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Viral Chawda, managing director of data and analytics at KPMG, has advised large government and commercial organizations for the past 19 years on how to make best use of their data and analytics assets by aligning their strategies to clearly defined outcomes.

Chawda's government experience includes helping state and federal agencies identify potential improper fund and resource allocation through the use of data mining and pattern recognition. He also helped a state transportation department reduce fatal accidents through the use of strategic and operational analytics involving multiple departments.

Before joining KPMG, Chawda led analytics practices at PwC, Oracle and other organizations. The views expressed are his alone and do not necessarily represent those of KPMG.

August 19, 2016

The Chief Data Officer’s Path to Success

A lot of obstacles need to be overcome to bring the power of data and analytics to government, but it's doable.