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Tax Disruption Academy

Succeed in a digital world of tax

Want to brush up on your digital skills?

With the taxman  currently developing digital superpowers, tax professionals need superpowers of their own. To avoid nasty surprises and a situation where the taxman knows more about your business than you do, you need to get a handle on your data − now.

About the academy

PwC has responded to this urgent need for new digital skills by creating the Tax Disruption Academy.

In five compact, hands-on sessions, tax professionals working in businesses will get a thorough tour d'horizon in how to work with data. They’ll understand the new tools and how to apply them in their job to extract, understand, analyse and visualise data. They’ll know how to assure data security in a challenging and fast-moving environment. And crucially, they’ll be able to build a solid business case for investment in data technology for the tax function, and plan accordingly.

Sound like what you need to transform your prospects? Check out the sessions.


Session one:
Basic automation (rule-based approach)

  • Common data issues and the tools available for extracting, transforming, blending and leveraging data
  • Introducing you to ETL tools such as PowerQuery and Alteryx
  • Automating tasks on a small scale


Session two:
Advanced automation (data-based approach)

  • How machine learning and artificial intelligence can help you collect insights from data
  • The principles behind common ML and AI tools, what they can do, and their limitations
  • Introducing you to natural language processing


Session three:

  • An overview on how to get your data
  • Introduction to basic python coding
  • Insights into cyber security


Session four:
Advanced visualistion/ Analytics

  • How to visualise data for meaningful conversations on the basis of your own analysis
  • The benefits of data visualisation programs, and how to use them to build dashboards and do simple analysis for presentations to stakeholders
  • Introducing you to software tools such as PowerBi and Tableau


Session five:
The new world of tax 

  • Working with external data
  • Overview of the current trends in tax supervision and outlook how tax functions must evolve


With a practical, hands-on approach, we aim to give an appreciation of the various technical tools available and their advantages and limitations. Tax professionals can then think about how they can be employed in their daily work. - Learn more about Tax Disruption here.


Individual session
CHF 650.-

Individual session


Join one of the five sessions.

Full academy
CHF 3’000.-

Individual session


Join all five sessions.

Your contacts

Dr. Christian R. Ulbrich
Dr. Christian R. UlbrichManager, Tax and Legal Technology | Strategy & Applications, PwC Switzerland
Dr. Sebastian Klotz
Dr. Sebastian KlotzManager, ESG and Digital Technology, PwC Switzerland
Stuart Jones
Stuart JonesSenior Manager, Tax Strategy and Applications, PwC Switzerland
Christoph Schärer
Christoph SchärerTax and Legal Innovation, Transformation & Disruption Leader, PwC Switzerland