Consumer Duty Alliance Technology Forum shares meeting dates for 2023

Ian McKenna (pictured), chair of the Consumer Duty Alliance (CDA) Technology Forum, has revealed how the group will initially operate and how meetings will be conducted.

The CDA Technology Forum is an initiative by the CDA, a body launched on 9th March 2023 as an independent, not-for-profit, professional body set up to provide an effective platform for professional development across the sector.

The inaugural CDA Technology Forum will be held at 12pm on Monday 5th June at 12pm.

McKenna said: “In creating the Technology Forum, Keith Richards and I are aiming to support a constituency that is presently underserved.

“There are a number of forums and groups that support advisers who are active adopters of technology, but we want to help those who are keen to adopt technology but are seeking help with the practicalities.

McKenna continued: “The Technology Forum will have an operating committee made up of eight members in addition to myself as chair.

“Members of the operating committee will be individuals working with an adviser firm or who have previously worked with an adviser firm and have specialist experience that make them suited to joining the committee.” 

Keith Richards, CEO of the CDA, concluded: “Technology continues to play a key role as an enabler to enhanced services and efficiencies for both firms and consumers alike.

“People of all generations have become increasingly tech savvy over recent years and expectations on the sector to become ‘tech smarter’ rather than having to simply ‘work harder’ is already evident and could help bridge the unengaged consumer advice gap.”