Keynotes

Dorri McWhorter

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Moving the CPA Profession Forward


As our nation emerges from the financial impacts of the global pandemic, it is CPAs who are helping to lead the charge. You are being looked to for advice and forward-thinking guidance like never before. What’s next? How do we ensure our relevancy? Now is the time for our profession to go beyond compliance services, beyond trust, and become strategic business advisors.

Dorri C. McWhorter, CPA.CITP, CGMA
Chairperson, Illinois CPA Society and Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Todd Shapiro
President and CEO, Illinois CPA Society






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Donny Shimamoto

How Technology Helps Accountants Mitigate Pandemic Risks


COVID-19 turned many accountants into economic disaster emergency workers. Many of us rushed to adopt technologies for remote work and to help automate accounting functions, but did this just put a band-aid on the situation or truly mitigate the wound? As we work through reopenings and possible reinfections, learn how to leverage current and emerging technologies, as well as IT-related techniques, to manage risks and build business resilience ahead of the next pandemic.


Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA
Founder and Managing Director, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC


Wednesday, August 26


Derek Sasveld

Eyes on the Economy


Impaired by the impact of COVID-19, the U.S. economy's outperformance since the financial crisis hangs in the balance. Can the U.S. maintain its leading role in the world? Will inflation and interest rates accelerate? Are we headed for recession? Or is an economic comeback ahead as U.S. and world governments and policymakers flex their financial muscle. Hear the answers to these and other questions about what’s driving the U.S. and Illinois economies.

Derek Sasveld, CFA
Investment Strategist, BMO Global Asset Management


Amy Vetter

Mindful Technology: Embracing Technology, Innovation and Mindfulness


When you implement technology in a mindful way, it is not the end of real human connection - it is just the beginning. By allowing technology to do the heavy lifting, you can dedicate more time to developing collaborative, lasting employee and customer relationships, becoming a more empathetic leader and creating an engaged workplace culture that improves each person’s ability to communicate, innovate, and create.

Amy Vetter, CPA.CITP, CGMA
CEO, The B3 Method Institute






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