Michael Herman, Principal/Owner of KPMG emphasizes starting digital transformation by trying to solve a business problem
Matteo Colombo, Principal, Information Services, KPMG, discussed digital transformation and its impact on today's organizations in his presentation to Argyle's CIO membership at the 2017 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum: Data Strategy & Innovation in Chicago on Feb. 28.
"You’ve got LinkedIn, you’ve got Facebook, you’ve got Twitter, all these different online, easy-to-use, just for connecting with people either very briefly or getting people information that they need. I think that was the gap in looking at some of these other solutions."
"The whole trick there is how to get the most value out of it, so we’re working on our cost benefit discipline. Then the other part of IT a lot of people don’t want to talk about is just the running and maintenance of your IT environment. Nobody wants to pay for that, or you don’t want to pay a lot for that."
"Data and analytics innovative technology [were big enablers]. The point was that if you look at something that’s normally viewed as a challenge, it was being turned into an opportunity and in particular information technology in a variety of different instantiations was what was viewed as the enabler to be able to do this."
"We can address the people side of it. We'll retrain them to get them more efficient, but if we’re not giving them the right tools and the right processes to do that, they're not going to be able to manage that."
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