DAY 1: THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018

(PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP)

8 HOURS CPE




7:30 am - 8:00 am


Registration


8:00 am - 8:10 a.m.


Welcome

Dr. Norman Meonske, Conference Chair


8:10 am - 9:00 am


Recent Developments and Critical SEC Updates"

Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, MBA, JD, CGMA, Partner, Gearty & McIntyre


9:00 am - 10:00 am


"Stop.  Think.  Connect: Prepare for Trends in Cybersecurity"

Robert Boutell, Chief Information Security Officer, Alliance Data

Andrew Retrum, Managing Director, Protiviti

Martin Bally, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Diebold Nixdorf

John Bingham, Former Chief Information Security Officer, Delphi Automotive


10:00 am - 10:30 am


Morning Refreshments, Vendor Displays, and Networking


10:30 am - 11:20 am

"Cybersecurity Panel" (Continued)

11:20 am - 12:10 pm

"Obtaining Positive Results by Using Conflict Management to Your Advantage for WIN WIN Results"

Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, MBA, JD, CGMA, Partner, Gearty & McIntyre


12:10 pm - 1:20 pm

Keynote Speaker at Lunch

"How the CMA and Related Learning Enhances Personal Brand and Professional Reputation"

Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, President and CEO, Institute of Management Accountants



1:30 pm - 2:45 pm


2 CONCURRENT TRACKS


Track 1


"Successful Leadership with Multi-Dimensional Finance Transformations"

Gabe Zubizarreta, CPA, CEO and Founding Principal, Silicon Valley Accountants

J. Stephen McNally, CMA, CPA, IMA Global Board of Directors


Track 2

"Ethics in Action - How to Shine in An Unethical World"

Jeffrey L. Bissell, CPA, CFO and Treasurer, NMG Aerospace


"Professional Standards and Responsibilities - Accountancy Board of Ohio Approved Ethics"

Norman R. Meonske, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kent State University


 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm


Afternoon Refreshments, Vendor Displays, and Networking


3:05 pm - 4:30 pm


"Successful Leadership with Multi-Dimensional Finance Transformations" (Continued)


"Professional Standards and Responsibilities - Accountancy Board of Ohio Approved Ethics" (Continued)


4:30 pm


Wine and Cheese Reception Sponsored by Silicon Valley Accountants



DAY 2:  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

(MEONSKE CONFERENCE)

8 HOURS CPE




7:30 am - 8:00 am


Registration

8:00 am - 9:30 am


Moderator



Panelists

Financial Reporting Panel: Accounting Standards Update"


Dennis R. Beresford, Executive in Residence, J.M. Tull School of Accounting, Terry College of Business


Wesley R. Bricker, Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Wayne Carnall, Partner, National Professional Services Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers

James L. Kroeker, Vice Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board


9:30 am - 10:00 am  

Morning Refreshments, vendor Displays, and Networking

10:00 am - 11:45 am

 

"Financial Reporting Panel" (Continued)

 


 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker at Lunch

"Disruptive Technology - The Next Big Thing That Will Change Everything!"

Michael Capellas, Founder and CEO, Capellas Strategic Partners

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

 

Moderator



Panelists

"Internal Controls and Sustainability Reporting - Good for Business"


 Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, President and CEO, Institute of Management Accountants


Robert H. Herz, CPA, CGMA, FCA, Board of Directors, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Robert B. Hirth, Jr., Former COSO Chair


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

2 CONCURRENT TRACKS

Track A

"The Digital Workforce: Robotic Process Automation and Process Analytics in Accounting"

Evan Campbell, Managing Director, Protiviti's Technology Strategy

Casey Poon, Associate Director, Protiviti's Business Improvement


Track B


Panelists


Seating is Limited to

the First 125 Registrants


"Women in Accounting or Finance Leadership Positions - The Future is Yours"


Sandra Richtermeyer, Ph.D., Dean, Manning School of Business, UMass Lowell

Laurie Brlas, Chairman of the Board, Perrigo Company

Melissa Anezinis, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Mary Hogue, Associate Professor, Assistant to the Chair, College of Business, Kent State University

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

 

Wrap Up and Door Prizes