CPA Congress brisbane 9 – 11 October

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BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

Thursday 10 October

Morning
8.30AM - 9.00AM
Registration and arrival
09.00AM - 09.15AM
Official opening and welcome to country
09.15AM - 10.00AM
KN1: Reimagining the future through the lens of digitisation and automa…

Science and technology are creating a world that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant. Future Crunch will help you to generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st of century.

Speaker
  • Tané Hunter
    Cancer Researcher and Big Data Scientist, Future Crunch

    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.

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10.00AM - 10.30AM
Morning tea
10.30AM - 11.15AM
KN2: Future of Finance: Digital Money and Blockchain
Nathana O’Brien Sharma is based out of Silicon Valley and is at the forefront of the virtual currency and blockchain revolution. Finance professionals will need to understand the benefits of virtual currency versus traditional capital raising opportunities.

Digital assets are the main use for blockchain, over $3 Trillion of business value in the future will be generated by Blockchain technology. Nathana will discuss some of the world’s most cutting edge Blockchain uses and pilots to demonstrate how this technology is solving some of the most complex business and finance problems.
Speaker
  • Nathana O'Brien Sharma
    Faculty, Blockchain, Policy, Law & Ethics Nathana O'Brien Sharma is a Faculty member at Singularity University, where she writes and speaks for international audiences on the future of technology, law and business. Nathana is also General Counsel at Labelbox, one of the most exciting artificial intelligence startups in the Silicon Valley today.

    Nathana worked as an Intellectual Property Associate at Gunderson Dettmer, a leading emerging company and venture capital law firm. While at Gunderson Dettmer, Nathana helped a range of technology companies on data privacy and cyber security strategy. She has also worked at the Israeli Supreme Court and the Center for Creative Technologies.

    Nathana is a JD/MBA graduate of Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management, as well as Singularity University's 2012 Graduate Studies Program.
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11.20AM - 12.00PM
KN3: Creating the future - the economic game-changers and megatrends im…
With major global events impacting our economy and increasingly advanced technologies being developed, businesses need to get ahead of the curve. Bringing together an economist and futurist, we explore what the future might look like. Gain insight into the macroeconomic issues influencing the local and national economies and stretch your thinking away from your everyday business issues, so you are can take advantage of megatrends that will shape how we live our lives.
Speaker
  • Steve Sammartino
    Futurist Steve Sammartino wrote his first lines of computer code at age 10. He is one of Australia’s most respected futurists and business technologists. He has an incredible ability to make sense of how emerging technology applies to your industry. He is a born entrepreneur and had his first startup at age 12 – an organic egg farm before the words “organic” or “startup” had been invented! He even started a clothing business part-time and managed to build up the business to a point where he sold it. He used to start work at 5am, sell to customers at lunch time and do administration at night.

    After completing studies in Economics and Finance at university he worked in multiple Fortune 500 companies including Proctor & Gamble, SAB Miller, Kimberly Clark, Mondelez (Kraft / Cadbury), WPP (the world’s biggest media company). He held many senior positions culminating in Directorships before deciding to revert to his true passion for technology. His experience means he intimately understands the disruptive forces many established companies are facing today.

    Steve has had multiple technology startups and he launched one of the first ‘Sharing Economy’ startups Rentoid.com, before Uber or Airbnb. Steve had a successful exit selling the startup to a public company. He now invests in emerging technologies and has multiple advisory board positions in startups involved in a variety of disruptive technologies across the Airline Industry, Automotive, Real Estate & Co-working, Internet of things, Quantified Self, Mobile applications, and 3D Printing technologies. Steve is heavily involved in the startup scene in Shanghai, China and has a passion for the culture. He travels there regularly for business and even speaks Mandarin.

    Extreme projects are something Steve loves doing, in order to demonstrate what is possible today. He knows how to generate attention in the modern age of marketing with a number of his viral videos to his name. He recently built a full-size driveable lego car from 500,000 pieces. It has an engine made completely from Lego, and it runs on air. He also crowdfunded the project on Twitter. It has over 8 million views on Youtube and was a global news story. He also put a toy space ship into earth orbit for under $2000 to prove how cheap powerful technology has become.

    His debut book, ‘The Great Fragmentation’ is a technology strategy manifesto for the modern age. It has been translated into multiple languages and has received rave reviews from some of the world’s leading business thinkers. It has a 5-star rating on Amazon. In 2017 Steve published his highly anticipated second book, ‘The Lessons School Forgot, How to hack your way through the technology revolution’.

    A media commentator on technology and the future, Steve is a regular on the ABC and provides expert assessment on the rapidly evolving technology sector. He has also been featured on the BBC, The Smithsonian Institute, The Discovery Channel, Mashable, Wired, The LA times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has even had documentaries made about his projects.
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12.00PM - 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
  • Dr Simon Eassom
    Executive General Manager, Education, CPA Australia Dr Simon Eassom is a proven thought leader and subject matter expert on the future of learning and the alignment of technology with business strategy for the higher education and corporate education sectors. He has over 30 years’ experience as an academic and a business development executive delivering transformational projects as well as developing, consulting on, and selling innovative digital solutions for education.

    Simon has been a leader in the adoption of AI, predictive analytics, blockchain, and the Internet of Things for the sector and has been instrumental in the creation of digital solutions at the leading edge of the transformation of learning. He has been a senior leader within the university sector, a global industry executive for one of the world's most iconic technology companies and is currently Executive General Manager (Member Education) for the one of the largest professional member organisations for accountants and finance professionals.
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  • Katrina Donaghy
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  • Deanna Keating
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Afternoon
12.45pm - 1.30PM
Exhibition lunch
Concurrent sessions
1.30PM - 2.15PM
A1: Mastering your negotiation skills
Speaker
  • Chas Savage
    Cultural architect and integrative performance facilitator

    As the Chief Executive Officer of Ethos CRS, Chas has designed, developed and delivered writing workshops for private and public sector agencies. He equips professionals with skills and tools that enable them to operate more effectively. The result is more efficient teams, reduced operational risk and better outcomes for organisations. Chas specialises in corporate communications, policy and regulation, creating more effective leaders, managers, teams and organisations. Chas has developed and delivered training programs for public service organisations and professionals, and coached senior executives, ministers and an Australian of the year.


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1.30PM - 2.15PM
A2: Data Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges
Speaker
  • Dr Prabhu Sivabalan
    Professor, Accounting Discipline Group Core Member, CBSI – Centre for Business and Social Innovation, UTS Business School   /-/media/corporate/allimages/speakers/speaker-placeholder.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=d19f11a9afd1470cb50c858040ff1ff0
1.30PM - 2.15PM
A3: 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 what it takes to establish trust, credibility and confidence between you and your manager, and why it’s important.
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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Concurrent sessions
2.25PM - 3.10PM
B1: Fintech Insights Session: what are you using and is it working for …
This panel session will discuss technology 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.
- How do you align technology choices to business needs and outcomes?
- How are people and processes the key to technology enablement and success?
2.25PM - 3.10PM
B2: Diversity drives high performance
At a time of seemingly relentless change and disruption, the CFO faces ever increasing challenges in developing and retaining diverse talent:
- How do you baseline and assess your talent development and diversity needs?
- What are the market leading practices for attracting, developing and retaining talent?
- How do you measure the impact of talent development and diversity strategies?
- How do you use diversity and inclusion to drive high performance?
2.25PM - 3.10PM
B3: How personal branding is a win-win for you and your organisation

A great deal of talk about the changing nature of the accounting & finance profession is focused on how much of this change is inevitable and this can be disempowering. There is A LOT as individuals you and your employees can do to refine personal value and position people beyond just a job title.

In today’s fast-moving economy, position is more important than ever before. 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. The GIG economy is changing the playing field meaning that 40% of execs in professional services will become freelance or consultants by 2023. The question is - Are you equipped for this? Is your organisation?

Your organisation’s brand and your own individual brand are not exclusive to one another. Aligning these attributes, helps elevate a mindset from employee to entrepreneur and helps turn expertise into specialisation.

Join Mary Henderson, a recognised expert in the field of personal branding to discover how personal branding can not only give you the edge but bring value to your organisation.

Speaker
  • Mary Henderson
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3.10PM - 3.40PM
Aftenoon tea
Concurrent sessions
3.40PM - 4.25PM
C1: Corruption Risks in Government
Speaker
  • Alan MacSporran QC
    Chairperson, Crime and Corruption Commission Mr Alan MacSporran, QC was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law in 1978 and worked as a Crown Prosecutor until 1984 when he went to the private bar. He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005 and Queens Counsel in 2013. Mr MacSporran has developed a broad practice in criminal law with specific reference to fraud and like offences. He has prosecuted a range of matters on behalf of the Commonwealth Director of Prosecutions including large-scale tax frauds, insider trading and corporate crimes.

    From 2004 to 2009 Mr MacSporran served as the part-time Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Commissioner. He has also regularly provided legal advice to, and represented, the Criminal Justice Commission, the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Crime and Corruption Commission. Mr MacSporran is patron of the Corruption Prevention Network Queensland, a member of the Queensland Law Society Legal Practitioners Admissions Board and a member of the Queensland Integrity Committee.
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3.40PM - 4.25PM
C2: NFP business transformation – shift your mindset

The not-for-profit (NFP) sector is facing uncertain times against a backdrop of falling income streams, more competition, and with increasing demand for the vital services they provide. The sector is ripe for a more commercial approach and new business models to re-shape operations. With a background in the commercial sector, Sturt has been able to turn around the performance of Diabetes NSW & QLD creating a ‘profitable’ NFP.

Join him as he explores how he has diversified income streams, increased productivity through LEAN methodologies and implemented a customer-centric, commercial approach to the organisation

Speaker
  • Sturt Eastwood
    CEO, Diabetes NSW, ACT and QLD

    With a multidisciplinary commercial career spanning some three plus decades, Sturt has a wealth of national and international governance experience.  He has held executive appointments in a variety of technology, marketing, M&A, strategy and executive management domains, including Director South Asia and Europe, Middle East and Africa for Telstra.

    Sturt holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing & Economics) and a Master of Business Administration and has held numerous board positions including the Australian Diabetes Council, Life for a Child, Diabetes Qualified, Kordia and multiple international Telstra and REACH entities.


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3.40PM - 4.25PM
C3: UIPath: Accelerating automation

Embarking on your automation journey can be daunting, whether you are already outsourcing or offshoring parts of your finance operations, automating your finance operations under the right governance model can create efficiencies only just being realised.

UiPath is leading an evolution in finance and accounting process automation around the world, demonstrating that 44% of finance and accounting processes can now be automated.

Anne La Fontaine FCPA, former finance executive at Hewlett Packard will share client stories, investigating unique governance models and implementation strategies that have led to successes and failures that will help you make effective decisions and preparations for your own automation projects.

Speaker
  • Anne La Fontaine FCPA
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4.35PM - 5.20PM
KN4: The new business imperative: Social Impact as Business Strategy

Technological disruption, increased competition and internationalisation represent major challenges to organisational survival.

However, the greatest threats to firm performance may not be commercial issues, but instead social issues.

Professor Williamson will talk about the link between social issues and organisational performance and how leaders can harness the opportunities created by major social challenges and help their organisations and communities thrive.

Speaker
  • Prof Ian Williamson
    Pro Vice Chancellor & Dean of Commerce, Victoria Business School, Orauariki (NZ) Professor Williamson is a globally recognised expert in the area of human resource management. His research focuses on how human and social capital influences operational and financial outcomes, how talent management drives an organisation’s innovation and the impact social issues have on organisations. A passionate educator, Professor Williamson has been recognised for his innovative approaches to business education. He is a past recipient of teaching awards at the University of Maryland and the Melbourne Business School.

    Professor Williamson has provided consulting services in over 20 countries across six continents for organisations such as Accenture, ANZ, Kiwi Bank, Bunnings, BHP Billiton, Etihad Airlines and Petronas, to name but a few.
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5.20PM - 5.30PM
Conference close

Friday 11 October

Morning
8.30AM - 9.00AM
Registration and arrival
9.00AM - 9.45AM
KN5: Key economic issues for 2020
Join Peter, Chief Economist of Bank of Queensland, as we assess the major domestic and international economic issues that will affect Australia in the near to short term future as well as key financial market trends.

Speaker
  • Peter Munckton
    Chief Economist, Bank of Queensland Peter is the Chief Economist and Head of Market Strategy at the Bank of Queensland. He has worked at the Federal Treasury in Canberra, as well as in senior economics roles at Bankers Trust and the CBA. He also has co-authored reports on the Australian and Chinese financial systems that gained significant domestic and international media attention.
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9.45AM - 10.15AM
Morning tea
Concurrent sessions
10.15AM - 11.15AM
KN6: Ignite your thinking!

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: A thousand little light bulbs
Every company is looking for that light bulb moment. That elusive spark of genius.

Why not tap into an existing network of innovators and leverage the 1000 little lightbulbs that are already part of your organisation?

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.



Speakers
  • Lynne Cazaly
    International Keynote Speaker and Author Lynne Cazaly helps individuals, teams and organisations transition to new ways of working. She is an international keynote speaker, mentor and master facilitator and the author of six books including 'Agile-ish', 'Leader as Facilitator', and ‘Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough’. Her most recent book being ‘ish: The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection’. Lynne works with executives, senior leaders and project teams on their change and transformation projects. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/lynne-cazaly.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=fd2fa85c6b394aa1992b2a07b4064f9d
  • Simon Banks
    Director, VisualFunk Simon Banks is an author, artist and sought-after speaker on creativity and innovation. He’s the Director of Innovation Consultancy VisualFunk, known for running innovation and design sprints, conferences and training days to brew fresh thinking and develop market leading ideas. His book ‘A Thousand Little Lightbulbs: How to kickstart a culture of Innovation in your Organisation’ is out now. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/simon-banks.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=ed561946947f4f048174ee45b9e7caa4
  • Shelley Cable ASA
    Senior Consultant , PwC's Indigenous Consulting

    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.


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Concurrent sessions
11.25AM - 2.10PM
D1: Data Security - what to do in a breach

Join Damian for an engaging, informative and interactive session where he will help you understand the challenges, risks and new legislation related to cybersecurity, cyber-attacks and data breaches.

Speaker
  • Damian Seaton
    Managing Director, Cyber Audit Team Demonstrating 30 years’ experience across Cybersecurity, Information Security, Data Protection & Privacy, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Digital Forensics, Information Communication Technology, Criminal Psychology, Law Enforcement. Damian has worked with and advised organisations such as the British, American and Australian governments, ASIC, ATO, ACCC, CDPP, AFP, Tier 1 banks, Insurance companies, NFPs, Financial Practices, multinationals, and SMEs.

    Damian is a Graduate of Queensland University of Technology and holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration, is an Executive Committee member of the Australian Information Security Association - the peak body for the Information Security and Cybersecurity profession in Australia, and is SAI Global qualified in Management Systems Auditing.
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11.25AM - 12.10PM
D2: Motivating millennials & Gen Z employee engagement in accounting te…

With four generations at work – the next generation of talent will comprise of 50-75% of working population – driving value, productivity, and changing the nature of business environments.

Fostering conversation, understanding attitudes & behaviour, empathy and inclusive leadership is critical for conducive motivation towards optimal engagement, performance & intergenerational cohesion.

Key takeaways:
- Better understanding of generations – beating stereotypes
- Closing the generational gap – socio-economic perspective
- Dealing with differing expectations, behaviours & values
- Identity, influence, personality & group dynamics
- Fostering intergenerational communication & empathy
- Development needs and situational leadership solutions

Speaker
  • Mariam Riza
    Vice President - Intergenerational Consulting, , Wattleshire Mariam is a strategist, consultant, and speaker around macro-level talent engagement and intergenerational workforce inclusion.  Her intergenerational strategy work spans the accountancy member education space, technology and workforce engagement solutions, and public sector government & multicultural community organisations.

    Combining business psychology, emotional intelligence, and socioeconomic insights, she is an influencer in her domain, and has 30,000 followers.
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11.25AM - 12.10PM
D3: Leading as accountants: the change-makers within
Speaker
  • Shelley Cable ASA
    Senior Consultant , PwC's Indigenous Consulting

    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.


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Afternoon
12.10PM - 1.50PM
Business lunch: The Power of Technology to Connect Communities

In October 2014, two best mates had a crazy idea to put two washing machines and two dryers in the back of a van, and wash and dry clothes for free.

Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, the 2016 Young Australians of the Year, founded Orange Sky – a world-first, free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness.

On a mission to improve hygiene standards, Nic and Lucas stumbled on something much bigger and more significant – the power of a conversation.

Four years on - 29 vans, 11,000 volunteer applications, 40,000 shifts, 3,000 incident reports and 1 million tonnes of washing later - Orange Sky has been able to design, build and grow a web app that enables the organisation to effectively and efficiently deliver it's mission to positively connect the community.


Speakers
  • Nic Marchesi
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  • Lucas Patchett
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Concurrent sessions
1.50PM - 2.35PM
E1: Dynamic Risk – Testing organisational agility

Paul Chivers, a risk advisor for some of the most dangerous events and TV shows in the world, will share his journey of risk management. Join Paul as he highlights that relevant and effective risk management, proportionate to the exposures you face, is critical in achieving objectives, no matter what the industry.

With increasing disruption, most organisations have this on their radar, but how do they effectively manage the risks? Due diligence does not have to come at the cost of creativity, opportunity and success even in the most demanding and dynamic environments.

In this session Paul will cover:
-Defining dynamic risk
-How disruption will effect an organisation's risk strategy
-The ongoing assessment and continuous implementation of risk frameworks
-Practical steps in addressing risk in a fast-moving and disruptive environment

Speaker
  • Paul Chivers
    Director, Riskfacilitator

    Paul Chivers is the founding director of Riskfacilitator and has over 22 years’ experience in developing, implementing and introducing risk management frameworks, programs and systems worldwide. Paul’s heuristic approach is focused on risk intent, process and practice.

    His simple but effective techniques focus around the concept that people change because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings, not because they were given endless amounts of logical data.  He has worked in a range of industries internationally, which include project and event management, TV and film, inquests, aviation, education, sport & recreation, healthcare and defence.

    Paul has authored risk management graduate courses, research papers and reports, and lectures for a number of industry and tertiary bodies.  Paul’s unique knowledge and experience of risk management has allowed him to become a sought-after facilitator and presenter, with unique and fascinating experiences, including TV producing for multiple versions of the Emmy Award winning “The Amazing Race”, as well as risk & safety oversight for one of the most demanding TV shows in the world, “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here”. 

    Paul currently has the privilege of travelling the world, helping people manage risk with a level due diligence that is practical yet defensible. Paul is considered a subject matter expert in his field; with an energising approach to the way we take risk. 

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1.50PM - 2.35PM
E2: Elevating the data maturity level in your organisation - The Coffee…
The future of finance function, utilising relevant data and sophisticated approaches to achieve business results.
Speakers
  • Steve Hazzard
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  • Jimmy Wu CPA
    Advanced Analytics Manager, The Coffee Club Australia

    It is Jimmy's passion to discover new opportunities through data, increase sales, acquire more customers, and reduce the operating costs for your business. He is at the cutting edge of data analytics with broad exposure to advanced analytics, data science & BI, delivering projects utilising sophisticated approaches including the use of predictive analysis, machine learning algorithms & Geo-spatial location analysis.

    What sets Jimmy apart from others is his diverse real-world industry experience. Demonstrating the end to end process from data to insights and providing actionable goals, he has helped shape the strategic direction for a number of high-profile companies.

    Jimmy has over 12 years’ experience in data analytics across a range of industry segments, specialising in retail & FMCG. He has worked with many influential brands including Coca-Cola, Coles, IGA, Subway, Donut King, Michelle’s Patisserie, Night Owl, Tatts lottery - The Lott, UBET, and most recently heading up the Data & Insights Division for The Coffee Club.

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1.50PM - 2.35PM
E3: Creating a culture of innovation in finance
If you want to shift your culture and create a workplace where innovation thrives, along with brilliant ideas, market-leading thinking, products and results, you don’t have to look far. All the ingredients exist to kick start innovation and it’s right in front of you. It’s you. It’s your team. It’s people.

An innovative culture is an intensely human experience. It’s minds rubbing on minds. People drive innovation yet can be the most under resourced tool organisations have in their innovation toolkit.

Let’s get ready to change that.
- Discover how curiosity and innovation are absolutely normal for people. We have been innovating since day one
- Explore key workforce trends and how to build 21st century skills of curiosity, imagination and creativity into your organisation
- Learn how to cut through the ‘data storm’ and put information in a way our 21st century brains
- Craft an engaging and powerful strategy story in three easy steps
- Recognise common innovation handbrakes and how to fix them (without spending a cent)
- Build a culture where people and innovation thrive, along with brilliant ideas, market-leading thinking, products and results
- Enable your team to upskill and fulfill their innovation potential so they see more possibilities than ever before.
Speaker
  • Simon Banks
    Director, VisualFunk Simon Banks is an author, artist and sought-after speaker on creativity and innovation. He’s the Director of Innovation Consultancy VisualFunk, known for running innovation and design sprints, conferences and training days to brew fresh thinking and develop market leading ideas. His book ‘A Thousand Little Lightbulbs: How to kickstart a culture of Innovation in your Organisation’ is out now. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/simon-banks.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=ed561946947f4f048174ee45b9e7caa4
Concurrent sessions
2.45PM - 3.30PM
F1: Modern slavery in supply chains - mandatory reporting requirements …

Learn practical tips on how to incorporate the checks and balances into your supplier and contractor due diligence.

2.45PM - 3.30PM
F2: Agile Culture: New ways of working

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 include 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 you work, what the business does and how it delivers value to customers.

Speaker
  • Lynne Cazaly
    International Keynote Speaker and Author Lynne Cazaly helps individuals, teams and organisations transition to new ways of working. She is an international keynote speaker, mentor and master facilitator and the author of six books including 'Agile-ish', 'Leader as Facilitator', and ‘Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough’. Her most recent book being ‘ish: The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection’. Lynne works with executives, senior leaders and project teams on their change and transformation projects. /-/media/corporate/allimages/cpa-congress-2019/2019-speakers/lynne-cazaly.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=fd2fa85c6b394aa1992b2a07b4064f9d
2.45PM - 3.30PM
F3: New accounting standards – What have you missed?
Speaker
  • David Hardidge FCPA
    Director, Queensland Audit Office

    David is a Technical Director at Queensland Audit Office and provides expert, authoritative leadership on public sector financial reporting and the audit response in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. David has extensive experience in accounting advisory functions of large accounting firms. He provides advice, insights and explanations on Australian accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS and AIFRS) and external financial reporting requirements for the public and private sectors.

    David’s latest focus is on revenue (IFRS 15 and AASB 15), income for not-for-profits (AASB 1058) and leases (IFRS 16 and AASB 16).

    David has been the chair of CPA Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Financial Reporting and has presented at CPA conferences and events many times.

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3.30PM - 4.00PM
Aftenoon tea
4.00PM - 5.00PM
KN7: Building your circle of influence

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’.
be more strategic with networking and enhance your personal brand.

Speaker
  • Jen Harwood
    Director, The Jenerator A recognised speaker who can move and inspire an audience to think differently and create a positive change. For almost 20 years Jen has worked with over a thousand business owners and executives throughout Australia, as well as New Zealand, South Africa, China, USA, Thailand and Indonesia.

    A certified business coach and an award-winning business planning consultant, Jen is also an author of three business networking books. In 2015 Jen was named Business Person of the Year for the North Shore of Sydney and in 2014 her company, The Jenerator, was named most outstanding Professional Services business.
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5.00PM - 6.00PM
Connections - 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.

venues

Conference and Masterclass

Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 October

BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
Merivale St and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Masterclasses

Tuesday 8 October

Saxons Training Facilities
300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000