Digital Disruption / Insight

December 4, 2018

Fintech Innovation: Perspectives from Singapore and London

ISCA & ICAEW publish a new report: “Fintech Innovation: Perspectives from Singapore and London” The efficiency, convenience and reach of financial services has been significantly enhanced by the development of the fintech industry.
September 18, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities, Risks and Implications

The rapid developments in AI have engendered high expectations of the benefits it can deliver for business and for society at large. Yet there are concerns about AI replacing human input and thus displacing jobs.
August 23, 2018

The future of blockchain

New technologies are driving growth of the digital economy, with one of these being distributed ledger technology (DLT), and its most common application – blockchain. Blockchain began as the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin, but the potential applications for its use extend far beyond this [...]
July 23, 2018
Cybersecurity Risk

Cybersecurity risk: time for auditors to take heed?

The global interest in cybersecurity is growing. As we move into the cyber age, technology has become a huge part of both our everyday lives and today’s business environment, as more and more businesses increase their online presence [...]
July 17, 2018
Harnessing big data for greater business insight

Harnessing big data for greater business insight

Numbers have always been the lifeblood of the accountancy profession. Now, the trends of big data and analytics promise to increase the volume and velocity of this information flowing to finance professionals. Just as commerce thrives on information [...]
July 6, 2018
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Artificial intelligence is here to stay

The traditional levers of economic progress – capital investment and labour – are no longer able to sustain the growth in GDP enjoyed in previous decades in most developed economies. With the recent convergence of technology [...]
July 4, 2018

Digital currencies: where to from here?

The most well-known ‘virtual’ currency is Bitcoin. Like all digital currencies it’s based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to deal directly with each other without needing a trusted third party [...]
July 4, 2018
Disruptive-technologies

Disruptive technologies: risks and opportunities

Thanks to technological change, a future with robots and sprightly centenarians isn’t unrealistic – we’re already seeing it. As technological change gathers pace how will business keep up? This paper considers the potential impacts of technological disruption [...]
July 4, 2018
Robotic-process-automation-in-finance

Robotic process automation in finance

In recent times, there has been surging interest in the application of robotic process automation (RPA) to business. Globally, the growth and adoption of RPA looks to expand exponentially across the globe. Transparency Market Research estimates [...]