Elevate Your Mind: Ignite Your Future

Capitalize on the latest business and finance trends and cope with disruption.

Themes for concurrent streams:

How to Cope with Disruption / Wellness


Alberta Landscape / Technology

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Attendee check-in, breakfast, and networking
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Opening keynote

Francis Fong, Chief Economist at CPA Canada
Perspectives on the Economic Outlook & the Impact of Technology on the Labour Market

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
 Networking break
9:10 - 10:20 a.m. Jeffrey Sherman
Management and Finance in the Age of Disruption
Blair Cook & Jen Nicholson
Today’s CFO Tomorrow Leadership Development: Embody the Modern Role of CFO
Garth Sheriff
Blockchain: A Transformation Technology
10:20 - 10:40 a.m.
Networking break
10:40 - 11:50 a.m. Merge Gupta-Sunderji
How to Prosper: Practical Approaches to Thriving in Disruption
Jeffrey Sherman
Funny Money and Fake News: The Financial Manager’s Guide to Chaos and Uncertainty
Shawn Kanungo
We are on the Brink of a Revolution: The Future of Government
11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
12:50 - 1:15 p.m.
 Networking break
1:15 - 2:25 p.m.
Esther Hudson
Ethical Decision Making in a Time of Disruption
Blair Cook & Jen Nicholson
TGIF: Transform, Grow, Innovate Your Finance Function
Garth Sheriff
AI: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing our Profession
2:25 - 2:45 p.m.
Networking break
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Closing keynote

Duncan Stewart, Director of Technology Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Research for Deloitte Canada
2019 Tech, Media & Telecom Prediction


During Networking breaks, make sure you check out some of the great additional conference features:

  • Get a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer
  • Meet the PALS therapy dogs at the CPA Assist booth
  • Check out the sponsor booths and enter a draw for an opportunity to win a package to next year's Elevate Your Mind in Banff (includes tickets to the conference and accommodation at the Banff Springs Hotel).

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