“Chicago's tech scene has grown tremendously over the past several years because of our deep talent pool, global connectivity, world-class infrastructure, affordability and amazing quality of life,” said Mayor Emanuel. “KPMG’s ongoing commitment to invest in Chicago and foster the next generation of technologists in Chicago will advance our technology ecosystem for many years to come."
From the City’s average of 334 digital start-ups launched per year to expansion announcements from major tech companies like Salesforce and Facebook, technology remains Chicago’s fastest-growing industry sector. The technology sector in Chicago employs more than 140,000 people working with more than 4,000 digital companies – one of the largest tech talent pools in the United States. With Chicago’s strength as a technology hub and with the proliferation of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence/cognitive, blockchain, cloud, augmented/virtual reality and platform business models, Chicago is the natural location for KPMG’s largest and most expansive Ignition Center to date.
More on illi News
- Arctic Encounter Presents 6th Annual Flagship Symposium
- Saf-Gard/Vulcan Safety Shoe Company Opens Location in Charleston, SC
- DMS CEO Joe Marinucci Named Finalist For Prestigious E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
- Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Joins CTA, CDOT And Alderman Burnett To Launch New Program to Prioritize Bus Service on Popular Routes
- Mayor Emanuel Interviews Venture Capitalist and Peres Center for Peace and Innovation Chairman Chemi Peres on “Chicago Stories” Podcast
“Chicago’s ability to attract and retain technology talent is critical to the work we are doing to support enterprise-wide business transformation,” said Linda Imonti, Chicago office managing principal. “Our clients represent a cross-sections of the industries and businesses that are being transformed by emerging technologies, regulatory changes and the changing customer. Having a KPMG Ignition Center in Chicago enables us to not only help solve their complex business problems, but also to attract and retain the new types of talent critical to KPMG’s continued growth.”
Through the Ignition Center, KPMG is able to help businesses navigate the signals of disruption that are impacting their business models, establish strategic approaches to evolving their business models, financial models and operating models, and design technology solutions that can support their organizational needs.
“With the rate and pace of disruption in the market, KPMG is constantly focused on making strategic, short and long-term investments that address market disruption and support the transformation journey for both our clients and ourselves,” said Mike Nolan, KPMG Vice Chair, Innovation & Enterprise Solutions (I&ES). “We are excited to open our seventh and largest Ignition Center. These spaces help us to bring together our capabilities across emerging technologies, strategy and business services in a new way that represents how KPMG is transforming our business and how we will help our clients to become leaders in the 21st Century.”
More on illi News
- Join Artemis Women In Action Film Festival for an Incredible 4-Day Celebration of Female Action & Empowerment Heroes, Starting Thurs., April 25, 2019!
- Pro Wrestling Legends' Match to be Featured in Upcoming Movie
- Dry Bar Comedian Hits 1.5 Million Views in 1st Week
- Statement on Special Events in Naperville
- Governor Gretchen Whitmer To Speak at Governor's Fitness Awards in Detroit
This investment by KPMG is just the latest technology and innovation investment, business expansion, and corporate relocation in Chicago. Since 2011, the Mayor has announced 58 corporate relocations and nearly 200 business expansions, which translates into more than 50,000 jobs added as a direct result of these expansion and relocation efforts. Also since 2011, over 80 technology companies who have relocated to Chicago or grown their footprint in Chicago since 2011. In the first three months of 2019, five tech companies have announced expansions or HQ relocations, which includes Google, Tegus, DocuSign, BlueCrew, and XSELL, demonstrating the continued growth of Chicago’s robust tech and innovation economy.
KPMG’s Chicago office is the second-largest office in the country. This office works with more than 2,500 partners and professionals serves more than 1,000 publicly and privately held companies in the Chicago area across audit, tax and advisory. KPMG Ignition Centers are located in Atlanta, Denver, Grand Rapids, New York City – midtown and downtown, and San Francisco.
# # #
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries.
Latest on illi News
- Prime Telecommunications Offers SD-WAN-as-a-Service to SMBs
- Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Joins CDOT and Alderman Tabares for Kickoff of 2019 Paving Season on the Southwest Side
- Chicago's Renaissance Man, Roe Melloe, Redefines Chicago Culture Through Art Curation and Events
- Eric Breen Joins PINC as Vice President of Business Development
- Forbes Magazine Names The Cambridge Group to America's Best Management Consulting Firms List
- Hedvig adds enterprise encryption key management with Cryptsoft
- The spring of security tokens: technology progress uncovered
- TMTMAX Launches Free Channels on RokuTV
- 19-Year-Old Rapper Hit 3 DRT Global Top Airplay Charts With His New Single
- MSX International announces strategic investment in MCON Group
- Oddville Kicks Off Summer 2019 With A New Single & Music Video "Alpha Boy" Exclusively On Vevo
- Matrimonial Attorney Michael W. Ochoa Keynotes Legal Seminar Series
- Report: Airline management should pay full price for tickets
- Lobby Flooring Replacement to Impact Citizen Access to Naperville Police Department
- Alfred Street Baptist Church's Dr. Howard-John Wesley to Share Story of Surprise Donation to Howard University Students on "Steve" on April 17
- Growing MedHQ Team Adds Jake Bartelt as Operations Manager
- Mensa Honors Aron K. Barbey for Brain Connectivity Research
- Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Police Welcome 49 New Recruits to The Academy
- Lantek names Unai Asla new financial director
- Dale Hughes to Receive Vern Seefeldt Lifetime Achievement Award