On Tuesday 15 May 2018, ICAEW hosted a free immersive virtual conference on digital disruption and its impact on the accounting and finance profession. This exciting virtual conference brought together leading subject matter experts, solution providers and finance professionals from around the world to shine a light on the issues you need to understand to get ready for digital disruption and answer many of your practical questions including:
The conference is available online until 16:00 BST on Friday 8 June 2018. Register now to access the conference as many times as you like until it closes, view the webinars and all the supporting materials, including recordings or transcripts of the live Q&A sessions, and visit a range of virtual stands where you can connect with solution providers to help you on your digital journey.
On demand Q&A sessions:
What are the browser and Operating System requirements I need to access the virtual conference?
What are the minimum bandwidth requirements? Minimum requirements are 500 Kbps
Pressing the "Launch Presentation" button doesn't do anything If you have a pop-up blocking software installed and it is active, it may be blocking content and webpages from opening. You may need to temporarily disable the pop-up blocking software in order to fully participate in the conference.
What types of presentations can be viewed in the Knowledge Zone? You can view on-demand speaker presentations in the Knowledge Zone.
Where do I see live or on-demand presentation listings? You can view listings of live or on-demand presentations in either of the following locations:
Where can I find the live agenda? The agenda is available in the left-hand navigation bar.
How can I change my screen name and other profile information? All your profile information can be changed by accessing the ‘Networking’ menu option in the left-hand navigation bar and selecting ‘My profile’.
Where can I find further information about the topics being covered by the conference? There are a number of additional resources written or curated by ICAEW and some of our partner bodies from Chartered Accountants Worldwide which are available in the Resources Zone. Materials recommended by our webinar speakers can be found next to each webinar. All of these webinar resources will also be available in the resources zone for easy reference. Vendor specific information can be found in the solutions zone.
What is the purpose of the Briefcase? The Briefcase provides an attendee with a place to store and organize environment content, such as documents, links to presentations and contacts.
Can I take away any of the interesting documents I find in the environment? Absolutely. Any document you want to carry with you can be opened for viewing and downloaded from the viewing window. You can also click the Download button in the lower right hand corner of your briefcase to email yourself content from your briefcase or download it to your desktop.
How can I interact with other attendees? You can engage with other attendees or vendor representatives in private one-on-one chats. Private chat invitations will appear as a popup on your screen and also a message bubble in the top right corner of the virtual conference screen.
How can I interact with vendor representatives in the Solutions Zone? You can chat with vendor representatives by visiting their booth and asking a question using the booth chat feature. Alternatively you can engage with them via a private one-on-one chat (see above).
Can I search for content? There is a "Content Search" menu item in the Search tab of the navigation bar. There are Basic and Advanced options available for defining search criteria. The search will cross all content across all locations.
What information can attendees obtain about me? Other attendees will be able to see delegate name, screen name, company and job title details.
Before the session starts
I can’t press the ‘launch’ button? You can only access the session 15 minutes before its scheduled start time so the ‘launch’ button is inactive until then.
My computer crashes when I try to access the event Check that your settings meet the minimum event requirements and try clearing your browser's cache and restart the event.
After the session starts
How do I ask a question during a live session? If it’s a webcam session, you can submit a text question to our speakers by using the Q&A widget in the webinar interface.
Has it started? I can’t hear anything The event has begun. You can refresh the player console by pressing F5 (Command+R on a Mac) on your keyboard.
I don’t have any sound Please try refreshing the console by pressing F5 (Command+R on Macs). If the problem persists, try closing the browser window and then relaunching the webinar. Be sure to test your system for compatibility by referring to the Help widget on the player console.
Also check that your speakers or headphones are plugged in and switched on. If you still cannot hear any audio, check your system volume settings and, if your system is properly set up, then try adjusting the system volume settings:
Echo? We recommend checking to see if you have two instances of the webcast running, closing one may solve the echo problem. If not, try refreshing the console by pressing F5 (Command + R on Mac).
Is there a dial-in number? What number should I call? The audio is being streamed to your computer, so there is no dial-in number. Please make sure your computer speakers are turned on.
It may help to refresh the player console by pressing F5 (Command+R on Macs). Your computer must have a sound card and speakers or headphones. Please refer to the Help widget on the console to test your system for compatibility.
Dr Carl Benedikt Frey is Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School, and Economics Associate of Nuffield College, both University of Oxford. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Programme on Employment, Equity and Growth at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in Oxford, and the Department of Economic History at Lund University. His research focuses the transition of industrial nations to digital economies, and subsequent challenges for economic growth, labour markets and urban development.
Bernard Marr is an internationally best-selling business author, keynote speaker and strategic advisor to companies and governments. He is one of the world's most highly respected experts when it comes to business performance, digital transformation and the intelligent use of data in business. Bernard is a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum and writes weekly columns for Forbes, Huffington Post and LinkedIn where his articles are read by millions. His expert comments also regularly feature on TV and radio (e.g. BBC News, Sky News and BBC World) as well as in high-profile publications such as The Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, the CFO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
Tim Orme is an independent consultant and executive educator specialising in finance function transformation and developing capability to translate strategy into behaviour. He partners with clients to design programmes that impact both business performance and individual capability. Tim adds value through a combination of performance improvement consulting skills, deep learning design and delivery expertise, and his own personal leadership experience. He delivers programmes globally and has partnered with clients in a wide range of markets including oil & gas, consumer goods, telecoms and financial services.
David Wright has led the Robotics team for Global Business Services at Deloitte. He brings over 19 years experience of large scale national and global Robotic and Cognitive Automation, Shared Service, Global Business Services and Finance Transformation projects. For the past three years, he has focussed on building Deloitte's capability in Robotic Process Automation. He initially implemented RPA at Deloitte's own Shared Service operation. He has since provided advisory and implementation services at multiple clients where he has worked with clients to deliver cost reduction, improved quality and internal RPA capability.
Shamus Rae leads on Intelligent Automation (transformation/automation through the use of Artificial Intelligence) for KPMG both transforming the firm's services but also taking this experience into the market place to help clients embrace this new and disruptive technology. Shamus has led several client projects focusing on Artificial Intelligence strategy and implementation. In addition he is the UK leader for Global Business Services.
Jorge Castano is a Director at KPMG with over 15 years’ of professional experience with a focus on Transformational change, Operational strategy and Automation, leading the current capability for the Corporate sector in UK. His areas of expertise include designing and leading cross-functional change programmes enabled through Automation technology and operating model architectures.
Ben Taylor is a Partner in EY's IT Advisory practice, focused on Enterprise Intelligence. Ben has broad IT and finance consulting experience. He has led IS governance/controls, analytics and Information Management and IS strategy engagements across sectors, primarily Resources and Assets. Ben qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and has a Masters in Information Management Systems.
Jamie Randall is Chief Technology Officer of IASME Consortium. IASME is one of the five Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies and operates its own highly-respected IASME governance standard, which allows SMEs to easily achieve good practice in information assurance. Jamie sits on the Federation of Small Businesses Home Affairs Committee, advising on cyber security. He is also the founder of The Friendly Nerd, a Worcester-based start-up specialising in cyber security training. He has previously worked in the cyber and forensics sector as part of UK film industry, Sky and Atos Consulting.
Carys Davies, Senior Associate, Data Analytics & Assurance, PwC
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