EVENT

Feb 12-15, 2019

KPMG at IBM Think 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 15:00

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Friday, February 15, 2019 12:00

Moscone Center | San Francisco, CA

KPMG is a proud Platinum Sponsor of Think 2019, IBM’s global flagship technology conference taking place February 12-15, 2019 in San Francisco where thousands of business and technology leaders will come together to share and explore the latest innovations across AI, cloud, data, blockchain and more. We hope to see you there!

  • Overview
  • KPMG speaking sessions
  • Thought leadership

Overview

If you are attending Think, we invite you to join one of our speaking sessions, explore KPMG’s feature in the Hall of Professionals, and view one of our demos in the Data & AI Campus.

Come by our booth #465 in the Data & AI Campus to view demos of our capabilities on IBM technology and learn how KPMG can help you unlock human innovation with intelligent automation.

Use the above email button to request a 1:1 meeting with one of our AI or blockchain specialists onsite to discuss your specific business needs during the conference.

KPMG speaking sessions



Tuesday, Feb. 12 sessions

 

Time
2:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Session topic category
Watson

Session title
How to use AI technologies to improve quality of data extraction and develop management dashboard

Session abstract
The session covers a case study of machine learning based document reading in improving the quality of data extraction for financial loan documents.   It demonstrates how to use the quality of Watson Knowledge Studio based annotation utilizing other Watson tools like Watson Discovery with Compare and Comply. The case study is using financial services industry targeting in improving the interpretation of credit files to assess quality of commercial loans. The speakers from KPMG LLP will share architecture, results and working steps towards building a solution.    

Speaker
Neena Sathi, Director, Data Scientist Lighthouse, KPMG LLP

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
AMC Metreon | Room Screen 12

Session ID
#5238

Wednesday, Feb. 13 sessions

 

Time:
9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Season topic category
Cloud

Session title
Streamlining for success - foreign payments at Banco BAI with DBA

Session abstract
New legislation and regulations from the Central Bank lead Banco Angolano de Investimento (BAI) to develop a solution to control and manage Foreign Exchange Payments and Wire Transfers. Designed with the objective of providing a flexible, effective and adaptable solution not only from a business perspective, but also from a technological point of view, BAI was successfully streamlined their business with Intelligent Automation through DBA, supported by the flexibility of hybrid clouds using PureApp Systems and Bluemix. The Bank is now steaming the new economic recovery, helping individuals and business doing more trade.

Speakers
Nuno Veiga, Banco BAI
José Correia, KPMG in Portugal, Partner, Advisory

Member firm
KPMG in Portugal

Location
Moscone South, Level 2 | San Francisco Ballroom 206

Session ID
#4358A

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Time
9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Session title
How firms use IBM Watson to understand complex governing documents and mitigate enterprise risk 

Session abstract
Governing business documents are often dense, voluminous, vital—and extremely time-consuming to review and manage. AI is changing that. This session will discuss how Watson AI is helping professionals confidently analyze and compare complex documents in real-time, enabling greater focus on actions to mitigate risk and identify opportunities.

Speakers
Arvind Sathi, KPMG LLP
Jason Juliano, Aponia LLC
Joanna L. Batstone, IBM
Jay Weinstein, EisnerAmper

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Data & AI Campus | Theater E

Session ID
7329A

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Time
11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Session title
Accelerating the Journey to AI

Session abstract
Organizations recognize data is what fuels digital transformation, and are looking for new ways to unlock the value of their data and accelerate their journey to AI. That is why 80% of them view AI as a strategic opportunity. Yet, only 19% of organizations understand the data required for AI. Successful organizations apply a prescriptive approach to climbing the ladder to AI, based on a unified architecture that delivers everything they need for enterprise AI, on any cloud. In this session, hear Chief Data Officers and Chief Innovation Officers share a behind-the-scenes look at their approach to managing the full lifecycle of AI, and the essential lessons learned on their journey to drive smarter decisions throughout the organizations.

Speakers
Dr Dario Gil, IBM
Arvind Krishna, IBM
Robert Thomas, IBM
Kelly Combs, KPMG LLP
Nedbank, Credit Mutuel, The State of NJ Judiciary

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Think Theater

Session ID
#6922A

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Time
1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Session title
How to prepare your organization for expert automation and augmentation system disruption

Session abstract
As expert automation and augmentation systems become more prevalent, accountants are taking note. At KPMG LLP, we believe the key to expert automation and augmentation systems success is in not only harnessing organizational data and knowledge, but also empowering our users to become more successful. We provide 10 design patterns that help us build systems that augment decision-making for our specialists. These patterns also help us build systems that capture the data exhaust that could eventually lead to expert automation. However, we do this in a way that is informed by and led by our specialists themselves, who not only make these decisions, but understand the independence of thought required to make them in a heavily regulated industry.

Speaker
Nichole Hansen, Manager, Data Scientist, Lighthouse/Cognitive Lab, KPMG LLP

Location
Moscone South Ballroom 211

Session ID
#5186A

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Time
1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Session title
Using closed-loop feedback to improve quality of annotations in document reading: A case study

Session abstract
The session presents a case study in developing a closed feedback loop for machine learning based document reading. It demonstrates an innovative use of IBM Watson Discovery to improve the performance of Watson Knowledge Studio. The case study concerns a global problem involving multiple languages and geopolitical datasets. KPMG LLP will share architecture, results and working steps towards building a solution.

Speaker
Arvind Sathi, Director, Data Scientist, Lighthouse/Cognitive Lab, KPMG LLP

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Moscone South, Level 2 | San Francisco Ballroom 210

Session ID
#5463A

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Time
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Session title
The changing nature of competition and what companies need to do to stay competitive 

Speaker
Steve Hill, Global Head of Innovation, KPMG LLP

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Moscone North Lobby Level (near escalator)

Thursday, Feb 14 sessions

 

Time
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Session topic category
Watson

Session title

Ten things you need for Watson AI enabled knowledge discovery

Session abstract
Uncovering insights and deep connections across your unstructured data using AI is challenging. You need to design for scalability and apt level of sophistication at various stages in the data ingestion pipeline as well as post ingestion interactions with the corpora. In this session, KPMG LLP will discuss the top-10 things including techniques you would need to account for when designing IBM Watson based “AI enabled Discovery & Exploration Systems” that can augment knowledge workers to make good decisions. These will include but not limited to document cleansing & conversion, machine-learned entity extraction and resolution, knowledge graph construction, natural language queries, passage retrieval, relevancy training, relationship graphs and anomaly detection etc.

Speaker
Swami Chandrasekaran, Managing Director, Intelligent Automation, Cognitive & AI, KPMG LLP

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Moscone South, Level 3 | Room 302

Session ID
#5304A

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Time
2:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Session title
Scale AI to mobilize your innovation strategy

Session abstract
Perhaps the greatest opportunity of AI is also the hardest to explain or describe... but we all recognize it when we see it. What does it mean to innovate with AI? Panelists will engage in a conversation about building AI Centers of Excellence and remaking industries with the help of IBM Watson AI.

Speakers
Vinodh Swaminathan, KPMG LLP
Toby Cappello, IBM
Lee Hatton, UBank
James Lee, LegalMation

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Moscone South, Exhibit Level, Hall B | Data & AI Theater C

Session ID
#5904A

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Time
4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

Session tile
Digital innovation: The AI-driven enterprise

Session abstract
KPMG set out to create more empowering work environments, integrate high volumes of data to enable better decision-making, rethink business models, and ultimately deliver greater value for the firm and our clients. Multiple solutions were developed with IBM Watson. This session will tell the technical story of one client solution, including the key benefits.

Speaker
Steve Hill, Global Head of Innovation, KPMG LLP

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Moscone South, Level 3 | Room 302

Session ID
#7495A

Friday, Feb. 15 sessions

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Time
9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Session topic category
Watson

Session title
A capstone project for extracting and analyzing unstructured data in employee contracts

Session abstract
The session describes a Capstone project for students of natural language processing in understanding entity extraction and analysis using employee contracts and payroll data.  Using publicly available data from city organizations, the capstone project enables students to apply a methodology for entity extraction using Watson tools.  The session describes the business problem, source data, and results from the first batch of students.

Speaker
Arvind Sathi, Director & Architect, Global Intelligent Automation, KPMG LLP

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Moscone South | San Francisco Ballroom 209

Session ID
#5276

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Time
10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

Session title
Using closed-loop feedback to improve quality of annotations in document reading: A case study

Session abstract
The session presents a case study in developing a closed feedback loop for machine learning based document reading. It demonstrates an innovative use of IBM Watson Discovery to improve the performance of Watson Knowledge Studio. The case study concerns a global problem involving multiple languages and geopolitical datasets. KPMG LLP will share architecture, results and working steps towards building a solution.

Speaker
Arvind Sathi, KPMG LLP

Member firm
KPMG US

Location
Moscone South, Level 2 | San Francisco Ballroom 210

Session ID
#5463A

Thought leadership


 

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Automated data extraction

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