Powered by Matchi, the KPMG SA Advisory Innovation Challenge is your chance to work in teams to solve real client problems.
Identify a core business issue, assemble a team of your choice and come up with a solution.
Your team will receive support and mentorship from senior KPMG management who will assist you to refine and further develop your business case. From there, you’ll be invited to pitch your solution to the client and propose a Proof-of-Concept project.
Throughout the innovation challenge process you will have the chance to earn points towards your total score. The highest scorers will become KPMG SA Innovation Champions and win a spot on the esteemed d-school course in Cape Town!
* Please note: points may take up to 2h to reflect
Your opportunity as an individual or as a team to identify and propose a new solution / value proposition for a KPMG SA client or target sector by coming up with an idea and building a high level business case.
— Now – 14 June Submit your ideas
— 17 – 21 June – peer evaluations (everyone gets a chance to review all the ideas submitted)
— 24 – 28 June – Nominated AD/ partner evaluation to select the ideas to develop a business case
— 2 July – announce ideas to be developed to a business case
— 2 July – 12 Aug develop and submit final business cases
— 15 – 21 Aug – peer evaluations (another chance for all to evaluate all the business cases)
— 22 Aug – 3 Sept – final adjudication by nominated Ads and Partners and final selections
— 18 September – gala evening where the winners are announced!
There are two streams of rewards:
A) Solution rewards:
The team responsible for the top scored business case will be crowned the 2019 KPMG SA Advisory Innovation Winners for 2019. The associated points earned will count towards their personal score for the individual prize.
Earn Points and the top 10 people on the leaderboard at the end of the competition will
— have the right to call themselves an innovation champion
— join a paid for Design thinking course with UCT’s d-school to the value of R16 000
We’d like to promote a culture of innovative thinking and cross team collaboration in KPMG SA Advisory, while simultaneously finding new solutions to client issues within our target markets
Aligned to the KPMG Advisory strategy your solution or value proposition should focus on addressing problems from the following key markets:
— Public Sector
— Financial Services
— Consumer Markets & Telecomms
— Energy & Natural Resources
How can we address a specific pain point that is holding back clients in KPMG SA priority markets, using new and innovative solutions that will solve the client’s problems and help them grow profit, become more efficient and/ or save cost and become a new, profitable solution we can sell to more than one client?
Capture your idea! What have you seen/ heard from clients? What problems do they want to solve? Go to https://matchi.biz/kpmg3c and login using your KPMG email and password you created when registering. Then click on “Enter here” and create a new application. You can always save your work and update it later by clicking on My applications.
Yes! Go to https://matchi.biz/kpmg3c and login using your KPMG email and password you created when registering. Then click on “Enter here” and select “My Applications”.
Most definitely YES!
There are 4 criteria, each is weighted differently:
Impact for client and KPMG (40%)
Fit with KPMG Strategic Goals (20%)
— Each criteria is scored out of 5 where 5 is highest and 1 is the lowest score
— There will be at least 3 scores per Entry
— All feedback captured and shared
— Crowd score is aggregated and counts as one of the final scores
— The highest aggregated score determines go-ahead/ winning
George Bernard Shaw said: "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.“
We would argue (based on experience) that sharing an idea leads to 3 or 4 new ideas as people tend to build on each other’s’ ideas!
— Prizes can not be traded for money
— The KPMG Advisory executives will have veto rights to select the ideas to be developed into full business cases as well as when selecting the overall winner
Some sources of inspiration, thinking tools and emerging tech solutions. Google is of course always an interesting starting point!