Digital Day 2017

29 March 2017, 09:30-17:30 The Square, rue Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels View on Google Maps

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At the Digital Day a preview of Accountancy Europe’s Technology Barometer was presented. Find the full report here.

Olivier Boutellis-Taft and Jyoti Banerjee  share their views after the event in this blog entry.

In an era of digitalisation, people are going to count even more. They interpret big data and exercise judgement. During our Digital Day we discussed innovations in business and the impact of technology on professionals. A number of high level speakers joined us to share their experience from the digital world and how this can change further professional life.

Find here the main takeaway from the event under the title Accountancy Europe’s Digital Day foresees a challenging but bright tomorrow.

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  • Registration and welcome coffee

  • Opening remarks

    Prof. Dr. Edelfried Schneider, Accountancy Europe President

  • Digital revolution: hype and realities

    Primavera De Filippi, Coala: Present & Future of Blockchain
    Lars Van Mulligen, Europol, EC3 Specialist: Present & Future of Cybersecurity

  • Coffee break

  • Accountants leveraging data

    Jason Kitcat, Crunch Accounting, Head of Policy & Public Affairs
    Angelique Koopman, Baker Tilly Berk, Partner

  • Visions from professional bodies

    Presentation: Accountancy Europe technology barometer Robert Hodgkinson, ICAEW, Executive Director, Technical Klaus-Peter Feld, IDW Executive Director & Chief Development Officer (CDO)

  • Lunch

  • Transforming Economies and Public Policies

    Vincenzo Spiezia, OECD, Senior Economist, Head of Unit, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
    Sigurd Naess-Schmidt, Copenhagen Economics, Partner and Director of Economics
    Victor Negrescu, Member of the European Parliament
    Stephen Quest, European Commission, DG Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD)

  • Real life innovation

    Moderated by: Laura Buijs, Accountancy Europe, Senior Manager Märt-Martin Arengu, Estonian Auditors’ Association, President
    Perttu Jalkanen, AREX, CCO & Co-Founder
    Mark Edmondson, Inflo, CEO
    Donato Calace, eRevalue, ESG Research Manager

  • Coffee break

  • What future for the professions?

    Richard & Daniel Susskind, Authors of The Future of the Professions
    Mona De Boer, PwC, Director, Data Analytics

  • Closing

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe CEO

  • Cocktail

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