With Gabriella Kusz, IFAC – Monica Singer, ConsenSys – David Deputy, Vertex


An ‘It’s almost Valentines Day’ presentation by the Accounting Blockchain Coalition, to build awareness in the accounting profession, about opportunities and threats for our industry, as more companies explore and embrace blockchain technology. What you need to know to stay relevant.


Gabriella Kusz (Moderator and Host) – Principal for Strategic Initiatives at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) where, in addition to other areas, she supports the profession’s leadership and innovation in the digital era. Gabriella also serves as Board Director at the Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association, a global voluntary self-regulatory association for the industry where she supports awareness building and education.

David Deputy (Speaker) – Director of Strategic Development and Emerging Markets, Vertex, Inc. David is Director of Strategic Development and Emerging Markets for Vertex, Inc. a leading provider of tax technologies.   In this role he engages governments and corporations on use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain to reduce tax compliance cost and fraud.  He is a member of the Accounting Blockchain Coalition where he serves as its President.

Monica Singer (Speaker) – South Africa Lead for ConsenSys / CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd. Monica is also a Chartered Accountant (SA), Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Vice Chair of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation. In October 2017, Monica was appointed as South Africa Lead for Consensys being an international venture production studio using blockchain technology to build distributed applications on the Ethereum world computer. Since the beginning of 2018 Monica was appointed as one of the Patrons of the Corporate Governance Framework (CGF) Research Institute in South Africa.