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Is Cloud becoming our BFF? The big question being asked by businesses today is not “why cloud?”, but rather “which cloud?”. In this hour-long session, hear from some of the leading voices in Cloud Finance on what the future looks like for the accounting professional of tomorrow.
Accenture’s Thady Duggan encourages us to ‘choose to change’ as businesses transition from a piece-meal approach to a more holistic end-to-end digital transformation with Cloud at its core.
In exploring the driving forces of cloud enablement, Thady will illustrate the efficiencies and opportunities afforded by cloud and modernisation solutions in areas such as operations, strategy, sustainability and decision-making. According to Accenture the winners of tomorrow will be the ones that navigate this change rapidly, make the right choices and engage with the appropriate partners to augment their own capabilities.
Paula explores the factors playing a role in achieving a successful cloud migration using real-life case studies of “client evolution and the cloud”. Businesses that are quick to respond and innovate will only grow and thrive. SAGE reports that to stay competitive, smaller firms and businesses must invest in technology end-to-end solutions that help them keep up with client and customer expectations.
Delve into the possibilities of the cloud on an operational level with Surf Accounts, from available tools to help us work smarter, as well as automating the end-to-end process. Jon will provide advice on how to train up in cloud technologies to ensure competitive advantage as we adjust to the new business world post Covid.
Angela illustrates through case studies how Tech can become your BFF and how it can strengthen client-relationships through data gathering and client insight functionality. Explore the Value-Add of automation and how Cloud empowers organisations to make sound business decisions.
Understanding Change and your reaction to change
Reviewing the Stages of Change
Tips on how to notice the stages of Change with guidance on navigating your way through the change
Explore what it means to be strategic: the difference between strategic thinking vs. strategic planning
Understand what you need to focus on in order to become strategic in a more effective manner
Cover some tips and tools on how you can apply this knowledge to future situations
From the decline of cash to the emergence of omni-channel payments, Adam will review the impact of changing consumer behaviours and legislative factors on the new payments’ ecosystem in this Prommt-led workshop. In such a landscape it is vital for businesses to be assured that in managing revenue more responsively and that security is not sacrificed along the way.
In this workshop, GoCardless assesses the possible death of the card and the rise of open banking, whilst examining the risk around fraud and how to mitigate it. These changes provide an opportunity to create new value from payment transactions, particularly by leveraging data. And we reflect on how these and many other changes are here to stay.
Pearse debates the future of cryptocurrency and trading - from widespread consumer adoption of digital coin to regulatory compliance, the limitless possibilities and immense risk. Loy will explore how regulation will be challenged to keep pace and he will share his predictions for the future in a cashless society.
Colm will provide an overview of the major trends he sees in fintech in Europe today. This includes advancing regulation, technology developments and the drive towards the digital economy. His latest venture – fire.com is taking advantage of these developments and helping fast scaling businesses to automate complex payment flows. How is the regulation changing and what impact does it have on firms in the sector? What is the impact of Brexit, where do start-up fintech firms get guidance? How does the same regulation apply to big and small firms alike? What are the big trends in payments today? Where next with Open Banking Payments and account to account based payments generally. Are we seeing new payment arrangements emerge? The future of payments – embedding finance into business – finally making banking digital.
News headlines herald increasing accounts of cyber-attacks, data leaks, and financial fraud. Equip yourself with best practices to mitigate and prevent cyber incidents in your own organisations in this hour-long session.
We kickstart this session on cybersecurity with a review of the current threat landscape with EY’s Ross Spelman. Supported by examples of real-life hacks attempted in the past year, we’ll look at new patterns in cyber warfare and fraud, and future working practices being developed to help mitigate them.
Attain clear advice and key steps on how to prevent financial crime and loss within your organisation and as a consumer in this practical workshop led by fraud expert Paul O Brien, Group Security, Bank of Ireland.
supportIT examines the key technology safeguards to put in place as security control measures to defend against potential cyber incidents.
Facing ever-increasing regulations and investment in end-to-end cybersecurity solutions, we take a lesson from Sarah Hipkin on the top 5 strategic cyber challenges (such as squeezed budgets and increasing regulations) faced by organisations and how to conduct an annual cyber risk self-assessment. Learn how to secure that clean bill of health from an internal audit in the areas of data protection and incident response with Mazars Ireland.
Discover the difference between two critical parts of yourself, your growth and fixed mindset
Learn to recognise critical moments where we choose who to be in response to challenges
Understand that growth is achieved through embracing and seeking out challenges
Why you shouldn’t miss it…
‘Leaning into Tech’ is Accounting Technicians Ireland’s inaugural Tech Conference 2021 which aims to empower you with the practical tools and understanding of digitalisation in business and finance.
Through our packed programme of workshops, ‘ask the experts’ huddles, networking shorts, and dynamic keynotes, ‘Leaning into Tech’ will equip you with the skills to excel as active participants in business transformation. You’ll leave with a new-found insight in how to deliver real digital value to your teams and organisations.
The conference will count towards 5 CPD hours for ATI Members.