Speed to Modern Tech Podcast Series

An original podcast series by KPMG dedicated to sharing world-leading insights. Listen in this season as we host leaders and innovators across industries for eye-opening discussions about the impact advanced technologies have had on their industries and how their insights can be applied to other businesses.


Future forward: KPMG predictions about where technologies are headed

August 17, 2022

Episode 07 | All throughout this first season of Speed to Modern Tech, we’ve been exploring the high stakes problems many businesses are facing and how technology is being applied to help solve them. In this final episode, host Tori Weldon sat down with three leading thinkers from KPMG who oversaw the projects featured in past episodes — Todd Lohr, Swami Chandrasekaran and Cliff Justice — to talk about how these challenges will evolve and the impact of future technologies.


Hacks and attacks: how businesses recover from ransomware

August 3, 2022

Episode 06| Ransomware is one of the biggest forms of cybercrime that businesses face today. And the threat is only growing – in 2021, businesses suffered 50% more cyberattack attempts per week than in 2020. Companies with non-secure and disparate IT systems are especially vulnerable to attack – so how can businesses rebuild after cybercriminals breach their systems, steal data, and hold it ransom? In this episode, host Tori Weldon explores what it takes to recover from a ransomware attack, and how businesses can strengthen their IT systems to protect themselves.


How technology is cutting Medicaid’s red tape

July 20, 2022

Episode 05| For millions of low-income Americans, Medicaid is a lifeline to accessing care. Yet many struggle to find healthcare providers who will accept this form of public insurance. Providers say the software Medicaid uses is complex and outdated, making processing claims too time-consuming and expensive. In this episode, host Tori Weldon explores the human cost of this technology lapse, and the renewed effort to modernize Medicaid systems.


AI in control

June 29, 2022

Episode 04| If you’ve applied for credit recently, it’s likely an AI system provided the approval. But how is the algorithm reaching its conclusion? And in a world where thousands of data points are being fed into AI models, how can businesses ensure their AI systems are making fair decisions — free from bias? In this episode, host Tori Weldon explores how AI bias can perpetuate racism and “redlining”, and how adopting better AI governance and oversight can help build more responsible AI.


Improving customer care calls in healthcare

June 15, 2022

Episode 03| Improving telehealth services to give patients better access to the care they need. How natural language processing, speech-to-text and text-to-speech technologies were applied to an AI-powered automated voice system to improve wait times and accuracy for patient requests.


Safely bringing students back to campus during COVID-19

June 1, 2022

Episode 02| Returning students and staff to campus safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. How progressive web apps and AWS serverless technologies were used to build a symptoms test and tracking APP to screen and approve people for return to campus.


How AI is being used to combat the counterfeit boom

May 18, 2022

Episode 01| Host Tori Weldon looks at the problem of identifying counterfeit product listings, and how AI technologies like natural language processing and machine learning are being adopted to help find the fakes.


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A lot.

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Todd Lohr

Todd Lohr

Principal, Digital Lighthouse Leader, KPMG US

Swami Chandrasekaran

Swami Chandrasekaran

Head of Digital Solutions Architecture, KPMG US

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