Digital Disruption

January 25, 2023

Cybersecurity Inside the Boardroom

Back in May 2022, we held a hybrid event, hosted by Tampa chapter head Graham Kitching, focusing on Cybersecurity. Find out more about the event here.
March 3, 2022

The Finance+ insight series

ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional. Recent events have revealed the need for resilience and the readiness to grasp new ways of thinking, living and working. They have also shown that with change comes opportunity and demonstrated the role ICAS Members can play in shaping a better future for us all.
March 3, 2022
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AML: how money launderers use virtual assets

In the seventh instalment of Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics, IFAC and ICAEW look at the risks associated with virtual assets. Cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets offer a lot of opportunities for legitimate businesses, but it’s also potentially useful for money launderers.
February 23, 2022

Highlights: LOVE = Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD

The Accounting Blockchain Coalition presented with CAW Network USA in a Valentine’s Day event. On February 10th, professionals from The Accounting Blockchain Coalition joined CAW Network USA to put forth a captivating and LOVE-filled event, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Gabriella Kusz of IFAC, Monica Singer of ConsenSys, and David Deputy of Vertex shared their advice and expertise with the audience in ‘LOVE= Accounting and Blockchain for GOOD.’
January 10, 2022

What to expect from 2022 – Part 2

In Part 2, ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, discusses non-financial reporting, public sector finances, and the big tech trends of 2022.
January 10, 2022

What to expect from 2022 – Part 1

In the first of a two part series, ICAEW Chief Executive and Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Michael Izza, looks at the biggest issues facing business and the wider economy, with help from experts from around the Institute.
January 4, 2022

Baroness Lane Fox on digitalisation, accessibility and equality

Digitalisation is supercharging business practice, but it must not happen at the expense of accessibility and equality, Baroness Lane Fox tells Laurence Eastham. Baroness Martha Lane Fox is one of the UK’s leading voices in technology and digital transformation. It’s a reputation that has been well earned, not only from co-founding in 1998, but also from a decade’s worth of public service. From 2009 to 2013, she was the UK’s digital champion, creating the Government Digital Service that sits within the Cabinet Office.
January 4, 2022

How can technology affect your mental health?

Bupa explain some of the ways that too much technology could affect your mental health and share their top tips to help you get the balance just right. Whether you’re using the latest accounting software or ordering a last-minute birthday gift, it’s hard to remember a time when technology didn’t make everyday life that little bit easier. This has been particularly true over the last 18 months. During the pandemic, technology helped us to stay connected with loved ones, continue working remotely and discover the best recipe for lockdown banana bread.
November 16, 2021
Four Silicon Valley CAs on why its status as the worlds tech capital will remain unchallenged

Four Silicon Valley CAs on why its status as the world’s tech capital will remain unchallenged

The pandemic saw many tech companies thrive as the world went more virtual. Despite talk of a drift away from Silicon Valley, local CAs tell Ryan Herman why its status as the world’s tech capital will remain unchallenged. For Ninos Sarkis CA, there was only one place to be if he was going to pursue a career in tech. “I started accounting with a Big Four firm in 2000 and my clients included tech companies. The more I learned about the sector, the more I learned its heart was in Silicon Valley. If I didn’t get here, I would never truly experience what it’s like to work in the tech industry,” he recalls.
August 6, 2021

CFO Data Analytics and Digitization Revolution Highlights

As digital technology quickly works to transform every industry, accounting experiences great changes. The sheer amount of data in today’s world can be a great blessing, but only when it is properly leveraged into knowledge and insights. Gary Cokins, founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, highlighted this in his presentation for CAW Network USA’s event on June 23rd, 2021.
April 9, 2021

Evolving Conversations

At the rate that technology is evolving and how we’re seemingly unfazed by almost every new product and feature that today’s tech giants roll out, one would be led to think that when thrust into a “Covid-19 world”, we’d be perfectly at home with it. Well, not quite.
February 4, 2021

The Internet of Things and Digital Transformation

“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 discuss the importance of IoT for businesses, accountants and digital transformation.