LMS-MIBIspring

May 20–22  •  Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro
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Code: MBIS15    CPE: 20 hours

Conference Schedule

The following agenda is subject to change.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

7:30–8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:20 AM
(GS1) Technology Update
Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP, K2 Enterprises
FOS: Computer Science

9:20–9:30 AM
Stretch Break

9:30–10:35 AM
(GS2) The Good, Bad, & Ugly of the 2015 Economy
Chris Kuehl, PhD, Armada Corporate Intelligence
FOS: Economics

10:35–10:50 AM
Refreshment Break

10:50–11:50 AM
(GS3) Reinventing an Industry—A Nature-Inspired Convergence of Form & Function
Daniel Herr, PhD, UNC–G Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
FOS: Business Management & Organization

11:50 AM–12:40 PM
Lunch

12:40–1:50 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(1A) Overview of International Business

Sean King, JD, Align Global Consulting
FOS: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
(1B) Emotional Intelligence
Danny Goldberg, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CISA, GoldSRD
FOS: Personal Development
(1C) Advanced Excel
Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP, K2 Enterprises
FOS: Computer Science

1:50–2:00 PM
Stretch Break

2:00–3:05 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(2A) Import/Export Laws

Michael Burke, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
FOS: Taxes
(2B) Impact Communication
Danny Goldberg, CPA, CIA, CISA, GoldSRD
FOS: Personal Development
(2C) Excel for Data Improvement
Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP, K2 Enterprises
FOS: Computer Science

3:05–3:20 PM
Refreshment Break

3:20–4:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions
(3A) Transfer Pricing

Sean King, JD, Align Global Consulting
FOS: Taxes
(3B) Employment Law Update
Sabrina Rockoff, McGuire Wood & Bissette
FOS: Personnel/HR
(3C) Small Business Technology
Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP, K2 Enterprises
FOS: Computer Science

4:35–5:35 PM
(OPT1) Networking Reception

THURSDAY, MAY 21

7:30–8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:15 AM
Concurrent Sessions:
(4A) A&A Update

Brad Newkirk, CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
FOS: Accounting
(4B) Managing Innovation—Harnessing the Power of Finance
Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, AICPA
FOS: Finance
(4C) Implementing Change through Project Management
Bill Flanagan, MBA, PE, PMI-RMP, PMP, Knowledge Source Inc.
FOS: Business Management & Organization

9:15–9:25 AM
Stretch Break

9:25–10:40 AM
Concurrent Sessions:
(5A) Expanding Individual Leadership Capacity

Tom Lane, The Center for Intentional Leadership
FOS: Personal Development
(5B) Unveiling the Mystery Behind Treasury
Paul Argiry, Red Hat, Inc.
FOS: Business Management & Organization
(5C) Project Management—Tools for Change
Bill Flanagan, MBA, PE, PMI-RMP, PMP, Knowledge Source Inc.
FOS: Business Management & Organization

10:40–10:55 AM
Refreshment Break

10:55 AM –12:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(6A) Retaining Top Talent
Tom Lane, The Center for Intentional Leadership
FOS: Personnel/HR
(6B) Business Analytics for Decision Making—Making it Work

Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
FOS: Statistics
(6C) Federal Tax Update
Addison Maille, CPA, JD, Smith Leonard PLLC
FOS: Taxes

12:15–1:05 PM
Lunch

1:05–2:20 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(7A) Managing Information Overload

Denise Ryan, MBA, CSP, FireStar Speaking
FOS: Personal Development
(7B) The Integration of ERM & EPM
Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
FOS: Business Management & Organization
(7C) Funding Opportunities (Angel funds, etc.)
Dhruv Patel, Council for Entrepreneurial Development
FOS: Specialized Knowledge & Application

2:20–2:35 PM
Refreshment Break

2:35–4:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(8A) 2015 Professional Ethics & Conduct

Jonathan Kraftchick, CPA, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
FO: Regulatory Ethics
(8B) Biggest Challenges You Face as a Leader
Denise Ryan, MBA, CSP, FireStar Speaking
FOS: Personal Development

FRIDAY, MAY 22

7:30–8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:00 AM
(GS4) Sustainability—The Business Opportunity
Scott Showalter, CPA, NC State University
FOS: Social Environment of Business

9:00–9:10 AM
Stretch Break

9:10–10:20 AM
(GS5) Strategies for Managing the Employer Mandate
Rob Krieg, JD, CEBS, Hill, Chesson & Woody
FOS: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

10:20–10:35 AM
Refreshment Break

10:35–11:50 AM
(GS6) The CFO of the Future
Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, AICPA
FOS: Personal Development

11:50 AM–12:15 PM
(OPT2) Box Lunch

12:15–1:30 PM
(OPT3) Social Security Update 2015
Brian Simpson, Social Security Administration
FOS: Specialized Knowledge and Applications


RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT: 22 Hours
METHOD OF PRESENTATION: Lecture
CONTENT/LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Industry Update
ADVANCED PREPARATION/PREREQUISITE: None