KPMG Australia has launched an IoT practice, part of the firm’s management consulting business and the first such practice within the global KPMG network. It will be led by Piers Hogarth-Scott, previously a director in KPMG’s digital consulting practice and KPMG aims to grow it to more than 30 IoT specialists within two years. It is already advertising for consultants (see below).
The practice will initially focus on three sectors: smart cities, smart campuses and smart agriculture. KPMG said particular areas of interest would include new markets development, strategy and implementation, security, data analytics, local and international policy, growth plans, revenue and tax compliance.
Ian Hancock, head of management consulting at KPMG Australia, said: “Hundreds of KPMG team members have worked on IoT related projects over the past few years including working with government to develop smart city strategies, developing the IoT economic model and business case and prioritised roadmaps for investment. We strongly believe a focused approach led by a dedicated team of specialists is the optimal right way to help business and government approach the challenges posed by the rise of the Internet of Things.”
According to the IoT page on KPMG’s web site “KPMG views IoT as an opportunity for Australian technology companies, industries and entrepreneurs to be a leader in the development and execution of innovative IoT applications. … Drawing on our deep industry, technology, policy and analytics insights, we can assist organisations to better deliver safe and effective IoT solutions. We can help with new markets, strategy and implementation, security, data analytics, local and international policy, growth plans, revenue, tax compliance and more.”
KPMG seeking IoT consultants
The firm is looking to expand its IoT team. It has an advert on Seek for “senior consultants to join our Internet of Things (IoT) Practice,” and is looking for people with “exposure to IoT technologies and platforms such as LoRa, Sigfox, ThingWorx, Azure IoT, XMPro.”
Successful applicants will be required to develop IoT use cases, engage with the IoT ecosystem support delivery of engagements, actively contribute to the team in a manner that drives collaboration and supports a high performance culture, and work closely with IoT aligned service lines including Cyber, Security, Data and Analytics, Technology Advisory.
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