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This is the agenda for Day 1
Day 1 May 22nd, 2019
7:30 - 8:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast - Vendor Exhibit Area

8:30 - 9:45
Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

Opening Remarks
Geneviève Grenier, CPA Canada and Michael Burns, 180 Systems

Opening Keynote Address
What’s Next for Your Business and Your Clients? A Look through the Lens of a Futurist
Speaker: Jesse Hirsh, Futurist, Researcher and Internet Strategist

Jesse Hirsh

9:45 - 10:00
Change Break

10:00 - 11:15
Concurrent Sessions

 
The Definitive ERP Road Map: A Special Panel of Leading ERP Developers

Moderated by Michael Burns, 180 Systems

Current initiatives, enhancements, timing, embedding emerging technologies

Michael Burns

 
RPA Moves to the SME/SMP Mainstream

Moderated by Asif Qayyum, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Featuring an RPA Bot vs. Human competition

Asif Qayyum

 
AI – Ready for Prime Time?

Moderated discussion featuring key AI application developers

11:15 - 11:30
Change Break

11:30 - 12:45
Concurrent Sessions

 
Business Process Challenges and ERP Solutions – Manufacturing and Distribution

Moderated discussion of today’s business challenges and potential solutions with actual customers

 
Today’s Top Budget, Planning and Reporting Challenges and CPM Solutions

Moderated discussion of today’s business challenges and potential solutions with actual customers

 
vCFO – Becoming a Virtual Team Member

Speaker: Janeen Stodulski, Grant Thornton

Practical advice to create a profitable advisory service

 
How to use Blockchain to Address Today’s Business Issues

Moderated by Rick O’Dell, Manulife Financial

Featuring key blockchain developers

12:45 - 2:00
Lunch and Networking – Vendor Exhibit Area

2:00 - 3:15
Concurrent Sessions

 
Business Process Challenges and ERP Solutions – Financial Services

Moderated discussion of today’s business challenges and potential solutions with actual customers

 
Today’s Top Business Process Challenges and BI Solutions

Moderated discussion of today’s business challenges and potential solutions with actual customers

 
Today’s Top SME/SMP Business Process Challenges and CRM Solutions

Moderated discussion featuring key CRM developers in the SME/SMP marketplace

 
Preventing a Cyber Attack using Emerging Preventative Tools

Practical advice on protecting your internal team, and servicing clients

3:15 - 3:30
Change Break

3:30 - 4:45
Concurrent Sessions

 
Business Process Challenges and ERP Solutions – Professional Services

Moderated discussion of today’s business challenges and potential solutions with actual customers

 
Business Process Challenges and HR Solutions

Moderated discussion of today’s business challenges and potential solutions with actual customers

 
My RPA Journey from Selection to Implementation

Moderated by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Featuring senior representatives from Barrick Gold and Blue Prism

 
BI Hands-on Workshop

Experience the power of contemporary BI tools

Pre-registration required, limited seating
1.5 Hours, Ends at 5:00PM

4:45 - 6:30
Networking Reception – Vendor Exhibit Area

This is the agenda for Day 2
Day 2 May 23rd, 2019
7:30 - 8:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast - Vendor Exhibit Area

8:30 - 9:30
Concurrent Sessions

 
My ERP Journey from Selection to Implementation – Financial Services

Actual customer interviewed by 180 systems on their experiences – from needs assessment to implementation

 
Future Tech – Changing Your World

Speaker: Dwayne Bragonier, BAI Bragonier & Associates Inc.

Rapid fire examples of true disruption across multiple sectors

Dwayne Bragonier

 
BI Hands-on Workshop

Experience the power of contemporary BI tools

Pre-registration required, limited seating
(1.5 Hours, Begins at 8:15AM)

9:30 - 9:45
Change Break

9:45 - 10:45
Concurrent Sessions

 
My ERP Journey from Selection to Implementation – Manufacturing and Distribution

Actual customer interviewed by 180 systems on their experiences – from needs assessment to implementation

 
My HR System Journey from Selection to Implementation

Actual customer interviewed by 180 systems on their experiences – from needs assessment to implementation

 
Mandatory Breach Notification

Essential steps to enhance your organization’s and clients’ breach response plan to address recent legislation

10:45 - 11:00
Change Break

11:00 - 12:00
Concurrent Sessions

 
Hit the ground running - Practical advice in implementing new technology

Moderated by Michael Burns, 180 Systems

Featuring a unique panel of independent consultants

Michael Burns

 
Ask a Tech Expert – An SMP Focus

Moderated by Dwayne Bragonier, BAI Bragonier & Associates Inc.

Featuring a unique paned of independent consultants; focus on technologies used for professional advisory firms

Dwayne Bragonier

12:00 - 1:00
Lunch and Networking - Vendor Exhibit Area

1:00 - 2:15
Concurrent Sessions

 
My ERP Business Case – Fact or Fiction?

Moderated by Michael Burns, 180 Systems

Featuring a group of ERP customers recounting business cases, expectations and realization of benefits, and tips for next time

Michael Burns

 
Extend the Life of your Ageing ERP System OR Bite the Bullet?

Moderated discussion of methods used to make the right decision, with actual customers

 
Virtual Offices and Remote Staff – A Guide to Success

How to enable your team to provide effective remote services and keep your team productive

2:15 - 2:30
Change Break

2:30 - 3:30
Concurrent Sessions

 
My ERP Journey from Selection to Implementation – Professional Services

Actual customer interviewed by 180 systems on their experiences – from needs assessment to implementation

 
My BI Journey from Selection to Implementation

Actual customer interviewed by 180 systems on their experiences – from needs assessment to implementation

 
Leveraging Edge Computing

Moderated discussion on how to improve operations by embedding the latest networking topology around edge computing into everyday activities

3:30 - 3:45
Change Break

3:45 - 4:30
Closing Keynote Address

4:30
Closing Remarks

Geneviève Grenier, CPA Canada and Michael Burns, 180 Systems

This is the agenda for Day 3
Day 3 May 24th, 2019 - Optional Workshops
8:30 - 3:00
The Hitchhikers Guide to Technology Solutions

Led by Michael Burns, 180 Systems

Whether in industry or in a professional services firm, this workshop will help you prepare for your organization’s investment or your upcoming client technology investment engagement.

In this full-day session, 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.
Learn today’s best practices; what works well and what doesn’t:

• What is best practice? Examples and cases will be discussed
• The Business Case
• Effective Contract Negotiation, with proven strategies
• Smart Software Selection - how to document needs and secure a good fit
• Successful Implementation
• Project Management Methodologies
• Lean Management
• Change Management

Held at CPA Canada offices - 277 Wellington St West

Michael Burns

8:30 - 12:00
Hands-on Blockchain Workshop

Led by Behram Faroogh, PwC

Extend the benefits of attending Forum 2019 by registering for this special ½ day Hands-on Blockchain Workshop. You will learn what blockchain is all about by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, in a sandbox environment created especially for the workshop.

We’ll remove much of the hype and make blockchain and its benefits much simpler to understand and appreciate as you learn how applications can be built using the technology.

Held at CPA Canada Offices - 277 Wellington St West

Behram Faroogh