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Virtually Live Programme 2021

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Tuesday 15 June 2021

Live session Day 1: Welcome address
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 09:25 - 09:30 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.

Live Session Day 1: Chairs opening remarks
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 09:30 - 09:35 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
  • 10:15 - 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; Jaqueline Chan, CFO and Managing Director of DBS Bank Hong Kong; and David Mellor, CEO of Crowe Global.

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

Trade and economy
Live Session The great economist debate
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 14:00 - 14:40 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
  • 15:30 - 16:10 BST

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

In Partnership with Swoop

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

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

ICAEW's President elect 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

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.

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 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 Intelligent finance: driving a new level of business agility
  • 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

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

Lecturer, writer and tax consultant Rebecca Benneyworth returns to Virtually Live to outline the latest developments in tax following on from the Spring Budget and Tax Day announcements on 23 March.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Pre-Recorded Session Day 3: Welcome address
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 09:25 - 09:30 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
  • 09:30 - 09:35 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.

Live Session Keynote: Hooking up to the machine - how we work, live and transact in a robot world
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 09:35 - 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.

Tax
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.

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 Mentoring? Coaching? How to make the right choice and get maximum value
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 - 12:40 BST

This session will explore the value that can be derived from mentoring and coaching, the differences between the two approaches and how to work out what you need and when in order to move your career forwards.

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.

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 Leading hybrid teams
  • Video
  • 17 Jun 2021
  • 14:45 - 15:25 BST

Leadership Coach Oliver Deacon talks through how teams can ensure that teams can be hybrid first. Offering practical support on how can teams be set up for success split between the office and home.

Career and personal development
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.

Career and personal development
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.

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

James McMillan, NED at Stockport Credit Union , discusses 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

Pre-recorded session Life after lockdown
  • Video
  • 15 Jun 2021
  • 00:00 - 00:00 BST

CABA shares support on the transition back to the workplace, including: managing expectations, dealing with different emotions, confidence and anxiety.

In Partnership with CABA

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