Tax and Digital Transformation lecture series

Join one of our lectures on Tax and Digital Transformation with the purpose of sharing practical insights and cutting edge thinking in the field. The lecture series presents a number of speakers from renowned institutions such as MIT and The World Bank.

Target group:

The lecture series is aimed at tax professionals in governments, academia, think tanks, international organisations, and the private sector that work in the intersection of tax and digital.

Organisers:

The World Bank, DigiTax at Antwerp University, VIA University College, and the Prosperity Collaborative (includes MIT,  New America, and Boston Global Forum).

Time and place:

All lectures takes place online at 09:00 Washington time - 14:00 London time - 15:00 Paris time - 17:00 Moscow time and lasts one hour.

No registration required, just join via the Zoom links for each lecture below.

Upcoming events

Previous lectures

24 February, 9 AM to 10 AM EST

Lessons from COVID: The challenge for identification, authorization and e-filing when using the tax system to distribute benefits

Speaker:  Cassandra Robertson, Senior Policy and Research Manager, New Practice Lab, New America, Washington DC


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10 February

The Tax Challenges relating to Cryptocurrencies and Cryptoassets
Speakers: Luisa Scarcella, Julien Jarrige and Michelle Harding

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11 January

Emerging Technologies

Speakers: MIT, EY, SAS Institute, and others

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16 December

Leveraging Publicly.
Available Data to Illuminate the Shadow Economy.

Speakers: Matan Fattal, CEO and founder of IVIX and Eric Hylton, Advisor IVIX
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21 October

Is Machine Learning a sufficiently mature Technology to be applied by Customs Authorities?

Moderator: Anders Agerskov, Lead Public Sector Specialist

Speaker: Jean-Francois Arvis, Senior Economist

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12 October

How is Blockchain Technology affecting Taxation?

Moderator: Sylvie De Raedt, Research Manager, Antwerp Tax Academy

Speaker: Evrim Tan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Public Governance Institute, Belgium

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Tax Administration 3.0

Moderator: Anders Agerskov, Lead Public Sector Specialist - Presenter: Rex Arendsen, Advisor, OECD Forum on Tax

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A Strategic Response to VAT Fraud

Speakers: Anders Agerskov, Trade & Investment Global Practice - David Palmer, World Bank

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How to Manage Human Rights Risks in the Digital Transformation of Tax Authorities?

Speakers: Eva Grambye, Deputy Executive Director, Danish Institute for Human Rights - Anne Van de Vijver, Tax Law Professor, DigiTax Centre of Excellence

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Digital Transformation of  Customs and Trade

Speaker: Lionel Van Reet, PwC International Trade

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Digitizing Taxpayer Services

Speaker: Federal Tax Service of Russia

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How Tax Data Sharing Can Reduce Misuse of COVID Stimulus Funds?

Speaker: Tyson Fawcett, Director, Australian Tax Office

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Experiences in Utilizing Foreign Transaction Data to Identify Tax Non-Compliance and Fraud

Speaker: Morten Bøhm, Associate Dean, VIA University College

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Digital tax admin. in practice: Key Success Factors

Speakers:  Chris Sanger and Albert Lee, both EY

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The Role of Tax Data in Shaping Non-Tax Economic Policy

Speaker: Sandy Pentland, Professor, MIT, Media Art & Sciences

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