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Technology

Keep up-to-date with tech issues and developments, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data, and cyber security.

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ICAEW's global network

ICAEW provides support and resources for members overseas. Kirstin Gillon and David Lyford-Smith look at the key work of the IT Faculty abroad, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, cyber, data and fintech.

Fintech innovation in London and Singapore

As fintech grows in popularity, so does the ambition of countries wanting to grow the sector. Kirstin Gillon, technical manager in the IT Faculty, explains what can be learned from London and Singapore – including the importance of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Financial Conduct Authority.

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A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes a report on social media, the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual review, Google+ for consumers and artificial intelligence projects in digital commerce.

The essential guide to blockchain

This guide from the ICAEW sets out the key features of blockchain, and the challenges it must face to reach widespread adoption. It includes case studies of real-life applications, as well as examining its impact on accountancy.

What is blockchain?

Blockchain technologies have the potential to disrupt the work of finance teams – particularly those focused on transactional tasks – by offering a system of universal entry bookkeeping, removing the need for independent verification. Here ICAEW’s IT Faculty and Deloitte outline the basics of this complex and developing technology.

Untangling your data

Derek Blair of Pinkham Blair explores the ample market opportunities to be found in helping businesses untangle their data, including explaining the term ‘data plumbing’.

The Swingman

From professional basketball to artificial intelligence, Nicola Morini Bianzino, chief client technology officer at EY, talks to Chris Evans about his unusual career trajectory

The seven technologies transforming finance work

Disruptive technologies are creating opportunities for accountants to use their skills in faster and more efficient ways. Tim Leung, Management Consultant at Deloitte, outlines the key technologies which the big four firm believes are transforming finance in his webinar: "Visualising finance transformation in a digital world".

Practice 2018

Digital and Cloud Accounting - 5 KPIs all firms should monitor regularly

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A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes a report on social media, the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual review, Google+ for consumers and artificial intelligence projects in digital commerce.

Cover story: Ensuring cyber resilience

As cyber security risks continue to expand and evolve at an increasing pace, so cyber resilience becomes critical to an organisation’s ability to operate. George Quigley covers the best approach in four steps: business assessment, governance and oversight, risk management framework and incident response and recovery.

The ICAEW Tax Faculty Conference 2018 – part two

The 2018 ICAEW Tax Faculty Conference was chaired by Mary Monfries and Frank Haskew. This article includes commentary from Nigel Holmes (Catax) on R&D tax relief and patent box; John Cassidy (Crowe Clark Whitehill) on HMRC enquiries; and practical points from the Tax Faculty team.

Cover story: Ensuring cyber resilience

As cyber security risks continue to expand and evolve at an increasing pace, so cyber resilience becomes critical to an organisation’s ability to operate. George Quigley covers the best approach in four steps: business assessment, governance and oversight, risk management framework and incident response and recovery.

Excel tips: the Power Query revolution

Power Query fundamentally changes how the vast majority of users need to design spreadsheet models and solutions. Microsoft Excel guru Simon Hurst argues that Power Query changes everything about Excel – including training.

Finance in a Digital World

Digital transformation

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand how digital technologies are transforming economies and workplaces. Learn what it means for businesses and accountancy practices.

AI for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand artificial intelligence and what it means for finance functions. Here you'll find support on identifying how AI can benefit your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

RPA for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand Robotic Process Automation (RPA), what it means for your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

The future of accountancy work

Digital technologies are set to have a revolutionary impact on the work of accountants, both in business and in practice. ICAEW has gathered together these resources to ensure its members understand how finance functions will change, the skills that will be needed and the role you will play.

Webinar resources

Thank you for registering on to the Business and Management Faculty's webinar, Practical Excel tips, broadcast on 6 December 2018.

Bring your own devices policies

Many businesses started to allow individuals to bring their own devices into work, but security issues and fear of virus attacks has dissuaded many. Mark Taylor of the IT faculty explains through the pros and cons of adopting BYOD and runs through practical tips for developing effective a BYOD policy.

MTD Live

Sue Moore and Anita Monteith of the Tax Faculty report on an ICAEW event focusing on software for Making Tax Digital, held on 15 October 2018 at Chartered Accountants’ Hall. It covered MTD-compliant software, a presentation from Xero, MTD for VAT and much more.

ICAEW on tour

David Lyford-Smith recounts a two-week trip across South-East Asia, discussing how technology is changing accounting.

What is the Internet of Things?

Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. Read this Tech essentials guide to find out what is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it affects the accounting profession, including auditing. The guide also discusses real life IoT examples, management challenges as well as security concerns and future outlooks.

TAXguide 02/18: Demystifying MTD - the VAT requirements

In TAXguide 02/18, Sarah Ghaffari answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘Demystifying Making Tax Digital: the VAT requirements’, broadcast on 16 January 2018. Read a summary here, ICAEW members can download the full guide.