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Technology, Accounting and Finance Forum On Demand

Technology, Accounting and Finance Forum On Demand has been curated to offer highlights from the 2016 conference. 

Featuring a variety of thought leadership sessions, keep up-to-date with the latest ways that technology, software and new services will take your organisation into the future at a time and place that suits you.

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KN1: The firm of the future – accounting’s brave new digital world

Speakers: Aris Allegos, Co- Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Moula; Sophie Hossack, ANZ Country Manager, Receipt Bank; John O’Connell, Chief Investment Officer, Banking and Financial Services, Macquarie Group

Digital technology has changed the way we interact and do business. The opportunities are great, offering speedier and cheaper solutions, but it’s important for accounting firms to have an evolving culture so that they remain competitive in this brave new digital world.

This panel discussion will cover:

  • the impacts of ROBO advice and blockchain
  • FINTECH and what this means to your business
  • competing in a global landscape.

KN2: The compliance shift: Automating the compliance function

Speaker: Pete Sanders, Managing Director - Accounting Professionals Division, Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific

Automating your compliance function can be a daunting project, but with rapid growth and constant regulatory changes automation will make reporting faster and more efficient.

This session will provide a practical insight into the journey of automating your compliance function, looking at what you need to consider, pricing, roadblocks and how to overcome them. Hear real life examples of businesses that have successfully made the shift to compliance automation.

KN3: Data security: How to protect, advise and build trust

Speaker: Paul Waite, Director, Datasec Solutions

Small businesses are now seen as data custodians, being responsible for protecting valuable information regarding their clients. This session will discuss the importance of good data governance, data information security and the impact of the Privacy Act 1988 on businesses including an overview of regulatory penalties.

KN5: Big Data to inform your finance strategy

Speaker: Christian Bartens, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Datalicious

Big Data offers enormous potential for the finance team of the future. Find out how you can utilise it to:

  • develop more accurate plans and forecasts
  • increase revenue and margins
  • reveal new areas for operational efficiency/increase business performance
  • create stories from data to power finance strategies.

KN6: Making marketing matter: How to apply old school thinking to new school tactics

Speaker: Jarther Taylor, General Manager Marketing, Telstra Business

While ‘digital’ is all the rage, there is a danger of forgetting that it still requires a sound business and marketing approach. From defining strategy through to executing a marketing tactic, learn some of the key steps and key thinking on how to get this done.

KN7: Harnessing the power of the cloud

Speaker: Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero

The cloud is the biggest technical shift of our time. It has opened up many new exciting opportunities for small business and the accounting profession. Trent will take you through the opportunities, benefits, what you need to think about and a look into the future of the cloud market.

KN8: Ignite your thinking: Trends impacting your business in the digital age

Speakers: Jackie Brian, Acting Country Manager, Intuit Australia; Ben Ross, General Manager Product and Design, MYOB, Chris Barwick, Manager of Digital Channels and User Experience, ING Direct

Join our dynamic line-up of speakers who will deliver short, impactful presentations on trending technology topics, designed to stimulate your thinking and get you curious to learn more.

Sessions include:

  1. Digitisation: Dismantling the barriers of customer engagement
  2. What are the implications of unbelievably intelligent AI
  3. Innovate or die! Why your customers are screaming for you to innovate