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"Asking the way: Making Technology Work for You" with Kate Watson, CEO of CMLW Consulting (Newcastle, UK)

Go Beyond Disruption

Release Date: 05/29/2019

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It'll feed into other functions that the accounting practitioner NEEDS in what we're calling the 'blockchain world' . It's moving pretty fast. (#98)  How will blockchain introduce and impact firms of all sizes? Introduced by  Kristen Hughes, an Associate Director of Technology at AICPA & CIMA, this recording features a conversation between Amy Vetter and Ron Quaranta of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. They discuss the adoption and impact of blockchain and cryptoassets.   OUR GUESTS. Technologist and author Amy Vetter is a CEO who heads The B3 Method® Institute. She...

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It's really important to not just develop a strategy and let it be. Make sure that you ACTIVATE that strategy. (#97)  Strategy. One word, many definitions, almost infinite possibilities. What is it? What makes it work? Where do you start? During her time here at the Association, Jennifer Gardner recorded this conversation with Sil Garaventa, Director of Sales Support for US Foods in North Carolina. This is a high-level exploration of strategy: when a company has resource limitations, the team has to make choices around where to focus. At the heart of it, that's strategy.   OUR...

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In mid March 2020 - just over a month's time - we will be recording our 100th episode. And we'd like YOU to be part of it, from wherever you are in the world.    LET'S TALK Happy to take a few minutes for an online voice call? Email us with the word "Podcast" in the Subject line. The email address is .  We'll get in touch to arrange a quick online voice call at a time that suits you. It'd help to know things like Which part of the world are you in? What do you do for a living? Why you listen to this podcast?  What topics and trends would you like us to be focusing on...

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"Everybody can work together to collaborate, innovate and move the organisation more and more towards AI with this new business model." (#96) Talking AI with returning guest Kelly Mattarocci, a Texas-based Certified Public Accountant and a CGMA with expertise as a business strategist, innovator, and thought leader with over 20 year'C-Suite executive experience. She looks at new business visions for the new year and outlines some innovative but practical ways to incorporate AI. She helps answer the questions on all business owners' lips this January: where should our business go in the year...

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What I don't think we've realised ...is "How do you re-imagine accounting?"   (#95) Hear this boundary-nudging lecture delivered at AICPA & CIMA's London office, arranged and introduced by Ian Selby, our Vice President of Global Research and Development (Management Accounting). His guest speaker was Professor Nicholas McGuigan, visiting the UK just as the 2020 World Economic Forum Summit was beginning in Davos, Switzerland. Professor McGuigan’s message is a powerful one. It touches on the reimagining of the accounting profession and unpacks new visions for how educators...

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That mindset that says 'One right answer'? You have to pull back and re-examine your assumptions: there IS more than one right answer. (#94). Think your problems are too big to solve? Think again! Recalibrate CEO Cheryl Mobley impressed us so much with her presentation at a past ENGAGE conference that we had to sit down with her one-to-one to talk Human Intelligence, career future-proofing and about how the phone in your pocket could help unleash your creative problem-solving skills.   TALKING POINTS: What does it take to become a better problem-solver in an increasingly more complex...

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The strategies that we employ in daily fantasy sports...are especially useful OUTSIDE of sports analytics". (#93) This week's conversation is all about data analytics from an unusual perspective: our guests reveal what the sports betting industry can tell us about getting data, using data, and asking it the right questions. How it can help predict what'll happen next, and why it means a rethink of the conventional risk/reward balance. University Business and Economics Professors Dr. David Bergman and Dr. Jason Imbrogno also discuss the potential opportunities for accounting and finance...

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Overconfidence...is a real risk and it's important to consider up front if we have the skill set to be able to audit in this space. (#92) Di Krupica, Lead Manager in the Emerging Assurance Technology area (AICPA & CIMA, North Carolina) talks to Matt Schell (Crowe) and Amy Steele (Deloitte) about recommended guidance for accounting for and auditing Digital Assets.  A little over a year ago, the Digital Assets Working Group was created by the American Institute of CPAs to develop accounting and auditing guidance on digital assets. After months of work with subject matter experts from...

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Thank you for doing one of the most important jobs in the world. (#91) A special, short festive episode of the Go Beyond Disruption podcast, the final show for this year. To mark the end of 2019, AICPA & CIMA's video team made a short "Thank You" video for members worldwide. We've now used the audio for this end-of-year episode, which ends with a message from AICPA & CIMA President and CEO Barry Melancon. You'll also hear the voices of our colleagues from around the world, along with a final 'Happy Holidays' featuring many members of our Senior Leadership Team, the AICPA Chair and...

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There's a lot of...how we manage people that needs to change, as well as what our workforce expects. (#90). Robin Thieme is CEO and Founder of KBS CFO and known by her online handle as the "futurereadycpa". An AICPA speaker and CPE author focusing on the workplace of tomorrow, she talks about how to deliver effective leadership of remote teams - and how to understand this new reality if your own practice is dealing with client questions about the future of work.   GIVE FEEDBACK. How did you discover our podcast, where do you listen, and what would you like to hear more of? Finance pro...

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"People are going to look more to accountants from a SOFTWARE point of view, in how they communicate and in how their taxes are managed".

GBD60. Kate Watson, CEO of CMLW Consulting, joins us from Northeastern England. She talks to Kymberley McAdam (AICPA & CIMA, London, UK) about tech perspectives on GDPR and wider data privacy, cloud accounting, and the importance of effective communication in an increasingly automated profession. She shares some useful and practical suggestions about how finance and accounting professionals can up-skill themselves as things change.

 

TALKING POINTS:

* how asking questions and doing research helps deliver results for accounting professionals

* GDPR and data privacy

* cloud accounting

* effective communication

* technology adoption and strategies

* information governance

* Making tax digital

 

OUR GUEST:

Kate Watson is CEO of CMLW Consulting, a technology broker and trainer who's been working with clients around the world, assisting them with technology and business for more than 30 years. She helps them make the most of the digital world through best use of technology. Connect with her on Linkedin here. She's also on Twitter using the hashtag #AskMrsWatson.

 

LINKS:

* Using the CGMA Store? Search for these privacy-related learning materials and resources.

* If you're an AICPA Store-user, search its list of technology and data privacy resources here.

 

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