Thank you auckland 15 – 16 October

PROGRAM

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.

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CORDIS HOTEL AUCKLAND

Tuesday 15 October

Morning
8.00AM - 9.00AM
Registration and arrival
9.00AM - 9.10AM
Official opening
09.10AM - 10.00AM
KN1: Economic Update
Speaker
  • Laurence Kubiak
    Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research Laurence Kubiak has been NZIER’s Chief Executive since 2014. He is passionate about economics and the role it plays in creating value for New Zealand business and in driving sustainable prosperity for the country. Prior to moving back to New Zealand in 2014, he held a series of commercial and strategic roles for FTSE-100 companies (BP, Shell, SITA, BT) active in international markets. Laurence’s corporate career spanned 25 years that included; the ICT, aviation, infrastructure and energy sectors, roles in in strategy, operations, general management and business development, and project work in low-capacity environments in Africa and Asia as well as Western Europe. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/laurence-kubiak.png?h=180&w=180&rev=148b70d4e304442f8f9a25895822a36b
10.00AM - 10.30AM
Morning tea
10.30AM - 11.20AM
KN2: Future of finance: Digital Money and Blockchain
The power of code is that it creates a common language: it means that data on information, ideas, behaviour and even the physical world can be stored, analysed and shared on a mass scale. This is why technology, which used to be a sector on its own, is now a layer over everything. Key to this is the development of new forms of transferring value via blockchain, or distributed ledger technologies. Not only do these allow for new forms of money (such as cryptocurrencies), but they pave the way for a new digital substrate for the global economy, the so-called “internet of agreements”.
Speaker
  • Arthur Falls
    Head of Communications, Ocelot Arthur Falls is an industry observer and podcaster covering the blockchain field for the past five years. Previously Arthur was Director of Media at the New York-based venture studio ConsenSys, and Director of Communications at the Silicon Valley-based blockchain protocol lab DFINITY. Today Arthur leads communications at Ocelot, a startup building a second layer cloud infrastructure substrate. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/arthur-falls.png?h=180&w=180&rev=47e2c5130c8c479db8cf368b6acc21e5
11.25AM - 12.05PM
KN3: Accounting for the robots

Improved power systems, new materials, advances in computing, manufacturing and new, better algorithms are accelerating robotics. This is making robots faster, stronger, cheaper, and more perceptive, allowing them to engage with their surrounding environments, and carry out new and increasingly complex tasks.

In the same way that smartphones became widely available to everyone in the world in the last decade, robotics and AI will become cheap, easily accessible and deployable for everyone in the next. We will be living in a highly automated and advanced computerised world, sharing it with smart machines that have a form of limited or governed artificial intelligence.

These technologies are revolutionary because they minimise human intervention in areas we previously thought could never be automated. Automation minimises dangerous or boring tasks. It allows for new insights and greater capacity. It will create new jobs and give birth to entirely new fields of human endeavour. But in the process, it will disrupt old industries and create structural changes to the economy, with major implications for employment.

Speaker
  • Isuru Fernando
    Chief Design and Technology Officer, IBM NZ Isuru Fernando, the Chief Design and Technology Officer for IBM New Zealand, is a recognised thought leader at IBM, part of IBM’s Global Top Talent and sits on the Worldwide panel for Product Futures. He is a start-up founder and an advisor to universities and academic research groups. He is a member of the Embedded Systems and Robotics research group at the University of Auckland and he sits on the Executive Council of the New Zealand AI Forum. Globally, Isuru has extensive experience working with leading organisations on digital and economic disruption. He extends his remit outside of IBM to create market momentum for emerging technology and advocate for trusted ethical design. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/isuru-fernando.png?h=180&w=180&rev=2505d0240f94427da38f473fd6b0fbca
12.10PM - 12.45PM
KN3-FS: Future Skills Think Tank

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.

Speakers
  • Isuru Fernando
    Chief Design and Technology Officer, IBM NZ Isuru Fernando, the Chief Design and Technology Officer for IBM New Zealand, is a recognised thought leader at IBM, part of IBM’s Global Top Talent and sits on the Worldwide panel for Product Futures. He is a start-up founder and an advisor to universities and academic research groups. He is a member of the Embedded Systems and Robotics research group at the University of Auckland and he sits on the Executive Council of the New Zealand AI Forum. Globally, Isuru has extensive experience working with leading organisations on digital and economic disruption. He extends his remit outside of IBM to create market momentum for emerging technology and advocate for trusted ethical design. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/isuru-fernando.png?h=180&w=180&rev=2505d0240f94427da38f473fd6b0fbca
  • Hamish Wilson
    Human Capital Partner, Deloitte Hamish has worked in the Consulting field for over 18 years, both in the UK and New Zealand. His experience covers a wide spectrum of human capital issues; including workforce of the future, workforce strategy & planning and organisation transformation. Hamish also has significant programme and project management expertise, having managed several global programmes. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/hamish-wilson.png?h=180&w=180&rev=bce40e46e7b444a7819388d6351283ee
  • Frances Valintine
    Founder and CEO, Tech Futures Lab Frances Valintine (CNZM) is a thought-leader in emerging and disruptive technologies and has 20 years’ experience across business, technology and education. She founded The Mind Lab to bring contemporary knowledge and practical skills to students and teachers around New Zealand. In 2016, she launched Tech Futures Lab to navigate the new world of technology enabled businesses, as exponential technologies impact on every role, every sector and every economy.

    Frances has worked with and advised 250+ organisations from every sector in New Zealand, from agriculture to finance, retail to law, and has gained a reputation as an expert in leading change initiatives.
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Afternoon
12.45pm - 1.45PM
Exhibition lunch - with mentoring and networking activity
Concurrent sessions
1.45PM - 2.30PM
Operational transformation
A1: Case story UiPath: Leading finance & accounting automation globally
UiPath is leading an evolution in finance and accounting process automation around the world. Lisa will share client stories and investigate governance models and implementation strategies that have found the balance between where human interaction ends and automation begins.
Speaker
  • Lisa Marusich
    NZ Leader and Account Director, UiPath Lisa Marusich joined UiPath in 2018 as the New Zealand Leader and Account Director. Before UiPath, Lisa worked at EY New Zealand in the Automation team focussed on growing EY’s automation business, training both internal EY teams on RPA and clients. During this time at EY, Lisa worked with New Zealand businesses on implementing Uipath to drive improved business outcomes. Lisa is a Chartered Accountant who has worked within finance functions of New Zealand’s largest businesses. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/lisa-marusich.png?h=180&w=180&rev=7f551af67a144c7fa8d6be440e6095f8
1.45PM - 2.30PM
Trends and business impacts
A2: Extended Session: Agile innovation put to work AT work!
We are constantly bombarded with talk about agility and innovation as the solution to disruption, but what does this actually mean?

In this extended session we examine why organisations are struggling with implementing such methodologies. At the heart of it -people and organisations are poorly suited to rapid change and complexity. So just how do people and organisations graduate to working in a truly agile and innovative way?

Join Steve as we delve into some surprisingly simple ways organisations can start successfully on the road to thinking and working differently and more efficiently
Speaker
  • Steve McCrone
    Director, Cornwall Strategic Steve began his career as a commissioned officer in the NZ Army where he was trained as a bomb disposal technician. After leaving the Army, Steve honed his strategy skills in the UK where he worked in the commercialisation of renewable energy and IT companies.

    Steve started Cornwall Strategic in response to the gap between traditional business strategy and how organisations functioned in the real world. Steve is an active member of the Cognitive Edge global network and participates in the development of tools and techniques that are at the forefront of modern strategic thinking. Steve is a qualified facilitator for the Cynefin Foundations course, an internationally recognised program for using complexity for strategic advantage.

    He is a sought-after speaker, facilitator and advisor on strategy. He specialises in the application of authentic tools and techniques for organisations dealing with fast changing, uncertain and complex issues.
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1.45PM - 2.30PM
Personal development
A3: The importance of building your authentic unique value proposition

Active career management is a critical capability for any leader. Job titles are becoming increasingly immaterial with millions of people having the same title, skills and experience.

That means, you and your employees have to stand out to be noticed. Your organisation’s brand and your own individual brand are not exclusive to one another. Aligning these attributes in an authentic manner is key to leading in your own areas and specialisation.

Speaker
  • Stephen Drain CPA
    Partner, PwC New Zealand Stephen Drain is a Partner in PwC New Zealand and lead’s its Forensic Services practice and Leadership Development practice within Consulting. He is also the internal Partner lead for People and Culture for PwC Consulting.

    Within the leadership development space, Stephen works with organisations and senior leaders to develop authentic and innovating leadership development solutions. For the fifth consecutive year Stephen is running a modular leadership programme for a large local government organisation with a focus on authentic leadership.
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Concurrent sessions
2.35PM - 3.20PM
Trends and business impacts
B1: The business of market innovation
The future of finance is overflowing with fantastic potential to harness emerging technologies to deliver market innovations. This session explores this emerging business of market innovation through case studies of current projects in NZ and globally.
Speaker
  • Dave Corbett
    CEO, Centrality Dave Corbett is the CEO of Centrality FinTech, a global company based in New Zealand and focused on enabling growth in Blockchain Financial Markets. Dave has advised banking, capital markets, and financial services entities in 15+ countries across Australia, Asia, Europe, New Zealand and UK. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/dave-corbett.png?h=180&w=180&rev=5052c66e11514743a37ba2bfb2c0142b
2.35PM - 3.20PM
Personal development
A2: Extended Session continued
2.35PM - 3.20PM
Strategy and leadership
B3: : Moving towards a cashless society
Just like cassette players, cheques and video rental stores, cash could soon become a thing of the past – especially as technology evolves to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve security for businesses and consumers. But what will this mean for New Zealand? And what will it mean for the accounting sector?

Join MYOB NZ Country Manager Ingrid Cronin-Knight as she explores the benefits and implications of a cashless economy, and how accountants and businesses can prepare for the future of money.

Speaker
  • Ingrid Cronin-Knight
    Country Manager, MYOB NZ Ingrid came to MYOB from the telecommunications industry, most recently as Head of Change and Business Technology for Chorus where she managed the technology and business transformation programme following its demerger from Telecom (now Spark). Prior to that, she held various roles in Telecom’s enterprise division.

    Ingrid was recognised as a Global Woman Breakthrough Leader in 2015 and holds an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK. She is a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award Winner in 2014 and 2015 and was the inaugural winner of Computerworld New Zealand IT Manager of the Year in 2010. She also represented New Zealand in cricket as a White Fern and was captain of the Auckland Hearts.
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3.20PM - 3.50PM
Afternoon tea
Concurrent sessions
3.50PM - 4.35PM
Strategy and leadership
C1: Data security management for accountants
Data has become a valuable commodity in the market and each organisation must be aware of threats that may compromise its integrity. Learn how data breaches will affect accounting functions and how to detect potential threats.
Speaker
  • Chloe Ashford
    Senior Security Consultant, Quantum Security Chloe is a Senior Security Consultant at Quantum Security, based in Wellington. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in IT. She works with clients from various industries providing security assurance over their systems. This includes activities such as risk identification and management, security compliance audits, system design reviews, policy reviews and general security consultancy. Generally, her aim is to support NZ businesses to mature their security practices and understand how they can best protect their information assets. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/chloe-ashford.png?h=180&w=180&rev=508bcfefdca24d66b2cd1fdba7125281
3.50PM - 4.35PM
Trends and business impacts
C2: Transformation of the finance function

Fundamentally how finance teams will work is being altered with the speed of rapid technological change. The actual work involved in re-orientating your team, changing the processes and on-boarding your many stakeholders to come along for ‘a new way’ in the transformation is no easy feat.

In this session we will evaluate how to deliver alignment of the finance function whilst managing performance and keeping step with the overall business strategy.

Speaker
  • Scott Levens
    Former Centre of Excellence for RPA Lead

    Scott has experience as the lead of a ‘Centre of Excellence for Robotic Process Automation’ at the largest local government Authority/Council in New Zealand which realised over 10 BOT’s being implemented into production, commencing early 2018 through to mid-2019.

    The Council’s ‘CoE for RPA’ team were rewarded in 2018 with the ALGIM award for ‘Best Use of Emerging Technology’, this was a great reward and recognition for a team that implemented a step change across the Council that had process/technology challenges.

    The CoE team was also recognised for supporting how Council’s ICT function has transformed over the past year by being a finalist in the 2019 New Zealand CIO awards category of ‘Business Transformation through Digital and IT.’ Previous to working with Council Scott had worked across industries such as FMCG, Funds Management, Insurance, Hospitality, Mining, Government and Banking in various roles (Procurement, Marketing, Project Management, Research, Consulting and Offshore Operations).

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3.50PM - 4.35PM
Personal development
C3: Managing Up

We are frequently taught how to “manage” or “lead” from a top down perspective. What about from a bottom up? How do we establish a great working relationship with our boss, and maybe our boss’s boss?

In this session author and workplace productivity expert, Donna McGeorge will share with it what it takes to establish trust, credibility and confidence between you and your manager, and why it’s important. Take a non-political approach to handling workplace politics.

Speaker
  • Donna McGeorge
    Time Management expert and author

    Donna McGeorge makes work work. 

    She is passionate about enhancing the large amount of time we spend in our workplace (too much, for many) to ensure it is effective and productive, as well as enjoyable. 
    Donna has worked with managers and leaders throughout Australia and the Asia-–Pacific for over 20 years. She delivers practical skills, training, workshops and facilitation to corporates — such as Nissan Motor Company, Jetstar, Medibank Private and Ford Motor Company — so they learn to manage their people well and produce great performance and results. 

    She also knows that when we decide to be intentional, we can surprise ourselves with what we can achieve.  Donna has authored 6 books and her CV includes:  Manager of Theatre, Sports & Concert Tours for the UK-based Keith Prowse; Asia–Pacific Organisational Development Manager for Ford Motor Company in Shanghai, China; as well as roles at Telstra, Qantas & Ernst & Young.

     
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4.40PM - 5.25PM
KN4: Go Further. Faster

In a fast-changing environment today’s leaders need new ways of working, otherwise they risk falling behind the expectations and working habits of the next-generation workforce. At the same time a new leadership counter-trend is emerging, where the ability to reflect deeply and mindfully is needed to gain clarity amongst the noise.

This presentation begins with an interactive briefing on critical trends. But it doesn’t stop there, because you’ll then learn how to accelerate your own ability to scan for trends. To go further. Faster.

However it’s one thing to identify a market shift. It’s far harder to convince others to take action as a result. So you’ll then discover how to apply visionary leadership techniques to challenge the status quo, inspiring others to take action.

Speaker
  • Dave Wild
    Futurist Dave Wild can show you how to see into the future more clearly. How? First by detecting the signals of the future that are all around you. Then innovating to shift from predicting the future, to creating it. By doing this Dave works with organisations such as Microsoft, Xero and Air New Zealand, helping leaders and teams to be Futuready. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/david-wild.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=57a4dd25783e4862b546ba5757d63695
5.30PM - 6.30PM
Networking Function

Wednesday 16 October

Morning
8.00AM - 9.00AM
Registration and arrival
9.00AM - 10.00AM
KN5: Ignite your Learning

Ignite 1: Ignite your Learning
You've got a full day of great CPA learning ahead of you. Sure, you could print out PowerPoint slides and take copious notes throughout the day - but is this really the best method to ensure you get the most out of your conference day?

In this session, we'll question common conference behaviors. By exploring the brain, the foundations of human thinking, and the patterns of human memory, we will consider a new way to approach your learning to ensure you get the most 'bang' for your learning 'buck'.

Ignite 2: A return to tribe: How community and connection drive innovation
• Understand the research revealing ‘belonging’ as being critical within creative and resilient teams
• Understand emerging trends redefining workplace culture
• Insights into leadership micro-skills that will propel you as a leader in the emerging economy

Ignite 3: Gen Z Insights
Activist, entrepreneur and Girlboss NZ founder, Alexia Hilbertidou, will present an inspiring, funny and surprising insight into the minds of Gen Z. What are they engaging with online and what do they care about? How will they be impacted by the future of work and how should we be preparing them for it? How can we support the next generation of young people and how do we keep up with them?

Speakers
  • Dr Jared Cooney-Horvath
    Cognitive Neuroscientist and Honorary researcher, University of Melbourne Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is a neuroscientist, educator, and author of the new best-selling book Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 150 schools internationally. He currently serves as Director of LME Global: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioral research to business and industry alike. /-/media/corporate/allimages/congress-2018/2018-speakers/jared-cooney-horvath.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=e501c26f504c453ba2eabd5150857484
  • Al Jeffery
    Cultural architect and integrative performance facilitator

    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.

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  • Alexia Hilbertidou
    CEO & Founder, GirlBoss Alexia is the 20-year-old founder and CEO of GirlBoss NZ - a 13,000 strong army of young women who are determined to achieve gender equality in their lifetimes. Its members are shrugging off the statistics and preparing themselves to take their seats at the table - the boardroom table that is. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/alexia-hilbertidou.png?h=180&w=180&rev=b5c41a42fb2149609b57f3c910c30332
10.00AM - 10.30AM
Morning tea
10.30AM - 11.15AM
KN6: A practical integrated approach
Auckland Council has taken a practical approach in its journey towards Integrated Report. Harnessing previous work defining Auckland’s outcomes, establishing teams comprising different ideas, and incorporating a stronger Te Ao Māori perspective, Auckland Council has used integrated thinking to write a clear and engaging Annual Report.

Auckland Council has learned from doing and can provide lessons about what to do and not do when taking your first steps towards producing an Integrated Report.
Speaker
  • David Gurney
    Manager – Corporate and Local Board Performance, Auckland Council David works in the Finance team at Auckland Council as the Manager Corporate and Local Board Performance. He has over 20 years of senior management experience in the private, public and local government sectors covering strategy, policy, business analysis and performance. He has also been an advisor to public sector chief executives and ministers. At Auckland Council, David’s primary role is to turn financial gobble-gook into performance stories that everyday people can understand. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/david-gurney_1.png?h=180&w=180&rev=37db14f14f3842f5aff465bd694131f0
Concurrent sessions
11.25AM - 12.10PM
Operational transformation
D1: The advantages of effective change management

Being able to effectively manage and guide others through change is vital. The fundamental unpredictability of change creates significant challenges for leaders in gaining the support of their people. Incorrect management of change can obstruct the process or even derail teams and organisations.

Join us and learn practical strategies to lead, inspire and ignite change, communicate it effectively and overcome change barriers.

Speaker
  • Arlee Folkers FCPA
    Group Chief Financial Officer, Isaac Construction Arlee Folker's career has traversed diverse commercial environments and industry sectors that include public and private sector resulting in a comprehensive understanding of the business environment. Today her focus as a senior executive is to provide strategic leadership at management and operational levels within business, whilst modelling the values and building the wider team to achieve the strategic objectives. Arlee's philosophy is simple, contribute as a strategic business partner where she can add value and make a difference to the success of the business. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/arlee-folkers.png?h=180&w=180&rev=28e43faa8b264e0ab71b6a1ac7bffccc
11.25AM - 12.10PM
Personal development
D2: What’s beyond the rational?

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 even experiment with some stories and ideas that may be stopping us from giving our full selves to our work and lives.

 

Speaker
  • Al Jeffery
    Cultural architect and integrative performance facilitator

    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.

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11.25AM - 12.10PM
Finance fundamentals
D3: Taxation update
Speaker
  • Andrew Dickeson FCPA
    Tax Director, Staples Rodway Andrew heads the Auckland tax team. He prides himself on making the area of tax as understandable as possible for his clients. Qualified as both an accountant and lawyer he is ideally qualified to find practical solutions to the most complicated tax matters. Andrew has a particular interest in the area of indirect taxation. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys making the most of the outdoors, watching a variety of sports, going to the gym and practicing Krav Maga. In 2018 Andrew was appointed as the Board Chairman in the Auckland office. /-/media/corporate/allimages/congress-2018/2018-speakers/speaker-images/andrew-dickeson.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=d38b3927007b41019c62139c25fdc07f
Afternoon
12.10PM - 1.50PM
BL1: Watch this space: Expanding our imaginations and our world onto Ma…
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.
Speaker
  • Dr Adriana Marais
    Founder of #ProudlyHuman, Director - Foundation for Space Development, Former Head of Innovation - SAP South Africa Adriana is the Founder of #ProudlyHuman, as well as Director at the Foundation for Space Development, an initiative of which is Africa2Moon, to inspire the youth of developing nations, in particular Africa, to "Reach for the Moon" through education and science. She is also a member of the South African government advisory task team on the 4th Industrial Revolution, Faculty at the Singularity University and Duke Corporate Education, and an astronaut candidate with the Mars One Project.

    Previously, Adriana was Head of Innovation at SAP Africa between 2017 and 2019. Her career began in academia, and she has authored numerous articles on her research in theoretical quantum physics. Adriana holds an MSc (summa cum laude) in quantum cryptography and a PhD in quantum biology. Her postdoctoral research focused on quantum effects in photosynthesis as well as the origins of prebiotic molecules and life itself. She is currently pursuing a second PhD in economics in resource-constrained environments at the University of Cape Town. Adriana has won numerous awards including the L’Oreal-UNESCO International Rising Talent Award in 2015 and the Royal Society of South Africa Meiring Naude Medal in 2016. She is an alumna of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in physics and a Global Women’s Forum Rising Talent, both 2016.
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Concurrent sessions
1.50PM - 2.35PM
Trends and business impacts
E1: Big Data – practical application, finding the hidden gems to transf…
Key areas the finance team are now expected to contribute include:
- Delivering insights from big data
- Realising ROI from technology investment

In this session we look to explore how can finance teams can better leverage data to provide more forward-thinking and real time value to the business.
Speaker
  • Priyanka Roy
    Head of Data & AI, Intergen With over 14 years of international experience across India, Germany, USA and New Zealand, Priyanka Roy has helped organisations improve performance and decision-making processes by unleashing the power of data through business intelligence and analytics.

    Passionate about technology and solving business problems, Priyanka has assisted C-suite executives and senior stakeholders develop their data strategies from design to implementation. Her expertise and interest are in Data & BI Strategy & Consulting, Solution Design & Architecture, Data warehousing, Master Data Management, Project Management and People Management.
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1.50PM - 2.35PM
Sector in focus
E2: Global shift in payments and open banking
The payments landscape both globally and locally is continuing to transform at pace. Current trends are for faster, more mobile, more informative, international and more secure payments. The future of payments in New Zealand is part of this broader global process of evolution and are on a journey to have a world class payments ecosystem where Kiwis can pay who they want, when they want and how they want.
Speaker
  • Jane-Renee Retimana
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1.50PM - 2.35PM
Finance fundamentals
E3: Managing ‘tricky’ people
In some workplaces, conflict may be inevitable but how it’s managed and resolved is what creates optimal working conditions. This session will provide an overview of the reasons for conflict, how to reduce it and methods and techniques of resolution.
Speaker
  • Sue Lindsay
    Facilitator and Leadership Coach, The CARE Factor As a strategic finance executive, Sue’s style of leadership has empowered people to achieve their potential while delivering productivity and performance. Her natural leadership approach of being connected with her teams, has enabled them to achieve stability, engagement, creativity, collaboration and a growth mindset. Sue is a Monash University graduate with a Bachelor of Business Finance. She has over 30 years corporate experience leading successful teams with iconic brand organisations. Her strengths are in identifying the disconnect between leaders and teams and the ability in rebuilding relationships to ensure organisation's future growth. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/sue-lindsay.png?h=180&w=180&rev=a8e27ca5c93a4fffa4505445a3fab444
Concurrent sessions
2.45PM - 3.30PM
Trends and business impacts
F1: The art of storytelling in communicating financial data

As a finance professional you are required to present to stakeholders who have varying degrees of financial understanding. The value you provide to them is wholly dependant on you delivering the information that is easily understood and provides meaning.

In the context of the economic environment, and producing insights that management and others can use to reach the true potential of the organisation.

In this session, takes us through the steps to translate the way insights are presented in a way that is customised to the audience

Speaker
  • Kat Greenbrook
    Founder, Rogue Penguin Kat is the founder of Rogue Penguin, a data storytelling company in Wellington. She has over ten years experience in analytical modelling roles, but now focuses on the challenge of data communication. Kat retrained in digital design and uses visualisation as a tool to help businesses tell their data stories. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/kat-greenbrook.png?h=180&w=180&rev=d769bded4b214f03be5133c97f05bf1e
2.45PM - 3.30PM
Operational transformation
F2: Unleashing the power of Intelligent Automation to drive efficiency
Intelligent automation combines the speed and power of machine learning and RPA to achieve your business goals from optimizing customer experience, improved efficiencies across the value chain that can transform business models.
Speaker
  • Tim Paton
    Finance Automation Lead, Foodstuffs After completing a foundation as an accountant with one of the big 4 firms, Tim now works with emerging technologies to automate processes in the finance space, this could be through a number of tools, including Robotic Process Automation. It’s about delivering value through reliable, efficient and supportable automations. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/tim-paton.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=c7799a36bf734029b1d528ae39252d36
2.45PM - 3.30PM
Finance fundamentals
F3: The rise of fintech in NZ
Speaker
  • James Brown
    General Manager, Fintech NZ James Brown is a serial networker who is driven to making New Zealand the number one choice for Fintech and Innovation giving great access to ASIA. He’s focussed on Financial Literacy issues, which leads to cashflow stress which results in the unthinkable.

    Collaboration is critical to the growth of New Zealand - how can he help? He’s a motivational Speaker and MC keen to share the message.
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3.40PM - 4.40PM
KN7: Ignite your learning, tips and tricks to make it stick

The conference is done, your brain is filled with new facts, and you're excited about all the new ideas you've explored.

Bad news: over the next couple days, you can expect to forget the vast majority of the new information you've learned today - unless you do something to support and bolster your memory.

In this session, we will explore how best to combat the brain's natural trend towards forgetfulness and consider a number of things you can do over the ensuing days/weeks to ensure you hold onto and can meaningfully apply all you've learned today.

Speaker
  • Dr Jared Cooney-Horvath
    Cognitive Neuroscientist and Honorary researcher, University of Melbourne Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is a neuroscientist, educator, and author of the new best-selling book Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 150 schools internationally. He currently serves as Director of LME Global: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioral research to business and industry alike. /-/media/corporate/allimages/congress-2018/2018-speakers/jared-cooney-horvath.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=e501c26f504c453ba2eabd5150857484
4.40PM - 5.30PM
Reflections on the day and networking drinks

Sectors

  • Economy, regulation and business

  • Finance fundamentals

    Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.

  • Operational transformation

    Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.

  • Personal development

    Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.

  • Sector in focus

    Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.

  • Strategy and leadership

    Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.

  • Trends and business impacts

    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.

venue


CORDIS HOTEL
83 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland 1010