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The Future of Trust: new technology meets old-fashioned values

Trust is a time-honoured commodity in finance, but what happens when it comes face to face with technology that’s disrupting industries across the globe? A panel of experts will debate this pressing business issue in Dubai later this month.

This invitation-only event will take place on Monday, 17 June at 18.00 at the ‘Address Boulevard’ Hotel, Dubai. It will be attended by the CEOs of the member institutes from Chartered Accountants Worldwide along with a select number of senior business and finance professionals.

The event will begin with a panel discussion, themed: ‘The Future of Trust: new technology meets old-fashioned values’. This will consider subjects like the impact of artificial intelligence (A.I.) on the accountancy profession, and whether it’s possible to trust a robot; handling ethical dilemmas in a digital world; the role of technology in building the skills of tomorrow’s business leaders; and the changing role of regulators.

The confirmed panel assembles a breadth of experienced business people who can bring their different perspectives to the issue. Speakers include Michael Izza, Chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and CEO of ICAEW, SAICA’s Chief Executive Freeman Nomvalo, and Mr Sabbir Ahmed, Member Council at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Bangladesh. They will bring perspectives from Europe, Africa and Asia respectively.

They will be joined by Bryan Stirewalt, CEO of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, who will bring a regulator’s view from the Gulf region, and David Haveron, an expert in A.I. with PwC. The debate will be hosted by Richard Dean, broadcaster and host of The Business Breakfast radio show in Dubai.

Across so many talking points, the element of trust, and how it can be built in a changing and challenging world, will be an underlying theme throughout this debate. You can follow the debate on Twitter using the hashtag #BuildingTrust. Be sure to check back on Charteredaccountantsworldwide.com as we follow up the event with a feature report that covers the discussion in depth.

You can see our inspirational video about Chartered Accountants Worldwide’s commitment to #BuildingTrust and what it means to be a Chartered Accountant by clicking here.