Piers Hogarth-Scott


National Practice Leader – Internet of Things, KPMG

How technology disruption will change Australian life over the next 14 years

A glimpse into the future of your customers' and citizens' lives. This presentation will provide a vision of the future into the changes that the Internet of Things and related emerging technologies will have on the world around us.

In this session Piers will explore the exponential rate of change that our world is going through and consider six dimensions of these changes that will result in the disruption of all industries – digitisation, deception, democratisation, dematerialisation and demonetisation.

We will look at the impact on your customers and citizens lives, diving into various aspects of the urban landscape around us. It’s an opportunity to step back from the day to day operational pressures and be immersed in the future and touch upon the impact to society as a whole. You will be inspired to rethink the future of your products and services, consider new business models and change the way you think about your business and customers.

As KPMG’s National IoT Leader, Piers works with clients to tap into the forecast $120 billion uplift in annual economic impact from IoT by 2025. His focus is on smart cities including connected transport and infrastructure, smart campus, smart utilities and smart agriculture (food and fibre).

Piers draws on the firm’s deep industry, technology, policy and analytics insights to assist organisations to better deliver safe and effective IoT solutions. He helps clients with new markets, IoT strategy and implementation, security, data analytics, technology advisory, local and international policy, growth plans, revenue, and tax compliance.  

Piers is actively involved in the Executive Committee of the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA), the peak industry body empowering Australia’s competitive advantage through IoT, and is a board advisor to Hypercat, a global standard for secure and interoperable Internet of Things for smart cities and industry.

Piers will also chair the Business connecting IoT to cities session following his presentation.