Heinrich Kleine is the KPMG Global Alliance Director for IBM, having responsibility for all relationship, planning and operational matters. In this role, he works closely with the KPMG professionals to drive the development and go-to-market strategies for our jointly developed solutions that support clients with their digital transformation journeys using IBM’s technologies such as IBM Watson and IBM’s Digital Business Automation portfolio. Heinrich joined KPMG in 2007 and since that time has worked for the firm in a variety of technology-related roles including as a member of the KPMG in Germany Information Technology Advisory team where he worked on a number of large-scale ERP transformation projects. He also spent several years with KPMG in the UK as part of their Transaction Services Group, focused on assisting clients with their integration and separation projects. Since 2015 Heinrich has been working with KPMG teams in Germany to establish a local Alliances group supporting the establishment of an overall strategy including Alliance partner selection, development of Alliance Based Offerings and the on-boarding of Alliances to the portfolio. In this role, he has worked closely with IBM, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, ORACLE, SAS, ServiceNow as well as a number of other well-known technology vendors and was part of a team that lead the development of one of KPMG’s first AI solutions based on IBM Watson.