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Boomer Consulting, Inc., Announces New Executive Leadership Positions

Posted By Heather Robinson, Marketing Manager, Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

Boomer Consulting, Inc., Announces New Executive Leadership Positions

MANHATTAN, Kan., (April 27, 2016) – Boomer Consulting, Inc., announced today new positions for its Executive Leadership Team.  The new roles represent the next step in a long-term succession plan underway for the last seven years.

Jim Boomer will succeed L. Gary Boomer as Chief Executive Officer, and will lead the team with newly appointed President, Sandra Wiley.  Rounding out the Executive Leadership Team are Dustin Hostetler as Chief Innovation Officer, and L. Gary Boomer as Visionary & Strategist.

“This shift in leadership represents the roles each of our leaders have played over the last several years and will allow Boomer Consulting to better focus on strategic growth,” said L. Gary Boomer, founder and former CEO of the company.

Jim Boomer previously served as Boomer Consulting, Inc.’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Consultant. Jim is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and has been named to The CPA Practice Advisor’s "Forty Under Forty” and "Top 25 Thought Leaders” lists multiple times.

“I am excited and honored to lead Boomer Consulting as the new CEO,” said Jim Boomer. “Together with Gary, we have built a strong and devoted team.  We are well positioned for continued growth and ongoing dedication to the profession. We are grateful for Gary’s long-sighted leadership, and he will continue to be an invaluable resource as our Visionary & Strategist.”

Sandra Wiley previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Consultant. Sandra is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting as a result of her prominent role as an industry expert on HR and training and management and strategic planning consultant.  She has also been named to The CPA Practice Advisor’s “25 Most Powerful Women” and “Top 25 Thought Leaders” lists multiple times.

“We have collaboratively built our company with strong leadership, a superior team of professionals and a client base that is future focused,” said Sandra Wiley. “This is a time in our company’s history that I am beyond excited as we move forward.” 

Dustin Hostetler previously served as a Shareholder and Senior Consultant for Boomer Consulting, Inc.  Dustin is the pioneer in applying the Lean Six Sigma concepts to public accounting firms. As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with extensive experience working inside a large regional CPA firm, he has taken proven Lean techniques and tailored them to bring ground-breaking value to public accounting firms.

“I have the privilege of working with a great team here at Boomer Consulting,” said Dustin Hostetler. “We have a strong history of innovation and I’m looking forward to leading the innovation charge into our next phase of growth as a company. It’s a pleasure to work with the best firms in the country, and to see our strategies translate to amazing results for our clients.”

L. Gary Boomer is the founder of Boomer Consulting, Inc., and previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Consultant. Gary is recognized in the accounting profession as the leading authority on technology and firm management. For more than 15 years, he has been named by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.

“As Visionary & Strategist, I look forward to remaining actively engaged with Boomer Consulting, our partners, and clients, and transforming our profession forward,” said L. Gary Boomer.

 

About Boomer Consulting, Inc. 

Founded in 1996, Boomer Consulting, Inc. provides consulting services to hundreds of the highest performing CPA firms. Its unique and powerful solutions target five areas critical to a firm's success: Leadership, Talent, Growth, Technology and Processes. For more information, visit www.boomer.com. 

 

 

Contact: 
Heather Robinson, Boomer Consulting, Inc. 
heather.robinson@boomer.com / P: 785-537-2358 

 

 

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Adaptive Expertise at Work

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 10, 2016
Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Part 10 of 10. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 03, 2016
Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Part 9 of 10. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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The Future of Accounting

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 25, 2016
Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Part 8 of 10. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 18, 2016

Part 7 of 10. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 11, 2016

Part 6 of 10. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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Introduction to Algorithms

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 04, 2016

Part 5 of 10. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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Nurture or Keep in the Box

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 28, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Part 4 of 10. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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Feeling Safe to Fail

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 22, 2016

Part 3 of 10. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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A Great Way to Learn About Technology

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Computers armed with big data and complex algorithms are quickly enveloping areas of expertise that were once the sole domain of human experts; writing articles, trading stocks, making music, making complex medical diagnoses, and of course, doing our taxes.

In this new environment we must not just provide our clients with conventional routine expertise, but also with our creative and adaptive expertise - the capacities we have developed to address novel, messy, complex problems that are frequently encountered in the real world.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circles™ Summit in Kansas City, Dr. Michael Wesch describes the key elements that will allow us to make our way toward adaptive expertise, and how to bring this expertise to clients.  Following are ten excerpts that can be accessed by our members in the “Videos for All Circle Members” group blog (you must be signed in).  Titles below will be hyperlinked as they are released to a public area during the upcoming months.

  1. You Need to Stop. Dr. Wesch outlines his presentation and warns the audience that they're about to lose their jobs to Algorithms. 3 minutes.

  2. A Great Way to Learn About Technology. Dr. Wesch starts a humorous narrative explaining how living in a land that has no technology taught him about technology. 5 minutes.

  3. Feeling Safe to Fail. Dr. Wesch tells a touching story to introduce the concept of Adaptive Expertise. 3 minutes.

  4. Nurture or Keep in the Box. Dr. Wesch recounts the inspirational story of former BBC broadcaster Peter White to demonstrate how nurturing and learning environments influence whether we excel at routine or adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

  5. Introduction to Algorithms. Dr. Wesch gives some historical perspective to the use of algorithms by companies such as Google and Facebook. 6 minutes.

  6. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 1. Dr. Wesch provides fascinating examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  7. How Algorithms Are Used, Pt. 2. Dr. Wesch provides additional examples from sciences and arts to prove that algorithms are already outperforming humans in many tasks that require routine expertise. 6 minutes.

  8. The Future of Accounting. Dr. Wesch summarizes what many experts in the profession are predicting and warns that disruption is on the way. 4 minutes.

  9. Fostering an Adaptive Expertise Environment. Dr. Wesch offers his prescription to make meaningful change. 3 minutes.

  10. Adaptive Expertise at Work. Dr. Wesch concludes his presentation with a moving tribute to the unique ability of humans to excel in the realm of adaptive expertise. 5 minutes.

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