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Current & Emerging Technologies Conference (Live Streaming Webcast)

8:00 am–4:30 pm ET

# of CPE Credits

8

Description

NCACPA’s inaugural Current & Emerging Technologies
Conference will focus on building and fostering a culture of innovation within
your organization. Our one-day conference provides attendees with
sessions involving immersion into organization-level initiatives driving
cultural shifts mixed with others diving deeper into specific applications of
technological and/or innovative efforts currently in use today!

 
 

Objective

It is NCACPA’s inaugural conference focused on the application of, not just the theory, current and emerging technologies in order to foster a culture of innovation within their firms or businesses as the pace of technology advancement continues to accelerate.

Highlights

The Importance of Culture in Innovation Innovating without Adding Technology RPA and other Alternatives for Automation Supporting Clients through Useful Integrations Emerging trends in technology The practical application of new technologies and innovation

Who Should Attend

CPAs (firm leaders down to managers) interested in leading the innovation of their firms and/or assisting their clients in this process. Accounting professionals and business leaders (C-suite, strategy leaders, etc.) interested in evolving/innovating their organizations and/or departments.

Required Knowledge

None

Advanced Prep

None

Event Speaker(s)

Scott Beckett, Speaker ( NCACPA, Morrisville, NC ), Anna Cassaro ( Dean Dorton, Louisville, KY ), Heidi Huenemann ( Red Hat Inc., ), Dana Minorics, LSSBB, PMP ( Red Hat Inc., Raleigh, NC ), Judy Nichols ( Dean Dorton, Louisville, KY ), Robert Powell ( LBMC Technologies, Charlotte, NC ), Ms. Martha Jane Rinehart, CPA ( LBMC Technologies, Charlotte, NC ), Aaron Bock ( Opkalla, Carlotte, NC ), Mr. Tom Hood, III, CPA,CITP, CGMA ( Business Learning Institute, Towson, MD ), Dr. Sean Stein Smith ( City of New York - Lehman College, ), Mr. Aleksander Joseph Bevensee ( Elliott Davis, Charlotte, NC ), Mr. Jonathan Cory Kraftchick, CPA ( Cherry Bekaert LLP, Raleigh, NC ),

Additional Event Information

Technical Support
Contact NCACPA if you need assistance with your online program. For the quickest results, email the Online Learning Team at [email protected], and a team member will contact you shortly.

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*NCACPA office hours are 9:00 am–5:00 pm ET. Online Learning Team members will be available via phone or email 30 minutes prior to the start of a live online program.

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Sessions

Monday, December 5, 2022 (8:00 am–8:55 am ET)

General #1: Building a Culture of Innovation in the Age of Acceleration
Mr. Tom Hood, III, CPA,CITP, CGMA ( Business Learning Institute, Towson, MD ),

The pandemic accelerated all the major trends facing every business and challenged us to think differently about our business models. This is a time of great opportunity for finance and accounting professionals to support the business inside and outside as trusted advisers.

This program will introduce the mindset, toolsets and skillsets that will enable contributions to any organizations’ innovation agenda, You will learn how and why leading, measuring, and executing innovation takes a fresh mindset, new tools, and skills different from those used to operate an established business. The topics covered will provide you with the ability to:

Describe how innovation can help your organization stay ahead of customer or user needs and other trends needed to survive. Recognize the top barriers to innovation in your organization Describe the role of leadership in creating and supporting a mindset of innovation Explain the three types of innovation and how to apply them to your organization to accelerate innovation. Recognize the areas of opportunity to leverage your skills as a finance professional to assist your business’ innovation efforts, and where these can be enhanced and expanded with new learning.

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Monday, December 5, 2022 (9:05 am–10:20 am ET)

General #2: Year-End Review: Blockchain and Cryptoassets
Dr. Sean Stein Smith ( City of New York - Lehman College, ),

This session will discuss some of the practical use cases and applications of blockchain and cryptoassets that practitioners should be aware of as the calendar year comes to a close. Topics to covered include a review of pending regulation around cryptoassets, examining any FASB updates around blockchain or crypto, and tax highlights to keep in mind when discussing these topics with clients. Additionally, a review of market trends around crypto and blockchain, including the accounting implications of different cryptoassets, will be covered. At the end of this session, time will be allotted for Q&A, and resources will be provided for those attendees looking to learn more.

Field of Study: Information Technology

Monday, December 5, 2022 (10:35 am–11:50 am ET)

1A: Creating a Technology Solutions Infrastructure
Robert Powell ( LBMC Technologies, Charlotte, NC ),

Creating a technology solutions infrastructure is a critical piece to your organization’s success and determining an appropriate technology investment for your budget. Join this session as we review hardware and software solutions for every new client or startup. As VP of Networking Engineering, Robert will share best practices across their client base on technology solutions that will even stretch into proper security protection.

Field of Study: Information Technology

Monday, December 5, 2022 (10:35 am–11:50 am ET)

1B: A Realistic Approach to Business Automation
Anna Cassaro ( Dean Dorton, Louisville, KY ), Judy Nichols ( Dean Dorton, Louisville, KY ),

Every organization wants to run at high efficiency, but achieving it can often seem out of reach without a huge IT budget and knowledge base. In this presentation we’ll walk through current approaches to automation and discuss how to plan and put together a digital enablement strategy that works for your particular business needs.

Field of Study: Information Technology

Monday, December 5, 2022 (12:40 pm–1:55 pm ET)

2A: Ideation to Realization
Heidi Huenemann ( Red Hat Inc., ), Dana Minorics, LSSBB, PMP ( Red Hat Inc., Raleigh, NC ),

The most innovative organizations recognize ideas to advance the business can be initiated from anyone regardless of role or position. Join us, as we walk through the lifecycle of an idea for a corporate initiative from ideation, to business case development, to project delivery, to realization of benefits. You will gain knowledge to increase probability of success for adoption of your ideas in your environment.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Monday, December 5, 2022 (12:40 pm–1:55 pm ET)

2B: What BI/Analytics Tools Can Do for You Now!
Mr. Aleksander Joseph Bevensee ( Elliott Davis, Charlotte, NC ),

Join us as we discuss tangible, cost effective use cases for the deployment of analytical solutions. Regardless of your experience and comfort level with data analytics, you’ll find value in this session as we cover a broad range of topics, including:

– In House Development of Analytical Solutions
– Using Analytics for Automation
– Embedded Audit Modules
– AI Tools Entering the Audit Industry
– Visions of the Future”

Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications

Monday, December 5, 2022 (2:10 pm–3:00 pm ET)

3A: How to Run a Pilot/Beta to Solicit Good Feedback
Scott Beckett, Speaker ( NCACPA, Morrisville, NC ), Mr. Jonathan Cory Kraftchick, CPA ( Cherry Bekaert LLP, Raleigh, NC ),

The increasing pace of change means we need to develop dependable routines to test new ideas in small pilot programs and reliably scale positive results throughout the business. There are lots of opportunities throughout the pilot and rollout process to misstep and collect bad data, get an inaccurate picture of the problem space, frustrate the target audience, and turn an improvement effort into a disaster. We aim to share some of our learnings with you around what factors are critical to success and what counter-intuitive practices can help prevent failure to launch.

Monday, December 5, 2022 (2:10 pm–3:00 pm ET)

3B: Useful Integrations to Better Support Your Clients
Ms. Martha Jane Rinehart, CPA ( LBMC Technologies, Charlotte, NC ),

Using cloud-based financial software allows CPAs to be more responsive to their clients and communicate quickly and accurately. There are many tools on the marketplace that businesses can use to integrate with their software to improve their efficiencies. As the business advisor, you should be familiar with them in case they come to you for advice. In addition, visual reporting software can help your client better understand your insights and advice. In this session, we will discuss software that CPA’s can use to improve communication with clients and provide more value to their services.

Monday, December 5, 2022 (3:10 pm–4:25 pm ET)

General #3: Emerging Trends in Technology
Aaron Bock ( Opkalla, Carlotte, NC ),

With technology constantly evolving, it’s important to maintain a proactive IT roadmap. By familiarizing yourself with the trends discussed in this presentation, you’ll be setting your business (via your tech stack) up for success well into the future.

Field of Study: Information Technology


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Event Vendor:NCACPA
Field of Study:Business Management & Organization, Computer Software & Applications, Information Technology, Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Level: Overview
Other:New Course

Event Type:Conference
NASBA Instructional Method:Group Live
Event Code:WCNCET22


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Registration Fees

RegistrationEarly BirdRegular
NCACPA MemberN/A$285.00
Non-MemberN/A$385.00
Other State Society MemberN/A$285.00
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