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Tech Thought Leadership

Read the latest thinking from the Tech Faculty on how to ensure information services are working effectively and accountants are making the most of new technologies.

Latest publications

Big data and analytics: the impact on the accountancy profession

11 October 2019

This thought leadership initiative outlines the opportunities and risks for accountants from new and advanced capabilities in data, and highlights practical examples of how the profession is changing as a result of big data and analytics.

Providing leadership in a digital world

11 October 2019

This thought leadership initiative looks at how the accountancy profession is changing as a result of digital technologies, and explores what the profession needs to do to stay relevant in the future.

Digital transformation in finance functions: ASEAN and UK perspectives

8 October 2019

Informed by in-depth research conducted by ICAEW and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), this thought leadership report provides a rare insight into how digital transformation is being managed in practice across a range of different business settings, and highlights pertinent considerations for leaders undertaking their own transformation projects.

New technologies, ethics and accountability

3 July 2019

This thought leadership report delves into the ethics of new technology and the seismic developments currently taking place in AI and algorithms, which are both exciting and morally concerning.

Digitalisation of tax

Digitalisation of tax international perspectives - 2019 edition

8th January 2019

Building on the original 2017 edition, this new version presents five additional case studies (bringing the total to 12) and a holistic, high-level review of the drivers for change, obstacles and approaches used by various administrations in modernising and digitalising their tax systems.

Fintech innovations perspectives from Singapore and London

Fintech innovations: perspectives from Singapore and London

This international research report, in partnership with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), explores the strengths and challenges for Singapore and London as fintech hubs, and identifies the key elements that underpin successful fintech innovation.

ICAEW thought leadership from the IT Faculty, "Artificial intelligence and the future of accountancy"

AI and the future of accountancy

27 June 2017

In this report, the Faculty's Kirstin Gillon, looks at the rise of artificial intelligence, its impact on the accountancy profession and how it can be utilised by accountants.

ICAEW thought leadership from the IT Faculty: "Blockchain and the future of accountancy"

Blockchain and the future of accountancy

27 April 2017

The Faculty's report on Blockchain describes the technology and its likely impact on business, in particular on the accounting profession.