2018 Conference Videos


Norman R. Meonske


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A Message from Dr. Norman R. Meonske:

I am delighted to provide links to some of the outstanding videos from our 44th Annual Meonske Professional Development Conference held on April 26th & 27th, 2018. The Meonske Professional Development Conference, recognized as one of the top 5 accounting conferences in the country, is the premier education and networking experience for accounting, finance, business executives, and anyone interested in learning the latest accounting/compliance regulations and best/latest management practices.

The quality and content of these sessions are so good that we are making them available to benefit a group that extends beyond our attendees.  These include:

  • IMA Global Councils, Chapters, and Student Chapters
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Professional Organizations
  • CPA Firms
  • Corporations
These videos will be available without charge as long as they are used for educational purposes and without charge for their viewers.  I invite you to learn more about the Meonske Professional Development Conference by visiting our website at www.meonskeconference.org.  If you have any questions regarding the content or use of these videos, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Dr. Norman R. Meonske
Conference and Program Chairman
nmeonske@kent.edu



Keynote Speaker
Michael D. CapellasMichael D. Capellas Disruptive Technology - The Next Big Thing That Will Change Everything

Michael D. Capellas is Founder and CEO of Capellas Partners, a strategic technology advisory firm.  A four-time corporate CEO, Michael’s career as a global technology leader has spanned from innovative technology start-ups to large corporate turnarounds including Compaq Computer Corporation, HP and First Data Corporation.  He currently serves on the Board of Flex (Chair), Cisco, MuleSoft (Independent Lead Director), JDA (Chair), Solace Systems, and Cylance.

"Disruptive Technology - The Next Big Thing That Will Change Everything" - (39 minutes) 

Thursday Speakers
Timothy F. GearyTimothy F. Gearty


Recent Developments and Critical SEC Updates
Join Timothy Gearty as he provides a meaningful and concise overview of the most recent PCAOB and SEC developments. This session has value for all companies providing financial statements.

"Recent Developments and Critical SEC Updates" - (45 minutes) 
Click Here to download Timothy F. Gearty's PowerPoint presentation to accompany the video

AndrewRetrum.jpgAndrew Retrum Stop. Think. Connect: Prepare for Trends in Cybersecurity
Join Protiviti's Cyber Security Leader Andrew Retrum as he moderates a panel of thought leaders on the topics of cybersecurity risks to organizations today, what smart organizations are doing to manage those risks, and how employees and individuals can help.

"Stop. Think. Connect: Prepare for Trends in Cybersecurity" - Part 1 - (54 minutes)

"Stop. Think. Connect: Prepare for Trends in Cybersecurity" - Part 2 - (45 minutes)


Friday Speakers
Dennis R. BeresfordDennis R. Beresford Financial Reporting Panel - Accounting Standards Update
Join Dennis Beresford, former Chair of the FASB, as he moderates a lively and informative discussion with a panel of top regulators from the SEC, FASB, and a Partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers as they discuss the latest regulations and their practical application to the world of financial reporting.  The session will provide an update on the latest regulations by the professionals at the highest level who are involved in issuing and interpreting the rules.


Wesley R. BrickerWesley R. Bricker Financial Reporting Panel - Accounting Standards Update - Part 1
"Remarks by the Chief Accountant in the SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant" - (44 minutes) 
Click Here to download Wesley R. Bricker's PowerPoint presentation to accompany the video




James L. KroekerJames L. Kroeker Financial Reporting Panel - Accounting Standards Update - Part 2
"FASB Update" - (35 minutes)
Click Here to download James L. Kroeker's PowerPoint presentation to accompany the video




Wayne CarnallWayne Carnall Financial Reporting Panel - Accounting Standards Update - Part 3
"Regulations and You(60 minutes)
Click Here to download Wayne Carnall's PowerPoint presentation to accompany the video



Financial Reporting Panel - Accounting Standards Update - Part 4
"Panel Question & Answer Session" - (32 minutes)
Evan CampbellEvan Campbell The Digital Workforce: Robotic Process Automation and Process Analytics in Accounting
Join Evan Campbell and Lauren Lang from Protiviti as they explore two of the fastest-growing technologies that are being adopted by companies across all industries and geographies. Learn more about how RPA and smart analytic technology operates, how easily it can be implemented to quickly optimize productivity, how one's manual processes can be automated, how you can identify processes that are ripe for automation, and ultimately what steps you can take to start reclaiming the best part of your work day.

"The Digital Workforce: Robotic Process Automation and Process Analytics in Accounting" - (94 minutes)
Click Here to download Evan Campbell's PowerPoint presentation to accompany the video


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