Not sure what to see at the Accounting Business Expo 2017? This short series of posts by industry experts reveals their top picks from more than 90 sessions and 120 exhibitors. The Expo will be on March 21-22 in Darling Harbour, Sydney, showcasing the latest thinking in accounting careers, technology and business models. Check out the full program here.
Accountants and finance leaders from both practice and business will be making a pilgrimage to the first Accounting Business Expo in Sydney this March. I’ve been impressed with the huge line up of speakers and I’m interested to hear and learn more from a number of thought leaders.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS: CASE STUDIES
Tuesday 21 March 2017 // 2:40 pm – 3:10 pm // The Modern CFO
JONATHAN SPENCE, CEO, Xtracta Limited
We are all acutely aware of business and industry undergoing transformation. Jonathan Spence will be talking not only about the use of automation and AI in different industries, but exploring the changing skill requirements impacting accounting, finance and the broader business.
KILLER KPI’S FOR E-COMMERCE BUSINESSES
Tuesday 21 March 2017 // 11:00 am – 11:40 am // Red Room
ANNA LEE, CFO, THE ICONIC
Anna is a CFO has a fantastic reputation not only as a leader in a highly competitive and fast paced industry. She is also known for the people she nurtures and attracts to her team. I’m especially interested in listening to one of the few CFOs who has managed to build an impactful personal brand.
ROADMAP TO BECOMING A CFO
Tuesday 21 March 2017 // 11:45 am – 12:15 pm // The Modern CFO
I’m talking with a highly experienced CFO, David Marshall, about the evolution of the CFO function and the development curve accountants need to explore to move from “doer to leader”.
David has held both CFO and general management positions in private equity, IPOs and multiple industries.
BUSINESS IS A GAME AND THE BEST TEAM WINS
Tuesday 21 March 2017 // 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm // RED ROOM
STEPH HINDS, Head Ninja, Growthwise
I’m passionate about career management, development and leadership, so I’m extremely interested in what Steph Hinds has to talk about. This topic covers ground for leaders in the never-ending challenge of putting “players in the right position”. And from a career management angle ask yourself, “What position should I play in my team?”
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO OFFERING CFO SERVICES
Tuesday 21 March 2017 // 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm // The Modern CFO
ADRIAN PIN, Managing Director, ForwardCFO
Many accounting and finance leaders are exploring CFO consulting as a career move. SMEs are becoming acutely aware of the need for leadership on complex financial issues, ranging from funding, cash management, expansion, to optimising business performance. This talk will explore the traits that hold accountants back from making the transition to effective CFO consulting.