This includes sessions from the Finance Redefined Track (as part of ENGAGE 2020)
The Association (unified voice of AICPA & CIMA) and CPA.com launched a shark-tank style startup accelerator three years ago with a focus on FinTech and EdTech solutions. Its purpose is to foster innovation and bring emerging technologies to the accounting profession. Investment into new technologies and solutions is critical for not only staying ahead of the curve, but providing client-centric service. In this session, you will hear about trends in FinTech developments and see the 4 startup companies that make up the 2020 cohort. These solutions have a leading role in a diverse range of categories including: crypto-asset management, financial impacts of climate change, accounting task automation and cash flow management.
· Discover trends in FinTech that are impacting the profession and your role
· Hear from the front lines of designing new tech for business
· Learn about the 4 startups that are members of the third cohort of the Association and CPA.com Startup Accelerator
· Get inspired to rethink how you can leverage emerging technologies to be ahead of mass adoption
While disruption fuels innovation, it also creates great uncertainty. This session explores what it takes to be an adaptive leader, inspire and invest in people, and drives short-term and long-term results while navigating uncertainty.
· Identify the top 5 attributes of adaptive leaders and how to apply them in your own business
· Recognize 4 ways to inspire and invest in your team to drive results
· Determine 3 strategies for harnessing disruption to deliver results
Join this exciting special Town Hall with AICPA Leadership to hear about the latest issues affecting the profession and how we're working to help guide the way forward. We'll cover things like:
- the Firms role in business relief and restarting of the economy
- How firms are operating in new normal environment, and;
- Online platforms and new firm strategies to drive success.
· Identify your role in business relief and restarting of the economy
· Identify how to operate in the new normal
· Recognize the AICPA resources and tools
Join this session sponsored by the AICPA’s Women Initiatives Executive Committee and National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, to hear panelists not only present the challenges that women face, but also expand upon how those challenges present for women of color, and how allyship and sponsorship are critical to advancement.Speaker(s):
Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion Vice-Chair and Past AICPA Chairman, will walk participants through the components of her June 9th Journal of Accountancy article entitled, “Together, we can make a difference: A 12-step plan to address racism and unconscious bias,” and provide additional context around how best to incorporate the steps.Speaker(s):
As a part 2 to Kimberly Ellison-Taylor’s Inclusion is Good for Business-A 12-Step plan session, members of the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion will share their successes and lessons learned around their implementation of Kimberly Ellison-Taylor’s suggested 12-step plan to address racism and unconscious bias in their respective workplaces.Speaker(s):
In this session, the AICPA member-facing Diversity & Inclusion Team will highlight some of their activities and resources to support firms, professionals, students and educators.
The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating change in the profession. Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, and other AICPA senior leaders 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.Speaker(s):
Today's CFO is a business advisor, change agent, business value architect and more. Evolving to a visionary role, the modern CFO must transform themselves, their teams and the perception of finance across the entire enterprise to that of strategic advisor and partner. Easily said. Harder to do! Eileen Kamerick is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and SEC Financial Expert who is currently serving as a Board of Directors Member for three NYSE corporations and one LSE corporation. No speaker is better placed to guide us through the maze of being a “strategic and collaborative executive who drives profitable growth while significantly enhancing stakeholder value !Speaker(s):
We are now in the much touted 2020 workplace. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, robotics and other technological advancements are permeating organizations at all levels, from transactional activities to financial RPA to fully automated manufacturing facilities. Even the board room is evolving. Underlying it all are significant changes needed for our workforce including: