Webinar #6: Transforming Accounting: The Impact of Technology on Finance
  • Time: 6.00PM - 7.30PM (GMT+1)
  • Date: Wednesday 11 November 2020
  • Location: Online Webinar

A webinar delving into ways that Technology is improving the Accounting & Finance function. A retrospective review of current trends, followed by a discussion into innovative new solutions ie. AI / Automation etc.

6.00pm - 7.00pm - Panel Discussion with Live Q&A
7.00pm - 7.30pm - Virtual Networking

Our panel of speakers:

  • Gareth James - Host and Chair, Broadgate Search
  • Ian Kelly - Ex-Managing Director, IQEQ
  • Janthana Kaenprakhamroy - CEO, Tapoly
  • John McCarthy - CFO, Campion Insurance

Ian Kelly
Working at a senior level within the Financial Services Industry for over twenty years, Ian has built a number of firms within the sector, ranging through compliance, recruitment, and back-office administration companies. His most recent engagement was working as the CEO of Augentius which was transformed into a multi-award-winning, global financial services company during Ian’s term. Augentius specialised in outsourced administration and compliance services for the PE, RE and Credit sectors. Before the successful exit to a PE Buyout, the firm scaled to over 800 people worldwide with multiple regulated servicing site operations in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Ian focuses on working with key stakeholders to assist companies to realise global corporate aspirations, through his wide global network and hands-on experience of global expansion. Ian graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Accountancy and Finance and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Janthana Kaenprakhamroy
Janthana is the CEO and Founder of Tapoly, the first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy in Europe, and winner of Insurance Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards 2018. She is listed by Forbes as number 6 of the Top 100 Women Founders to watch and is among the Top Ten Insurtech Female Influencers according to The Insurance Institute. Janthana is a chartered accountant and former internal audit director at top-tier investment banks.

John McCarthy
John McCarthy is an experienced Chief Financial Officer at Campion Insurance, which is one of Ireland's largest insurance brokers. In addition to his current role in Campion Insurance, he has held roles in IT, Marketing and was previously CEO of a Best quote online car insurance. Previously, John worked in strategic planning roles with Paddy Power Betfair and Intel where he was the finance manager responsible for US/EMEA M&A integration and the creation of Intel Labs and IT innovation. John is driven by automation and process efficiency within finance in order to provide the business and its stakeholders with information that makes a real-time impact and contribution to how operational decisions are made. John is a CPA, MBA, QFA and holds a black belt in lean six sigma process improvement.


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