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Virtually Live Programme 2021

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Tuesday 15 June 2021

Pre-recorded session Day 1: Welcome address
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 09:15 - 09:20 BST

ICAEW's Chief Executive, Michael Izza, launches Virtually Live 2021 ICAEW's flagship conference bringing together members in business and practice with industry experts.

Sustainable development
Pre-recorded Session Keynote: Sustainability of business
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 09:20 - 10:00 BST

Lord Karan Bilimoria outlines his vision for a world of successful and sustainable organisations. Whether big business or smaller entrepreneurs, Lord Bilimoria will point to measures for long term success.

Live Session Day 1: Chairs opening remarks
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:05 BST

ICAEW's Iain Wright on the first day of ICAEW Virtually Live 2021, which focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 and Brexit on the economy and on sustainability.

Trade and economy
Live Session Keynote: Post-COVID recovery: tales from across the world
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:05 - 10:55 BST

What will our global economies look like when the pandemic is over, and how will we get there? Hear from: Julie Brown, CFO of Burberry; Jacqueline Chan, CFO and Managing Director of DBS Bank Hong Kong; David Mellor, CEO of Crowe Global; and and Ronan Dunne, EVP and Group CEO of Verizon.

Trade and economy
Live Session Brexit six months in: how organisations have adapted
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 11:00 - 11:40 BST

Hear from Nick Farmer, Partner at Menzies; Paul Samrah at Moore Kingston Smith; and Ruth Corkin, Director Indirect Tax at Hillier Hopkins on how organisations of all sizes have adapted, and what change is yet on the horizon.

Technology
Live Session Autonomous AP: how AI is transforming accounts payable
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 11:00 - 11:40 BST

AppZen has introduced Autonomous AP. This session will demonstrate why you will want to know the difference between "automation" and "autonomous" when improving your finance operations, as well as explaining how finance AI can be seamlessly integrated.

In Partnership with AppZen

Sustainable development
Live Session The Dasgupta Review: the economics of biodiversity
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 11:45 - 12:25 BST

Emily McKenzie, the Head of Evidence and Policy for the Dasgupta Review and Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies discuss what the implementation of the review’s recommendations might look like.

Technology
Live Session How automation can improve client relationships
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 11:45 - 12:25 BST

Join accounting industry insiders Paul Lodder and Katie Hoare as they discuss how automation can open the door to providing more advisory services and becoming an invaluable partner to your clients.

In Partnership with Dext

Audit
Live Session Audit Accountability
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 12:30 - 13:10 BST

How can the audit industry leverage learnings from 2020? Join Confirmation's Kyle Gibbons and Crowe Global's David Chitty as they explore the future of audit and streamlining audit processes using technology and increase efficiencies.

In Partnership with Confirmation

Trust
Live Session Protecting human rights: the role of good governance
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 12:30 - 13:10 BST

New cases of worker exploitation and malpractice are being highlighted at an alarming rate. Hear from our panel of experts on how they have led their businesses and clients down the path of good governance and how they overcame challenges

Live session Networking
  • Event
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 13:15 - 13:45 BST

Join this zoom networking to discuss the burning issues from the day's sessions or simply to networking freely with your peers. ICAEW will be on hand to support, so grab a cuppa or a cold drink and come and network! Thank you to our networking partner Advanced for this opportunity.

In Partnership with Advanced

Trade and economy
Live Session The great economist debate
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 13:55 - 14:35 BST

With the global vaccine rollout accelerating and a debt pile unseen for 100 years, what will the global economies look like in the coming years? Join this debate between Deloitte's Ian Stewart and IFG's Gemma Tetlow on the future in the UK, US and Asia.

Trade and economy
Live Session Entrepreneurialism - making the most of the landscape
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 14:45 - 15:25 BST

The pandemic has driven a wave of entrepreneurialism. Hear from ICAEW members riding this wave as they discuss the challenges and opportunities the global landscape presents

Trade and economy
Live Session The accountants of COVID: advising in the pandemic
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 14:45 - 15:25 BST

Hear from three members of ICAEW's Practitioner Business Adviser Community on how they have successfully advised clients during the pandemic and what they have learned about advisory work.

Trade and economy
Live Session Accessing finance for clients
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 15:35 - 16:15 BST

ICAEW's Nila Khan talks to Andrea Reynolds, Founder and CEO of Swoop Funding and Simon Curteon, CEO at Funding Options, about what finance options are on offer in the current economic landscape and how to access finance efficiently for clients.

In Partnership with Swoop, Funding Options

Trade and economy
Live Session Trade trends: not just Brexit
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 15:30 - 16:10 BST

MHA MacIntyre Hudson's Andrew Thurston and Alison Horner will provide analysis of how UK businesses have coped with Brexit and COVID, and the decisions that have been made to continue to survive, as well as how supply chains have been affected.

In Partnership with MHA McIntyre Hudson

Career and personal development
Live Session The importance of development in times of stress
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 16:20 - 16:55 BST

Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and ICAEW member, explores how personal and professional development can be a useful tool in managing your wellbeing during times of stress.

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Pre-recorded Session Day 2: Welcome address
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 09:25 - 09:30 BST

ICAEW's President William Brooks opens the second day of Virtually Live 2021

Live Session Chair's opening remarks
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 09:30 - 09:35 BST

ICAEW's Amanda Digne-Malcolm on the second day of ICAEW Virtually Live 2021, which focuses on trust in the profession.

Audit
Live Session Keynote: Governance and audit reform
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 09:35 - 10:20 BST

Sir Jon Thompson, CEO of the FRC, will provide an update on the key issues, challenges and questions that have emerged following the UK government’s proposals for governance and audit reform.

Technology
Live Session Simplifying complex work through collaboration - the new finance roadmap for 2021
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 10:30 - 11:10 BST

This session from Workiva examines the practical steps you can take to increase operational resilience, build scalable automation and efficiency while delivering simplification across your finance teams through cloud based Platform as a Service (PaaS)

In Partnership with Workiva

Tax
Live Session Hear the latest on Making Tax Digital for income tax with Sage and HMRC
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 10:30 - 11:10 BST

Join experts from Sage and HMRC as they cover off the key information you need to know on Making Tax Digital for income tax and the plans you need to make in preparation for the changes ahead.

In Partnership with Sage

Trust
Live Session Fraud: risks, recovery and reporting
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 11:15 - 11:55 BST

Join Simone Taylor-Allkins from ICAEW's Technical Advisory Service to hear more about examples of common types of fraudulent activity, the risks we face as members, what reporting requirements you may have and what support you can get if you or your client becomes a victim of fraud.

Technology
Live session You don't need to be a data scientist to use AI in internal audit
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 11:15 - 11:55 BST

In this session, MindBridge will help you understand how to embrace technology, create an environment for change, and the value you can put back into your business using artificial intelligence.

In Partnership with MindBridge

Financial reporting
Live Session Financial reporting update
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 - 12:40 BST

ICAEW Academy Trainer Jean-Maré Franklin provides an update on the latest developments in financial reporting.

Audit
Live Session Audit what good looks like
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 12:45 - 13:25 BST

John Selwood gives insights into the "What good looks like” project which is being undertaken with ICAEW's Quality Assurance Department and member audit firms to produce practical case studies on approaching real-world audit problems.

Technology
Live Session Driving the performance of digital initiatives, during tough economic times
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 12:45 - 13:25 BST

After navigating the immediate impact of COVID-19, the challenge now for CFOs is to cut costs while looking for new growth. Serviceware’s Joe Wilson discusses the challenges of making strategic decisions and why technology investments are important.

In Partnership with Serviceware

Live session Networking
  • Event
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 13:30 - 13:55 BST

Join this zoom networking to discuss the burning issues from the day's sessions or simply to networking freely with your peers. ICAEW will be on hand to support, so grab a cuppa or a cold drink and come and network! Thank you to our networking partner Advanced for this opportunity.

In Partnership with Advanced

Tax
Live Session Keynote panel: future of tax and public spending
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 14:00 - 14:40 BST

As we move out of the crisis and into recovery, how should tax policy change to encourage growth while trying to raise much needed extra revenue to bring the public sector debt back into balance? Join Meg Hillier MP, Azets' Praveen Gupta and the Tax Faculty's Frank Haskew for this panel discuss the future of tax policy post-COVID.

Technology
Live Session Data analytics powering enhanced client service
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 14:45 - 15:25 BST

Staying ahead of the digital revolution requires navigating to a new way of adding value to your clients. Join Inflo's Mark Edmondson as he discusses the importance of data in client services, and how to build data competencies and skills.

In Partnership with Inflo

Technology
Live Session Inspiring digital transformation with intelligent finance
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 14:45 - 15:25 BST

Modern finance organisations need to lead at speed. Join this session from OneStream which discusses how breaking through the traditional month-end reporting cycles can drive continuous performance improvement.

In Partnership with OneStream

Tax
Live Session Changing the game with Xero Tax
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 15:30 - 16:10 BST

Hear from Xero's Jamie Nolan on upcoming MTD changes and the game changing features in Xero Tax. He will also walk thought the tax and accountants production process.

In Partnership with Xero

Trade and economy
Live Session International trade, currency risk management and the outlook for the pound
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 15:30 - 16:10 BST

Currency exchange rates have always been a crucial topic for businesses trading internationally, and this is increasingly important in today’s economy. In this session, Western Union Business Solutions will discuss the macroeconomic landscape as it relates to international trade.

In Partnership with Western Union Business Solutions

Tax
Live Session Tax update
  • Video
  • 16 Jun 2021
  • 16:15 - 16:55 BST

Rebecca Benneyworth returns to Virtually Live to highlight key announcements in the 2021 Budget and Finance Bill and review the Tax Day policy announcements and consultations.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Pre-Recorded Session Day 3: Welcome address
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 09:20 - 09:25 BST

ICAEW's Chief Operating Officer Sharron Gunn opens the third day of ICAEW Virtually Live 2021

Live Session Day 3: Chairs opening remarks
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 09:25 - 09:30 BST

ICAEW's Amanda Digne-Malcolm on the third day of ICAEW Virtually Live 2021, which focuses on mastering new technologies, and the importance of attracting talent and building diversity into the profession.

Technology
Live Session Keynote: Hooking up to the machine - how we work, live and transact in a robot world
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 09:30 - 10:20 BST

The Day 3 keynote looks to the future and the impact of technology on every aspect of our lives. It is being presented by Sophie Hackford, a Futurist, Technologist, Researcher and Anthropologist.

Trust
Live Session Nice to meet you, let's get married!
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 10:30 - 11:10 BST

How would you feel if someone you've just started chatting with asks for your hand in marriage? In this session, Bryony Thomas from Watertight Marketing will show you how to use natural value exchange to build long-term healthy profits for your practice.

Trust
Live Session Trust in business: building on gains made in the pandemic
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 11:15 - 11:55 BST

The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that business was the most trusted institution. Our panel, including Penelope Mantzaris, Edelman Data and Intelligence and Lord Tim Clement-Jones, DLA Piper will explore the importance of trust in business.

Technology
Live Session Ways of working: culture change for firms
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 11:15 - 11:55 BST

Technology was already changing workplace culture, even before the impact of COVID-19. So what can we expect for the workplace in the coming years? Hear from Johan J Jegerajan, PwC; Matt Clarke, Deloitte; and Martin Clapson, Price Bailey who will be sharing questions, answers and insights.

Trade and economy
Live Session Make yourself more insurable in the hardening market
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 - 12:40 BST

ICAEW Professional Standards and affinity partner Marsh Commercial provide expert insight into why the professional indemnity insurance market is hardening and how this might impact practitioners when arranging their firm’s insurance.

In Partnership with Marsh Commercial

Career and personal development
Live Session How mentoring and/or coaching can accelerate your career progress
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 - 12:40 BST

Philip Gregory, experienced ICAEW mentor and CFO, and Paul Piccirillo, Portfolio CFO and Executive Coach discuss the value of mentoring and coaching, the differences between the two approaches, how to find the right mentor or coach and achieve your objectives.

Technology
Live Session The difference between cloud and on-premise DMS
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 12:45 - 13:30 BST

Choosing how you store and manage documents is a key decision within firms. To help understand which would work best for your business, SmartVault will explain the basics of cloud vs on-premise document storage, comparing the features and costs of the different options.

In Partnership with SmartVault

Career and personal development
Live Session Future leaders: driving forward your career
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 12:45 - 13:25 BST

Hear from upcoming Chartered Accountants on the challenges that younger members of the workforce have faced throughout the pandemic. Speakers, including Alan Chan, FD of Supercharge Group, will highlight the key skills needed to succeed in this new working environment.

Live session Networking
  • Event
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 13:30 - 13:55 BST

Join this zoom networking to discuss the burning issues from the day's sessions or simply to networking freely with your peers. ICAEW will be on hand to support, so grab a cuppa or a cold drink and come and network! Thank you to our networking partner Advanced for this opportunity.

In Partnership with Advanced

Technology
Live Session Keynote: Don’t bury your head in the sand when it comes to cyber security
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 14:00 - 14:40 BST

Accountants need to wake up to cyber risk - there's no magic solution and we are all at risk. Hear Karen Morrall, Lockdown Cyber Security and Robert Brooker, PKF GM, demystify cyber security and explain what cyber risk means to financial professionals.

Career and personal development
Live Session Future of finance: are you ready?
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 14:45 - 15:25 BST

Oliver Deacon, a former finance director at Microsoft and finance innovation specialist, on how finance is expected to evolve over the next 10 years, and how leaders and teams from all sizes of organisation can start that journey.

Technology
Live Session Unlock the profit potential in your data
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 14:45 - 15:25 BST

In this session Wolters Kluwer will explore how using the latest technology gives accountants the opportunity to present rich management information, for better conversations and better decision making.

In Partnership with Wolters Kluwer

Talent and diversity
Live Session Let understanding bias be the first step to overcome it
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 15:30 - 16:10 BST

There are various types of bias whether they are obvious, hidden or unconscious. Our expert panel will discuss the differences between unconscious, implicit and cognitive biases and help us to acknowledge our own self perception and challenge them accordingly.

Talent and diversity
Live Session Building an inclusive mental health culture for your team
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 16:15 - 16:55 BST

One of the key struggles of ICAEW members over the past 12 months has been supporting colleagues, team members and clients through difficult times. In this session Nick Elston will help equip you with more tools to deal with such situations.

On demand

Tax
Pre-recorded session Business rates update
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

ICAEW's Director of ICAEW Technical Policy, John Boulton reflects on the interim review of business rates published among the Tax Day announcements on 23 March.

Pre-recorded session Cash is king: how to optimise working capital across your organisation
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Explore how enhancing purchase-to-pay processes can relieve the pressure by optimising working capital from procurement to finance. Join Amy Hillcox from The Hackett Group and Ulrika Haug from Coupa to learn top tips to increase your working capital.

In Partnership with Coupa

Technology
Pre-recorded session Data analytics – how to uncover opportunities in complex spend data
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Reporting and analytics are often used interchangeably. Yet they offer different levels of value to the organisation. In this session, Emburse shares the most valuable spend reports finance should create, and practical ways to leverage analytics for competitive advantage.

In Partnership with Emburse

Talent and diversity
Pre-recorded session Diversity in governance: getting younger NEDs on board
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

James McMillan, NED at Stockport Credit Union, and Mark Freebairn, NED at GlobalData, discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a generationally diverse board and will consider how boardrooms could balance the need for experienced minds alongside new skills and perspectives

Tax
Pre-recorded session Everything you always wanted to know about capital allowances
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

A team of experts from Catax provide an insight into the world of capital allowances and share experiences and knowledge through a Q&A session covering: an introduction to capital allowances; current themes and issues; and partnering with a specialist.

In Partnership with Catax

Technology
Pre-recorded session Grow your practice with BTC Software
  • Video
  • 17 Aug 2020
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

In this video, alongside introducing BTCSoftware, Daniel Keane, BTCSoftware Customer Sales Representative, looks at the impact of remote working on practices and clients. He provides tips on how you can work efficiently and effectively.

In Partnership with BTC Software

Career and personal development
Pre-recorded session How the FC can be a future data leader
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Hear the experiences of financial controllers in leading and engaging in digital transformation in their organisations. Engine B's Franki Hackett and Harry Pampiglione, Lloyds Development Capital, offer key insights into becoming a future data leader.

In Partnership with ICAEW Financial Controllers' Conference 2021

Technology
Pre-recorded session Keeping up with technology innovation: best practice for enhancing financial controls and quality of financial data
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

In this session, ApprovalMax will demonstrate why high-quality contextual financial data is a must and how best practices enhance financial controls and data quality.

In Partnership with ApprovalMax

Career and personal development
Pre-recorded session Life after lockdown: the challenges and opportunities
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

CABA will explore various themes that may arise as we continue our journey out of lockdown and will give reflections, tips, and strategies to help us navigate these challenges and embrace new opportunities.

In Partnership with CABA

Trade and economy
Pre-recorded session Open for business: how retail operators are getting back to growth
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Founders and finance leaders weigh in on the steps small businesses need to take over the next 6–12 months to return to growth, in this on demand session from Soldo.

In Partnership with Soldo

Technology
Pre-recorded session Optimising the close: unlocking time for strategy and analysis
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Whether you’re working at home, in the office or some combination of the two, now more than ever it is important to embrace new processes and technologies to streamline your month-end close to allow your team to focus on value-adding strategy and analysis.

In Partnership with FloQast

Trade and economy
Pre-recorded session Post-COVID recovery in the US
  • Video
  • 04 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Ahead of joining a live panel session on Day 1, Ronan Dunne, CEO of Verizon, shares his experiences of the impact of coronavirus in the US. He will offer insights on what new ways of working have been created and whether they are here to stay.

Trade and economy
Pre-recorded session Recovery and reform: the post-COVID-19 lending landscape
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

This session explores the recent changes within the lending market and provide insights to business advisors, accountants and practitioners that they can better equip their clients and become the go-to source for all things finance.

In Partnership with Funding options

Trust
Pre-recorded session Supply-chain risk management and modern slavery
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

This session looks at the challenges of supply-chain risk-management activities for modern-day organisations and the myriad of different risks that need to be considered in that context. It then focuses on the risk of modern slavery and forced labour in supply chains.

In Partnership with Crossword Cybersecurity

Career and personal development
Pre-recorded session The analyst pathway to ICAEW's Data Analytics Certificate
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Getting to grips with data analytics offers finance professionals a way to move up the value chain. In this session you can find out about the analyst pathway of ICAEW's Data Analytics Certificate which develops the practical skills needed to harness data to solve business problems.

Talent and diversity
Pre-recorded session The future of workplace wellbeing
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Employee benefits and wellbeing experts from Howden provide insights into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on workplace wellbeing. They will discuss how employers that support employees' emotional, physical, social and financial wellbeing will benefit from a productive workforce.

In Partnership with Howden

Career and personal development
Pre-recorded session The management pathway to ICAEW's Data Analytics Certificate
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Getting to grips with data analytics offers finance professionals a way to move up the value chain. In this session you can find out about the management pathway of ICAEW's Data Analytics Certificate which is for finance leaders seeking to understand the business benefits of applying data analytics.

Tax
Pre-recorded session Top 5 Tax policy tips in a post-COVID world
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

ICAEW's senior tax policy adviser, Anita Monteith, shares her top policy tips for the UK tax system as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Pre-recorded session What benefits are available to ICAEW authorised training employers?
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

ICAEW’s Business Development Managers discuss what support and benefits are available to authorised training employers, including recruitment support, student inductions and more.

In Partnership with ICAEW's Global Employer Conference 2021