Xchange 2021 - Hot Topics Track Bundle


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The Whats, Whens, Whys and Hows of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting.

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The Whats, Whens, Whys and Hows of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting.

Aug 29, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Aug 29, 2021 4:00pm

Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting. ESG is on the mind of most organizations and an increasing number are integrating performance data into financial reports. Customers, stakeholders, and investors are increasingly seeking and relying on ESG data for decision making. To help avoid missteps, this session will cover how ESG reporting is currently expanding, current frameworks for reporting and what companies can do to establish effective governance over ESG reporting. Additionally, we will prepare you for the questions your external auditors could soon be asking. The presentation will include highlights from the newly released Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) ‘ESG reporting and attestation: A roadmap for audit practitioners’ (released Feb 2021).

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The Future of Workspace and its Returns (Financially and Physically)

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The Future of Workspace and its Returns (Financially and Physically)

Aug 30, 2021 3:15pm ‐ Aug 30, 2021 4:15pm

Real estate is a highly visible symbol that tells a story. It reflects an organization’s brand, helps attract and retain top talent, and supports its mission. Thoughtful discussions surrounding where workspace was heading pre pandemic and what could workspace look like post pandemic. Other topics include financial and capitalization considerations and a brief discussion on cost segregation studies and maximizing cash flow.

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Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World: Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift

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Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World: Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift

Aug 31, 2021 10:00am ‐ Aug 31, 2021 10:50am

The importance of respecting personal space and practicing impeccable hygiene aren’t the only lessons learned from COVID-19. If anything, we’ve seen the incalculable value of innovative thinking, because a global pandemic certainly provides enormous motivation to leave status quos behind. That said, how do you overthrow the status quo without sacrificing quality and security in the process? Learn the 3 "R-words" needed to strike this delicate balance in this challenge for you to shift your paradigm and be a catalyst for change rather than an antagonist. Has COVID-19 made you see the need to adopt a more agile way of thinking? Where is your strategy now? Where do you want it to be as we recover from this worldwide crisis? Do you intend to get it there by using the same methods that haven't worked? Find out how to facilitate innovation rather than frustrating it. Discover 3 types of flexibility in leadership and work/life balance needed to make that happen in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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  • Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst - NCDHHS & Chief Technology Officer - SolonTek Corporation, NC Department of Health & Human Services
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Accounting Automation: Do or Die (Panel Discussion)

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Accounting Automation: Do or Die (Panel Discussion)

Aug 31, 2021 1:30pm ‐ Aug 31, 2021 2:30pm

In a global study, office workers spend an average of 69 working days per year completing repetitive tasks – over 25% of our working time. The accounting profession is likely spending much more time on mundane work. During this panel presentation, we will share statistics on the high cost of continuing these manual, repetitive tasks, which include not only the obvious time, dollars and accuracy consequences, but also a company’s ability to remain competitive and hire the right finance and accounting skills needed for the future. Accounting professionals and executives within the insurance industry will join this panel and share their experiences in navigating these challenges and finding the balance between adopting innovative technology without compromising the complex accounting processes within the industry. Audience members will learn about the real-world problems these companies have faced and how they are solving them with greater accounting automation.

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Members: $35.00
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APIs leading transformation in the “Next Normal”

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APIs leading transformation in the “Next Normal”

Aug 31, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Aug 31, 2021 4:00pm

Following on the trails of how the banking industry has transformed over recent years, the insurance sector is similarly undergoing a rush to digital transformation. Today’s landscape demands that insurance carriers are more agile and provide a seamless omnichannel experience, with insurance APIs being the key driver in unlocking these capabilities. For insurers, APIs are more than just a buzzword, they are the next step in remaining relevant, competitive and engaged. Application programming interfaces (APIs) serve as digital connective tissue, helping power functionality by allowing software systems to talk to one another. To meet customer expectations around speed, personalization, and convenience, insurers must harness the potential of APIs as they enhance or launch new services and products. This session will explain and examine how APIs and integration technologies can help your insurers unlock innovation and solve their most pressing transformation initiatives.

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Members: $35.00
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