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Kes Sampanthar Executive Director at KPMG Innovation Lab


Kes Sampanthar, Executive Director of Research at KPMG Innovation Lab, is a globally recognized thought leader at the intersection of human experience and technology. His career spans two decades through the worlds of technology, business and innovation strategy. He is an award winning innovator, whose research has been honored and cited by Gartner and Forrester. Recognized as a strategic leader, Kes has spearheaded digital transformation projects for some of the biggest names in Government and the Fortune 50 — Verizon, GE, Viacom, VHA and USPS. As an expert in employee and consumer engagement, he has delivered cutting-edge solutions across both B2C and B2B — retail, digital media, advertising, logistics, financial services and healthcare. Over the last decade, his research into neuroscience, game design, behavioral economics and paleoanthropology has resulted in a new approach to creating engaging experiences - Motivational Design. In 2012, Gartner recognized his ‘Motivational Design Approach in their ‘Cool Vendors Human-Machine Interface’ report.

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