High-Level Roundtable on Tax and Revenue Collection in the Digital Age

20/02/2017


The European Centre for Government Transformation convened the High-Level Roundtable on Tax and Revenue Collection in the Digital Age under the theme of How Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Will Transform Public Service and Revenue Collection. The three-sessioned summit brought together an eclectic mix of high-level participants from, inter alia, Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom, who presented case studies on the role and potential of artificial intelligence and blockchain-powered solutions for better tax collection and public-sector service provision. Stephen Quest, director-general for taxation and customs at the European Commission, delivered the keynote and led a fascinating breakout on the challenge and opportunity of new technology for improving revenue collection. Later, John Barron, chief information officer at the Office of the Revenue Commissioners (Ireland); Cyrille Bataller, managing director for emerging technology and artificial intelligence at Accenture; Giuseppe Buono, director for technology and innovation at the Revenue Agency (Italy); Dimitri Devlamminck, head of corporate and investment banking operations at BNP Paribas Fortis; Damien Godderis, senior product manager for international payments and correspondent network at BNP Paribas Fortis; Peter Green, head of the forum on tax administration at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Luukas Ilves, digital counsellor at the Estonian Permanent Representation to the European Union; Mike Potter, chief digital and information officer at HM Revenue and Customs (United Kingdom); and Pēteris Zilgalvis, co-chair of the fintech task force at the European Commission, also joined the debate, bringing valuable experience of cutting-edge technology-led programmes throughout Europe and the world. The high-level roundtable was hosted by the European Centre for Government Transformation, a tri-partite collaboration by the Lisbon Council, the College of Europe and Accenture.

The European Centre for Government Transformation convened the High-Level Roundtable on Tax and Revenue Collection in the Digital Age under the theme of How Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Will Transform Public Service and Revenue Collection. The three-sessioned summit brought together an eclectic mix of high-level participants from, inter alia, Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom, who presented case studies on the role and potential of artificial intelligence and blockchain-powered solutions for better tax collection and public-sector service provision. Stephen Quest, director-general for taxation and customs at the European Commission, delivered the keynote and led a fascinating breakout on the challenge and opportunity of new technology for improving revenue collection. Later, John Barron, chief information officer at the Office of the Revenue Commissioners (Ireland); Cyrille Bataller, managing director for emerging technology and artificial intelligence at Accenture; Giuseppe Buono, director for technology and innovation at the Revenue Agency (Italy); Dimitri Devlamminck, head of corporate and investment banking operations at BNP Paribas Fortis; Damien Godderis, senior product manager for international payments and correspondent network at BNP Paribas Fortis; Peter Green, head of the forum on tax administration at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Luukas Ilves, digital counsellor at the Estonian Permanent Representation to the European Union; Mike Potter, chief digital and information officer at HM Revenue and Customs (United Kingdom); and Pēteris Zilgalvis, co-chair of the fintech task force at the European Commission, also joined the debate, bringing valuable experience of cutting-edge technology-led programmes throughout Europe and the world. The high-level roundtable was hosted by the European Centre for Government Transformation, a tri-partite collaboration by the Lisbon Council, the College of Europe and Accenture.



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