Technology Conference 2021 Recording


This fast paced morning will focus on 'Technology in a Pandemic' and will combine high impact technology updates with professional and commercial insights. After the coffee break, the conference will split into three streams: Practice, Business and Young Professionals.

This session is free to members of Chartered Accountants Ireland, please log on to receive the discount

Venue details:  
On Demand webinar, ,
Start date & time:  
01 January 2021 00:00
End date & time:  
01 January 2022 00:00
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Training ticket cost:  
3.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Multi Speaker


Product type:  
CPD online course
Chartered courses, Technology and data

Booking Information

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Who Should attend?

This course was recorded in January 2021 and is suitable for qualified accountants, and other business professionals, who work in either business or practice.

Course Overview

This conference is in planning and further information will follow.

Plenary session (Chaired by Aisling Molloy (FCA), Tax Manager, Grant Thornton).

  • Building a Team for Online Success (Peter Corkery, Managing Director, Milk Bottle Labs).
  • The Future of Corporate Reporting (Tom Leahy, Chartered Accountant and iXBRL Expert).
  • A Forward Future – What’s Next for Remote Working (Frankie McSwiney, NoCo)
  • Panel Q&A session.

Practice Stream (Chaired by Anne Brady (FCA), Director, Crowleys, DFK).

  • Member Case Study (Larissa Feeney, CEO,
  • Microsoft Teams – The Next Level (Clodagh Allen, Senior Finance Manager, Microsoft Teams)

Business Stream (Chaired by Maeve Stuart (FCA), Finance Manager, Beyond Accounting).

  • Intelligent Automation (Ian Cahill, IT Business Consulting Director, Grant Thornton).
  • Dave Hackett (Managing Director, The Information Lab Ireland)

Young Professionals (Chaired by Aisling Molloy (FCA), Tax Manager, Grant Thornton).

  • Skills for Sustained Career Success (Karin Lanigan, Head of Member Experience and Career Service Manager, Chartered Accountants Ireland).
  • Analytics – Providing a New Perspective (Allan Kearns, Head of Function for Risk Analytics and Risk Analysis).

Key Learning Outcomes

Be better equipped to understand the latest technological developments and how they could impact their organisation during the pandemic.

Speaker Bio's

Mark Curtis Chief Innovation Office, Accenture Interactive, Co-Founder, Fjord, design and innovation from Accenture Interactive Mark is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has worked in media, digital, mobile and design for 30 years.

Peter Corkery, Managing Director, Milk Bottle Labs -Highly experienced commercial business leader with over 25 years' experience within the Technology Sector, ranging from business start-ups to Fortune 500 Companies. Extensive track record in helping businesses assess, evaluate, understand and embrace technology that better serves their customers' needs. Currently leading the growth of Ireland's only certified Shopify Experts eCommerce agency helping businesses succeed online

Tom Leahy (FCA)- Tom is a Chartered Accountant and iXBRL Expert. He currently works full time in a new start-up. Digital Business Reporting will provide taxonomy based reporting solutions to regulators, software providers and special interest groups. Tom previously worked as an XBRL and Data Modelling Expert for Vizor Software. Tom has also worked as Director of IT Strategy for Nissan Ireland and held roles with EY and KPMG.

Larissa Feeney (FCA), CEO, - Larissa specialises in providing a complete range of accounting services online from accounts preparation for the sole trade/start up to a virtual financial controller service for the more established SME. was awarded 'Medium Practice of the Year', overall 'Practice of the Year' and runner up for 'Best Use of Technology in Accountancy & Finance' in the Irish Accountancy Awards 2020. Previously Larissa was Company Accountant for JML Transport Ltd.

Clodagh Allen (ACA)- Clodagh is Chartered Accountant and Senior Finance Manager at Microsoft having previously worked in KPMG and Accenture. She is also a Committee Member with NextGeneration. Clodagh holds LLB in Law and Politics from University College Dublin

Ian Cahill, Technology Consulting Director, Grant Thornton -Ian is a highly experienced IT and commercial Leader with over 27 years' experience in the IT industry. Ian currently leads projects across multiple sectors to help clients leverage technology to manage risk and drive efficiency and growth. He has a particular interest in the use of Intelligent Automation to improve the quality, cost effectiveness and scalability of business processes. He previously served as General Manager of a nationwide IT Shared Service.

Karin Lanigan - Karin is Head of Member Experience with Chartered Accountants Ireland. Her responsibilities include career advice and coaching of members of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Karin is a qualified coach and has extensive experience working with members at all levels and also facilitates career workshops and clinics, presentations and psychometric testing.

Allan Kearns is the Head of Function for Analytics and Risk Analysis for the Central Bank of Ireland. He is the Lead Lecturer for the Institute's Diploma in Data Analytics and Strategy and he also lectures for the Institute of Banking. Allan has a MSc in Data Business (Analytics Strategy, Data Strategy, Organisational Change) from the Irish Management Institute. He is Board Chair of the Asthma Society of Ireland, and a member of the steering board of Ceadar - Ireland's Centre for Applied AI.

Frankie McSwiney is Founder of NoCo, a Hub and Spoke Real Estate Platform. Prior to this Frankie was a Strategic Partnership Manager for Jobbio. Frankie holds a MSc in Electronic Commerce (Business) and a BA Science (Landscape Architecture) from University College Dublin.