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Centennial 2010
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Competency: Information Technology
Seminar Code: 01802
Format: Half-Day PM
CPD Hours: 3.5
Availability: This seminar occurs in the past. To view other offerings of this seminar, go to "Additional Offerings"

Register before Mar 12, 2019 and pay the early fee!
Date: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport
6620 36 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta
Meeting Room: Duchess B
Fee Options: Tickets Required: N/A
(Passport Tickets can only by used 14 days prior to seminar start date)
Fee Required: $290.00 - Early Member
$290.00 - Early Non-Member
$370.00 - Regular Member
$370.00 - Regular Non-Member
Seminar Description: This course provides a concise overview of blockchain -- an online system of shared databases and distributed ledgers, The system allows authorized groups and individuals to evaluate and certify transactions between parties. The technology can only be accessed using deeply encrypted and highly secure keys. Users can post individual transactions, or “blocks,” to the database. When transactions are accepted, the blocks become part of the “chain.” These cyber connections are synchronized (every authorized user gets same view), decentralized (not under the control of any one entity), indelible (records cannot be changed or undone), single-use (recorded only one time), and non-reputable (irrevocably associated with the specific party who initiated the transaction). Blockchains can be used not just in accounting but in any situation when a verifiable public record is required (such as health records and educational credentials).
Seminar Outline:
  • Explore blockchain fundamentals and how the technology will disrupt many of the core businesses of the accounting profession
  • Review blockchain’s potential to help accountants actually boost their relevance, value and revenue
  • Highlight how a typical CPA can transform blockchain into more of an opportunity and less of a threat by resetting their traditional accounting mindsets, methods and skills
Who Will Benefit: CPAs who want a basic, non-technical understanding of blockchain and how to start positioning themselves and their operations to take full advantage of the technology.
Seminar Leader(s): WASNY, Garrett
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