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Agile Digital Transformation Authors: Jason Bloomberg, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, William Schmarzo

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Cloud Gets ‘Down To Business’ For KPMG And Accenture

Both consulting powerhouses KPMG and Accenture were diamond sponsors of ServiceNow’s (NYSE: NOW) recent Knowledge17 conference, showing a redoubling of commitment to the popular service management platform. Digging a bit deeper, however, I uncovered broader transformational stories at both professional services firms.

The common theme: the cloud is open for business.

The KPMG ‘Powered Enterprise’

According to its web site, the KPMG Powered Enterprise “leverages decades of business and cloud technology experience to help you transform your back office faster.” This offering is unquestionably business-focused, as it offers KPMG clients a “pre-defined set of business functions” for improving performance and efficiency.

What the site doesn’t emphasize, however, is how central the cloud is to the Powered Enterprise offering. “Global business services, for example, HR, facilities, and payroll, are historically siloed,” explains Mitch Kenfield, US Service Management Practice Leader and Principal at KPMG. “Now clients require a single digital front end.”

To implement this front end, KPMG in large part relies upon ServiceNow, whose cloud-based IT Service Management (ITSM) platform now offers broad-based business service management capabilities beyond IT. Cloud-based services from Oracle and Workday round out the top three partners for KPMG.

Read the entire article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2017/05/16/cloud-gets-down-to-business-for-kpmg-and-accenture/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, ServiceNow is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. ServiceNow covered Jason Bloomberg’s expenses at Knowledge17, a standard industry practice. Image credit: George Thomas.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).