These sessions will be available to watch from the start of day one of Virtual Congress and available up to 3 December 2021*.
So, watch them over time when it suits you, or binge them all in one go – it’s your choice.
*Some sessions may not be available for the entire OnDemand period, depending on speaker preferences, and these will be clearly marked.
Embrace the "new"
Keep-up with the unpredictable and complex business landscape. Explore what’s emerging within business models, finance transformation and innovation, systems thinking and more.
RC01 Superfreakonomics: Asking the right questions is the answer
Moderator: Alena Bennett CA, Leadership expert and author of "CFO of the Future"
Old rules of business just don't apply anymore and this makes even more sense now than it did years ago when Dubner co-authored a melding of economics with pop culture, aptly titled - Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics. Through captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, this interview will uncover how to steer your brain into new ways of thinking by asking the right questions, discovering (at times) unpopular truths and ultimately inspiring change in your own finance teams, company and community.
RC07 Open Banking in action: Enabling better data for better decisions
Hear from Steve Kemp, Head of Financial Institutions at Intuit QuickBooks, the industry’s first accounting software provider to be accredited by the ACCC for Open Banking CDR as he unpacks what open banking in action means for advisors and their clients. Steve will discuss Intuit Australia's ACCC accreditation, share learnings from the UK rollout, reveal the timeline for implementation in Australia and showcase the benefits of Open Banking for advisors to make better decisions for their clients with the rich data that Open Banking will provide.
RC10 The strongest mindset
Moderator: Audrey Raj, Executive Producer and Presenter, BFM Media
Named the world games greatest athlete of all time, Nicol dominated the courts for 20 years and let the squash do the talking. After retiring from the professional circuit at the top her game, she has by no means slowed down. Building from her life experiences and learnings, Nicol will share practical and applicable tips that can help you reach the top of your game and stay there.
RC19 The art of leading remotely
Teammates may no longer be sitting next to you and colleagues may be located anywhere in the world. Now is the time to reveal best practices in remote communications and leading remote talents of all types. Learn how you can leverage platforms, cadences, nuance and service level agreements to develop an agile, motivated workforce that achieves organisational goals.
RC20 Accelerate lean and agile business growth
Are you looking to create an innovation funnel in your organisation? Through the power of case-studies, gain insights into the processes, mindsets and strategies various organisation are optimising to turn ideas into new products and services. Recognise the potential within your role or business to develop valuable offerings for your clients.
Manage the now, prepare for the next
With strong foundations, you can overcome challenges and maximise opportunities.
RC04 Culture: The invisible, but powerful leadership factor
The business environment is confronting significant changes at such a rapid pace. This is placing more emphasis for leaders to transition their organisations. Culture is the silent force that can either energise the change process or become a barrier to success. Building, managing, and changing culture is an essential expertise for today’s leaders. Learn key principles and “lessons learned” to help you make culture a competitive advantage.
RC05 Empathy and AI: Why the inner work makes the outer work
Tech has gone from ubiquitous - devices always on, to intimate - things we wear, to ambient - assistive chatbots and AIs meant to help. What does it mean to live amongst these presences? What are the most important human questions to ask in this new era of technology? Join Google Empathy Lab for a journey into the empathy-driven research and interaction dynamics shaping the next wave of AI-first experiences.
RC08 Embracing the next innovation in finance
The future is now. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and other forms of digital and quantum technologies are already changing our understanding of what work is. Find out why and how you can create cultures motivated by the trust, curiosity, activism, diversity and humility, prioritising human potential by using a planetary-centered approach for creative problem-solving.
RC15 Intrapreneurship and overcoming the corporate immune system
Organisations we work for may be conservative, risk averse or anti-change but the individuals within them may have other ambitions. Drawing from experience in disruptive financial technologies, fintech and start-ups in data, go on a journey of driving innovation in the workplace and how you can become an 'Intrapreneur'.
Lead with clarity and ethics
Changes in culture and society bring with them new challenges and opportunities. Prepare yourself and your organisation on how to navigate ethical challenges with greater clarity.
RC02 Ethics in the boardroom
Moderator: Alena Bennett CA, Leadership expert and author of "CFO of the Future"
The pandemic-led crisis has posed unprecedented challenges for finance and business leaders, reframing the discussions around globalisation, climate change and digitalisation. Gain unique insights from this dialogue about a leader's 'view from the top', the shifts in 'responsible' considerations in the fourth industrial revolution, the human potential to reinvent organisations for a sustainable future and the crucial role that finance functions are poised to play.
RC03 Ethical Intelligence, making the 'right' decisions
Discover the concept of 'ethical intelligence’ and learn how it is the most practical, valuable and even courageous way to determining success on the job and instilling a sense of self-worth. Learn the five principles which form a framework for leading with ethical intelligence, especially in times of crisis.
RC13 Fuelling ESG towards sustainable growth
Driving value in today’s uncertain landscape, requires a fresh approach. Investors and executives now realize that a strong ESG proposition can safeguard a company’s long-term success. Learn actionable lessons on business partnering, creating value for a wider group of stakeholders, and investing in a company’s performance, in ways other than financial.
RC14 Intangibles to climate risk: Should we broaden the scope of financial reporting?
Assoc Prof Dean Hanlon CPA, Department of Accounting, Monash University
Ram Subramanian CPA, Senior Manager - Reporting Policy, CPA Australia
In pursuit of more relevant information for decisions, calls to expand the scope of financial reporting abound. In CPA Australia funded Horizons of Financial Reporting research project, we critically explore issues of debate in broadening the scope of financial reporting, including: Should there be increased recognition of intangibles? How should financial reports incorporate climate risk disclosures? How do relevance, materiality, and faithful representation come into play in such questions?
RC17 Moving the dial on sustainable business practices
Moderator: Eugene Wong FCPA, CEO, Sustainable Finance Institute Asia
Embracing sustainable business practices is becoming a global priority due to its impact on climate change. The accounting profession has a crucial role to play in collaborating with governments, business, and civil society to address the climate crisis.
Obtain practical knowhow of an accountant’s role in setting the agenda and leading the way to sustainability.
Future-proof your career
Enhance your career and adopt new ways of learning; boost your technical skills and problem-solving prowess. Discover new pathways and customise your journey to reach your goal.
RC06 Risk management in a changing world
Nearly eighteen months into the pandemic, expectations of recovery are more optimistic as countries ramp up their vaccination programmes. The world has changed, and the pace of changes continues to accelerate. What could this represent in terms of consumers behaviour, supply chains, mobility of talent, etc.? Coupled with increasingly important themes on digitalisation, climate change and inequalities, how should businesses reframe their approach to risk management?
RC11 Take control of your career journey
A chance to build a bank from the scratch is not something that often comes across. So, when it did, Belinda grasped the opportunity with both hands and made the leap. The journey has not been without its challenges, with lessons learnt along the way. Gain insights from the AFR Boss young executive’s career journey and discover how emerging finance leaders can take the next step towards success.
RC18 Activate Your Brain to Unleash the Momentum for Growth
Our brain constantly looks for equilibrium. Once in place, it can be applied to creating the momentum needed for the successful outcome of goals and deliverables. In “Activate Your Brain to Unleash the Momentum for Growth”, you’ll discover 5 ways that a thriving brain can bring clarity and growth, and leave with tactics that can be immediately put to use in your business and personal life.
Emerging faces of accounting
Understand the generational cultural shift, embrace diversity and inclusion to open-up Accounting 2.0.
RC12 The diverse talent pool in accounting and its impact on finance teams
You may want to believe that it's a level playing field but in fact you are competing 'for' talent and 'with' talent in a multicultural market. Challenge your assumptions on what it takes to embed and participate in an inclusive work environment. Gain deeper understanding of patterns and mental models that contribute to blind spots and exclusion.
RC16 Generation gap (bridging, sharing and embracing)
As the workforce changes and evolves, so must organisations. Uncover how organisations and leaders can bridge the generational gap by becoming fluid, adaptive, purpose-driven and most importantly human-centred.