Jyoti Banerjee has advised the International Integrated Reporting Council since its inception, focusing on strategy, innovation and new projects. As part of this work, he leads the IIRC’s work on the <IR> Technology Initiative. Jyoti has over twenty years of experience consulting on business strategy for leading technology firms, driving four tech-related start-ups in business application software and B2B publishing. He is on the investment committee of a venture fund that invests in ethical businesses in emerging markets. He co-developed a Software Entrepreneurship MBA elective course for Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His work on MK:Smart, a smart cities initiative in Milton Keynes, is encouraging him to develop an Integrated Impacts Framework for Cities.
Dr. Clara Neppel is the Senior Director of the IEEE European office in Vienna, where she is responsible for the growth of IEEE’s operations and presence in Europe, focusing on the needs of industry, academia, and government. Clara serves as a point of contact for initiatives with regard to technology, engineering and related public policy issues that help implementing IEEE’s continued global commitment to fostering technological innovation for the benefit of humanity.
Professor Benjamin Alarie holds the Osler Chair in Business Law at the University of Toronto, an MA and JD from the University of Toronto, and an LLM from Yale Law School. He researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision-making at the University of Toronto. He is coauthor of several editions of Canadian Income Tax Law (LexisNexis) and his publications have appeared in numerous academic journals in North America and Europe. He is also CEO of Blue J Legal, the company behind Tax Foresight, an AI-based software platform used by leading law firms and accounting firms to predict outcomes in tax law disputes.
Philippe Arraou is Chartered Accountant, Managing Partner of BDO France. He is immediate former President of the French Institute “Ordre des Experts Comptables”, and currently in charge of International Affairs. He is member of the IFAC board, since November 2016, and chairs the Technology Advisory Group. Mr. Arraou wrote a book in September 2016 : “The Digital Economy and the Certified Public Accountant”, prefaced by Emmanuel Macron.
Sara Green Brodersen is the founder and CEO of Deemly – a tool that helps build trust in the user communities of sharing economy businesses and peer-to-peer marketplaces. Sara’s new and innovative approach to trust building in the sharing economy has attracted leaders and businesses worldwide. She’s an avid key note speaker and blogger on the topic and has advised governments and trade bodies on the developments of the industry.
Martijn Sprengers MSc is employed as an IT Security Advisor at KPMG Advisory. He graduated in the area of Computer Security and has more than 9 years of relevant experience with IT security. He is specialised in multiple facets of assessing IT security: ethical hacking, social engineering, penetration testing, red teaming and IT auditing. More recently, Martijn has developed into the realm of Industrial IT security and Cyber Defense implementations, with a focus on new developments (e.g. Industrial Control Systems integration, SAP Landscape security and threat simulation with purple teaming). He is responsible as a team lead in national and international engagements related to complex IT security environments, IT security auditing and advisory services. Furthermore, Martijn performed research on password encryption techniques, has written multiple articles in the field of IT security, cybercrime and cryptography. He is one of the authors of ‘Cyber Guerilla’.
Kevin How is a Senior Director in the Financial Industry Advisory Services practice of Alvarez & Marsal. Kevin brings 20+ years of experience across careers in process engineering, management consulting and investment banking . His expertise is in developing strategy and business operations around effective and efficient business processes and operating models. An area of his current focus is on the technological innovations that are pushing the boundaries of best practice in financial services. He recently co-authored a research piece on RegTech 2.0 that seeks to understand how technology is being adopted to transform regulatory compliance within banks.Prior to A&M, Kevin spent ten years at Barclays Capital across various senior chief operating officer (COO) roles in investment banking and was also in Equity Capital Markets origination. Kevin has previously established a venture capital/private equity fund placement advisor and also worked at the Boston Consulting Group. His alma maters are Northwestern University, Stanford University and INSEAD. He currently dabbles as an angel investor and as an advisor to various technology start-ups in London and in Southeast Asia.
Ivana Sucur is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal in the Regulatory Advisory Services Division in Amsterdam. She joined A&M from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). At the AFM, she was responsible for the supervision of Banks, Asset Managers, and other Investment firms in the Netherlands. Ivana is a lawyer by background, her expertise is in the area of investor protection, including the conduct of business rules, distribution of investment products, product governance, costs and charges and research. She advises leading Dutch banks and asset managers on the implementation of the abovementioned topics. Ivana was the AFM representative at the ESMA Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee (IPISC). This Committee developed and provided technical advice to the European Commission on MiFID II on investor protection topics.
Danish born and raised with a lifelong passion for human beings and the potential they have when joining forces and collaborating. Has more than 15 years of experience in international business development and partner management, as well bridging technology and humans in order to create valuable solutions across a number of industries.
Arjan Brouwer is a partner and chief accountant of PwC the Netherlands. After having worked in the audit practice, as of 2004 he has started focusing on IFRS conversion projects and since 2008 he is fully focus on IFRS advisory to (primarily) listed companies and assistance of audit teams on complex accounting matters. As professor external reporting at the VU Amsterdam and a member of Accountancy Europe’s Corporate Reporting Policy Group he contribute to research, education and policy making in relation to external reporting. He is a (co-)author of more than 100 professional and academic publications (articles and book chapters) in the areas of accounting and auditing.
Martin Scheid is researcher and project lead at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and former member of the research team of Software AG.His focus is on the development of AI-based solutions in the context of business process management in various areas (e.g. process industry, public sector, software development industry) as well as process mining.In addition, Mr. Scheid is the head of the Deep Learning research project for process analytics and head of the process work package at the Competence Center for Tax Technology.
Jarno van Hurne is the Director of Solution Marketing for Exact, overseeing the team responsible for solution development in line with focus market requirements, among which the accountancy sector. Jarno holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial economics from the Hogeschool ‘s-Hertogenbosch and a master’s degree in business management from the Radboud University Nijmegen, both in the Netherlands. Jarno has been with Exact for more than 15 years, and has experience in customer services, sales and product marketing. At this moment he is globally responsible for Solution Marketing within Exact. Follow Jarno on twitter via @JarnovHurne
Martin Naraschewski is responsible for the global solution management of SAP’s software solutions for Finance and Risk functions, including Accounting, Treasury, and Finance Shared Services as well as Enterprise Risk & Compliance, and Cybersecurity. In his previous role he was responsible for SAP’s global licensing strategy and pricing. Before joining SAP in 2005, he was advising various clients in the High Tech industry on Corporate Finance and Strategy topics as a top management consultant.
Thomas Toomse-Smith is Project Director in the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Lab. The Lab is an innovative mechanism to work through corporate reporting issues with companies, investors and other stakeholders. Thomas joined the Lab in late 2013. Thomas led the Lab’s ‘Towards Clear and Concise Reporting’ project and is now leading the ‘Corporate Reporting in a Digital World’ project looking at how technologies such as XBRL, Blockchain, AI and Virtual Reality might impact corporate reporting in the future. Before joining the Lab, Thomas worked in the Corporate Reporting team at an FTSE 100 company for two years. Before this, he worked in insurance audit for ten years both in the UK and the US.
Olaf Riedel is a Partner in our Advisory Practice. He oversees our EY activities for Digital, Analytics and Cyber Security in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA).Olaf has more than 25 years of extensive Advisory experience with large multi-national corporations, focusing on Strategic Transformation Management, IT Governance and IT Audit. Over the past decade, Olaf has been building EY’s GSA management consulting practice. He is a German Public Auditor, German Tax Advisor, Diplom-Betriebswirt (BA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Wesley Schulte advises organizations in the field of Financial reporting, Integrated Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) reporting through Finext and Intire – which he co-founded. With the combination of his business administration, corporate reporting background and knowledge of performance management tools, he likes to take initiative in improving an organizations’ reporting structure and leads these projects to a success. Wesley strongly believes that technology supports organizations to enable next-generation business management and reporting practice. As a result, he’s an active member of the IIRC’s Technology Initiative (http://integratedreporting.org/ir-networks/ir-technology-initiative/) and has co-authored guides on the practical implementation of <IR> into organizations.
Lory Kehoe leads ConsenSys’ Ireland hub. He is passionate about Ethereum enabling a decentralised world. Prior to ConsenSys, Lory was a Director and set up and led Deloitte’s EMEA Blockchain Lab. Lory has worked as a management consultant for over 11 years and is a Qualified Financial Advisor, registered stockbroker (and has been for the past 10+ years). Lory is also an adjunct assistant professor in Strategic Management and Information Systems Strategy with the Department of Computer Science & Statistics in Trinity College Dublin.
Subas Roy is a Partner in Oliver Wyman with over twenty years of strategic digital consulting experience including combinations of advanced analytics, machine learning and automation tools. Prior to Oliver Wyman, Subas was a senior Partner at a Big4 Accounting Firm responsible for developing global advisory practice for Financial Services Risk, Controls and Regulatory Technology. Currently, Subas is also the non-executive Chairman of the International RegTech Association (IRTA) which is the premier trade body representing RegTech firms globally. Subas currently advises the UNCDF on financial inclusion and RegTech adoption. Subas has led several RegTech initiatives including helping the FCA to design and deliver their RegTech strategy and programmes. He was a member of the UK Government’s Open Banking working group for design and creation of data-sharing APIs between financial institutions.
He has a Masters and PhD on AI and Computational Mathematics, and is also a Chartered Accountant.
Julia Walsh is an IT Audit Inspector in the Audit Quality Review team at the UK Financial Reporting Council. Julia joined the FRC in 2015 and was heavily involved in its thematic review ‘The Use of Data Analytics in the Audit of Financial Statements’ issued in January 2017. She is currently a member of the Project Advisory Panel to the IAASB’s Data Analytics Working Group. Julia came to the FRC with 20 years professional practice experience. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Edelfried Schneider, Accountancy Europe, President
Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe, CEO
Philippe Arraou, IFAC, Board Member and BDO, France Managing Partner
Sara Green Brodersen, Deemly, Founder & CEO Clara Neppel, IEEE, Senior Director, European Business Operations Martijn Sprengers, KPMG IT Advisory, Information Security Advisor
Wesley Schulte, Finext Performance Management, Senior Consultant
1. Audit & Innovation Moderator: Myles Thomson, Accountancy Europe, Audit and Assurance Policy Group, Chair Julia Walsh, FRC, IT Audit Inspector Audit and Actuarial Regulation Division Olaf Riedel, EY, Partner for Digital, Analytics and Cyber Security
2. Tax: Harnessing the potential of technology
Moderator: Eelco van der Enden, Accountancy Europe, Tax Policy Group, Chair
Benjamin Alarie, University of Toronto, Osler Chair in Business Law
Martin Scheid, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Researcher Alan James, Avalara, Strategic Alliance Manager
3. Accounting: Reporting from input to output
Moderator: Arjan Brouwer, PwC, Partner
Jarno van Hurne, Exact Software Nederland B.V., Solutions Marketing Director
Martin Naraschewski, SAP SE, Finance and Risk Solutions, Solutions Manager
Thomas Toomse-Smith, FRC Financial Reporting Lab, Project Director
Lory Kehoe, ConsenSys, EMEA Partner Ivana Sucur & Kevin How, Alvarez & Marsal, Senior Directors Subas Roy, International RegTech Association, Chair & Oliver Wyman, Partner Kasper W. Rost, Calcabis, CEO & Founder
Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe, CEO
The Prince’s A4S workshop on implementing the TCFD recommendations