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Fast Forward Studio Live

September 17th we broadcast a live online show to help accountants accelerate their digital transformation and plan for success in connected accounting. A recording will be available soon but in the meantime check out our breakout sessions with Silverfin experts, customers and partners. Then keep an eye out for more from the Silverfin team as we hit rewind to share our key takeaways.

Live show agenda

Session 1

What all these new technologies really mean for financial services.

We’re hit with a never-ending list of technology acronyms… AI, IoT, 5G, API etc. We hear that all these technologies are going to transform our firms and client services – or that’s what the 'futurists' believe. 

Find out what these technologies and others really mean for you. #inspiration #fintech #digitaltransformation


Jeroen Lemaire, CEO and Co-founder - In The Pocket

Nathalie Vandepeute, CEO - Bancontact Payconiq Company

Sophie White, Head of Marketing - Cake

Available in EN, NL and FR

Session 2

Why Connected Accounting is the new normal?

Technology has changed bookkeeping forever by automating and simplifying financial tasks. Accounting is undergoing the same transformation.

We call this the era of connected accounting. To win in this future, firms need to use technology to transform their services and to give them more time, data and tools to deliver value-added advisory services. So what is connected accounting all about? What does a good technology strategy for connected accounting look like?

Our co-founder shares his perspective. #connectedaccounting #accounting

Joris Van Der Gucht

Joris Van Der Gucht, Co-CEO - Silverfin

Available in EN, NL and FR

Session 3

Leading accountants share their digital transformation stories.

Four prominent accountancy firms who are taking the lead in the digital transformation of the profession share their perspective and experiences. What has changed? How has client demand changed? What do firms need to do to respond? How can technology help?

 #connectedaccounting #accounting


Brian Murphy, Engagement Lead - Deloitte

Martin De Bie, Advisor Innovation - 216 Accountants

Jorgen Broothaers, Partner - PwC Belgium

Dawn Marriott, CEO - Azets

Available in EN, NL and FR

Session 4

Bringing modern technology to accounting: how cloud, AI, machine learning ... can serve accountants today.

We explore how modern technology is harnessed by the Silverfin platform and our partners. We showcase technical developments for accountants from Silverfin Marketplace partners in artificial intelligence and machine learning, benchmarking and cash tracking.

 #machinelearning #data


Adrian Blair, CEO - Receipt Bank

Ken Bastiaensen, Managing partner - Boltzmann

Tim Vandecasteele, Co-CEO - Silverfin

Available in EN, NL and FR

Session 5

Fireside chat with our founders Joris and Tim

Attendees put their questions about the future of accounting and the role of technology to Silverfin founders Joris Van Der Gucht and Tim Vandecasteele. Questions can be asked via chat or live cam.

 #connectedaccounting #accounting

Joris Van Der Gucht
Tim Vandecasteele

Joris Van Der Gucht, Co-CEO - Silverfin

Tim Vandecasteele, Co-CEO - Silverfin

Available in EN, NL and FR

Recorded 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 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.

Let’s 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 on their path to connected accounting. So find out more.

Then, get to know our technology partners in our marketplace track. Find out what they do, what they bring to Silverfin, and the benefits they bring to your technology plan.



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? What is the power of their tool in cooperation with Silverfin?


3 reasons to attend our online event Fast Forward Studio

Fast Forward is a 2.5 hour live show that will give you all the tools you need to use technology to transform your firm and offer clients the valued services that they are demanding.

Find out why you don’t want to miss out on this event.


A closer look at our schedule

We have carefully designed this event to inspire and educate accounting and other financial professionals across the world. 

Speaker spotlight: Q&A with Brian Murphy

We sat down with our Fast forward speaker, Brian Murphy, Engagement Lead at Deloitte Ireland to learn more about his digital transformation experience. 

Discover our five inspiring Fast Forward Studio tracks

A closer look at the 5 Fast Forward Studio tracks exploring the different stages of digital maturity and how to plan for them.

Quote from Joris Van Der Gucht
“Technology means that compliance is now about speed, automation, accuracy, and competitive pricing. Clients are looking to their firm for more analysis and advisory services. We call this new era connected accounting.”

Joris Van Der Gucht, Silverfin

Quote from Brian Murphy
“Technology is key to the continued adaptability, efficiency and relevance of the audit process.”

Brian Murphy, Deloitte

"Technologies are fore sure transforming the way we live, the way we shop, the way we pay… As companies active in financial services we have to adapt and offer the customers what they are asking for, make their life easier."

Nathalie Vandepeute, Bancontact Payconiq

Martin De Bie
"Data is the new gold in Accounttech, but who actually owns the data?"

Martin De Bie, 216 Accountants


Featured speakers

We have 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.


Don't miss out on Fast Forward Studio 2020

* Fast Forward quiz prizes terms and conditions

  • The promoter of this competition is Silverfin NV, Gaston Crommenstraat 12 9050 Gent.
  • Entrants must participate in the quiz during the Fast Forward Studio 2020 live show. All participants have to fill in their full names into the quiz section in the Live Show environment. If you are watching a recording of the live show the quiz will not be live and there will be no additional winners.
  • Only Fast Forward Studio registrants are able to participate and win prizes. We reserve the right to request additional information to ascertain the eligibility of the entrants.
  • Participants may only participate once. Entrants participating with multiple identities will not be eligible for the prize draw.
  • Winners will be announced at the end of the Fast Forward Live Show 2020.
  • The prizes are: a pair of Apple AirPod 2, Amazon voucher of 100EUR, Amazon voucher of 50EUR. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prize is not transferable.
  • The prize is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  • Winners will be contacted via email within 28 days of the Live Show and will have 10 working days from notification to claim their prize. If a prize is unclaimed, a replacement winner will be selected: The next person in the final quiz ranking.
  • The promoter reserves the right to discard any and all non-eligible entries prior to or after the Live show.