|8 March 2016|

USA

KPMG plans to apply IBM’s Watson cognitive computing technology in a bid to deliver even more innovative and enhanced business services.

“The cognitive era has arrived,” said Lynne Doughtie, KPMG LLP Chairman and CEO.

“KPMG’s use of IBM Watson technology will help advance our team’s ability to analyse and act on the core financial and operational data so central to the health of organizations and the capital markets. In addition to the unprecedented possibilities for enhancing quality, the potential for cognitive and related technologies to help us pursue new business offerings is extraordinary.”

John Kelly, senior vice president, cognitive solutions and IBM Research, added: “Auditing and similar knowledge services are increasingly challenged with tackling immense volumes of unstructured data. Cognitive technologies such as Watson can transform how this data is understood and how critical decisions are made. By applying Watson, KPMG is taking a forward-looking approach to extending its expertise, helping professionals and clients gain new insights from critical enterprise information.”