Global CTA Tax Webinar - The Digitalisation of Tax

20 Aug 2021

A look at how the tax landscape is changing due to the digitalisation of our economies and tax systems, and what the future might hold.

The Digitalisation of Tax – The second webinar in our Global CTA Tax Webinar Series, proudly presented by The Tax Institute (in Australia), the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, the Irish Tax Institute and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (in the UK).


The digitalisation of tax extends well beyond the investment in technologies by our administrators to gather information (lodgments), improve collections, and gain insights into the taxpaying population. Digitalisation is making global business increasingly more efficient and effective, facilitating cross border transactions with little physical presence. Tax functions, therefore, need to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of administrators and business in an ever changing, multijurisdictional environment. This session will cover:


•            Global trends in digitalisation

•            The impact of digitalisation on tax compliance and the tax base

•            Challenges in addressing digitalisation in multijurisdictional tax functions

•            How the role of the in-house tax function and that of the professional advisor will evolve in this environment

Our panel of tax experts from practice and business will explore these questions and offer their perspectives. The current Vice President of The Tax Institute (in Australia), Jerome Tse, will chair the debate.


Graham Tilbury, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, UK

 Graham is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting based in London and leads the FTI Consulting’s Tax Technology Advisory Service. Graham has significant experience working with businesses on a wide variety of tax technology projects, including Tax Technology Consulting, Tax Automation, Tax Data Analytics, Tax AI and Online Filing. Over 25 years he has worked in Practice and Industry, in the UK and Europe, and across all Taxes, delivering solutions using a wide variety of technologies; both building custom solutions and implementing 3rd party software. Prior to FTI Consulting Graham spent 2 years providing internal Tax Technology solutions within Huawei Global Finance, was Head of Tax Data Analytics for PwC in Switzerland, was the Senior Solutions Consultant in Tax and Accounting products at Thomson Reuters EMEA, and was a Tax Technology Senior Manager at KPMG, Deloitte, and Arthur Andersen.


Simon Wang, Group Tax Director, Tencent 腾讯, Hong Kong

Simon is a Group Tax Director at Tencent in Hong Kong. Simon has over 25 years of tax experience worked in Hong Kong and China. He has provided various tax and business advisory services to many individuals and corporations for their cross-border investment projects in and out of China. Simon has provided China tax and business advisory, such as tax due diligence, structuring advisory, pre-IPO tax advisory services in various industries, including consumer products, real estate, infrastructure, wholesaling/retailing, services, communications & media, automotive, electronics, and utilities.


John Curry, Principal, KPMG Tax Transformation & Technology, Ireland

John is a Principal in KPMG’s Tax Transformation & Technology team, supporting clients in utilising technology to meet tax reporting challenges across a variety of tax heads. John has extensive experience of tax technology projects and had led the successful delivery of such projects for a number of multinational companies, both internationally and in Ireland. John sits on the leadership team of KPMG’s EMA Tax Reimagined, EMA Tax Technology and Global Indirect Tax groups. John also chairs the global Indirect Tax Governance & Design authority for KPMG’s global tax platform, Digital Gateway.




Jerome Tse, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Australia

Jerome Tse, CTA, is a Partner at King & Wood Mallesons, specialising in taxation disputes and litigation. Jerome is also the firm’s global transfer pricing coordinator. Jerome is an experienced tax practitioner and has been involved in a number of Australia’s recent high profile tax cases. He is the current Vice President of The Tax Institute.

The format will be short speeches / presentations from panellists followed by a discussion, with the opportunity for the audience to make comments and put questions to the panel.

Members, students and associates of the CIOT, ATT and ADIT are welcome to join and view this debate for free.

Non-members are welcome to attend and are encouraged to make a donation to the Bridge the Gap appeal here.