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Business value through start-ups.

Working with start-ups allow corporates to rapidly iterate solutions, to deliver business value faster. In this conversation we explore how to ensure that the benefits outweigh the potential risks associated with such relationships. Our Panelists Prasad Jayarama (USA), Israel Alonis (Israel) and Paul Spaans from KPMG Netherlands. Key conversation points include:

  1. Working with startups need to be strongly aligned to your strategy
  2. Understand the startup’s needs/ strategy and ensure that the needs of both parties can be met.
  3. There is no one-size-fits-all process and methodology to ensure that the relationship brings value and the potential risks are all managed. Take a broad view, look at the company, the solution, the technology behind the solution as well as the team delivering the solution.
  4. You need to balance the risk and reward for both KPMG and the startup, It might be more productive to keep track of new trends looking at seed/ series A funding level companies and deal with more mature companies, for potential implementation options.
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More than just sensors

Trends in customer identity and access management

At the heart of our future cities, technology will be harnessed to create better, safer, and more efficient experiences. While technology can help unlock nearly unlimited potential, it creates a complex connected ecosystem like never seen before. Successful deployment of smart-city technologies requires a shift in the fundamental mind-set, embedding trusted principles, leading practices, and emerging technologies within the very fabric of a City’s operating model. It is critical that city operators responsibly consider the safety, security and privacy risks created by this ever-connected technology, including during the design and build phases all the way through the operating life of the connected infrastructure.

As technology continues to evolve and disrupt, identifying and managing risks are paramount to building lasting trust of citizens. If the technology fails, it can break this trust, jeopardizing privacy rights and even putting lives in danger. Learn more about how KPMG’s Emerging Technology Risk Services can help your city build and maintain trust through digital technologies.

Read more: Safeguarding the future of smart cities

More than just sensors

Trends in customer identity and access management

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than just a collection of sensors that capture and share data for analysis. IoT has evolved from single point remedies to robust solutions, enabled through a network of interconnected devices and technologies to solve a spectrum of challenging business issues.

We help you turn IoT business challenges into business value by:

  • Developing a business-first, 'smart' strategy for reducing costs, increasing profitability, and powering productivity
  • Transforming your business operating model across people, processes, and technology
  • Leveraging analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to power decision making, improve customer experience, and unlock new revenue streams
  • Integrating and improving legacy systems to accelerate operational performance and improve quality control
  • Securing and protecting your business from cyber threats and privacy risks

Read more: Internet of Things and the business value of connectivity


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