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May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Omni Hotel Colonnade $275 – $400

COURSE #: 2019051008

A new CPE conference has been created with CFOs and Controllers in mind! The San Antonio Chapter and the TXCPA CPE Foundation are joining forces to offer the first Financial Strategic Leaders Conference on May 10. Be sure to be with us when we dive into the following timely topics:

  • The Essential 8:AI, Drones, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Robotics, Virtual Reality, 3-D Printing, The Internet of Things
    Daniel Eckert, Managing Director, Emerging Technology,PwC

Hand-out: Essential Eight – Presentation

The Essential Eight is a short-list of technologies that matter most for business across every industry over the next three to five years. These eight technologies are revolutionizing how business’s operate. From this presentation,
you will gain insight into the technologies that have the greatest impact on business and the expectations that customers and employees have now and for the future.

  • The Impact of AI and Robotic Process Automation on Accountants
    Garrett Wagner, CPA, CITP, CEO/Founder, C3 Evolution Group

Hand-out: The Impact of AI and Robotic Process Automation on Accountants
One of the key attributes of the firm of tomorrow is their ability to embrace and leverage technology. This presentation will help you to understand two key technology trends and what these terms and technologies mean. Garrett will also discuss the implications for the accounting profession as these tools and technologies become more mainstream. Move past the “buzz words” to understand the real-world applications that exist today within firms of all sizes.

  • Cyber Security: Who’s Out There?
    Brian Kelly, Chief Security Officer, Rackspace

Hand-out: Cyber Security – Who’s Out There
Join gifted speaker, storyteller and author, Brian Kelly, as he provides a practical perspective of evolving cyber threat and the associated risks. He will explain as well as help you to understand some of the business challenges associated with cyber risk. Finally, Brian will describe what the cyber future looks like.

  • Economic Update and Leading Trends
    Tom Long, Chief Development Officer, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Hand-Out: Economic Development Presentation
San Antonio continues to be recognized as a prime center of growth and economic development. From bioscience, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, new energy and technology to small business entrepreneurship, today’s San Antonio is redefining its role as the new frontier for opportunity. Join Tom as he discusses the most recent economic trends and developments as well as the future economic outlook for San

  • Diversity: The Art of Thinking Independently Together
    Angela Shaw, SPHR, SHRMSCP, President, Austin HR Management Association

Hand-out: Diversity The Art of Thinking Independently Together
The world is unsettled about diversity and inclusion. There are so many myths surrounding D&I and it is difficult to understand how to
translate this concept into action. Through sharing her personal and professional stories, Angela will address common myths and misconceptions related to D&I and discuss positive active behavior promoting D&I.

  • Why Millennials Crave Role Models
    Garrett Wagner, CPA, CITP, CEO/Founder, C3 Evolution Group

Hand-out: Effective Leadership Why Millennials Crave Role Models
The ability to attract, retain, and engage the milennial mind is a major issue faced by organizations of all sizes in today’s business environment. Learn how to understand the millennial mind and why they neeed to see positive role models at work to transform them from entitled to engaged.

  • “Couch Conversation” – Winning the War on Talent – 5 Top Questions Candidates Are Asking
    Nancy Ozuna, CPA, Partner & Anna-Marie Parker, Recruiter/ Marketing Coordinator, BKD CPAs & Advisors
    Mark Goldman, CPA, Founder, MGR Accounting Recruiters

Hand-outs: None; Discussion Format
Three recruiting management experts will discuss the current needs and requests of applicants in today’s marketplace and how that affects the acquisition of talent specifically for accounting positions.


Course Objective(s): Participants will gain understanding regarding the latest information on the topics listed above.


Prerequisites: The method of presentation is group-live instruction and the program level is overview/update.  There are no prerequisites for this course nor is there any advanced preparation required.


Continental breakfast: 7:00 – 8:00 am

Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Happy Hour: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

8.5 CE hours


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May 10, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$275 – $400
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Omni Hotel Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78230 United States
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