Digital Disruption / Insight

October 7, 2019

The Governance Framework for AI

If you think artificial intelligence or AI belongs in futuristic movies and science fiction novels, you might want to think again. You would be surprised to know that AI is involved in helping you complete a myriad of tasks, such as filing your income tax on the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) portal.
June 25, 2019

Chartered Accountants can play a role in balancing technology and trust in an A.I. powered world

Accountants can play a valuable role to ensure broad public trust in technologies like artificial intelligence. At the same time, accountants also need to upskill to stave off the threat of automation replacing the process-driven parts of their jobs. 
January 22, 2019

Digitalisation of tax: international perspectives (2019 edition)

Find out how digital technology been utilised by international tax administrators to reduce costs and improve compliance and tax yields, while crucially assessing the future challenges these economies face.
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
Artificial-intelligence-is-here-to-stay

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 [...]