Technology Conference 20 January 2021

This fast paced conference on 20 January will combine high impact technology updates with professional and commercial insights. The theme for the conference is technology in a pandemic. After the break, the conference will split into three streams for members in Practice, Business and Young Professionals.


This course will be delivered via Zoom on Wednesday 20 January 2021 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the course is due to take place.

Who Should Attend?

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

Key Learning Outcomes

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

Speaker Panel:

Hear about Fjord Trends 2021 from our keynote speaker: Mark Curtis - Head of Innovation and Thought Leadership, Accenture Interactive, among other topics discussed by our expert speaker panel:

  • Peter Corkery - Managing Director, Milk Bottle Labs 
  • Tom Leahy FCA -  iXBRL Expert.
  • Larissa Feeney FCA - CEO,
  • Clodagh Allen ACA -  Senior Finance Manager, Microsoft
  • Ian Cahill - Technology Consulting Director, Grant Thornton
  • Karin Lanigan - Head of Member Experience, Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Allan Kearns - Head of Function for Analytics and Risk Analysis, Central Bank of Ireland


Course Overview

Plenary Session

  • 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).
  • Details regarding a further session to follow
  • Panel Q&A session.

Practice Stream

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

Business Stream

  • Intelligent Automation (Ian Cahill, IT Business Consulting Director, Grant Thornton).
  • Details regarding a further session to follow.

Young Professionals

  • 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).