The Exponential Accountant - How to Win in a Disruptive Era

Shawn Kanungo is a strategist who operates at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years of working at Deloitte. Shawn's mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.
 
Now, as General Partner of Queen & Rook Capital, Shawn is focused on applying exponential technologies and new business models to mature businesses. He is a practitioner who has worked hand-to-hand with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation, and he has adopted the concepts of behavioural economics, user-centered design, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, drones, and film to help create world class client experiences.
 
Shawn's work and interviews have been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, CBC and CTV. In 2016, he was recognized as Avenue Magazine's "Top 40 Under 40". He spoke at TEDx in 2017 and was named to Inc's "100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers" in 2018. His podcast, The Remix with Shawn & Wang, can be currently found on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.
The Exponential Accountant - How to Win in a Disruptive Era
Thursday, June 17 - Keynote - 8:40 - 9:40 am
For decades, we have designed the job of an accountant to be as efficient as possible. Today, the game has changed - the improbable is the new normal. We are now looking beyond efficiency and focusing on evolution.
 
Shawn Kanungo provides a bold road map for the future. From artificial intelligence to blockchain to voice technology, he will help to make sense of the rapidly changing demographic and technological trends shaping the future of accountants.
 
He also discusses that the rise of exponential technologies requires an “exponential mindset”. Instead of thinking about accountants being 5-10% more efficient, we need to think about being 5-10x better. This is the foundation for – what he calls - the “Exponential Accountant”.