October 10, 2014, AUSTIN TEXAS USA – TEXATA is delighted to welcome KPMG International as the Major Global “Professional Services” sponsor of the TEXATA 2014 Big Data Analytics World Championships. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services and operates in 155 countries with more than 155,000 people working in member firms around the world.
Through KPMG’s global network of member firms, KPMG’s Global Data & Analytics practice serves clients with D&A capabilities and offerings to help them manage their most critical business issues in the areas of risk, performance and growth. These solutions are developed in-house by KPMG’s Insights Labs and other D&A development hubs around the world, as well as through strategic investments and partnerships.
In November 2013, KPMG International announced the formation of KPMG Capital, a fund created to accelerate innovation in D&A solutions and bring them to market faster. KPMG member firms in the U.S., U.K. and Australia are also involved in several acquisitions and partnerships to offer clients D&A and digital solutions to address their most critical business issues.
Benefits of KPMG Involvement
TEXATA participants will benefit from KPMG’s involvement in the World Championship event in several exciting ways. KPMG Capital’s investment director Lee Gregory will have a judging role and keynote address at the World Finals in Austin, Texas from 22nd-23rd November 2014. In 2015, TEXATA will run free local networking events in major big data cities of San Francisco, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Toronto and New York in partnership with TEXATA 2014 sponsors including KPMG, which will provide a good opportunity to build local networks and mentoring in big data analytics communities.
TEXATA 2014 is the inaugural Big Data Analytics World Championships. It is an innovative online challenge for professionals and students to develop and test their Big Data Business Analytics skills against friends, colleagues and top data experts from all around the world. Competitors undertake two Online Qualification Rounds, each four hours in duration, before the World’s Top 12-ranked competitors will be flown to attend a Live Finals Event held in Austin, Texas. TEXATA is focused on big data impacts for real-life enterprise decision-making. Participants will address data sets across three core sectors: Financial Services, Mobile Data and Social Data.
TEXATA is independently organized and administered by the Professional Services Champions League.
Round 1: Saturday October 18, 2014 – 10am Texas time (ONLINE)
Round 2: Saturday November 1, 2014 – 10am Texas time (ONLINE)
World Finals: November 22-23, 2014 – Live Event in Austin, Texas
To sign up for TEXATA 2014, visit www.texata.com/register
About KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. The organization operates in 155 countries and have more than 155,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
Information about KPMG career opportunities can be found here.
More information about TEXATA 2014 is available here.
TEXATA Contact details
John R Persico
Executive Director TEXATA 2014
For more information about KPMG, contact:
Jennifer Samuel, Global Communications
+1 416 777 8491