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Welcome to Fast Forward Studio

September 2020 we broadcast a live online show to help accountants accelerate their digital transformation and plan for success in connected accounting. We have a great line-up of leaders in technology and accounting for you to learn from.

A recording of the live show is available now plus more than 30 recorded breakout sessions with Silverfin experts, customers and partners. Register now to watch.

Also keep an eye out for more from the Silverfin team as we hit rewind to share our key takeaways.


Fast Forward

Everything you need for success in connected accounting in one place.

Our Fast Forward event – first physical and now online – and resources have been carefully selected to give you practical advice and actionable ideas you can use today. You’ll get help that will strengthen your compliance and financial reporting work and accelerate the development of your advisory services. You’ll also hear about the role technology can play in your strategy.

Watch Fast Forward Studio 2020 on a screen near you.

We look forward every year to our Fast Forward event. It’s a great time to hear from, and meet, leading accountants, customers and partners from around the world. It’s always a very inspiring event. This year we can’t get together physically but we were determined not to let that stop us so we’ve taken Fast Forward online.

We’ve built the same practical and inspiring agenda of speakers, workshops and training sessions. Then we added other resources we hope you’ll find really helpful. As you’d expect we do talk about the critical role technology can play in your plans but that’s not all – there’s something for everyone whatever their role in an accountancy firm.

So until we can meet again face-to-face in May 2021, we hope you enjoy our online show and breakouts.


Joris Van Der Gucht

Co-founder, co-CEO Silverfin


Tim Vandecasteele

Co-founder, co-CEO Silverfin

Fast Forward Studio

Fast Forward Studio combines a fast-paced 2.5 hour live show hosted by Wim de Vilder (leading Belgian TV presenter and journalist) recorded in September 2020 with other on-demand video interviews with guest experts on the future of accounting, business and technology.

Moderated by:

Wim de Vilder


Don't miss the recording of our live show: Fast Forward Studio 2020

Over the last four years, Silverfin’s Fast Forward attendees tell us it has become a ‘must-attend’ event, bringing accountants, auditors and tax consultants together to learn more about how to take advantage of connected accounting. We broadcast the event worldwide online in English, Dutch and French through the Fast Forward Studio. We recorded it so you can watch it here anytime. So register today to watch now.

Featured speakers

We had a great line-up of experts on accounting, technology and business transformation join us for Fast Forward Studio 2020.

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Joris Van Der Gucht

co-Ceo,  Silverfin

Former accountant frustrated with number crunching who is now a happy technologist building a leading compliance and advisory platform for the profession.

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Brian Murphy

Engagement Lead,  Deloitte Ireland

Brian is an Engagement Lead within Deloitte Ireland’s Consumer & Technology Business (CTB) Audit department. Brian works with the firm’s largest family and privately-owned clients (audit and non-audit). Brian lectures on a range of topics including audit, financial accounting/reporting and finance on behalf of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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Jeroen Lemaire

CEO & Co-founder,  In The Pocket

He announced the death of the smartphone years ago and founded In The Pocket, the first Digital Product Studio in Belgium. Lemaire states it doesn't make sense to think of digital in niches. That's why his company, In The Pocket, designs and builds for the combination of powerful technologies needed to fully tackle the digital opportunity.

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Martin De Bie

Advisor Innovation,  216 Accountants

Martin de Bie is an innovation advisor at 216 Accountants. 216 accountants is an organization where data-driven systems form the basis for in-depth financial advice for SMEs. He is also active in the national and international Accounttech movement. And as a representative of the NBA, he is active as chair of the digital working group at the EFAA and is the digitization expert of the SME team at Accountancy Europe.

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Nathalie Vandepeute

CEO,  Bancontact Payconiq Company

Nathalie Vandepeute has more than twenty years of experience in the banking world. Since 29th June she is CEO of Bancontact Payconiq Company, the Belgian market leader in electronic and mobile payment services.

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Ken Bastiaensen

Managing Partner,  Boltzmann

Ken co-founded the AI company, Boltzmann after his researcher position at UGent and several years of financial modelling experience in banking. During his engineering studies he met Silverfin’s co-founder Tim Vandecasteele who would ultimately show him the opportunities for AI in accounting. This led to the launch of Ludwig Assistant last year at Silverfin’s Fast Forward event.

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Jorgen Broothaers

Partner Tax Reporting & Strategy,  PwC Belgium

Partner in the PwC Tax Consultants - TRS practice in Belgium with more than 20 years experience in assisting and advising a large number of subsidiaries and branches of international corporations in Belgium with respect to bookkeeping, management accounting, statutory financial statements and corporate income tax compliance.

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Tim Vandecasteele

co-CEO,  Silverfin

Fell in love with Ruby on Rails years ago because it’s a programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. That’s exactly what he wanted to achieve with Silverfin: building a platform that makes accountants and their clients more productive in an elegant and intuitive fashion. 

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Adrian Blair

CEO,  Receipt Bank

Adrian Blair is the CEO of global fintech firm Receipt Bank. Prior to this, he was the Global COO of Just Eat and the only executive team member to serve throughout the company’s transformation from start-up to FTSE 100. Before this, he led business development for Spotify in Europe and spent six years in commercial roles at Google. 

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Sophie Docx

Head of Marketing,  Cake

Sophie leads marketing at Cake, a new fintech company. Cake’s company vision is to improve the financial well-being of European consumers by launching a new banking app that analyses financial data to help people better understand and improve their personal finances.

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Dawn Marriott

CEO,  Azets

Dawn Marriott is Chief Executive Officer of Azets. As former Group Chief Operating Officer for Capita plc, Dawn has extensive experience of leading and growing businesses in professional services, outsourcing and software. She is a non-Executive Director of 3 other Hg backed businesses across Europe and has previously been CEO of an Hg backed business, selling that company to a US NASDAQ listed business.


Breakout sessions

Discover a wide range of inspiring content and practical advice.

In addition to the recorded live show, registered viewers can also watch 30+ breakout sessions, whenever and wherever they want. The breakouts are presented by Silverfin experts, technology partners and valued customers. Each session will highlight useful ideas on in-depth topics to help accountants move ahead in their digital transformation.

These breakout sessions give you an opportunity to make even better use of the Silverfin platform and improve the service your firm delivers.

Now let’s get into the detail. See how to build your personal plan for connected accounting.

Silverfin helps leading firms globally with their business and technology transformation. We’ve learnt that success in connected accounting comes to those firms that have passed through four key stages of technology maturity. Our five event tracks give you the resources you need to accelerate your plans.



Data is the foundation of success in connected accounting. Learn how to consolidate and standardise client data to improve productivity, accuracy and profitability.



Discover how to streamline your compliance and reporting processes through automation and workflow standardisation.



Use real-time and historical client data to make it easy to unearth powerful business insight. Use benchmarking and data analytics to unlock new opportunities for advisory.



Unlock new advisory revenue with services that use data analytics and reporting to support client planning and enable you to predict the future.


Marketplace Partners

Get to know our partners and their solutions. How can they help optimise your firm? See the power of their tools when combined with Silverfin?


Don’t miss out on Fast Forward Studio 2020