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This includes sessions from the conference: Digital CPA Conference 2020
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)
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.
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. CPA.com’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:
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 CPA.com, and a panel of progressive firm leaders as they explore strategies and the road ahead for 2021.Learning Objectives:
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: