Data Brilliant – Unplugged: KPMG Builds an Information Universe to Democratize Data for All

Being fully data-driven is not a nice to have. Delivering real-time data insights is fundamental for a company to succeed not only today, but in the future. However, nobody can take a one-size-fits-all approach to data analytics, it has to be tailored for each business, team and individual outcome.

As the saying goes, you can have all the gear but no idea. And without considering the human side of data and technology – understanding the tools your employees need and giving them the skills to use them – you cannot deliver true impact to your business or customers.

With the right information, at the right time, and in the right hands, better decisions can be made to improve business outcomes and deliver true ROI. That is why KPMG set itself a lofty goal to build an information universe to democratize data across its senior decision makers.

As one of the Big Four accounting organizations, the firm has over 10,000 partners and senior leaders based around the world, all tasked with effectively managing performance across numerous business lines. But how are they doing this in practice?

We explored this in our latest episode of Data Brilliant – Unplugged, our series which aims to shine a bright light on how innovative brands are using data to power their business – from the highly-inspirational to the highly-technical.

Watch the episode now to hear from KPMG’s Mark Diorio, Associate Director of Business Intelligence, as he discusses his team’s journey of building the Insight 360 platform to present valuable, tailored, and easy to understand data insights to each and every one of its leaders. Employees have access to a simple dashboard, where they can generate the insights that matter to them in under 10 seconds load time.

He explores the technical side of the project including using Qlik as more than just an ‘out-the-box solution’, as well as organizational considerations such why having top-down support was a pre-requisite for driving user-adoption, plus the tactics they used to help leaders understand the data being presented to them.

Thank you to Mark for being our guest on Episode 2 of Data Brilliant – Unplugged, alongside Qlik Luminary Rob Wunderlich and Qlik’s Matt Bulmer, and of course, episode host Kate Strachnyi, Founder of Story by Data.

If you missed Episode 1 with international charity Mercy Ships, you can catch up on it here.

Stay tuned for future episodes of the series and please send comments or suggestions about future conversations on Data Brilliant – Unplugged to Gillian Farquhar: [email protected]


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