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CPA TAG meets monthly; on the third Monday of the month. Presents: Blockchain Opportunity for Finance Professionals
Sponsored by: Jeffrey Gregory Of Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc.

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Join us on Nov 18, 2019
1.0 CPD Hours

Come to our December 16th. Dinner and find out how this presentation will be of interest to any Finance Professional who desires to:

• Take away the mystery surrounding blockchain technology.
• Be able to understand and participate in the discussion around blockchain technology.
• Understand the essentials of blockchain technology.
• Develop knowledge of the main applications of blockchain technology.
• Have an opportunity to discuss potential applications of blockchain related to attendees’ particular areas on interest.

This presentation will provide an introduction to blockchain technology. As blockchain technology was first implemented in Bitcoin, there will be an introduction to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as smart contracts which originated from both cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Also discussed with be the Libra cryptocurrency which may have broad macroeconomics implications. Potential application of blockchain technology as a method to digitize and secure common business documents such as invoices, sales orders, purchase orders, and shipping documents will be highlighted.

In the final segment of this session, the question will be put to participants (through a short break-out session) as to whether CPA and finance education should include training in computer coding and calculus to fully understand emerging business technologies.

Our Speaker:

Dan McAran has a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) degree from Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK) and a CPA, CGA designation. His research has focused on integrating intuitive interaction into information systems technology and has received international recognition.

He has over 21 years’ experience in various roles with technology providers to the Canadian market with a focus on legal technology. He has co-authored several articles on emerging legal technology and has presented at Staples Studio on blockchain, neural networks, and the internet of things (IoT).

Event Details:

Condition of attendance:
Food and drink purchase from our host venue, Marlowe Restaurant. No entrance fee. (This opportunity is made possible by a strong GTA community)

6:30 – 6:55pm Sign In & Networking(Get Name Tag)
6:55 – 7:00pm Welcome by Thomas Seal / Paul Calleri
7:00 – 8:30 pm Presentation

Great workshop, very valuable and inspiring. I would like to attend the workshop again………………….Chiedozie Megwa

Each event is fantastic! I learn something new every time that will help me in my professional and personal life. I hope to be a regular in events. Mrigank Kabra as

The workshop was very informative and well organized, covering the relevant topics and providing the right amount of content. The audience had adequate opportunity to ask questions to the speaker and interact with the fellow attendees. It was a workshop worth the time and cost. Look forward to attending the future workshops. Kul Makkar Director ITA Canada

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