
Glasswing Ventures

Darren Herman
Operating Partner, Private Equity
Bain Capital

Todd Karabatsos
Corporate Finance Director
Progress Software

Idit Vachtel Ami
Director, M&A Technology Strategy
Salesforce

Nathan Saegesser
Principal, Advisory
Deal Advisory Strategy
KPMG LLP

Rick Palmer
Senior Solutions Consultant
Appian

Peter Irwin
Managing Director
Digital Lighthouse
KPMG LLP

Maryam King
Director
Deal Advisory Services
KPMG LLP

Rajesh Santhanam
Managing Director
Digital Lighthouse
KPMG LLP

Dylan Kab
Director, Data & Analytics
KPMG LLP

Sunil Muduli
Manager
Digital Lighthouse
KPMG LLP


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