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Digital Tax Symposium

13 December, 2017

EY India Digital Tax Symposium

An innovative format to “experience” and “decipher” what digital tax means for you

The tax function is evolving faster than ever to keep pace with the new digital world, both in India and globally. Rapid digital expansion is leading to an increase in new and potentially unexpected compliance and regulatory obligations for organizations. In India, with the advent of e-filing and the roll out of GST, we are only at the beginning of the next generation of tax reforms that will mandate businesses to focus on providing real-time data access, analytics, government data feeds and global tax management. Further, as businesses increasingly adopt digital strategies, traditional tax functions will need to acclimatize to the change.

Some of the emerging questions include, what are tax administrators doing in India and globally on the technology front? How is your organization impacted? What are the opportunities for automating tax-related processes in your organization? Is your tax function confident to respond to the issues arising in an increasingly complex digital economy?

EY India’s first-ever Digital Tax Symposium will have global tax experts, tax administrators, industry representatives and EY professionals address these questions and share their experiences of and insights into the rapidly evolving world of digital tax!


  • Panel



    Welcome address and plan for the day

    Opening remark - Embracing the digital world

    Digital is both pervasive disruptor and the springboard to the future. Digital has changed the world as we know it, beginning with consumer, digital content and consumption, then working its way to business and government. Learn about this progressive change and the way it has changed the world.

    Digital tax administration
    In an interactive session, Government representatives and EY global leaders talk about the future of tax administration and GSTN and the potential application of advanced technologies on Government functions. The session also includes insights on how our global counterparts are evolving with the digital world.

    Moderator - Sudhir Kapadia, National Tax Leader, EY India

    India’s digital tax transformation – GST
    Technology and GST - the panel shares their thoughts on what went well, what could have been better and plan for the future? Also, how to harness power of technology and analytics?

    Moderator - Harishanker Subramaniam, Partner and National Leader Indirect Tax, EY India

    Tax technology takeaways
    Take a peek into the journey of tax and technology interplay that the industry has already kicked off.

    • Sunil Gupta, Head of Direct Tax, Reliance Industries Limited
    • Nisha Gupta, Director, Honeywell International India
    • Sunil Dhareshwar, Global Head of Taxation & Corporate Accounting Finance, Infosys Limited
    Moderator - Rahul Patni, Tax Partner – Tax, Technology and Transformation, EY India
  • Chatroom series 1

    Chat room session series on ‘Disruptive technologies’

    *Select any 3 out of 4 Chatrooms



    Chat 1 – Automation in R2R process
    Showcasing cutting edge solutions and case studies in automating the record to report process in the light of evolving business models and increased enforcement.

    • Sameer Prakash, Partner - Tax, Technology and Transformation, EY India
    • Clare Franklin, Partner, EMEIA Tax Center, Tax Performance Advisory, EY

    Chat 2 – Tax big data analytics
    Making sense of big data to identify gaps and opportunities for businesses and its potential applications in the world of tax.

    • Upendra Sai, Team Leader – Tax Analytics, EY India
    • Ajay Kumar, Partner - Tax, Technology and Transformation, EY India

    Chat 3 – Technology in transfer pricing
    How policies/processes/procedures are being automated to help companies realise tax planning goals, while shifting tasks from routine to value enhancing in Transfer Pricing?

    • Vijay Iyer, Partner and National Leader – Transfer Pricing, EY India
    • Arati Amonkar, Director, EY India

    Chat 4 – Robotics Process Automation
    Understand the concept of RPA and potential applications in tax function

  • Chatroom series 2

    Chat room series on ‘Digital tax effectiveness’

    *Select any 2 out of 3 Chatrooms



    Chat 1 – Tax automation solutions from Thomson Reuters
    Know about some of the new and innovative ideas around leveraging to perform specific tax tasks/ analysis .

    • Sameer Prakash, Partner - Tax, Technology and Transformation, EY India
    • Vinay Sethi, Head of Market Development for Global Tax, Thomson Reuters

    Chat 2 – Tax function – Future operating model
    How can you equip the tax function to evolve around the changing world and what is the “right” operating model in the global digital economy?

    • Jitesh Bansal, Partner - Tax, Technology and Transformation, EY India
    • Jignesh Thakkar, Partner and Leader – Compliance Solution Leader, Advisory Service, EY India

    Chat 3 – Digital supply chain
    Real life examples of on how digital strategy is changing traditional supply chain models and its impact from a tax standpoint.