EVENT DESCRIPTION


Join us alongside hundreds of accounting and finance professionals from various industries – for a one-day event designed to help you make sense of all the latest technological developments and advances that are shaping the future of accounting and CPAs. With the help of panel debates, keynote presentations and ted-style talk presentations from top industry experts and tech gurus - discuss your burning questions with like-minded peers at CPA Ontario’s first-ever tech event. Stay tuned for full agenda and speaker announcement in early June!

*Please note that PD Passport cannot be used towards purchasing tickets for this conference*

Who should attend:

  • Young CPAs and aspiring students
  • CPAs who have followed non-traditional career paths
  • CPAs working in Canadian tech
  • Accounting firms and post-secondary institutions
  • Small business owners and sole practitioners
  • Technology firms and solution providers
  • Anyone who is passionate about accounting, finance and technology

Why attend:

  • Discuss the impact of technology and disruption on CPAs’ current and future career paths
  • Define the skill set and leadership traits of a modern CPA
  • Learn from unique CPAs in non-traditional roles and industries
  • Learn how to leverage your CPA skill set to help shape the companies and businesses of the future
  • Find out how technology is elevating traditional accounting firms and practices
  • Get inspired by infinite opportunities available to CPAs due to technological advancements
  • Network with cross-industry CPAs of all shapes and sizes

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Conference Welcome Remarks from our Conference MC

Shawn Kanungo, Innovation Strategist; General Partner of Queen & Rook Capital, Top 40 under 40; Inc. Magazine’s 100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers in 2018

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Embracing the Power of Tech in Your Life and Career

Fab Dolan, Head of Marketing, Google Canada; TEDx speaker, Marketing Magazine's "30 under 30”

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: What the Future Truly Looks Like: Emerging Technologies in 3-5 Years

Amber Mac, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, TV Host & Tech Expert

Michele Romanow, Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Clearbanc, Co-Founder SnapSaves (acq by Groupon), Dragon on Dragons' Den

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Tech Talk: What Kind of CPA Would You Like to be in the Age of Artificial Intelligence?

Ramy Sedra, CPA, Partner, Consulting and Deals, PwC Canada

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat: The New Skill Set of Modern and Future Leaders

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tech Talk: How to Run Professional Services Firm of the Future

Josh Zweig, CPA, CA, Partner, LiveCA LLP

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: How Technology is Elevating Traditional Accounting Firms and Practices

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Disrupt CPA Lightning Talks: The Infinite Career Path - Insights from the CPA Unicorns

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spark Tank Tech Competition

Hosted by Shawn Kanungo

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote & Special Performance: How to Navigate Career Shift in the Age of Transformation

David Usher, Juno Award-Winning Musician, Creativity & AI Expert

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres