Kreston Asia Pacific Conference focuses on being a leader in a data driven world
August 8, 2017
Kreston’s 2017 Asia Pacific Conference was held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 3rd – 6th August attracting 53 delegates from 15 countries.
Hosted by member firm Kreston John & Gan the conference business agenda focused on “Being a leader in a Data Driven World”.
Key Note this year was futurist and leading authority on technology trends Patrick Schwerdtfeger from Trend Mastery in California who delivered two sessions looking at the technology trends which will have an impact on the accounting profession and the commercial world – including artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and fintech.
Kreston CEO, Jon Lisby, updated the group on Kreston strategy including international brand development and Andrew Collier, Kreston’s Director of Quality and Professional Standards, gave a quality review update and discussed how members can best engage with data analytics.
Members from Kreston Indonesia, Exco France and Australia updated all on developments in their respective regions.
“This was another excellent event. The conference gave all who attended a better understanding of how our profession is changing rapidly largely driven by the new technologies. Those leading the growth strategies for Kreston member firms in the “Data-Driven World” need to gain a thorough understanding of these technologies and how they may be leveraged in our profession for future advantage. Thank you to all at Kreston John and Gan for their excellent organisation. The Asia Pacific Conference continues to go from strength to strength and I look forward to the 2018 conference.”