Fiji Sun

Technologi­cal transforma­tion set to top CPA Congress

- MARAIA VULA

It’s finally here! The 2019 Certified Practising Accountant­s Australia-Fiji Branch Congress begins today. All the internatio­nal speakers are ready to rumble at this year’s premier event for the accounting and finance profession.

For the 525 delegates attending the Congress it’s an excellent opportunit­y to learn from the speakers on areas they should focus on in terms of skills directly related to their careers.

The congress is important for them to develop and update their skills and knowledge.

CPA Fiji Branch president Nouzab Fareed said delegates would be able to connect with hundreds of peers and engage with the world’s most recognised thought leaders, policy makers and innovators. “Discover the extraordin­ary ways the digital world can work for you and address today’s unpreceden­ted issues and obtain tangible skills, insights and practical ideas,” he said.

“Technology is completely transformi­ng how we think, feel and work.

“Over two days, delegates will immerse themselves in technology and develop a greater understand­ing of the digital world and benefit from strategies aimed at building business agility and resilience to changing market trends and learn innovative techniques and problem-solving tactics.”

Delegates would be able to hear from technology, business and accounting experts on how to make automation and artificial intelligen­ce change their business for the better.

Meanwhile, let’s not forget the sponsors who have gone out of their way to give towards the Congress to ensure its smooth running.

There will also be more than 20 new CPA graduates who will be recognised at the Congress.

The Congress ends on Friday.

Speakers:

Shara Evans Technology Futurist, chief executive officer (CEO) and Media commentato­r - The Future of Artificial Intelligen­ce

John Hewson Former Liberal Party leader, financial and economic expert - Global Economy: Things that will matter the most to the Pacific in the next few years

Sam Cawthorn, CEO and Founder of Speakers Institute and Speakers Tribe - Resilience and Inspiratio­n

Stephen Scheeler, The Digital CEO, Former CEO of Facebook in Australia and NZ - The digital world is fast moving ahead: The risks of falling behind

Amy Scott Communicat­ion Expert, Speaker, Mentor and Trainer - Communicat­ion and Influence

Visvanath Das, CEO Fiji Revenue Customs Services - Digital Agenda and Reforms

Mark Mathews, Australian Profession­al Big Wave Surfer - Life Beyond Fear

Liam Malone, Paralympic Gold Medalist, Artificial Intelligen­ce technology specialist - Artificial Intelligen­ce: Service through lifelike digital human.

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