Innovate through times of disruption

Our world is changing. Successful organisations are those who consistently demonstrate the foresight, agility and speed which our new reality demands. Businesses across all industries and markets now need to transform at pace, building a future with digital at its heart.

KPMG Ignition helps you to do this. It brings together insights, people and technology to spark innovation and deliver the lasting change needed to thrive in today’s world.

Build a future with digital at its heart

Bring together people, insight and technology

Digital transformation can’t be achieved with technology alone. It takes human insight and experience, too. You get that from our subject matter experts. You also get access to the latest technology from us and our alliance partners, allowing you to seize opportunity in an era of disruptive change.

Accelerate ideation, work and design

This time of uncertainty demands business works to a new speed. KPMG Ignition enables you to achieve your goal in just weeks, days or even hours. Our innovative methods, tools and environments are designed to help you frame and solve problems fast. And you don’t miss out on the critical conversations needed to drive powerful and lasting outputs.

Drive tech-enabled co-creation

We use sophisticated data analytics, together with a range of technology capabilities including data science, data visualisation, analytics, artificial intelligence and product engineering to deliver digitally-enabled, modern solutions.

Collaborate and co-create

Whether participating in person, virtually, or a hybrid model of both, we create an environment that works for your team and promotes powerful co-creation. We’ve designed a series of physical and online spaces to foster organic collaboration.

Ignition services

From horizon-scanning to solution building, the Ignition way of working brings you and your teams together with the best of KPMG and its ecosystem of alliance partners. We offer five key Ignition experiences. These span the thinking, conversations and tangible work that go into delivering real, sustainable change.

How can we help you build your digital future?

How can we help you achieve results?

Meet our team

James Osborn
James Osborn Chief Digital Officer and Partner

James has over 20 years of experience with major FS transformations, specialising in enterprise scale transformation programmes and technology. He has worked in the UK, USA, Middle East and Australia. James is currently KPMG UK’s Chief Digital Officer, accountable for delivering the digital strategy, which is transforming the firm’s services and ways of working for 18,000 people. Prior to this, some key projects had included the recovery services for a major UK bank, following a significant business interruption event; a multi-year transformation for a significant insurer; delivery of a new commercial banking platform for a major UK bank; leading the technology work-stream for a post-merger integration for a major high-street UK bank; and Technology Lead for a new bank build.

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Mark William
Mark Stuart Williams Head of Ignition UK

Mark leads the KPMG UK Ignition capability, enabling our clients to navigate their most complex and high-profile business transformations. Ignition is a powerful way of working that bring insights, people and technology together to accelerate and deliver lasting change. With Mark’s 30 years of expertise in complex collaboration and facilitation, the Ignition team combine innovation, co-creation and technology capabilities to deliver outcome-orientated experiences – in person, virtual, or as a hybrid – building business success for our clients.

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Paul Henninger
Paul Henninger Head of UK Connected Technology & Global Lighthouse

Paul leads KPMG UKs Digital Lighthouse capability, combining data, analytics, automation, and cloud engineering capabilities. For him Ignition is a way of thinking and working that puts client outcomes first and creates the space for the collaboration required to solve problems in the right way. Paul and his teams bring an integrated set of technology and data capabilities together to create real change. From the most cutting edge Machine Learning to expertly crafted enterprise applications and thoughtful, pragmatic data and cloud infrastructure, his work is about bringing the right technology and thinking to bear on big problems to drive real change in all areas of our client’s business.

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Global experience with a local perspective

Our Ignition centres provide a flexible physical environment that helps foster innovation. Our collaboration spaces enable deep, digital immersive sessions. They can also support large-scale collaborative problem-solving and agile sprints.

We are very excited to announce that we have expanded our footprint with the launch of our Ignition North (Manchester).

Our London Ignition and Ignition North (Manchester) Centres are part of a global network of Ignition centres. They all support our clients and colleagues across all sectors and markets, helping them harness technology and innovate.

With locations in many of the member firms affiliated with KPMG UK, we invite you to experience KPMG Ignition centres around the globe.
Auckland Sydney Melbourne Hong Kong Tokyo Riyadh Tel Aviv Milan Zürich Frankfurt Amsterdam Luxembourg Paris Madrid London Göteborg Lagos New York Chicago Orlando Vancouver Seoul Nanjing Singapore Bangalore Hanover Cologne Manchester Lake Nona Mexico Atlanta Seattle Washington Toronto Grand Rapids Denver
  • Amsterdam
  • Auckland
  • Chicago
  • Frankfurt
  • Göteborg
  • Hong Kong
  • Lagos
  • London
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne
  • Milan
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Paris
  • Riyadh
  • Sydney
  • Tel Aviv
  • Tokyo
  • Vancouver
  • Zürich
  • Seoul
  • Nanjing
  • Singapore
  • Bangalore
  • Hanover
  • Cologne
  • Manchester
  • Lake Nona
  • Mexico
  • Atlanta
  • Seattle
  • Washington
  • Toronto
  • Grand Rapids
  • Denver

How can we help you drive lasting change in your business?

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