Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference 2024

Duncan Hardy, BKL’s Group Chief Digital Officer, will be chairing The Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference on 5-6 March 2024. Katia Zavershinskaya, BKL’s Head of Applications, will also be taking part in the conference which is organised by Alternative Events.

As well as chairing, on Day One Duncan will be facilitating a two-part Technology Focus panel discussion with fellow IT and accounting professionals. Part One is titled Cloud accounting software for frustrated on-premise users or organisations who have outgrown entry-level cloud solutions. Part Two is titled Confront an uncomfortable truth: Technical Debt isn’t just a tech issue—it’s a strategic blocker for accounting firms.

Also on Day One, Katia will be part of a discussion titled What are the biggest innovation roadblocks? And how can we get around them?

On Day Two, Duncan will be taking part in the discussion Everything I hate about accounting IT, based on the format of the TV series Room 101.

Duncan has over 20 years’ experience in senior IT leadership roles within both SMEs and FTSE 100 multinationals. He brings first-hand opinions and perspectives from a range of sectors including education, defence, manufacturing and professional services. He joined BKL as our CDO in 2019.

Katia is a technology and data privacy leader with over 15 years’ experience across a range of industries including sport, retail, supply chain and professional services. As our Head of Applications, Katia is responsible for BKL’s technology transformation and strategy as we grow.

Day One of The Alternative Accountancy Strategic IT Conference coincides with Day Two of The Alternative Accountancy Management Summit 2024. The summit will feature our CEO Lee Brook as a keynote speaker.

To find out more about how Duncan Hardy and our IT team can help growing businesses, please get in touch using our enquiry form.



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In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

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While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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