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CIPFA Annual Conference

Posted by  Elise Toulman

Unit4 is pleased to confirm our attendance at the CIPFA Annual Conference 2018. As sponsors and exhibitors, we are excited to be at Bournemouth International Centre on 11th and 12th July to showcase Unit4 Business World to attendees.

For professionals working in the public finance industry and accountancy, the conference and exhibition’s theme this year is “Talent, Technology, Transformation”. Global economists, thought-leaders, tech pioneers, and change management experts will be coming together to dissect technology’s impact on the industry, and what opportunities and challenges organisations may meet in the face of digital change.

Mapping a digital future

With Brexit on the horizon and the collapse of Carillion, the public sector has seen big shake ups in recent years. At the same time, machine learning, automation, and artificial intelligence is transforming how the finance sector works. These trends are colliding, impacting public services as we know it.

Over the two days, attendees will debate and discuss political, economic, and technological trends, and what part they have to play in strategic business planning and wider resource management as a result of digital change.

What to expect from this year’s CIPFA Annual Conference

With over 800 industry professionals, peers, and suppliers there is plenty of opportunity to network as well as do business at the conference with sessions over two days covering everything from tech culture to fraud.

Discussions will be around how technology can improve the effectiveness of public services while addressing vital questions about the changing public sector landscape. The role of the CFO will be under scrutiny regarding how it must respond to the changes in digital as well as the emerging importance of data mining modelling, machine learning and artificial intelligence in data analysis and predictive analytics. Overseeing expenditure, managing fraud and risk, inclusive growth, and digital infrastructure will all be covered.

On day one, Unit4’s Mark Gibbison is speaking at the “Opportunities challenges and myths of Blockchain” workshop at 1:30. Alongside his peers, he will debate how digital platforms like Blockchain and cryptocurrencies could improve the management of public finance and secure delivery of welfare. He will discuss whether we expect greater accountability, more security in the delivery of digital entitlements, and how it can be applied to the business of government.

View the full programme

Day one will finish with a conference drinks reception right on the seafront with complimentary beer and wine, delicious canapes and the opportunity to network with fellow finance professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.

Visit Unit4 in the exhibition hall

Drop in and see us at stand 23, or contact us directly at info.uk@unit4.com

Registration 08:15 11th July

Conference close 16:15 12th July

Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5BH

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Elise Toulman