Agenda

Below is the agenda for the last Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference from March 2024

This morning the Alternative Accountancy Management Summit and the Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference merge for a plenary programme designed for both Managing Partners and Heads of IT.

09:00

Registration, coffee & networking

09:45

Main conference starts

Welcome from Alternative Events

09:50

Welcome & chair’s opening remarks

09:55

Keynote
The democratisation of generative AI and its potential to help us solve business problems

What must accountancy practices do now to ensure successful use of generative AI?

10:30

Panel: How will generative AI change the future of accountancy firms?

Starting with the results from the Alternative Accountancy Management Survey taken the day before, this panel will provide high-level and up-to-the-minute insight into what accounting firm leaders need to understand about generative AI and its likely impact on business and on the profession.

10:55

Keynote: Getting AI ready by Microsoft – what accountants need to know

With constant updates and new products being launched by Microsoft, how are firms keeping on top of the Microsoft stack and its complexity?

11:25

The Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Annual Survey sponsored by iManage

11:30

Networking & coffee break

After the coffee break, we'll continue with two more stages of content with experts discussing the roadmap for key technologies in the accounting tech space.

12:05

Technology Focus

Stage 1

Technology Focus

Experts discussing the roadmap for key technologies in the accounting tech space.

Stage 2

Technology Focus

Experts discussing the roadmap for key technologies in the accounting tech space.

This session marks the end of the Alternative Accountancy Management Summit. The Alternative Strategic IT Conference continues after lunch.

12:45

Lunch & networking beak

Vendor demo starts 14:00

Tech Product Demo

During the networking lunch and these tech product demos are designed to provide education for accounting firm leaders, a select group of exhibitors will each provide a 15-minute fast-paced short demonstration of their products and services.

14:25

Knowledge-sharing discussions – Part A

Peer-to-peer Roundtables are 30-minute discussion groups, each led by a technology leader from a professional services firm.

For vendors only

While our delegates join the sessions in the conference room, we have created something special for our vendor community. Watch this space!...

15:30

Networking & coffee break

16:10

Knowledge-sharing discussions – Part B

Peer-to-peer Roundtables are 30-minute discussion groups, each led by a technology leader from a professional services firm.

17:15

Networking break

Take a quick breather and grab a drink before joining us for the final engaging session of the day.

17:30

The Alternative Samoan Circle: what are the biggest innovation roadblocks? And how can we get around them?

Our unique end-of-day-one-closer is the Samoan Circle, an informal and interactive session. 

18:00

Chair’s closing remarks

Chair’s wrap-up of the day, followed by drinks reception in the expo hall.

18:05

Drinks reception sponsored by Marlin Communications

Time to regroup for drinks and additional networking opportunities.

18:45

Check-in & refresh or continue networking at the bar

19:30

Dinner

Join us for a casual dinner. Relax, socialise and continue to foster meaningful connections as the evening continues.

20:45

Prize Giving, Accounting Quiz (sponsored by IRIS) and Games Café in the Bar Area

After dinner and into the evening, our Games Café is open for fun and games!

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