Your vision, our services

Where others carefully navigate change and stop at uncertainty, KPMG Ignition helps you confidently move beyond.


We help you envision your ‘anywhere’ with unconventional speed and insight

Where others carefully navigate change and stop at uncertainty, Ignition helps you confidently move beyond.

Vision: Define your North Star, clarify or affirm your purpose and translate both into actionable business strategy for the enterprise, function, or issue. Enhance the impact and effectiveness of teaming through a shared experience that brings your team together to set strategy; gain relevant context (through strategic intelligence); translate insights into implications for your business; and collaborate on actionable commitments.

Acceleration: Tackle those pressing endeavors that require the attention and commitment of senior leadership, stakeholder alignment, accelerated design, and mobilization across a business function, business unit, or enterprise at unconventional speed.

You will move forward with:

  • Focus: establish your target, maximize your potential, and prioritize high-value initiatives aligned to a North Star
  • Value: unlock new forms of value by improving your effectiveness, efficiency, and execution
  • Speed: change management is antiquated; understand how to sequence change through investments, technology, people, and processes

We help you invest like a VC, act like a startup and think like an enterprise

Innovation Advisory: We help you build and evolve your innovation culture and capabilities. We take a collaborative approach to define and create a self-sustaining model for innovation supported by an immersive, hands-on approach to design-thinking, doing, teaching, and coaching.

Business Model Innovation: Today, innovation is happening on a steep, exponential curve. To survive, companies need to navigate the complex problems that arise from high levels of disruption and uncertainty. How does your business model keep pace? We understand the signals of change, explore the possibility space, identify opportunities and develop scenarios, and simulate strategic responses (wargaming), before testing strategies through rapid experimentation.

Startup by Design: A designed approach aimed at identifying the greatest opportunities in a rapidly changing landscape and designing successful ventures to capitalize on them. We work with early-adopter clients to embed as a ‘startup’ in residence, to drive innovation from the inside-out. With clients who are playing catch-up, we can be an accelerator to kick-start large-scale transformations through phase 0 engagements.

Experiment by Design: Most prototyping capabilities focus on building a solution rapidly—the minimum viable product (MVP). Today, technical feasibility is rarely an unknown. “Can we build it?” isn’t the important question to answer. More often than not, the focus should be on the other dimensions of uncertainty—desirability, viability, or scalability. We bring a disciplined approach to experimental design, far outstripping traditional rapid prototyping. Beyond typical visual prototyping, we build and test every aspect of your business and operating model.

We help prominent leaders succeed at pivotal moments for the enterprise, whether it’s a new role, vision, mandate, scale, or team

The KPMG Ignition Executive Program is a customized experience that will help you as you move through a critical moment—such as an executive transition, transformation efforts, M&A activities, or planning for a new fiscal year. Through this program, you will have an opportunity to work with subject matter professionals and your team to define your path forward.

Visioning: Help our executives explore the future, set their forward-looking vision, and create a plan to execute that vision.

Coaching: Create space for our executives to reflect on their careers, identify areas of strength, explore barriers, and align around steps to move towards the leader they want to be.

Learning: Advise on various new functional topics and how these changes in the market may impact your industry and business.

Impacting: Explore ESG—whether that be basic learning experiences, ESG visioning, or board alignment—create a plan to move your organization forward as the need to focus on ESG increases.

We elicit a deeper understanding of the role and value data science should play in creating smart, scalable, sustainable solutions

Art of the Possible: Connect leading-edge data and analytics techniques to their relevance in critical issues explored in a wider business context.

Education: Implementation of any technology involves extensive definition of the “why” and “how”. Some leaders—typically those outside of direct technology responsibilities—need more of the “what”, especially when approaching emerging technologies, such as Advanced Analytics, Automation, Data Management, or Decision Science. We introduce and ground understanding of these technologies and how you can benefit.

Solutioning: We provide a deeper and targeted review of a curated set of technology solutions tied together by an overarching framework relevant to a particular business function or sector. This review typically incorporates a maturity assessment to surface alignment, understanding, and gaps in order to design a forward-looking vision and roadmap.