This event includes 6 hours of CPD.

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May 17 - August 24$149.00
August 25 - September 17$225.00

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 tech event.


This CPA Ontario PD learning event is live webinar hosted on the innovative Hopin platform. A link to join the event on the Hopin platform will be sent closer to the date. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled start time.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.AM Networking
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Opening Conference Remarks
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Opening Keynote

Topic: The New Digital Reality | Megatrends & Your Future Outlook

Speaker: Alex Benay, Digital Innovation Expert & Executive, Microsoft; Former CIO of Canada

9:45 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.Short Break
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Main Session

Topic: The Future Firm: Practical Tips to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Ryan Lazanis, CPA, CA, Founder of Future Firm

10:50 a.m. – 10:55 p.m.Break & Networking Opportunity
10:55 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.Main Session

Topic: Intelligent Automation and the Future of Work

Speaker: Annie Veillet, CPA, Partner, AI & Automation, PwC Canada & Ben Yee, CPA, CMA, MBA, Director, AI & Automation, PwC Canada

11:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Lunch & Learn

Topic: Mixed Reality for Accountants

Speaker: Garrett Wasny, MA, CMC, CITP/FIBP

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Main Session

Topic: From Person to Machine: The Role of Audit Data Analysis

Speaker: Stuart Cobbe, Global Head, Analytics & Industry Insights; MindBridge Ai

1:45 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.Short Break
1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.Closing Keynote

Topic: Trends & Transformations for the Future of Work

Speaker: Juliette Powell, Data Scientist & Futurist

2:50 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.Closing Conference Remarks
2:55 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Networking


We know the value of staying connected with peers during this unusual time. Using Hopin’s unique virtual networking features, you will have an opportunity to make new connections and network with fellow CPAs.

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