Let our panel of experts share their take on what digital transformation and IoT means for businesses and the risks to take note of as an accountant.
'"The internet of things and accounting both help us manage business from a distance", is the opening line from ICAEW's report, The internet of things and accounting: lessons from China.
Little did we know at the time that managing at a distance would become so necessary. In this webinar we will discuss the importance of IoT for businesses, accountants and digital transformation.
Topics will include:
We believe accountants can play a leading role in making the most of the IoT and managing the associated risks. Join us to find out how.
Contact: Carlyn Lee
Guest Speaker and Panel Moderator:
- Rick Payne FCAICAEW Technical Manager BMF
Rick Payne is ICAEW's expert in building effective finance functions and the author of The internet of things and accounting: lessons from China. He has a keen interest in working out how accountants can take advantage of big data through advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. Rick is an ICAEW qualified accountant and former divisional CFO in financial services. He also has an MSc in Organisational Behaviour and is a qualified trainer and coach. Rick speaks regularly at events in the UK and internationally. He is currently missing the opportunity to meet face to face with the many members he has connected with in Asia over the years, but is hoping many of you will join him live for this webinar and take the opportunity to send in your questions and insights.
- Margaret Manning FCA OBEJoint Chief Executive Officer, Adelphi Digital
Following a degree in psychology, that specialised in artificial intelligence, Margaret gained her ACA with PWC. Her grounding in innovative technology led to her founding Reading Room and growing it to become one of the UK’s largest digital agencies with offices across the UK, ASEAN and Australia. After the sale of the UK business in October 2015, she led a management buy-in for the Asia-Pacific business, rebranded as Adelphi Digital and sold to EY in 2018.Margaret received an OBE for services to British exports to Singapore and the wider Asia-Pacific region. She has served as the Chair of the UK-ASEAN Business Council, and has won numerous accolades, including the SBR Management Excellence Awards, the Entrepreneur of the Year - International Business Award and the Best CIO Award. Throughout her career she has been an advocate for equality in the work place regardless of gender, race or orientation.
- William Gee FCAPartner, PwC China & Hong Kong, Digitalisation Office
William Gee is an experienced Partner in PwC China, and is a core team member of the Office of Chief Digital Officer, supporting the execution of the Firm’s digitalization initiatives. Prior to taking up this role, William was responsible for Innovation for the Risk Assurance practice. He a member of PwC China Assurance Innovation Think-tank and a member of PwC Global Assurance Disruption Group. William specialised in the field of information risk management after qualifying as a UK Chartered Accountant in 1990. William has over 30 years’ experience in providing a wide range of assurance and advisory services relating to the assessment of business and technology risks, as well as the design, review and enhancement of business and technology processes and controls.
William is a member of the core leadership team at PwC China driving the adoption of Blockchain technology, including the regulation and risk management of, and the accounting approach to, crypto currencies and digital assets. He participated in several studies relating to the regulation and risk management of crypto currencies and digital assets trading, as well as identity verification using Blockchain. He is a sponsor of the “PwC Blockchain Audit Node” concept, and successfully led the development and deployment of a blockchain audit platform.
William is currently working on several initiatives to develop blockchain/distributed ledger technology platforms/solutions for industry deployment, covering aviation, oil and gas, local governments, accounting and auditing, and financial services. William is also involved in initiatives relating to the emerging digital economy, including various forms of digital assets (e.g. central bank digital currencies, stable coins, tokenization of traditional assets, etc.), and the related risks and transformational impact on traditional economy. In addition to Blockchain, William is also studying the combinatorial impact of emerging technologies, including IOT, AI, Robotics, 3D Printing and other related technologies.- Julian Soon ACACFO & Head of Product at Supplycart
Julian is currently focused on leading Product Development of Supplycart’s proprietary business e-Procurement SAAS software (ADAM), heading an in-house Tech team of 9 engineers. During the first 18 months in Supplycart, Julian led the organisational setup & execution of Supplycart's business strategy, financial performance management, business processes & analytics.
Prior to returning home to Malaysia, Julian was a strategy & implementation project manager in BP Singapore's AsPac regional office with project experience spanning across Fuels, Petrochemicals and Castrol Lubricants businesses.
Julian spent 9 years in global commercial/operational/organisational consulting experience - having led and been part of large scale business transformation projects in the US, UK, Europe, Africa, China, Australia and South East Asia.
Julian trained as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in KPMG London, within the Industrial and Private Equity sector. He then joined KPMG London's Management Consulting (Operations Strategy Group) that provided operations valuation, due diligence and performance transformation advice for both corporate and private equity clients
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