EFAA International Conference
8 June 2017 in Berlin: Developing the Digital Professional
About the Event
The digitalisation of Europe’s economy already reshapes the way we live, work, and consume. These technologies - like Blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics – are also greatly affecting the accountancy profession. Large companies and accounting firms are investing heavily in technology to stay cope with and capitalize on these technologies. But how does digitalisation stand to impact small- and medium-sized accountancy practices (SMPs) and their small- and medium sized enterprise (SMEs) clients, their most important clients, and the backbone of the European economy? How can they best rise to the challenges and leverage the opportunities.
Register and Hotel
10:30 OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
10:45 SESSION ONE – CRITICAL DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS
This session will take a closer look at those digital technologies – such as Blockchain, data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning and cyber security - that present the greatest challenge and opportunity for SMEs and SMPs.
12:15 LUNCH BREAK
13:15 SESSION TWO – BUSINESS AND SOCIETY IN A DIGITAL AGE
This session will look at the profound effect of digitalisation on society, business, the future of work and the political landscape.
14:45 COFFEE BREAK
15:15 SESSION THREE - THE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL
This session will focus on how SMPs, with help from their institutes and regional bodies, can best adapt to and leverage off digital technologies and secure their position as the trusted business advisors to SMEs.
17:15 CLOSING REMARKS