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Explore important emerging technologies in accounting, business and finance at this must-attend conference for senior leaders. Connect with peers, experts and pioneers on best-fit technology solutions for your clients or organization.
CPA Canada and 180 Systems
The world is changing, and so is the way CPAs, senior financial leaders, IT consultants and other trusted business advisors approach industry challenges.
The National Technology Forum 2019 is a unique opportunity to network and learn about forward-thinking tech strategies that support innovation, performance and sustainability. It is one of Canada’s leading events for practical guidance on technology evaluation.
Over the course of two days, you can expect high profile keynotes from the tech world, sessions on the latest tech solutions and feature comparisons, plus interactive roundtables, panels and workshops.
Gain a better understanding of how emerging resources, tools and trends across the tech landscape will impact your business – from big data and artificial intelligence to cloud computing, blockchain, new ERP platforms and more.
Check back soon for updates to the 2019 agenda.
New this year: an expanded exhibition floor to showcase more cutting-edge products and services. Post-forum workshop also available.
Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.
Senior leaders, CPAs and other trusted business professionals who are responsible for the technology investment decisions of their organization or clients. This includes:
Customer Journeys where ERP, HR and BI customers, interviewed by independent consultants, will provide a real-life account of their experiences from selection to implementation
The definitive ERP Road Map
The Definitive ERP Road Map will feature today’s leading developers sharing their plans for major product enhancements and the embedding of technologies like AI into their products
Business Challenges and Solutions
Business Challenges and Solutions where a panel of ERP, HR and BI customers will talk about specific process and reporting challenges they experience in real-life (some industry specific), and the solutions they have implemented to address the challenges.
The ERP Business Case - Fact or Fiction
The ERP Business Case – Fact or Fiction will feature a panel of ERP customers who will shed light on the rationale to justify investment in a new ERP system; the expected benefits and the reality after implementation
Business Challenges and Solutions
Business Challenges and Solutions where a panel of CRM vendors will talk about business process challenges being faced by SMEs today, and how their solutions address the challenges
vCFO - A Viable Revenue Stream
vCFO – A Viable Revenue Stream will illustrate the emerging need for virtual teams, the difference a consulting role and a virtual team member role, and how to create a new viable “advisory service” to offer
Future Tech - Changing Your World
Future Tech – Changing Your World will feature a multi-media, rapid-fire survey of examples across multiple sectors; hold more informed discussions with SME clients about disruption in warehousing, energy, agriculture, ownership; including drones, 5G networks, and brain computer interface
RPA for SME/SMPs
RPA for SME/SMPs will feature a unique panel of an RPA vendor, RPA customer and an advisory professional in a lively discussion on RPA and its relevancy in the SME/SMP market space, followed by a live competition pitting an RPA bot against the panelists
The RPA Journey
The RPA Journey will include a unique combination of RPA customer, RPA vendor and auditor in a lively, moderated discussion to follow the path from RPA needs assessment, project scope, risks, selecting system and partner, implementation experiences, and benefits attained
How To Use Blockchain to Address Today's Business Issues
How to use Blockchain to Address Today’s Business Issues will feature a panel of leading blockchain vendors discussing current initiatives to bring the technology into the mainstream; applying blockchain to challenges like GDPR, identity management and data posterity
Leveraging Edge Computing
Leveraging Edge Computing will introduce you to the latest networking topology around the technology; what it is, how it may be embedded into your daily activities and how to leverage edge computing to improve operations
A Selection of Optional Post-Forum Workshops
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Technology Solutions Workshop
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Technology Solutions (SOLD OUT in 2018); a full-day workshop where you will benefit from insights gathered over many years by a team of leading experts who will provide you with guidance based on their extensive experience and real-life engagements
The Forum 2019 Blockchain Workshop
The Forum 2019 Blockchain Workshop; a ½ day workshop where you will learn what blockchain is all about by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, in a sandbox environment created especially for the workshop
Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6
Data can be beautiful and complex. It’s also changing the way businesses make decisions. Learn how to use data to produce financial insights that drive results in this five-course program focused on data management.
As the capabilities of modern-day technology evolve and advance, this will change the way CPAs work and think. Listen to industry experts discuss the power and implications of technology.
Cybersecurity is a complex part of today’s business landscape, but CPAs can help. Explore the latest issues in cybersecurity and learn how to reduce digital risk for your organization.
Member Development and Support
Joanna Boutasis, Program Manager
Frank Colantonio, Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities; technical program
Michael Burns, Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities; technical program
This event has multiple dates and locations. See event details for more information.
This webinar discusses current developments that will affect your firm, including CPA Canada's new tools to assist in the implementation of new auditor reporting, accounting and tax updates, and a session on artificial intelligence.
Are you a practitioner who performs agreed-upon procedures engagements or a user of agreed-upon procedures reports? Attend this webinar to learn about the AASB’s proposed standard.
February 27, 2019
Transformative leaders understand the importance of emerging trends and strategic planning. Invest in skills that will help you navigate the risks and opportunities of disruption.