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Webinar: Innovation for the new normal - What lies ahead for India and Southeast Asia’s tax departments?


ITR and Thomson Reuters will host a webinar on June 23 at 4pm Singapore time/ 1.30pm India time/ 9am UK time to explore current and future developments impacting tax departments in India and Southeast Asia.

Register here for ITR's webinar on 'Innovation for the new normal: What lies ahead for India and Southeast Asia’s tax departments?'

Against a backdrop of skills shortages, regime changes and ongoing digital transformation, what can today’s tax teams do to get ahead of change, challenges and risk?

Join Piyus Vallabh from Deloitte, Sunil Dhareshwar from Infosys Ltd and Karan Batra from Thomson Reuters who will be providing their expert insight on the following topics:


The Great Resignation: Technology can bridge the tax talent gap

In an environment where the talent gap is growing and smaller teams are managing multiple jurisdictions, our panel of experts discuss how content-enabled technology can help enterprises move away from key people dependencies, as well as help existing teams manage their workloads more efficiently.

How to manage growing tax complexity

Tax teams in India and Southeast Asia continue to manage ever-changing regulations, heightened scrutiny from tax auditors, and increasing compliance and reporting requirements - regionally and internationally. Our panel of experts discuss how tax leaders can rethink their technology systems, data strategies and compliance processes to stay ahead of emerging and increasingly prevalent digital tax reporting requirements.

How to manage VAT and GST efficiently within the ERP environment

Technology plays a critical role in the modern tax department, where it helps to reduce indirect tax errors, overpayments and audit risk.


Our panel of experts discuss the approaches tax departments are taking to manage various tax determination and compliance processes.


Karan Batra

Director - Strategic accounts, APJ and emerging markets

Thomson Reuters

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Karan Batra is the Business Head for strategic accounts in APAC, Japan and emerging markets at Thomson Reuters. Karan is responsible for helping clients transform their operating models and achieve their future state digital objectives by leveraging content enabled solutions.

Karan spent the first eight years in the Content, Technology and Operations Organisation at Reuters and then Thomson Reuters with the key mandate of expanding the existing global COE into strategic locations, including India and Southeast Asia, supporting client business of over $3 billion and delivering 25% in operational cost savings.


Piyus Vallabh

Tax Management Consulting Partner

Deloitte Singapore

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Based in Singapore, Piyus Vallabh is a tax management consulting partner in Deloitte Southeast Asia and leads the Deloitte Global Tax Centre Asia (GTCA). He has over 20 years of experience in providing corporate tax and tax management consulting services. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and holds a BCA and LLB degree from Victoria University of Wellington.

Piyus has significant experience in leading tax technology projects in Asia Pacific including advising on tax technology needs for clients and implementation. He also leads a number of regional tax compliance engagements with a particular focus on advising on operational tax transformation, technology, and process improvement for tax departments.


Sunil Dhareshwar

SVP - Finance, Head - Corp Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Infrastructure & Global CFO (Consulting, BPM, Product & Platform business)

Infosys Ltd

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Sunil Kumar Dhareshwar is senior vice president, finance at Infosys Ltd. He is responsible for global taxation, corporate accounting, treasury and financial aspects for M&A transactions. He is also the global CFO for the consulting, BPM, products and platform businesses and global head for infrastructure, facilities and physical security. Sunil has previously worked with 21st Century Fox (formerly known as News Corporation).

In over 20 years of his professional experience, he has successfully concluded several advance pricing agreements and resolved tax disputes through mutual agreement procedures.

Sunil is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a rank holder. He has also trained at the National Defence Academy, Pune, for a brief period prior to his qualification as a chartered accountant. He is a speaker at national and international conferences/forums and is on the editorial panel of ITR.

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