Lunch with the Pros

Will Robots Take Your Job?

According to recruitment experts Joe Gagliardi FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D and Snober Bains CPA, CA, it depends on how you set yourself up to compete against Robotic Process Automation (RPA), BlockChain, and similar technology.

CPA Alberta invites aspiring CPAs to a thought-provoking series of Lunch with the Pros in Calgary on October 24 and Edmonton on October 30.

Keynote speakers Joe Gagliardi and Snober Bains will discuss how these emerging technologies will replace certain roles in many industries. The candid presentation will outline the key competencies and skills that will be highly sought after by employers, how traditional job descriptions may become a thing of the past, and what you need to do now to stay relevant.

Come prepared with your questions and take full advantage of the opportunity to interact with the speakers, other CPAs in attendance, and CPA Alberta staff members.

Secure your spot by registering today!

*Registration in advance is required.


Wednesday, October 24
Hotel Arts
119 12 Ave SW

Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Lunch and guest speakers: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $10


Tuesday, October 30
The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065-100 St NW

Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon 
Lunch and guest speakers: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $10
This event is for those interested in learning about CPA program options. If you are a current CPA member interested in volunteering, please contact

Speaker Bios

Joe GagliardiJoe Gagliardi FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D
Managing Partner, Recruitment Partners Inc.

Joe Gagliardi received his designation in 1996 and his Fellowship in 2014. Since 2006, Joe has worked in recruitment, helping senior level accounting and finance professionals find new career challenges. In 2011, Joe co-founded Recruitment Partners, a recruitment firm with offices in Edmonton and Calgary which specializes in professional services. He now serves as a Managing Partner at the firm.

Joe is an active volunteer in the business community and at post-secondary institutions. He has held director roles with professional organizations such as CMA Alberta as well as publicly traded corporations. Joe currently sits on the Board of Governors for the CPA Education Foundation of Alberta. He also volunteers for CPA Alberta committees.

Snober Bains

Snober Bains CPA, CA
Senior Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Partners Inc.

Snober Bains earned her designation in 2008. Prior to joining Recruitment Partners, she spent ten years holding senior level positions in industry and public practice.

At Recruitment Partners, Snober leverages her blend of experience, strong work ethic, and technical knowledge to advice and source top talent for clients. She specializes in senior level finance and accounting projects and temporary contract roles.


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