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Don’t miss our show: Fast Forward Studio 2021

Over the last five 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. A recording will be available soon.

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OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)

Ensuring your future success

We start by hearing from Silverfin’s  founders Joris and Tim. They will share a perspective on what is driving change in accounting and the role of technology in future success. They will also talk with Silverfin customers about their experiences of leading successful business transformations in their own firms. 

Joris Van Der Gucht, co-CEO, Silverfin
Tim Vandecasteele, co-CEO, Silverfin

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Joris Van Der Gucht
Silverfin

Joris started his professional life as an accountant but he was frustrated with how he had to work and the tools he had to use. Plus he saw that more and more clients needed advice but the accountant’s main focus was on number crunching. So when he met Tim Vandecasteele, a technologist, he realised there was a way to change the profession. Together they founded Silverfin. The company is now the leading cloud platform for accountants. It connects with leading bookkeeping and financial systems to bring all the data an accountant needs together, automates common work and gives them the tools they need to be effective and trusted advisors to their clients.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
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Tim Vandecasteele
Silverfin
OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready

OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)

The changing role of the accountant and are we ready

Find out from our panel how the role of the accountant is changing and get ideas how you need to change your team’s skills, client services and approach to respond and succeed. Four leading experts will share their perspectives. 

Richard Smid, CEO, 216
Brian Staalkjaer, COO & Partner, PwC Denmark
Matthew Sutton, Partner, Burgess Hodgson
Niina Roukala, Senior Tax Manager, Deloitte Finland

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Richard Smid
216

With a professional background in M&A advisory and corporate M&A, Richard likes to work on strategy development, value propositions, buy-and-build strategies and change processes. In his current role as CEO of 216 Accountants, he has a clear strategic focus on data standardisation, workflow automation and business model transformation.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
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Brian Staalkjaer
PwC Denmark

Chief Operating Officer & Equity Partner at PwC Denmark. Leading PwC Denmark’s digital transformation journey as Digital Committee Chair. CFO responsibility for Digital Business Transformation & IT, Business Finance (Accounting, Business Controlling, Tax, Treasury and Finance ERP), Facility Management and Procurement. In addition head of PwC One Business Center providing outsourcing services to small and mid-size companies in Denmark.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
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Matthew Sutton
Burgess Hodgson

Matthew is a business consultant to entrepreneurs throughout the UK. His portfolio varies from sole trades and small rental portfolios, to large businesses across a wide range of industries and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
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Niina Roukala
Deloitte Finland

As a Tax Compliance Lead at Deloitte Finland, Niina has extensive experience in advising international and domestic clients in various corporate tax, accounting and compliance matters. In particular, she focuses on compliance, audit of tax, tax accounting, tax technologies and process development. She's passionate about accounting and tax, the more complex the better. Transformational or development-oriented projects gets her eyes sparkle.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready

OCT 7 | 16:25 - 17:15 (CEST)

Quick fire expert views: the new way of working

Hear how successful accounting firms and other industries are reinventing themselves for a digital or connected accounting future.

16:25 - 16:45: Signals of change: the key trends shaping the future
16:45 - 17:00: A real-life connected accounting story
17:00 - 17:15: Managing people and change

Alastair Barlow, Founder, flinder
Natalie Lamb, CCO, Silverfin
Koen Dewettinck, Professor of HRM, Vlerick

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Alastair Barlow
flinder

Alastair is founder and Chief Dreamer at flinder. As well as his work with fast-growth businesses and transforming finance functions, he writes for AccountingWeb in a monthly column, sits on various boards including the ACCA UK Practitioner’s Panel Network, ACCA Technology Global Forum, Digital Accountancy Advisory Board, AWEB Live Advisory Board and key advisor to the Early Adopters Hub. He was shortlisted as Business Person of the Year 2019 and has been recognised for his work driving the profession to a better place and acting as a catalyst for change by winning ACCA UK Advocate of the Year 2019. Alastair is a thought-leader in the accounting profession and speaks regularly on podcasts, at events and is interviewed for accounting and SME publications.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
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Natalie Lamb
Silverfin

Natalie Lamb has recently joined Silverfin as CCO. Born and bred in South Africa, she attended the University of Cape Town where she completed an undergraduate degree in Politics and Industrial Psychology and then a post-graduate marketing management degree. She has spent 20 years in the IT sector, ten in B2B SaaS, in various international general management, sales and revenue, pre-sales and services roles across EMEA and APJ. She’s worked with start-ups, and medium and large-scale enterprises across financial services, telco, travel and tourism, retail and government. At Silverfin she’s responsible for the customer lifecycle; sales, client success, partnerships and marketing.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
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Koen Dewettinck
Vlerick

An expert in HR management, Koen Dewettinck’s research focuses on the drivers of employee engagement and performance. Over the past two decades he has published numerous articles and books – and is a frequent speaker on HRM, performance management and people management, at events across the globe. Koen has worked with hundreds of managers and helped them to become more effective at managing people. And he has used his rich experiences to develop the Performance Amplifier toolkit.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready

OCT 7 | 17:20 - 17:45 (CEST)

A look into the future of Silverfin

Silverfin experts take a look at the future technologies, and Silverfin capabilities, that will shape connected accounting.

Ken Bastiaensen, Founder, Boltzmann
An Maes, Head of product Benelux, Silverfin

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Ken Bastiaensen
Boltzmann
OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
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An Maes
Silverfin
OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready

OCT 7 | 17:50 - 18:05 (CEST)

Final thoughts and Q&A from our founders

Attendees put their questions about the future of accounting and the role of technology to Silverfin founders Joris Van Der Gucht and Tim Vandecasteele.

Joris Van Der Gucht, co-CEO, Silverfin
Tim Vandecasteele, co-CEO, Silverfin

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Joris Van Der Gucht
Silverfin

Joris started his professional life as an accountant but he was frustrated with how he had to work and the tools he had to use. Plus he saw that more and more clients needed advice but the accountant’s main focus was on number crunching. So when he met Tim Vandecasteele, a technologist, he realised there was a way to change the profession. Together they founded Silverfin. The company is now the leading cloud platform for accountants. It connects with leading bookkeeping and financial systems to bring all the data an accountant needs together, automates common work and gives them the tools they need to be effective and trusted advisors to their clients.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
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Tim Vandecasteele
Silverfin
OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
Technology trends - LP Floating

Technology Trends in Accounting 2021

Technology Trends in Accounting 2021 offers a fascinating insight into how firms have changed their approach to technology to support their business and client service transformation.


Watch last year's live show

Last year we hosted our first live show. Relive this amazing experience with plenty of incredible speakers talking about best practices and trends in the industry.

Technology Trends in Accounting 2021 - Infographic

The key takeaways from Silverfin’s Technology Trends in Accounting 2021 research.

Begin your digital transformation journey today

Technology has changed bookkeeping forever. Now it’s time for accounting to experience the same transformation.

Learnings for the future: Accountancy in review

Discover the key takeaways from Silverfin's Connected Leadership Breakfasts with 150+ accountants.

Discover the 4 sights you need for success in connected accounting

Compliance is now about speed, automation, accuracy, and competitive pricing. We call this connected accounting.

Critical role of data in the development of advisory services

"Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf and wandering out onto the web like deer on a freeway." Today data is big business.

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"Accountants need to become aware of the impact of data and how it can help them evolve to a role as an advisor."

Joris Van Der Gucht - co-CEO & co-founder, Silverfin

Featured speakers

We had a great line-up of experts on accounting, technology and business transformation joining us for Fast Forward Studio 2021.

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Joris Van Der Gucht
Silverfin

Joris started his professional life as an accountant but he was frustrated with how he had to work and the tools he had to use. Plus he saw that more and more clients needed advice but the accountant’s main focus was on number crunching. So when he met Tim Vandecasteele, a technologist, he realised there was a way to change the profession. Together they founded Silverfin. The company is now the leading cloud platform for accountants. It connects with leading bookkeeping and financial systems to bring all the data an accountant needs together, automates common work and gives them the tools they need to be effective and trusted advisors to their clients.

OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 17:50 - 18:05 (CEST)
Final thoughts and Q&A from our founders
53227212844
https://www.silverfin.com/hubfs/Alastair%201%20(1).jpeg
Alastair Barlow
flinder

Alastair is founder and Chief Dreamer at flinder. As well as his work with fast-growth businesses and transforming finance functions, he writes for AccountingWeb in a monthly column, sits on various boards including the ACCA UK Practitioner’s Panel Network, ACCA Technology Global Forum, Digital Accountancy Advisory Board, AWEB Live Advisory Board and key advisor to the Early Adopters Hub. He was shortlisted as Business Person of the Year 2019 and has been recognised for his work driving the profession to a better place and acting as a catalyst for change by winning ACCA UK Advocate of the Year 2019. Alastair is a thought-leader in the accounting profession and speaks regularly on podcasts, at events and is interviewed for accounting and SME publications.

OCT 7 | 16:25 - 17:15 (CEST)
Quick fire expert views: the new way of working
53234410087
https://www.silverfin.com/hubfs/Leadership_2020_Natalie.png
Natalie Lamb
Silverfin

Natalie Lamb has recently joined Silverfin as CCO. Born and bred in South Africa, she attended the University of Cape Town where she completed an undergraduate degree in Politics and Industrial Psychology and then a post-graduate marketing management degree. She has spent 20 years in the IT sector, ten in B2B SaaS, in various international general management, sales and revenue, pre-sales and services roles across EMEA and APJ. She’s worked with start-ups, and medium and large-scale enterprises across financial services, telco, travel and tourism, retail and government. At Silverfin she’s responsible for the customer lifecycle; sales, client success, partnerships and marketing.

OCT 7 | 16:25 - 17:15 (CEST)
Quick fire expert views: the new way of working
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https://www.silverfin.com/hubfs/Richard%20Smid_img.png
Richard Smid
216

With a professional background in M&A advisory and corporate M&A, Richard likes to work on strategy development, value propositions, buy-and-build strategies and change processes. In his current role as CEO of 216 Accountants, he has a clear strategic focus on data standardisation, workflow automation and business model transformation.

OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
56449088801
https://www.silverfin.com/hubfs/BRIAN%20S.jpg
Brian Staalkjaer
PwC Denmark

Chief Operating Officer & Equity Partner at PwC Denmark. Leading PwC Denmark’s digital transformation journey as Digital Committee Chair. CFO responsibility for Digital Business Transformation & IT, Business Finance (Accounting, Business Controlling, Tax, Treasury and Finance ERP), Facility Management and Procurement. In addition head of PwC One Business Center providing outsourcing services to small and mid-size companies in Denmark.

OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
56695496292
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Matthew Sutton
Burgess Hodgson

Matthew is a business consultant to entrepreneurs throughout the UK. His portfolio varies from sole trades and small rental portfolios, to large businesses across a wide range of industries and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

OCT 7 | 15:50 - 16:20 (CEST)
The changing role of the accountant and are we ready
56695496300
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Tim Vandecasteele
Silverfin
OCT 7 | 15:00 - 15:45 (CEST)
Ensuring your future success
OCT 7 | 17:50 - 18:05 (CEST)
Final thoughts and Q&A from our founders
56680922016
https://www.silverfin.com/hubfs/koen.jpeg
Koen Dewettinck
Vlerick

An expert in HR management, Koen Dewettinck’s research focuses on the drivers of employee engagement and performance. Over the past two decades he has published numerous articles and books – and is a frequent speaker on HRM, performance management and people management, at events across the globe. Koen has worked with hundreds of managers and helped them to become more effective at managing people. And he has used his rich experiences to develop the Performance Amplifier toolkit.

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https://www.silverfin.com/hubfs/Roukala%20Niina.jpg
Niina Roukala
Deloitte Finland

As a Tax Compliance Lead at Deloitte Finland, Niina has extensive experience in advising international and domestic clients in various corporate tax, accounting and compliance matters. In particular, she focuses on compliance, audit of tax, tax accounting, tax technologies and process development. She's passionate about accounting and tax, the more complex the better. Transformational or development-oriented projects gets her eyes sparkle.

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Ken Bastiaensen
Boltzmann
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An Maes
Silverfin

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