Digital Day 2018 – Opportunities in innovation


Digital Day 2018 – Opportunities in innovation

162 participants joined us to learn more about the impact of technology on professional accountants:

  • TechnoEthics, RegTech, Smart Society: What do they mean for you?
  • What are the latest innovations in tax, accounting and reporting?

Event was moderated by: Jyoti Banerjee, IIRC, Programme Lead: Special Interest Groups

Twitter: DigitalDayEU and @AccountancyEU 

You can find event videos, programme, presentation and cartoons below!





















  • 09:30 - 10:30

    Registration and coffee

  • 10:30 - 10:40

    Opening remarks

    Edelfried Schneider, Accountancy Europe, President

  • 10:40 - 11:00

    Technology Barometer

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe, CEO

  • 11:00 - 11:15

    Technology & trust: are we there yet?

    Philippe Arraou, IFAC, Board Member and BDO, France Managing Partner

  • 11:15 - 11:35

    Coffee break

  • 11:35 - 12:45

    ‘Technoethics’: learning the beat

    Sara Green Brodersen, Deemly, Founder & CEO

    Clara Neppel, IEEE, Senior Director, European Business Operations

    Martijn Sprengers, KPMG IT Advisory, Information Security Advisor

  • 12:45 - 13:00

    How technology can support effective assurance on integrated reporting

    Wesley Schulte, Finext Performance Management, Senior Consultant

  • 12:45 - 14:00


  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Choose your break-out session: audit, tax or accounting

    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

  • 14:00 - 15:00

    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

  • 14:00 - 15:00

    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

  • 15:00 - 15:20

    Coffee break

  • 15:20 - 16:30

    ‘Regtech’: The next big thing?

    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

  • 16:30 - 16:40

    Closing remarks

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe, CEO

  • 16:40 - 05:57

    Networking cocktail