On June 8, 2016 the Financial Reporting Lab published a call for participation in its next project, “Digital Future: Data”, which will look at how the use of technology to communicate corporate reporting to the investment community might evolve. This follows on from its 2015 report, Digital Present, which considered investors’ views on the current state of digital reporting by companies.
The new project will investigate how technology trends might drive future change in corporate reporting and provide opportunities for improvements in the access to, and analysis of, corporate reporting data. It will also look at how transformation of reporting formats, potentially driven by regulatory change (such as the expected implementation of a European Single Electronic Format for corporate reporting by 2020), might be optimised for investors and companies.
The Lab is interested in hearing from any individuals within companies or investment organisations, particularly any companies rethinking the use of technology to deliver their corporate reporting and from those within investment organisations who are responsible for data use and strategy. It is also asking those interested in the topic to participate in an online survey it has set up.
The Lab will undertake work on Digital Future: Data in 2016 and intends to publish its initial output before the end of 2016.
(Financial Reporting Lab, Call for participation – Your opportunity to get involved in the Digital Future, 08.06.16)