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.
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.
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.
In this session we’ll examine economic growth, interest rates, and the housing market data. Some analysis will be provided before exploring how businesses and consumers are thinking and feeling and how this might affect your business going forward.
Join Dean for an economic outlook for both Australia (focus on Tasmania) and the world, with a twist. Learn how intersecting economics, psychology and advanced data analytics can provide a more comprehensive economic perspective.
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.
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.
Carl is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Tasmania and heads the Hobart Assurance & Advisory practice covering listed entities, government businesses and private companies. During his 25 year career Carl has worked across many industries but is known for his public sector, energy, agribusiness and consumer products knowledge and experience.
Carl is passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and contributes some of his spare time to helping transform education outcomes in Tasmania - whether this be through advocacy, public speaking or his support of the not-for-profit organisations in this space.
Dylan Alcott OAM presents his extraordinary life story with equal measures of wit, intelligence, and emotion. Dylan’s journey so far has been an epic tale punctuated by life-changing lessons, which have helped shape this high-achiever into one of Australia’s biggest sporting success stories. Dylan’s message has been crafted with the humility, resolve, and passion that demonstrates the personal journey he has travelled to confront his disability and to build his identity in the public domain.
The key takeaways from this session will be about buying into team culture, having passion and purpose, giving back, making an impact, seeing life through positive eyes, and being the best version of yourself. The audience will share in those same valuable insights, which have allowed Dylan to emerge from a difficult adolescence where he wrestled with his disability to shaping his career as a Paralympic gold medalist, media personality, philanthropist, business owner, and social advocate.
Dylan Alcott is changing the game for Australians living with disability.
Did you know that people experiencing work-related mental health issues take up to three times longer to return to work than those with physical injuries? With claims of mental health absenteeism on a rise in rapidly changing work environments, increased pressure to meet deadlines and budgets, longer hours and conflict in relationships - leaders can help staff become more resilient and build the scaffolding to support the mental wellbeing of all staff.
But there are other hidden costs, have you thought about presenteeism, workers compensation, new staff recruitment and training and staff morale etc. Apart from moral and ethical reasons to ensure mental health of employees, the financial argument is compelling.
Anne is passionate and committed to the promotion of good mental health and capacity building through community connections. She has worked for various Government agencies for over 25 years, including roles such as policy development, education and training, project management, contracts and corporate governance. In addition, Anne has a wealth of facilitating and training experience, having worked across the public, community and private sectors.
Anne has formal qualifications in education, corporate governance, professional coaching and as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, in addition to other study in mental health. She is a firm believer and a committed participant in lifelong learning. Over the past 30 years, Anne has committed 1000’s of volunteer hours to a range of not-for-profit organisations, issues including health, sport and recreation and mental health. Anne’s consulting and training experience is second to none. She is a dynamic and engaging trainer and facilitator and her facilitation style is inclusive and respectful.
Long-term structural transformation has four characteristics:
- scale (the change affects all or most of the organisation),
- magnitude (it involves significant alterations of the status quo)
- duration (it lasts for months, if not years) and;
Yet companies will reap the rewards only when change occurs at the level of the individual employee.
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.
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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