Astar-KPMG signing - 25 Jul 2018 - pic 3

Agreement inked for first joint lab in the Professional Services sector to jumpstart and innovations in Cyber Security, Text-Mining, Machine Translation and Data Analytics.

Professional services firm KPMG and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) today signed a three-year Master Research Collaboration Agreement.

To kick-start this collaboration, KPMG, and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) will be launching an inaugural joint laboratory, focusing on the areas of Cyber Security, Text-Mining, Machine Translation and Human Resources (HR) Analytics. With an initial joint investment of S$5 million, the research facility would be KPMG's first laboratory in Singapore; as well as the Agency’s first foray in the professional services industry.

Almost 90 percent of Singapore CEOs surveyed in the KPMG CEO Outlook 2018 say that digital disruption presents new opportunities.

This opportunity to collaborate with A*STAR’s I²R in creating a data-science powered lab will not just empower our internal processes in how we serve our clients, but will also allow us to raise the game in serving our clients with the latest possibilities powered by technology and data science

Mr Ong Pang Thye,  Managing Partner, KPMG

Professor Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director of A*STAR's Science & Engineering Research Council, said, “A*STAR is happy to partner KPMG to drive its digitalisation efforts in the professional services sector. This joint lab with KPMG will bring our strong capabilities in the areas of cyber security and data analytics to help address the needs of the professional service industry and its clients.”

Read More below:
Joint Press Release: KPMG and A*STAR partner to digitalise Professional Services.

Project Updates:
KPMG- A*STAR I2R First Jointly-developed Cyber Threat Hunting Solution