This event is here to help you embrace our digital future with confidence.
This event is here to help you embrace our digital future with confidence.
Where do you need to focus your digital efforts over the next six to nine months to build resilience and drive growth?
This event is here to help you embrace our digital future with confidence. Accelerated digital transformation, innovation and growth, delighted customers, and reduced supply chain risk are all in reach.
As we look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of a changing future, there is one constant, the impact of digital in any organisation.
From the agility to exploit new opportunities or the resilience to navigate these uncertain times, digital will define our New Reality and help us build back better for our economy and communities across the UK.
Join us on 4 March for KPMG's Our Digital Future 2021. This virtual conference will bring together CxOs, technologists, and thought leaders to spark new ideas, explore practical solutions and learn from the successes and challenges from your peers and our experts.
Our guest speaker line up includes:
Introduction by Lisa Heneghan, Chief Digital Officer, and Adrian Clamp, Head of Digital Transformation at KPMG.
A panel discussion with leading CxOs looking at how organisations can create better connections with their customers, people, partners and suppliers.
Panellists will include David Duffy, CEO of Virgin Money, Lord Karan Bilimoria, President of the CBI, Tosca Colangeli, General Manager of IBM's Global Cloud and Technology Platform Services and Lisa Heneghan, Chief Digital Officer at KPMG UK.
These sessions will look at the big issues facing businesses like yours and how technology can help you tackle them head on. With guest speakers including Graham McCauley, VP Manufacturing Excellence at GSK and Chelsea Chen co-founder of Emotech, you'll hear stories and lessons learnt, helping you embrace our digital future with confidence.
There's a choice of sessions available which you'll be able to choose from after registration to the event:
In the last 12 months, unprecedented events have combined with long term trends and shifts to re-shape how we live, work and collaborate - leveraging technology to accelerate the change. First we reacted, then we adapted, now we have the opportunity to design the way forward. As we face into ten critical years for the planet, the decisions that leaders make now are key to building back better on trust, climate and the role of organisations as agents for positive change. This session will explore how anchoring your transformation plans in the context of the constantly evolving global picture can unlock opportunities to grow, collaborate and deliver value to all of your stakeholders.
Join Adrian Clamp, our Head of Digital Transformation, as he shares his expertise to build a digital transformation strategy and the 8 key building blocks for a connected enterprise. You'll also hear from our Ignition team, who'll outline the practical steps to unlock the agility and collaboration to deliver real results from your programme.
In these sessions we'll look at how you can deliver a transformation that aligns with your business goals and cements your function's role in a digital future. Alongside KPMG experts, guest speakers will include Anita Ratkovic Andric, Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft Switzerland, John Dickson, Chief Procurement Officer at AstraZeneca and Michael Clark, VP Enterprise Performance Management at Coca-Cola European Partners.
There's a choice of sessions available which you'll be able to choose from after registration to the event:
Once you understand what your digital future looks like - how do you lead your team through the change needed to get there? Listen to our panel to hear how others are tackling it.
Get set to hear thought-provoking and practical insights from CxOs, on-the-pulse technologists, and thought leaders across a power-packed day.
From understanding the big challenges and opportunities facing UK businesses across a range of sectors, through to the transformative technologies that can drive solutions, our speakers will share their practical advice and lessons learnt.
Karan Bilimoria is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited, a Joint Venture with Molson Coors, and Chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India. In the Monde Selection, one of the most prestigious quality awards in the world for beer, the Cobra range have collectively been awarded a total of 121 Gold and Grand Gold medals since 2001, making it one of the most awarded beers in the world.
Lord Bilimoria is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, a former Chancellor of Thames Valley University (now the University of West London); he was the youngest University Chancellor in the UK when appointed. Karan was a former Senior Non-Executive Director of the Booker Group now TESCO PLC (2007-2016); he is one of the first two visiting entrepreneurs at the University of Cambridge; he is a founding member of the Prime Minister of India's Global Advisory Council.
In 2006, Karan Bilimoria was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords. In 2008 he was awarded the Pravasi Bharti Samman by the President of India. He is an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge and was Chair of the Advisory Board of the Judge Business School, Cambridge University from 2015-2020 and subsequently appointed as an Honorary Ambassador. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and graduated in law from the University of Cambridge. He is also an alumnus through executive education of the Cranfield School of Management, the London Business School and the Harvard Business School.
In July 2014, he was installed as the seventh Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, making him the first Indian-born Chancellor of a Russell Group University in Great Britain, and he is the President of the UK Council for International Students Affairs (UKCISA). Since 2017 Lord Bilimoria has been a Bynum Tudor Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Lord Bilimoria is an Honorary Group Captain in 601 Squadron Royal Air Force. In June 2020, he was appointed President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). In September 2020, he was appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford based at the Centre for Corporate Reputation.
David has significant international banking experience gained from a career spanning almost three decades. He is currently Chief Executive of Virgin Money UK plc after its acquisition by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Group (CYBG) in 2018.
Prior to joining the CYBG, David was Chief Executive of Allied Irish Banks plc.
He is a former Chief Executive of Standard Bank International where he had responsibility for operations in the UK, Europe, Latin America and Asia. David was also Head of Global Wholesale Banking Network with ING Group.
Additionally, David sits on the Boards of UK Finance and the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. He is also the FinTech Envoy for England.
Oliver Shah is business editor at The Sunday Times. He was named business journalist of the year at the 2017 Press Awards for his investigation into Sir Philip Green's £1 sale of BHS. He was also named business journalist of the year at the 2017 London Press Club Awards. His first book, Damaged Goods: The Inside Story of Sir Philip Green, the Collapse of BHS and the Death of the High Street was published by Penguin in June 2018.
John Dickson joined AstraZeneca in 2018 as the Chief Procurement Officer, where he is accountable for the external spend and supplier base across the end to end value chain. John has over 30 years of experience in senior procurement roles across a range of industries, including public sector transport, oil & gas, aerospace, FMCG and pharmaceuticals, and has held senior positions at Network Rail, BP, Rolls Royce, Heinz, Diageo and GSK. John has an Honours Degree in Business Studies from Nottingham Trent University.
Mark's 20-year career spans both public and private sector focusing on HR, Organisational Transformation and Project Delivery. Prior to joining the MoJ 5 years ago, he spent 4 years working as a Transformation Director for the Northern Ireland Strategic Investment Board and worked on some of the post Good Friday Justice reforms across Courts, Prisons, Probation and Policing. Mark balances his work passion with his family, sailing and watching cricket.
Russ originally founded Tech London Advocates in 2013 to ensure an independent voice of the technology community was heard, but with a focus on the private sector.
Since then he has been championing London as a global tech hub and campaigning to address some of the biggest challenges facing tech companies in the UK.
Global Tech Advocates, founded in 2015, is now present in 17 hubs around the globe, with over 12,000 members. In 2019 Russ launched the inaugural GTA Festival, taking place in China and bringing the international network together for the first time.
Russ was awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2021 for services to technology and to business in London. He is a founding partner of London Tech Week, a London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London and Advisory Board member for Founders4Schools and the Government's Digital Skills Partnership. In 2019, Russ was recognised as a 'Tech Titan' in the Evening Standard's Progress 1000 list of London's most influential people.
As Chief Digital Officer for KPMG UK, Lisa leads a high-end technology capability focused on delivering best-in-class solutions across an extensive range of specialisations. Her role has seen her drive organisation-level transformation to deliver fundamental business model change, better enabling KPMG to thrive in the digital age.
With more than 20 years of experience across the technology sector, working for major technology providers prior to a transition to consulting, Lisa is focused on driving results based on her client's needs. Having worked across a broad range of industries, in recent years she has spent the majority of her time working within Financial Services. Lisa has extensive experience in driving wide scale technology transformation programmes and improving internal capability in order to more effectively navigate an increasingly complex digital landscape.
Lisa is a leading voice in the global technology community and is a global advocate for encouraging more women into technology, including sponsoring KPMG's IT's Her Future initiative.
Adrian Clamp has over 20 years of experience leading transformation programmes and implementing new customer-facing technologies and operating models within large, complex organisations. His expertise encompasses delivery of large, complex programmes that have successfully deployed new processes, digital technologies, service design and redesign.
Adrian has had a varied career across the private and public sector and has worked with leadership teams in telecommunications, technology, consumer goods, utilities, healthcare and oil and gas. He has been an early supporter of the Government Digital Service (GDS) in Cabinet Office. He is particularly passionate about customer and digital transformation programmes and has led his own digital incubator to launch new, disruptive online services in the consumer goods market using modern, agile development approaches powered by Cloud and Mobile technologies.
Adrian heads up the Customer Advisory practice for KPMG in the UK focusing on helping organisations identify customer and revenue growth strategies; transform their sales, service and marketing functions; keep pace with the latest emerging technology solutions and leverage digital to create a modern customer centric organisation.
Adrian is a Partner in our Management Consulting practice who specialises in Finance and back-office transformation programs. These encompass operating model, process and people change in the context of ERP (both Oracle and SAP) and Business Intelligence reporting and planning solutions. Adrian has been a sponsor in the development and taking to market of our KPMG Powered Finance solution, which is a broad-ranging pre-built Finance Transformation solution optimised for the Cloud.
He has over 15 years Finance and back-office transformation experience at both KPMG and Accenture, and previous to that held various financial controller roles for GEC Marconi Avionics, where he qualified as an accountant.
Simon is a Partner and UK Head of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG. He advises clients on strategy, regulation and deals in the UK energy market.
Previously, he was the Director General for Energy Markets and Infrastructure at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change between 2009-15. He led the work on the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Programme under the Coalition Government (2010-15) and was the Government expert witness to the CMA inquiry at the end of 2014.
Simon was awarded a Companion of the Bath (CB) in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his work on UK energy supply and energy security issues. He is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI), on the Executive Council of the Parliamentary Group on Energy Studies (PGES), and on the Board of the University of Sheffield Energy 2050 Programme.
Mark is a Lead Partner within our People Practice, which advises our clients in the UK and Globally on workforce and HR solutions designed to address their key people and talent issues to drive business performance. His focus areas are Learning and Technology. Mark's experience spans industry sectors, including Defence, Industrial Manufacturing, Telecoms, Financial Services, Consumer Markets and Pharmaceuticals, leading some of the largest workforce and HR transformation programmes for these clients in the UK and globally.
Mark has over 25 years of experience, working in industry for Rolls-Royce and for a number of other global professional services organisations prior to KPMG. He is a frequent industry commentator and co-author of the well-established book guiding organisations in HR and workforce transformation – "Transforming HR – Creating value through people" – published by Elsevier.
Kate is a People Consulting Partner, in HR Transformation where she delivers world-class HR solutions to the firm's global clients. She has 18 years of experience in consulting and human resources, both as a UK HRD for a leading professional services and as a global consultant, developing strategically differentiated HR functions that can bring value to their business.
Kate has worked across industries and has led projects that have focused on behavioral change management, organisation design and development, optimisation of the HR function, leadership and talent development, and performance improvements through people. In addition, Kate has developed and successfully deployed methodologies designed to configure the HR function to drive strategic value add metrics.
Tim is deputy head of KPMG's Customer Practice, focused on helping clients grow faster and more effectively. We do this by helping deliver the best customer, digital and employee experiences. The practice's work spans customer analytics, experience design and technology, focused on sales, service and marketing transformation. Tim is also accountable for KPMG Nunwood, our customer experience insights business.
Tim has 20 years' experience running customer experience, strategy, insight and analytics programmes around the world. He has helped clients to achieve stronger business results by helping them to better understand and design their organisations around the customer. His focus is to help clients put in place more advanced growth strategies that can help to remove cost more effectively or maximise the rate of customer acquisition and/or retention.
Tim has worked across sectors, with clients spanning major utilities to high-tech and financial services. He has run offices in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and London.
Tim also runs KPMG's global Customer Excellence Centre, which analyses the performance of over 3,000 brands, through the lens of customers, employees and economic results. This think tank decodes the essential components of customer and employee best practice – The Six Pillars – and helps clients apply them rapidly to their business to create growth.
Leveraging more than 20 years of industry experience in supply chain and operations, Maureen helps deliver transformational levels of performance, productivity and profitability. She is passionate about people and proud to lead the operational transformation team for KPMG in the UK. She believes in the power of business-led, technology-enabled transformation of the supply chain.
Maureen brings deep hands on end-to-end supply chain mastery, from manufacturing line design, material sourcing, plant operations management, physical logistics,Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO) Management, contract negotiation, new product launch as well as the commercial facing world of supply and demand management.
Passion projects for her include the rapidly emerging field of ethical supply chain and the critical area of supply chain resilience. She has lived and worked in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, giving her deep insight into the multinational corporate environment through her regional and global supply chain leadership roles.
Matt is Head of risk and regulatory transformation. His career covers a mix of industry and management consulting experience across industry sectors and disciplines. He is recognised for leading businesses through breakthrough customer, technology, culture and risk-led transformational change.
Vishali leads our business transformation capability for customer led transformation programmes. She has led multi-jurisdictional transformation programmes bringing teams together across business and operations, compliance and regulatory, legal and technology. Her programmes have spanned new technology implementation, product launches, regulatory transformation, customer outreach and operating model changes.
Lynne is currently the Chief Data Officer at KPMG in the UK. She has spent most of her career working with data, insights and intelligence. Her career began in the world of Market Research in 1999 and she has worked across a number of the world's largest research agencies. She is passionate about the power of data when used in an intelligent way and is committed to enabling organisations to benefit from it now and in the future.
Svilena has been with KPMG for ten years, having joined the firm after ten years in industry. She has a highly commercial background, having managed the budgeting and forecasting process at group and regional level within the software and pharmaceutical industries.
Svilena's sector focus is in the Consumer markets where she has led and successfully delivered advisory projects around feasibility assessment, design and implementation of Centres of Expertise for management reporting, planning and analytics, design and implementations of new operating models for Finance, as well as defining and embedding business partnering roles in Finance.
Svilena has also been working as an associate coach since 2010 and has specific interest in exploring how blending coaching and management consulting can contribute to better client engagement and successful delivery of transformation programmes.
Michelle leads the team responsible for KPMG's technology solutions in relation to business travel and cross border remote work. She is supporting clients to develop their long-term talent strategy, tax, compliance and legal processes to manage the "Work from Anywhere" opportunity arising across all industries during 2020.
Michelle is also responsible for KPMG's business travel related alliances with corporate travel, medical and security providers such as International SOS which allow her to provide holistic support to our clients.
For 12 years, Michelle has supported companies in managing their tax and legal obligations in relation to globally mobile employees. This includes local hires, assignees, business travellers and cross border remote workers.
Anita Ratkovic Andric is the CFO of Microsoft Switzerland and Global Lead of Forecast Simplification project at Microsoft. She has a long track record in various Finance roles and geographies and has been involved in the transformation of the Finance function since joining the company in 2007.
Phil Soderberg is currently Head of Sourcing and Procurement for Zurich Insurance. In his role Phil is responsible for managing USD 3bn of procurement spend globally across IT, Facilities, Marketing and Professional Services. Phil is passionate about sustainable sourcing and the UK team recently won an industry award for their "Buy Social" campaign.
Phil joined Zurich in 2010 and after spending 6 years as Head of Finance for Group Operations moved into the operations area developing the shared services strategy for Zurich, running HR and Procurement Operations, including the successful roll out of Coupa across the group.
Prior to joining Zurich, Phil spent 20 years in the consumer goods industry in various finance positions, working in the UK, Russia and Vietnam before moving into shared services. Phil has led a number of large outsourcing deals in IT and Procurement. Phil is a qualified accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and is now based in Zurich.
Kelvyn joined the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Board in Jan 2019 taking on a dual role as Chief Information Officer across both RCHT and Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, he is also the System Digital Lead.
Kelvyn worked in senior technology delivery roles in both the private sector and civil service prior to joining the NHS and is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology.
Umang spends time making sure that safe, effective, and personalised healthcare is available to everyone, everywhere. He is also an NHS Paediatrician; he can be found treating children at Frimley Park Hospital on Fridays.
During his medical training, Umang realised that there needed to be more clinicians that understood and actively engaged in health management. In order to bridge the gap between clinicians and managers he joined the NHS Leadership Academy as a Clinical Fellow in 2012. This set him on an alternative medical career path which included being Head of Clinical Transformation at Aviva UK Health where he was responsible for a series of new initiatives in the model of healthcare delivery.
Umang has been at Babylon since the early days, joining as employee number 10, enjoying the rollercoaster that is start-up to scale-up.
Pinar is responsible for Digital Client Services at JPM, Digital Platform & Services. Prior to this, Pinar was at State Street where she was the SVP, Head of Digital Product Development & Innovation.
Leading to digital products, she focused on emerging business models and technologies, such, decentralized services and platforms. She worked entrepreneurial initiatives including Clearmatics, Complymatic, FintechPark, R3, Hyperledger, Quantave, UK Digital Currency Association, Mathmoneyfx (now Symbiont) and Hupomone, her advisory firm.
Pinar worked on a number of major industry changes; building marketplaces and capital markets, electronic trading offerings at the London Stock Exchange, ICAP, Liquidnet, Citigroup, and Lava Trading – technology firm acquired by Citigroup. She started her business career at Oliver Wyman.
Pinar received the Waters Technology Awards for Technology Innovator of the Year (end user) 2019. She is a member of the Industry Liaison Board, Department of Computing at Imperial College. She is also the Specialty Chief Editor of the Frontiers in Blockchain for Financial Blockchains publication.
Pinar holds a Ph.D in Physics and M. Sc. Degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from Brown University and a B.S. degree in Physics from Bilkent University.
David joined KPMG in 2018 to drive transformation of the internal IT function. This initially involved transformation definition and initiation across core service infrastructure, digital workplace and information security as well as organisational alignment across technology silos to drive standardisation, integration and consistency in how we develop, deploy and run our internal technology. We are now well into the execution and value delivery in all these programs, the savings from which have helped fund a new end to end Enterprise Wide Technology organisation with the notable additions of a UK CTO Head of Strategy and Architecture and a Chief Data Officer who will help frame and define the foundations of the next phase of the transformation across our applications in central business services.
David will play an instrumental role in evolving and transforming this internal technology application estate to increase operational agility and continue to deploy new technology-enabled ways of working that will optimise processes and enable us to support the business more effectively.
Tosca Colangeli is the General Manager of IBM’s Global Cloud and Technology Platform Services in the UK and Ireland.
In this role Tosca is responsible for the day-to-day running of this large organization which runs the architecture and platform transformation of Foundational Services that Clients rely on to deliver operation excellence and business value. This continues on from Tosca’s extensive leadership experience; including international assignments leading IBM’s Infrastructure Services and Application Service Provision solutions into Global Financial Markets Clients as well as running Systems Hardware Group in the UKI, focused on driving strategic change and transformation; as well as building new markets such as Cloud and Analytics.
As an experienced leader Tosca has extensive experience of working with senior business leaders across industries and markets to help them develop and implement strategies to innovate and drive growth augmenting technology and skilled professionals. Prior to this Tosca held a number of Executive positions leading IBM’s Technology Services Group and was responsible for the launch and expansion of IBM’s e-business on demand business across Europe. In December of 2015, Tosca earned the distinction of being selected to join the IBM Accelerate Team leadership organisation, which includes 300 top performing executives.
Louise is KPMG’s Head of Learning Solutions in the UK, and also has a specific focus on public sector clients.
She leads our work on innovative design and delivery of learning programmes, working with complex consortia to implement and apply change within the public sector. She brings a combination of extensive consulting experience with direct experience as both an education and health practitioner who understands how learning works in practice and how to implement successful change.
Prior to joining KPMG in 2007 Louise was an Associate Director in Further and Higher Education and a registered allied health professional for 16 years.
Mark is a thought leader in #EdTech and a hugely popular speaker, sharing his expertise and insights to educators around the world.
He is a teacher/advisor for the major global tech brands and continues to advocate for home-grown talent, digital skills and education equity. In February 2019, he was awarded the London Business Award for Paying It Forward. A few months later, he was awarded an MBE for services to education, technology and diversity in UK technology.
Moving into industry in 1999 Mike has worked exclusively within the FMCG sector, initially for Kerry Foods and then spending 10 years with The Tetley Group / Tata Global Beverages, the world's second largest tea company and part of India's Tata Group. For the past 8 years Mike has been with Coca-Cola European Partners world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler with markets across northern Europe.
Mike joined Coca-Cola Enterprises in 2011 as Commercial Finance Director where he headed up the GB Commercial Finance Team. In 2014 he took on the role of VP Finance Strategic Initiatives leading the finance function’s major change initiatives along with its strategic direction, transforming the local decision support finance teams through the setting up a successful reporting ‘Centre of Expertise’ in Sofia, Bulgaria.
From 2016 to 2019 Mike was VP Finance / CFO for Great Britain within the newly combined Coca-Cola European Partners, leading the finance function and delivering record results through a period of significant change including the introduction of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Tax.
Since 2019 Mike has been VP Enterprise Performance Management for CCEP, transforming the performance reporting across the organisation.
Richard is a leader in SME banking and fintech, having spent the last two decades working with UK banks and the fastest growing fintechs. Most recently he was the group COO/CEO Banking (and remains a NED) at Revolut. At OakNorth he developed the business model, technology, and regulatory licence application as the inaugural CEO. In large banks, he has been TSB’s Commercial Banking Director, and COO for HSBC’s UK Commercial Bank.
A dynamic executive with significant experience in running and transforming businesses within the consulting, technology and healthcare sectors. Robin brings a blue chip professional services background (Accenture, KPMG, Hedra) as well as the experience of having led investor backed product and services businesses in the UK digital and healthcare sectors.
He currently leads KPMG’s integrated care and healthcare technology advisory work in the UK. He enjoys working in fast moving, high growth environments, operating at the interface of strategic transformation and technology - transforming operating models and delivering results for businesses, their clients, people and investors.
As Founder and CEO of Sorted, David has grown the company from his parents’ kitchen table to a 100-person strong, global SaaS technology business headquartered in Manchester, with software now live in 17 countries. Sorted is refreshingly agile and data-driven shipping software - powering dynamic checkouts, delivery management and delivery tracking for some of the biggest global carriers and customer-obsessed retailers. Ecommerce delivery solutions, for the new world of retail.
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