DCPA17 AGENDA

December 4 2017 SESSIONS

04

Monday
8:00AM-10:45AM

Identify, Attract, Earn “The Right” Clients to Build Your Practice

Instructor: Nicole Ksiazek, Kevin Cumley, Dawn Westerberg
Experience Level: Developing

Business

Marketing and selling modern Client Accounting Services, specifically high value engagements like  Virtual CFO, can pose new challenges.  What clients are really looking for, how well you define the service, and where to find the right target clients are just some of the issues that must be... More


04

Monday
8:00AM-10:45AM

Pre-Conference: Beyond the Basics of Bill.com: Automating more than A/P

Instructor: Sarah Hillard, Mark Tran
Experience Level: Developing

Business

When building a CAS ecosystem, A/P is a key solution to implement well for achieve productivity and profitability.  Though it is initially chosen for its ease and automation of the bill pay process, Bill.com offers functionality and features that can enhance the overall services you provide to... More


04

Monday
11:00AM- 12:15 PM

Free Pre-Conference: Learning Labs

Experience Level: Foundational

Technical


04

Monday
2:00PM-2:15PM

This is when DCPA17 officially kicks off!  Join us as we can begin our DCPA17 journey.


04

Monday
2:15PM-3:30PM

Keynote: How to get your firm thinking like a startup: What Silicon Valley has to teach us about innovation

Instructor: Marc Randolph, Ron Quaranta, Richard Price
Experience Level: All

Leadership

The world is changing rapidly – and companies that can’t innovate effectively are going to be disrupted and left behind. But while innovation is easy to aspire to, it’s hard to do. What does this mean for the accounting profession? Netflix founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph will share dozens of... More


04

Monday
3:40PM-4:30PM

Keynote: Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence in the Accounting Profession

Instructor: Leon Katsnelson
Experience Level: All

General Session

Leon Katsnelson is a serial intrepreneur and pushes the frontier of technology.  As the director and CTO of IBM Strategic Partnerships, he leads a team focused on AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, and other applications of Cognitive technologies.  Katsnelson will share the value created by AI, and... More


04

Monday
5:00PM- 5:50PM

Round Tables

Experience Level: All

General Session

 After hearing about disruptive and innovative strategies being employed across businesses, participate in the round table discussions with your peers.  Select a topic of interest and begin discussing the application and impact in your practice in the coming months and years.  The Digital CPA... More


04

Monday
6:30PM-9:00PM

Please join us for the Monday night networking reception, which promises to an evening filled with abundant conversation and community building. This will take place at the Marriott Marquis. See you there!


 

 

The 2017 agenda was assembled based on the input of past attendees and our experienced Advisory Committee. Some sessions from the 2016 conference were so well received you asked for more on those subjects, therefore, in 2017 we went deeper on some of those subjects. We also added new topics to help all members of your firm, so you have support and the knowledge to build a digital CPA firm.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS INCLUDE

During each session we encourage you to build your action plan for when you return to your office; a planning workbook can be found with the conference materials online just prior to the conference. Bring your questions for the instructors and panelists.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS
 

FOUNDATIONAL

Designed for beginning learners who require preparatory instructor before advancing to the next level of education (Developmental).

DEVELOPMENTAL

Designed for intermediate learners who have completed foundational instruction and require assistance with next steps.

ALL

No matter how long you have been studying and building a digital practice these sessions will have valuable information.