EDUCATION SESSION #1043
Future-Proof Your Business
The daily onslaught of news and change generates multiple signals regarding customer behavior. The new challenge is paying attention to the correct signals to predict how the future will play out in your sector. These changes manifest in two ways: on a macro scale, or long-wave signals, and as micro-behaviors, or short-wave signals.

Discerning an enduring signal, rather than noise, can be difficult. As you distinguish the type of signal, you approach the why behind the force of change, a critical first step to future-proof your business.

Hear why you and your business need to pay attention to both long- and short-wave signals. Learn how to synthesize this information into strategic action that will keep your organization both nimble and thriving.

Consider how to apply these insights to your firm as you network with peers over drinks and snacks.
DATE
10 October 2019
TIME
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Event Begins
The program will begin promptly at 6:00 PM ; please allow time to get through building security and to register before the event begins. Those arriving after registration has closed will NOT be admitted and will be subject to a "No-Show Fee" (see below).
Networking reception will follow.
LOCATION
Aon Center
200 E Randolph St, 68th Floor
Chicago , IL 60601

Directions
Guests should check-in with security in the Lower Level lobby of the Aon Center with a government issued photo ID and proceed directly to the 68th floor.
PARTICIPANTS
Brian Miske
KPMG Innovation Lab

Kes Sampanthar
KPMG Innovation Lab
HOST
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BIOGRAPHIES
Brian Miske
Executive Director, KPMG Innovation Lab

Brian Miske leads KPMG’s Innovation Lab in Chicago, bringing over 15 years of experience with KPMG across different roles. In collaboration with key leaders, Brian and the Lab team will identify client opportunities in Chicago and across the HUB, taking into consideration the firm’s relationship with key buyers, where there are real opportunities for engagement, and whether the client’s business issues are a good fit for Lab sessions, based on industry research and capabilities. Brian will also help lead and facilitate client sessions.

Kes Sampanthar
Managing Director, KPMG Innovation Lab

Kes Sampanthar is a globally recognized thought leader at the intersection of business, human experience, and technology. He is the head of research at KPMG Innovation Labs, where he leads ‘design thinking’ initiatives for the firm, and directs research into business model innovation and customer insights. His experience spans over two decades through the worlds of technology, design, and innovation. He is a sought-after speaker on customer insights, innovation and disruption.
ABOUT
KPMG
KPMG is a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. It operates in 53 countries, collectively employing more than 207,000 people. In the United States, the Chicago office is the second largest revenue generating office and employs nearly 2,500. They are committed to fostering a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture where all professionals can be authentic and thrive, both professionally and personally. KPMG Ignition Centers are where disruption becomes opportunity. KPMG Ignition Center Chicago is the firm’s largest and newest innovation space designed to facilitate new ways of working with one another and our clients, help us to compete for the new types of talent required by 21st century enterprises, and serve as a space to collaborate and demonstrate our most innovative solutions.

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