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Blockchain industry press

The Library & Information Service provides a hand-picked collection of industry press articles on Blockchain as a benefit of ICAEW membership.

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Firm leaders look to technology to drive future change

The article focuses on the role of technology in bringing change to the delivery of accounting and consulting services. Topics discussed include technologies include blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotic automation, digital services include cyber-security, IT advisory services, and data analytics services, and increasing the competence and skill of professionals.

The audit transformed

The article looks at how ,faced with vast pools of data, regulatory pressures, and growing client expectations, today's auditors are walking a tightrope. The article mentions about the innovative technologies like artificial intelligence and automation are changing the game and enabling auditors to do their jobs with less risk and greater efficiency

Leverage technology to become a strategic partner

The article discusses how accountants and finance professionals can leverage technological innovations to develop their leadership skills and become strategic partners. Topics discussed include tips for communicating the implications of technologies on organizations, technological trends that accountants and finance professionals should gain knowledge of including artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and the importance of understanding the pros and cons of new technologies.

Does GDPR spoil the blockchain party for everyone?

We've all heard rumours of how blockchain will change our working lives forever, but what happens when its irresistible appeal meets the immovable object of GDPR? Kevin Philips, CEO of IDU finds out.

Full speed ahead for supply chain automation

Article looks at how supply chain automation is benefiting from new technologies such as: the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G mobile data, machine learning and especially blockchain.

Navigating the next wave of blockchain

This article looks at the decentralized digital agreements that are poised to revolutionize many fields. Professor Lin William Cong is interviewed about his research, including the study of smart contracts — tamper-proof digital transactions conducted on blockchain platforms that could make certain processes infinitely quicker and more efficient. Registration required for access to 3 free articles per month.

The impact of disruptive technologies on accounting and auditing education

The article discusses the technological changes to the accounting profession and the need for graduating students to prepare for the accounting workplace. Topics discussed include the reshaping of business models by various disruptive technologies such as robotic process automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain, the loss of entry-level jobs and training for accounting students.

Brace for impact

The article reports that the impact on the accounting profession of technologies like robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and blockchain over the next five years will be nothing short of profound.

Why the digital customer experience requires a business transformation

The article discusses the need of business transformation for providing a digital customer experience. It states findings of a survey by Adobe, in association with Econsultancy, found that one-fifth of respondents considered customer experience their primary focus, and less than two-thirds agreed they now have "a cohesive plan, long-term view and executive support. It notes the need of using technologies like blockchain. Research shows that better customer experience will boost business, but to achieve this, IT and the people across the organisation need to embrace data analytics

Blockchain and the future of accounting

The article offers information on blockchain and its impact among certified public accountants (CPAs). Topics include the need for CPAs to be aware of certain technology advances that could affect the sector such as the blockchain, various benefits offered blockchain to CPAs such as exchange of information and peer-to-peer transactions, and two conflicting views about the technology such as skepticism and enthusiasm..

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