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HARP Seminar, presented by Prof Tim Vorley & Prof Bruce Tether: "Innovating Accountancy: Exploring the role of AI and the future profession"

Event information
Date 10 February 2021
Time 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Online
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This seminar will introduce the Next Gen Services project - an Industrial Strategy funded project on the future of the professions - including rationales for its existence, its aims and intended impacts. We will focus on relevant insights about how AI is shaping the future of accountancy, and the relevance for accounting education and the skills of future professionals. We will also discuss how we consider accountancy firms should prepare for the future by developing “dynamic capabilities”.

Short Bio on presenters:

Professor Tim Vorley (Principal investigator) is the Dean & Pro Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes Business School. He is a social science researcher whose work focuses predominantly on entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development. He was co-leader of the Productivity Insights Network and is looking to be a contributor to the Productivity Institute.

Professor Bruce Tether (Co-investigator) is a Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy at Alliance Manchester Business School. His research focuses on innovation and change in professional services, including through the application of “design thinking”. He was formerly Professor of Design and Innovation at Imperial College Business School in London and the Research Director of Design London.