theGrogroup invited to speak at The Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference 2018

theGrogroup will again be represented at this year’s Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference 2018 as Managing Director, Paul Richmond has been invited to speak and deliver a workshop presentation.

Held at the Oxford Belfry Hotel in Oxfordshire, on the 20th & 21st March 2018, the Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference 2018 aims to help accountancy firms understand how to adopt technology and tackle head-on the internal cultural challenges faced when developing a digital strategy.

The event has been designed specifically to educate firms on the key changes that may affect them in 2018 in the following areas.

  • Manage the rising costs of software and upgrades
  • Demonstrate the value of the IT department and help combat the rise of shadow IT
  • Gain an insight into the latest change management best practice
  • Keep up with overwhelming pace of technological change in the accountancy sector
  • Understand the latest advice on cloud services for accountancy
  • Implement document management, practice management and CRM systems
  • Ensure your organisation’s data security and make sure you are GDPR-ready
  • Get ready for (Memory Technology Devices) MTD and the technology you need to make it work
  • Help you to manage the delicate balance between mobility and security
  • Get an understanding of the professional services tech vendor marketplace – so you can be confident you are investing in technologies and vendors that are trusted, sustainable and effective

Delivered in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the content is written by accountancy professionals and designed specifically for firms in the accounting sector.

With over 30 years of experience working in the accounting sector, Paul will form part of the advisory board, where he is joined by partners in leading firms from within the industry.

After speaking at last year’s event, it is Paul’s enthusiasm and focus on results that make him a popular conference facilitator. As part of his workshop, this year Paul will be discussing the power of influence and how to negotiate with integrity.

Ahead of the event, Paul commented “Most professional firms are in a parlous state, because they know change is coming. All are worried about tech and which way to jump but few have the courage required to add a  Chief Technology Officer onto their board and adapt effectively. Technology is developing incredibly rapidly and firms that are slow to embrace technological change, run the risk of being left behind. Events like this are a fantastic way for professionals to come together and understand how IT is necessary as an integral part of a firms’ digital strategy and contribute to strategic growth.”

If you would like to hear Paul speak at this years’ Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference 2018 please visit their registration page to book your tickets.

Alternative Accounting Strategic IT Conference 2018