George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

2020 Emerging Technology Conference

2020 Emerging Technology Conference

George Mason University Arlington Campus
Van Metre Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

Be part of the technology conversation and be prepared to take a lead role in the digital transformation of business. The GMU 2020 Emerging Technology Conference will bring together leaders from government, education, and industry to help you and your organization navigate the evolving technology landscape and provide powerful, interactive conversation and experiential sessions. This dynamic conference focuses on understanding the unknown consequences as well as the emerging opportunities that await the accounting and financial management professions. Learn strategies of how to capitalize on these profound professional and personal changes.

The 2020 Emergening Technology Conference will be a hybrid event giving attendees the choice of being in Arlington for live sessions or participating entirely online. This format will allow us to reach and support access for those who may not be able to attend in-person.

Our goal is to ensure a safe and enjoyable conference for our attendees, presenters, and staff. For all those on-site, we will employ social distancing guidelines recommended by the university, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For virtual attendees, there will also be an opportunity to enjoy online networking sessions that will parallel the in-person events taking place in Arlington. Virtual access will mean they can also either livestream every session on the Conference agenda or be able to view recordings at an opportune time.

See conference registration information for cancellation policies.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How technology will change strategic business planning and demand operational efficiencies to remain competitive.
  • How blockchain will impact accountants and auditors.
  • How AI and process automation will impact the workforce, and the skills and knowledge that will be required for accounting and finance professionals.
  • How to explore the massive disruption in workforce dynamics and human emotions—and the unknown consequences and opportunities that await the profession.
  • What changes to expect in the future for AI, robotics, and analytics as discussed by industry experts and software providers.
  • Hands-on use of leading technology platforms; analytics and data visualization; and more.

2020 Emerging Technology Conference Keynote Speaker

Morning Speakers:

  • Donny Shimamoto, Managing Director, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC
  • Brad Greenwood, Associate Professor, George Mason School of Business
  • Tom Taliaferro, Managing Director, People Advisory Services, EY
  • Karen Kitching, Associate Professor, George Mason School of Business
  • Fola Ojumu, Emerging Technology Practice Partner, Kearney & Company
  • Jose Negron, CEO/President, AVANTI Technologies, Inc, and Host, Today, Tomorrow's Technologies (T3), Voice of America

Afternoon Speakers:

  • Industry experts and firm leaders
  • Software company leaders

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