Delegates at Congress 2019 were captivated with content from acclaimed thought leaders who are leading the way with artificial intelligence, digital money and the future of finance. You will find details on the quality 2019 program below. CPA Congress will be back in 2020 with another engaging program.
Tané is a big-data scientist, cancer researcher and bioinformatician. He's a co-founder of Future Crunch, as well as data analytics startup, Lighthouse.
He holds a Masters in Bioinformatics from the University of Melbourne and has worked for the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital diagnosing rare genetic diseases using by analysing DNA with data-mining and machine learning.
He believes that cognitive code can help solve some of the biggest problems in finance, business and science. He is currently completing his PhD at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, using molecular biomarkers in DNA and analysing them using artificial intelligence to improve treatments for people suffering from cancer. He's also a former US mountain biking champion and an avid sailor.
There has been much debate about the future of accounting as a profession. Role automation is leading to employer demand shifting from job title to skill set, but what skills will professional accountants really need?
Join our high-profile group think tank to be part of a live open discussion with our leading thought leaders and CFOs. They will take you into the future jobs and skill sets that will change the way we work and live.
Communication skills are vital in any business environment. To be able to stand up, speak up and persuade is crucial to getting yourself heard and your message understood. We are all ‘salespeople’ when we present to our stakeholders - we need to sell our organization or department, our services and most importantly – ourselves.
- Why ‘clarity is king’ and how to make the complex simple
- Cialdini’s six elements of persuasion. How and when to use them
- Why you need to win hearts and well as minds
You have probably all heard of the rise of artificial intelligence, robots, and self-driving cars, and have a view on how these will impact society over time. In this session, we will explore other global technology mega trends and the impact they are having currently in the world, and how this is changing people, companies and governments perception of what is possible.
With technology moving at an ever increasing pace, we will unpack how traditional businesses may be impacted, and what you can do to prepare to transition to a future, which will ultimately impact every government, business and person on the planet.
In this session Fiona will share practical tools and experience in coping with the pressures of the job alongside the role of leadership.
This engaging and robust session takes a focus on committing to regular resilience practices as an essential foundation for effectively managing self and work in a stressful and demanding environment – leading to sustainable high performance.
This panel session will discuss FinTech that has been embraced and why it is working for them. They will share lessons learnt and discuss what challenges they are facing over the next 12 months.
Ignite 1: ish: The problem with our pursuit for perfection
Excellence, quality and continuous improvement are important - but the pursuit of perfection …not so much. Our drive to make things look or seem perfect is dangerously on the rise and has dire consequences for how we feel about ourselves, how we live and work and how we collaborate with others.
But there is a way out of and beyond perfection. Lynne Cazaly shares the latest thinking on being more ‘ish’.
Ignite 2: Return to Tribe: How Community and Connection Drive Innovation
Understand the research revealing ‘belonging’ as being critical within creative and resilient teams.
• Learn the emerging trends redefining workplace culture
• Insights into leadership micro-skills that will propel you as a leader in the emerging economy
Innovators see things that other people miss. Opportunities and lightbulb moments exist everywhere if we only open our eyes and encourage ideas to develop and grow, which is at the heart of market leading thinking, constant innovation and outstanding results.
Ignite 3: How to use accounting skills to change the world
Meet a young accountant using accounting to protect human rights and empower communities. Hear the inspirational story from Shelley Cable, whose work in financial literacy took her to the United Nations and is now working to unlock the potential of accounting through Indigenous participation.
Al Jeffery is an integrative performance facilitator and international speaker. He works with leaders and teams creating cultures of connectedness. Having been listed in Australia’s Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs twice in a row, nominated for Young Australian of the Year and worked with Apple, Google Australia, Telstra, AusPost and many more, Al merges his experience in business and wellbeing to support those creating our future.
Shelley Cable is a Wilman-Nyoongar woman from Perth, passionate about financial literacy and inclusion, particularly amongst young people, women, and Indigenous Australians.
Shelley believes that accountants – especially young accountants - can change the world. In 2017, Shelley put this to the test when she presented to the United Nations on the role of financial literacy in protecting human rights, and ultimately had her recommendations officially endorsed by the UN.
For her leadership and advocacy work, Shelley has been named:
- Curtin University’s Young Alumna of the year
- Winner of the WA Young Achiever Award (Leadership Category)
- Finalist in the Western Australian of the Year Awards, both 2017 and 2018.
Shelley is also a member of the Murdoch University Advisory Board, Chair of the CPA Young Professionals Committee in Canberra, and is in her final semester of the CPA program.
Many organisations are coming to terms with potentially significant changes from putting operating leases on balance sheets, with the asset and liability having different balances over time. Many have not addressed the consequent impact on their profits and results. Public sector and not-for-profit organisations, that aim for small surpluses, may be particularly affected. Commercial for-profit entities, that aim for increasing profits, will also be affected.
This session will give some practical insights and examples of how organisations have been, and expect to be, affected by the new standard AASB 16.
In the age of disruption, constant re-invention and the call to be creative, what role does the more-than-rational play? In our attempt to boost efficiency, have we left behind something that may be our golden bullet in this time?
We’ll explore the context we are now living and working within, and what this might ask of us as leaders and stellar performers.
We’ll debunk and possibly some of stories and ideas that may be stopping us from giving our full selves to our work and lives
Dr Adriana Marais, physicist, innovator and aspiring extra-terrestrial, believes that we are living at a unique point in the history of life on Earth. Developments in science and technology are taking place at an unprecedented rate, and the expansion of our society beyond this planet is within reach.
In December 2020, she and her team will depart for an overwinter, off world settlement simulation experiment in Antarctica to demonstrate community living and off grid capabilities from life support to communication systems, in the harshest and most isolated environment on Earth. The expedition is an initiative of #ProudlyHuman: pioneering new frontiers in research and technology for a sustainable future on Earth, above and beyond.
Agile is a vast global movement and it’s transforming the world of work. Agile is spreading rapidly and while it was born in software development, plenty of other industries, sectors and leaders are leveraging the benefits of adopting an agile culture and agile ways of working. These includes greater productivity, profitability, increased customer value and greater employee engagement.
So what is it… and how do you get on board? Join this session to learn how having an agile mindset can make incredible differences to how your work, what the business does and how it delivers value to customers
Supported by comprehensive training materials, this Essential Tax Update session will ensure you are informed of ATO announcements and rulings; Court and AAT decisions; Proposed changes to the tax law; and Emerging Tax Issues.
A perennial challenge that you face as the CFO in leading your finance department is that of how to secure the absolute best performance from your team. Many star performers may have limited opportunities for further promotion and so what do you do to reward and retain them?
How do you train and reward the best and brightest in your team?
Many of us appreciate the benefits of broadening our professional network, yet most of us would likely admit at times it’s just a dutiful necessity and at worse can be just plain awkward. In this fun and engaging session designed to get you to really engage and connect in with people, Jen takes you through the fine artistry of good networking.
Learn how you can:
- expertly move in and out of groups and better remember people’s names
- read and deliver handshakes
- be more at ease when networking across hierarchical divisions
- be more strategic with networking and enhance your personal brand.
You can then take these skills to the networking drinks where you will have the opportunity to put all this into practice and connect beyond just ‘work stuff’.
Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.
Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.
Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.
Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.
Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.
Understand shifts in the domestic and global economy, the regulatory environment, the latest fraudulent activities, and consumer and competitive markets to build risk mitigation strategies.
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