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Festival of Digital Adoption in Professional Service Firms

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  • Cara Molyneux - Chair


‘Festival of Digital Adoption in Professional Services Firms (PSFs)’, a week-long online event designed to propel the integration of cutting-edge technology in professional services. This unique festival, set to take place on Microsoft Teams, offers a series of informative sessions led by renowned experts from both academia and industry.

Monday 22nd 10:00-11:30 – Welcome to the Festival of digital adoption in PSFs – accelerating technology adoption in professional services: challenges and opportunities
Speakers include Martin Spring (Lancaster University), James Faulconbridge (Lancaster University), Hilary Smyth-Allen (SuperTech West Midlands and Oxford Brookes University), Mark Day (Law South), and Kayleigh Williams (Duncan & Toplis).

Tuesday 23rd 13:00-14:00 – Key Trends in Legal Tech and What to Do about them
Speaker – Derek Southall (Hyperscale Group Limited)

Tuesday 23rd 16:00-17:00 – Key Trends in Accountancy Tech and what to do about them
Speakers include Jeremy Hyman (Jeremy Hyman Associates) and Toby Woodhead (Armstrong Watson)

Wednesday 24th January 10:00-11:30 – Lessons from the field in implementing technology projects – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Speakers include Adrienne Mansfield (Jepmond Associates); Sophia Adams-Bhatti (Simmons & Simmons LLP); Jodie Hosmer (Mills & Reeve)

Thursday 25th 10:00-11:00 – Unleashing the Power of automation in Accounting and law
Speaker – Ruth Jennaway (JBI Training)

Friday 26th 10:00-11:30 – Making the Right Things Happen. What firms should do next to accelerate Digital and Technology Adoption
Speakers include Tzameret Rubin (Oxford Brookes University), Alistair Brisbourne (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), David Hymers (Wedlake Bell), and Catriona Wolfenden (Weightmans LLP)

Each day brings a new opportunity for attendees to explore various facets of digital technology in professional services. This festival represents a significant step towards bridging the gap between technology and professional services, offering a platform for knowledge exchange and networking among industry leaders and experts.

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TitleFestival of Digital Adoption in Professional Service Firms
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