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Yvon Audette - KPMG. Toronto, ON, CA

Yvon Audette

Partner, Advisory Services, Management Consulting | KPMG

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Information Technology specialist with a proven reputation for assisting clients across multiple industries improve their IT organization





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Yvon Audette leads KPMG’s IT Effectiveness Canadian practice within KPMG’s IT Advisory services portfolio and is a member of KPMG’s Global IT Effectiveness Centre of Excellence. Yvon specializes in Governance and Performance, IT Strategy as well as IT Outsourcing advisory services. He has helped clients in a range of industries.

Yvon is a key member of KPMG’s Global IT Advisory services team. KPMG’s IT Advisory team is located in a vast number of countries around the world. Yvon meets with the Global IT Advisory team on a regular basis to discuss ways to help clients looking to expand or manage Global operations or outsource services to other countries.

Yvon has many years of experience in the Information Technology field, servicing clients across multiple industries. As a member of KPMG’s Advisory services practice, his technology experience has allowed him to provide value to clients looking to improve and enhance their IT organization.

Yvon provides guidance to clients who are looking to:

- optimize cost
- evaluate a potential target organization in an acquisition
- develop an IS Strategy
- stabilize their IT environment
- outsource all or portions of their IT services organization
- improve existing outsourcing agreements
- assess, refine or define IT processes and supporting Governance frameworks
- establish or evolve Technology architecture standards and methods

Yvon has delivered several IT Effectiveness assignments for KPMG over the past four years and has spent over fourteen years’ in the field including seven years working for IBM Global services. He has published articles on the topic of IT Governance and IT Outsourcing and has presented to several events on IT Advisory related matters.

Industry Expertise (10)

Computer Networking

Business Services

Computer Hardware

IT Services/Consulting

Social Media

Computer Software


Information Technology and Services

Computer/Network Security


Areas of Expertise (5)

It Cost Optimization

It Due Diligence and Integration/Separation

It Strategy

Green IT

It-Enabled Business Transformation

Accomplishments (2)

Member of Information Systems Audit and Control organization (professional)

As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. ISACA provides practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide.

Member of Information Technology Association of Canada (professional)

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technologies (ICT) industry. ITAC represents a diverse ICT community spanning telecommunications and internet services, ICT consulting services, hardware, microelectronics, software and electronic content. ITAC is a prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada's innovative capacity and for stronger productivity across all sectors through the strategic use of technology.

Event Appearances (21)

Mobile Payments Outlook: Trends for Canada

KPMG Mobile Payments Outlook 2011 Summit  Toronto, Ontario


Outsourcing In Uncertain Economic Times: Maximizing Business Benefits and Managing the Risk

Toronto Tech Week  Toronto, Ontario


Cloud computing and digital economy

IT Service Management Forum - Enterprise .Next ‘The Future of ITSM’, Social Media and Cloud Computing  Ottawa, Ontario


Executive Considerations in Assessing Cloud Computing Services for Business

KPMG’s Cloud Summit  Toronto, Ontario


Trends related to consumers and mobile devices

Search Marketing Expo Toronto  Toronto, Ontario


A proven approach to early renewal of outsourcing agreements to reduce spend

Toronto CIO Event Series  Toronto, Ontario


Embracing Business Transformation: How to approach sustainable tranformation

2011 Canadian Conference for Credit Union Leaders  Niagara Falls, Ontario


Overview of the Canadian Mobile Payments landscape

Mobile Money Canada 2011  Toronto, Ontario


Consumers & Mobile Money

Mobile Money Forum 2010  Ottawa, Ontario


Outsourcing In Uncertain Economic Times: Maximizing Business Benefits and Managing the Risk

Toronto Tech Week  Toronto, Ontario


Canada and ICT labour and trends

Toronto Financial Services Alliance  Toronto, Ontario


Mobile Search Ads

SMX (Search Marketing Expo) Toronto 2011  Toronto, Ontario


Consumers and Convergence: Trends related to consumers and mobile devices

eMetrics  TBD



CIO Canada Summit 2012  Montreal, Quebec


Cloud computing risks consideration

ISACA Canadian Conference on IT Audit, Governance and Security  Toronto, Ontario


Every Move You Make - Analytics

nextMEDIA  Toronto, Ontario


Clouds in the Forecast: Canadian perspectives on the promise of cloud computing services for businesses

43rd Plenary of the ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC)  Ottawa, Ontario


The Multi-Sourcing Challenge

KPMG's 20th Annual Insurance Issues Conference  Toronto, Ontario


Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements

Osgood Hall Law School Professional Development Event Series  Toronto, Ontario


IT Governance leading practices: How to approach good governance

Insurance Breakfast Sessions - KPMG  Toronto, Ontario


Web 2.0 - A Practical Approach

GTEC 2009  Ottawa, Ontario


Sample Talks (5)

Overview of the Canadian Mobile Payments landscape. Insights from KPMG International‘s Mobile Payments study

KPMG International recently undertook a survey of over 1,000 executives across technology, telecommunications, financial services, and retail industry sectors. The objective was to identify adoption barriers and opportunities as well as to provide insight into the forces shaping the mobile payments markets. This session will provide an overview of the global trends together with specific context for the Canadian market place.

Positioning for Digital Economy

Globally, governments, industries and individuals are positioning themselves to participate in the digital world. KPMG is actively monitoring these events and engaging in this important transition. This session will provide you with insights and examples of how to be part of the journey.

Mobile Payments Outlook: Trends for Canada

Findings from a newly-released Mobile Payments study conducted by KPMG International reveals that executives believe the use of a mobile device to make payments or conduct banking transactions will be mainstream within four years, disrupting the traditional payment infrastructure, intensifying competition for banks, and opening up opportunities for collaboration and integration. Who will be the winners? What will help them succeed? This session will answer these, and other, important questions.

CIO Summit 2012

Yvon delivered the opening keynote address for the2012 CIO Canada Summit, in which he discussed converging trends in IT and their effect on traditional IT governance. At this exclusive gathering, CIOs from several industry sectors addressed key issues that the country's leading technology executives need to tackle. Visit the CIO Canada Summit site to learn more.

The Multi-Sourcing Challenge

Insurance organizations large and small continue to face the imperative of reducing costs. Shared services and outsourcing are not only means to reduce costs but can initiate a transformation journey. In this session, led by KPMG partner Yvon Audette, we will discuss how to leverage the service value proposition, extending it beyond cost reduction and turning your support functions into a competitive advantage.


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*Will consider certain engagements for no fee