Digital CPA Conference 2020

Dec 8, 2020 ‐ Dec 8, 2020

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This includes sessions from the conference: Digital CPA Conference 2020

Sessions Included:

Welcome & Introduction | Change Dynamics, Learning Loops & Finding Our Way in a Complex Future (Dec 08, 2020 11:00 AM)

2020, the New 2025: Digital CPA Update (Dec 08, 2020 12:15 PM)

Progressive Firm Panel: Insights for 2021 (Dec 08, 2020 02:25 PM)

Profession Update During Extraordinary Times | Closing Remarks (Dec 08, 2020 03:30 PM)

Standard: $299.00


Welcome & Introduction | Change Dynamics, Learning Loops & Finding Our Way in a Complex Future

Dec 8, 2020 11:00am ‐ Dec 8, 2020 12:15pm

Identification: DCPA2001

Reaching the end of a year of widespread change, systemic disruption & focused adaptation affords a rich opportunity for looking backward and looking forward, asking new questions & developing adaptive practices. What can we learn from reflection on a year of human and organizational responses to an environment of extreme uncertainty and complexity? How can we bring that experience to our reading of today’s weak signals and the project of planning for a future that promises only more ambiguity and accelerating change?
We’ll explore change management and transformation under a paradigm of continuous/accelerating change, identify strategies for leveraging distributed networks (and teams) to increase learning, and dig into proven tools and practices for more effectively managing and making sense of complexity.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review 2020 as an evolutionary system and synthesize key learnings from a year of intense disruption and continuous transformation.
  • Identify strategies for leveraging distributed networks (and teams) to increase adaptability and future fitness going forward.
  • Explore personal leadership practices for thriving in the long-term under a paradigm of accelerating change and increasing complexity
Category: General Session Online
Standard: $49.00

2020, the New 2025: Digital CPA Update

Dec 8, 2020 12:15pm ‐ Dec 8, 2020 1:05pm

Identification: DCPA2002

2020 has accelerated adoption of new technology as well as evolved the CPAs role with their business clients; it has essentially hit fast-forward to deliver what we were on track to experience in 2025 – five years earlier. The events of 2020 have forced a new normal upon us, proving that yesterday's best-practices are not sufficient to navigate the acceleration of change that we are experiencing today. While technologies are maturing at an exponential rate, organizational structures are being turned upside down and processes remain stubbornly linear. These phenomena have been in motion for years, but advisory services have been catapulted to the frontlines and have never been more critical to the Future of Organizations.’s President & CEO, Erik Asgeirsson will provide his annual update and be joined by some of the foremost experts on this rapid change, providing an environmental scan of today’s circumstances.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify top accelerants and emerging technology trends
  • Understand the growing advisory service opportunity and how it is impacting firm business models
  • Learn strategies to stay ahead of the curve
Category: General Session Online
Standard: $49.00

Progressive Firm Panel: Insights for 2021

Dec 8, 2020 2:25pm ‐ Dec 8, 2020 3:15pm

Identification: DCPA2004

2020 is the year of a daunting global health crisis. At the same time, it is going to go down in business and technology circles as the great accelerant, bringing about overwhelming long-term digital transformation in a matter of months. To be sure, digital transformation was already underway on many fronts, however, no one could have predicted 2020 would become 2025 almost overnight.

During this time, one pattern has clearly emerged —digitally progressive firms were far better positioned to adapt and meet the varying needs of their clients over their less prepared counterparts. The pandemic has been a reality check for firms reluctant to embrace change, and who now find themselves being left behind. To stay competitive in this new business and economic environment requires new strategies and practices.

Join Michael Cerami, VP Strategic Alliances at, and a panel of progressive firm leaders as they explore strategies and the road ahead for 2021.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn from practitioners about their 2020 strategies that have yielded positive growth
  • Identify best practices of progressive firms in adapting to meet the varying needs of clients
  • Understand firm strategies for 2021 and beyond
Category: General Session Online
Standard: $49.00

Profession Update During Extraordinary Times | Closing Remarks

Dec 8, 2020 3:30pm ‐ Dec 8, 2020 4:30pm

Identification: DCPA2005

Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, will provide a professional issues update including an overview of the major forces driving change for the accounting profession in 2020 and beyond. Barry will discuss how the profession is addressing disruption and reimagining its services to remain trusted advisers in a complex, rapidly changing world. Topics will include the innovation of core services, new and emerging technologies and the evolution of CPA licensure.

Learning Objectives:
  • Receive an update on professional issues
  • Identify major forces driving change
  • Look to the future at opportunities driven by innovation and the evolution of accounting & finance roles
Category: General Session Online
Standard: $49.00