KPMG’s chief digital officer Anthony Stevens exits to launch Digital Asset Ventures

The chief digital officer at consultancy KPMG, Anthony Stevens, has exited the business to launch a new advisory, research and software development business, Digital Asset Ventures.

Digital Asset Ventures aims to help companies be more competitive in the digital age.

Stevens has departed KPMG after five years

The company focuses on three pillars: distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, and data networks.

Stevens was the chief digital officer for two and a half years at KPMG after being promoted from his role as chief information officer in 2016.

Louis Strauss, formerly a digital consultant at KMPG, has also joined Digital Asset Ventures as a lead strategist.

Stevens said the culture of DAV will be built on diversity – not of gender, race or religion, but of thought and opinion.

“Having founded two start-ups, and worked for businesses of different shapes and sizes, I have consistently seen the challenge faced by companies with digital transformation – understanding how to take risk, where to prioritise and, in many cases, just move from zero to one,” he said.

“Our goal is to provide strategic and execution capability to support corporate ventures underpinned by technology. There is a massive opportunity to support the shift many companies are undertaking as they move into the fourth industrial revolution.

“I have a passion and strong belief in the merits of diversity – not of gender, race or religion, but the diversity of thought and opinion.

“The culture of DAV will be built on this premise, encouraging a wide range of perspectives. Our agenda will be to operate and focus on opportunities as a team, bringing the diversity we have together to serve a shared objective.”


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