This last year’s, 2018 program. The 2019 program will be coming soon. Topic titles may be abbreviated. Click the Program or Speakers Link for more topic detail and speaker info. There may be Interest Area topics in other Interest Area Columns.  Note that the 9:15 and 10:50 sessions are 80 minutes, all other sessions are 50 minutes.  Back to Event Program Link-Listed by Hour See the Program Link for Interest area TECH not noted here.

Time Interest Area: A Interest Area: T Interest Area: P Interest Area: CFO Interest Area: F

GAAP Update
Mark Dauberman

The Smart Phone Who Knew Too Much! And Other Perils of Mobile
Blair Baker

Cyber Security for Your Business, FBI Cases (CFO & T)
John G. Iannarelli, FBI (Ret)

Cyber Security Insurance
Sumari Witt and Alex Branisteanu

CPAs and Accountants as Forensic Detectives-Advanced (4 hours)
Ronald L. Durkin


Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Auditing (A&A)
Brenda Piazza

Cybersecurity and Disaster Recovery (T)
Tomas Suros, AbacusNet

CFO Panel (P)
Judy Thompson, Moderator

Panel: Implementing the New Lease Standard-Lessons Learned
Steve Austin, Moderator-Panelists from Cresa


How to Survive Your Peer Review-What You Need to Know
Mark Dauberman and Gregg Sallee

How to “Account” for Blockchain (T)
Blair Baker

Five Skills You Need to be an Organizational Leader and Valuable Asset
Erin Daiber

Understanding Trump’s Washington: Separating Drama From Real Change
Christian Whiton from Washington DC

Track F is a 4 hour Fraud session in the morning and various overflow topics in the afternoon

12:15-1:40 Lunch & Keynote   Accounting in Interesting Times
Carl Peterson, VP AICPA

A&A Q&A Get Your Questions Answered from This Panel of Experts
Mark Dauberman, Nancy Rix, Hogi Kurniawan

R&D Tax Credits
Matt Roberts

The Importance of Good Requirements in FinTech (CFO)
Ray Fronhoefer

Americans Doing Business in Canada-Top Tax Issues You Need to Know
Grant Gilmour

Crisis Management After Fraud in Your Company (T)
John Tishler

2:40-3:05 Break – Vendor Drawing Grand Ballroom

A&A Q&A-Panel-2nd hour

GDPR is Here! Are You Ready?
Matt Stamper

Converting Raw Data to Trustworthy, Decision-able Information – 2 hours
Michael Scofield

M&A – Increasing Your Valuation Before the Sale (CF0)
Channing Hamlet

The Future of Financial Crimes – Cyber Security Coordination with Fraud & BSA/AML (T)
Patrick Westerhaus-Former FBI now with Wells Fargo Cyber Security


Ethics Issues in Leadership – Overcoming Diversity to Obtain Consensus. (2 hours)
Mark Dauberman

Working with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Michael Wexler

Converting Raw Data-2nd Hour

Stock Based Compensation Overview and the New Accounting Standard (CFO & A)
Celeste Asbury

The Future of Financial Crimes 2nd hour


Ethics 2nd Hour

Track T Track P