Practical Innovation Panel
Too often we hear about the conceptual ideas around emerging technologies, but very few firms have positive examples of what can really be done! Join us for this innovation session focused on the real- world use cases for some of the biggest technologies we keep hearing about. Learn what innovative practitioners are doing today in Blockchain, RPA and more!
Practical Innovation Panel
Boomer Consulting. Inc.
Amanda Wilkie, Consultant at Boomer Consulting, Inc., has a computer science background, but she’s not your average geek. With two decades of technology experience, Amanda has spent 13 years driving change and process improvement through innovative technology solutions working across firms of varying sizes in the public accounting profession. She has held strategic leadership positions in firms ranging from Top 50 to Top 10 including her most recent role as CIO of a Top 30 firm.
Amanda is a recognized expert in the profession who regularly speaks and writes on blockchain and cryptocurrency and their impact on the profession.
A pioneer in blockchain accounting who has provided tax, audit, audit readiness and consulting services to companies on the blockchain for over 5 years. Developed internal controls, accounting, and financial reporting best practices to help companies navigate the domestic, international and tax obstacles associated with tokenization and cryptocurrency. Speciality - Software and SaaS based business models. Blockchain and FinTech Companies
Chief Information Officer
Scott Sanders is the Chief Information Office of Sikich LLP. He is responsible for internal technology strategy and innovation for the firm’s 20+ offices including 800+ professionals throughout the country. His key responsibilities include leadership of the internal technology team; driving the firm’s technology initiatives and strategic direction, information security; and integration of acquisitions. Scott and his team of technology professionals formulate strategy in the areas of security, cloud computing, data governance, and technology innovation throughout the firm. Implementing cutting edge solutions to increase efficiencies and enhance our client experience are other key roles Scott and his team play.
Scott has worked in the technology profession for more than 25 years, including 18 years at Sikich LLP. Prior to Sikich, Scott spent time in a wide variety of industries ranging from small distribution and transportation companies to large government agencies.
Bradley K Place
Director of Information Services
Bradley K. Place is the Director of Information Services for LBMC.
He has worked in the financial industry for over fifteen years. His responsibilities cross all three Tennessee offices and a team of over ten professionals. By working closely with clients, he has been able to help them improve the efficiency of work flow and increase the capability of document production, through technology enhancements.
G. Alan Long
G. Alan Long, CPA, CITP, CGMA, is the managing member of Baldwin. Alan received his accounting degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1979 and was certified in 1981. His service to the profession includes having been President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Kentucky Society of CPAs, chair of the Education Foundation of the KYCPA, a member of the Peer Review Board and Leadership Council of the AICPA, a member of the Auditing Standards Board of the AICPA, a member of the Compliance Assurance Committee for NASBA, as well as a member of the Kentucky State Board of Accountancy. Alan is an Instructor for Continuing Education Classes for the AICPA. He received the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Business & Technology at Eastern Kentucky University.
Alan and his wife Teresa reside in Richmond, Ky.