THE EXPLORERS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Starts:  Oct 8, 2020 8:30 AM (MT)
Ends:  Oct 9, 2020 4:30 PM (MT)

A NEW WORLD FOR GOVERNANCE AND AUDIT
OVERVIEW

Disruptive change launched us from our world overnight into the space of uncertainty and ambiguity. Join us as we adapt, explore and discover “new ways of working” that work in culture, technology, compliance and audit.

REGISTRATION LINKS: you may register for certain sections only if you so desire:
Full Conference October 8-9
Day 1 Only October 8    Day 2 Only October 9
Session 1 October 8     Session 2 October 8   Session 3 October 9   Session 4 October 9

OCTOBER 8 DAY 1 SESSION 1

4 CPEs Interview-style session and panel discussion

10:30 AM-12:15 PM Eastern
Foresight & Futurethink: Making Intelligent Predictions
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Speakers: Dr. Amy Zalman
Major Subjects: • How to develop foresight • The benefits and pitfalls of prediction • Identifying and defining “business-intelligence”

12:25-2:10 PM Eastern

Ethics and Equity: Uncomfortable Conversations and Inconvenient Truths
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Speakers: Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Ozo Nnamadim, and Rashmi Airan
Major Subjects: • New research in the field of diversity and inclusion • Equity and corporate culture • Change management in the area of diversity and inclusion • Organizational psychology and diversity in teams

OCTOBER 8 DAY 1 SESSION 2

4 CPEs Interview-style session and panel discussion

2:50 PM -4:35 PM Eastern
The Intersection of Technology and Wellness
Field of Study: Personal Development
Speakers: Amy Vetter
Major Subjects: • Unlearning past routines, embracing technology and learning how to take advantage of some of the latest developments that focus on connecting people in business and improving company culture • Self-discovery and mindfulness techniques • Integrate mindfulness into how you work yourself and with your teams • Develop healthy technology practices for better human connections

4:45 PM -6:30 PM Eastern

Leveraging Change and Inspiring Innovation
Field of Study: Personal Development
Speakers: Nick Tasler and Tammy Daugherty
Major Subjects: • How to develop creativity and resilience • Decision-making guidance for growth and adaptability • Inspiring innovation in your team

OCTOBER 9 DAY 2 SESSION 3

4 CPEs Interview-style session and panel discussion

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Eastern
The Future is Now!
Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
Speakers: Kimberly Ellison Taylor
Major Subjects: • Future of work • Business model disruption • Customer expectations • Change initiatives • Transformational process changes
11:25 AM – 1:15 PM Eastern
Blazing a Digital Trail: Making Friends with Robots
Field of Study: Information Technology
Speakers: Jody Padar and Byron Patrick
Major Subjects: • Emerging technologies • Spotting opportunities to use automation • Resources to learn more about specific technologies
1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Eastern
Authentic Leadership: Developing a trailblazer’s Mindset
Field of Study: Personal Development
Speakers: Dr. Jen Welter
Major Subjects: • Building strong bonds • Mental characteristics, attitudes and behaviors associated with authenticity • Motivation and performance

OCTOBER 9 DAY 2 SESSION 4

4 CPEs Interview-style session and panel discussion

2:50 PM – 5:35 PM Eastern
Fraud Reconnaissance: Exposing Hidden Threats with Advanced Data Analytics and Behavioral Analysis
Field of Study: Auditing
Speakers: John Hall and Steve Biskie
Major subjects: • Replacing outdated theories and tools of fraud detection and deterrence • Steps for handling suspected fraud • Everyday actions that can be taken to detect and deter fraud • Data and behavioral analysis in fraud detection and deterrence
5:40 PM – 6:30 PM Eastern
Person of Interest: How to Read Virtual Body Language
Field of Study: Auditing
Speakers: Jan Hargrave
Major Subjects: • Detect liars: read the “micro-expressions” of deception during virtual conversations • Understand the facial expressions of emotion (interest, curiosity, attention) through “reading” facial expressions • Interpret body language and what it may mean in a given context

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Auditors, CPAs, C-Suite Executives, Government Accountants, Internal Control/SOX personnel, Accountants in Industry, Educators, IT Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Learning and Development Practitioners, Change Management Practitioners, Management Accountants, Financial Managers

Expert Speakers

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA, is a transformational leader with a compelling background of strategy, finance, people leadership, digital engagement, business development, and technology. In her most recent role at Oracle, Kimberly served as Global Executive Director - Finance Thought Leadership to promote transformation and digital strategies in organizations of all sizes.
Kimberly Ellison-Taylor is a former Chairman of the Board for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. She continues to serve as a leader in the profession as a member of the AICPA Assurance Services Executive Committee and also as the Vice Chairman for AICPA's National Commission for Diversity and Inclusion.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, noted speaker, author and strategist, Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings areas of expertise include health, social insurance, economic security, education, technology, women’s issues and youth civic participation. Maya has also served as the vice president of research and programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), senior resident scholar at the National Urban League, chief of staff to Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), professional staff on the House Ways and Means Committee, and as a CBCF legislative fellow in the office of Congressman Melvin Watt (D-NC) among other positions. She is the author of The Political Action Handbook: A How to Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation and co-editor of Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America among many other articles and chapters. She has been quoted extensively in publications such as the Washington Post and New York Times and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN among other news outlets. Her frequent speaking engagements have included invitations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Economic Policy Institute, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Drexel University, Women Donors Network, National Association of Black Journalists.

Nick Tasler, an internationally acclaimed thought leader, organizational psychologist and the #1 best-selling author of four counter-intuitive books on the art and science of making decisions and leading change. He is also an expert writer for the Harvard Business Review and his work has been covered by The New York Times, Bloomberg Business Week, The Atlantic, Inc., U.S. News & World Report, The Financial Times, Fox Business, and Forbes; as well as NPR, the BBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS. Nick’s original insights and dynamic style have benefited the world’s most respected organizations ranging from General Electric, Microsoft, JP Morgan, Novo Nordisk, Wells Fargo, the Royal Bank of Canada, and UnitedHealth Group to the Wharton School, Yale University, and many more.


Dr. Jen Welter is the first female to coach in the NFL. In the summer of 2015, she served as a linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals, a period of time defined by the bond she has formed with the players. Widely known as a trailblazer and pioneer in professional football, becoming the first woman to coach in the NFL was only her most recent first. She most recently served as a defensive specialist for the Alliance of American Football (AAF). Dr. Welter had a highly decorated 14-year career in women’s professional football which included four World Championships, two gold medals as a member of Team USA in the 2010 and 2013 International Federation of American Football’s (IFAF) Women’s World Championship, and eight all-star selections. She was inducted into the first class of the Women’s Football Hall of Fame on November 30, 2018.

Dr. Amy Zalman is the founder and CEO of Prescient, a foresight consultancy that helps Fortune 500 firms, governments and non-profit organizations to anticipate and prepare for the future. She is a professor of strategic foresight in the Culture, Communications & Technology Program at Georgetown University, and the founder and director of the Foresight Sandbox, a collaboration with Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society to provide strategic foresight training to business and government leaders. Huffington Post called her one of  the world’s seven top futurists in 2015, and she was cited in Forbes as one of the world’s 50 leading female futurists in 2020.
Dr. Zalman’s previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and President of the World Future Society, and the Chair of Information Integration at the U.S. National War College. She earned her doctorate from the Department of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies at New York University.
Amy Vetter, CPA and Yogi, is the CEO of The B3 Method Institute and Drishtiq Yoga and the podcast host of Breaking Beliefs. She specializes in Technology Innovation and wellness, inspiring financial professionals to implement and use technology in a thoughtful way, freeing them to develop collaborative, lasting relationships. Author of Integrative Advisory Services: Expanding Your Accounting Services Beyond the Cloud and Business, Balance & Bliss: How the B3 Method Can Transform Your Career and Life, Amy has  been repeatedly recognized as a “Most Powerful Women in Accounting” by the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor, and Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Most Influential Person.”  She is a board member for the Ohio Society of CPAs and a contributor to AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today, and CPA Practice Advisor.
Dr. Toby Groves is a researcher on social cognitive psychology. He has spent the past decade researching critical thinking, transparency, authenticity, culture, and diversity. Toby authored a first of its kind scientific study on dynamic thinking focused on auditors. Toby speaks to audiences of leaders and decision makers teaching a new approach to critical thinking that is the culmination of nearly 20 years of study.

Rashmi Airan is an internationally recognized corporate and motivational speaker, a “recovering lawyer and investment banker”, a woman leader and an entrepreneur. She has a unique and vulnerable story that is a game-changer. Rashmi now shares her story to illustrate the factors that can influence our choices. Her clients include Hershey’s, SHRM, the FBI, Sotheby’s Int’l, MGM Resorts, and Columbia Law School. Rashmi sets forth the business discipline necessary for decision-making and uncovers the mental process of problem-solving that leads to organizational cultures with integrity. Rashmi is determined to create a culture of conversation around ethics, diversity and inclusion, and resilience into all aspects of our lives.
John Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc., the creator of
FraudPreventionPro.com and the author of the award-winning book Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results. He consults management groups, government and internal auditors, CPAs, Board members, and professional associations. John is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the American Institute of CPAs.
Jody Padar, CPA, is Vice President of Strategy at Botkeeper.com. She has been on the Accounting
Today Top 100 Most Influential People List for the last nine years. She is the author of From Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide and The Radical CPA: New Rules for the Future-Ready Firm. After venturing out of a traditional firm and achieving 13 years of successful growth as CEO of New Vision CPA Group, her new challenge is leading Botkeeper as Vice President of Strategy.
Jan Hargrave, author and educator in body language is the nation’s leading behavioral authority and
body language expert. Multiple media outlets and publications call on her expertise to comment on
body language, persuasion and influence. Jan is the author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge the Jury, Strictly Business Body Language, and Poker Face. Ms. Hargrave provides you with the skills you need to “read” your family, your associates, your customers, in fact, everyone around you.
Byron Patrick, CPA and industry technology leader, is the VP of Growth & Success at Botkeeper where he works with organizations to bridge the knowledge gap between accounting and technology. As co-writer, Byron has contributed to the Journal of Accountancy Tech. He is a member of AICPA Council and PCPS Executive Committee and was previously a member of the Information Management and Technology Assurance Executive Committee, the Future of Peer Review task force and the CPA Ambassador program.
Steve Biskie has worked in audit, compliance and IT risk management for over 25 years. As a thought leader in the audit analytics and continuous monitoring space, he has helped both compliance and audit functions at some of the largest global organizations implement sustainable
technology-enabled programs. He has authored numerous articles on audit analytics, teaches data
analytics courses for the MIS Training Institute, and is a four-time Institute of Internal Auditors All-Star speaker on data analytics and automation topics.
Tammy Daugherty, Change Management expert and Talent Strategist. From disruptive technologies to a global pandemic, we are required to get comfortable with the lightning speed of change. As a
change evangelist who is passionate about talent development, Tammy has spent over 20 years
advising and training Fortune 100 companies on how to create change-ready organizations.
Ozoemena "Ozo" Nnamadim is a Senior Accountant for Fannie Mae, a fortune 50 financial services
enterprise. His philanthropic involvement mirrors his passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Serving as the 1st Vice President of the Metropolitan DC chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, he produces the "Accounting for Us" podcast and provides strategic guidance to the membership and public relations committees. He is the fundraising & development chair for the Gay Professional Men of Color - DC, an organization founded in 2018 to uplift and support leadership development within queer communities of color in Washington, DC. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Medici Road and the Community Enrichment Project, both organizations which serve to educate and empower DC's underserved Wards 7 & 8. He is an incoming member of the Board of Directors for Arts Administrators of Color which is an early stage national nonprofit for the advancement of D&I within the arts administration profession.
As a champion for social justice and the advancement of equitable public policy, Ozo aspires to
continue uplifting the voices of traditionally underrepresented communities within the Finance &
Accounting profession by striving to educate and advocate on behalf of the communities he is a part of. He has a BBA and MS in Accounting from Sam Houston State University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.

Location

Online Instructions:
Url: http://theexplorersconference.com/
Login: Will be sent upon registration with the conference host, Toby Groves.
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Contact

Tammy Daugherty
513.404.3332
tammy@tobygroves.com