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#38 "Wellbeing In The Workplace" with Lauren Gasser, who went from AICPA to YOGA
"The more that we talk about mental health in the workplace, the more employers and organisations need to be prepared for that"Â New ways that organisations can build employee resilience andÂ create environments which strike a better balance between the 9-to-5 and what makes them thrive. UK-based Lauren Gasser shares her deeply honest and personal journey as she changed tack from working inside the AICPA & CIMA to becoming a yoga teacher, mindfulness coach and podcaster.Â Â TALKING POINTS: How to introduce 'mindfulness' into a corporate environment. Safe spaces. Mental Health: honesty and transparency.Â Yoga and mindfulness for professionals in a corporate environment. Practical ways for a business to enable and prioritise wellbeing in the workplace Â OUR GUEST:Â Lauren Gasser is an Oxford-educated Content and Creative strategist, Yoga teacher and podcaster. She is Senior Social Campaigns Manager for Time to Change, an anti-discrimination campaign run by Rethink Mental Illness and Mind. Lauren has also previously worked forÂ The Law Society, Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity), and AICPA & CIMA.Â Â RESOURCES: Lauren Gasser on LinkedInÂ and via her Yoga website AICPA & CIMA resource on what companies can do to improve mental health in the workplace. Â == MORE ABOUT OUR PODCAST ==Â DON'T MISS OUT. Get our shows every week, automatically and free. Share them easily with colleagues and friends by using the icons on the media player.Â GLOBAL VOICES.Â Interviews with our international experts are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, the insights will always be consistently useful. TAKE IT FURTHER. Find related CPD/CPE resources at the AICPA Store and the CGMA Store. STAY CONNECTED.Â Follow #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews and @CIMA_NewsÂ on social. PERMISSIONS Â©2018 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA). All rights reservedÂ Â ===CAN'T SEE THE LINKS? TRY THESE===Â Connect with Lauren Gasser on LinkedIn atÂ Â https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-gasser-bb231356 . Discover AICPA & CIMA articles about how companies can help employees address mental health issues in the workplace.Â https://hbr.org/2018/12/what-companies-can-do-to-help-employees-address-mental-health-issues. See the Go Beyond Disruption homepage atÂ https://www.aicpa-cima.com/disruption.html. Skill up with our AICPA StoreÂ atÂ https://www.aicpastore.com/GoBeyondDisruption. See resources available via the CGMA Store atÂ https://www.cgmastore.com/products/disruption?utm_source=dis
Aired 10 months ago 37:39
"Is AI Disrupting Everything?" with Pratish Sharma of TCS (UK)
"To flourish and use AI, a company needs to be proficient in the strategic aquisition of data" In a fast-evolving cyber tech landscape, our guest Pratish Sharma advises finance and other organisations on safe practices with their digital footprint. He is a corporate trainer and speaker, an expert in AI (Artificial Intelligence), cybersecurity and RPA (robotic process automation) through Excel & Automated Solutions.Â Pratish tells AICPA & CIMA's Kyle Hannan what he's learned from years of specialising in IT infrastructure and helping corporates improve the security of their information systems. Â WE DISCUSS: Business automation and dashboards. Big Data. Chatbots and Accounting Bots. Lawtech The 'trolley' problem. What kind of skills can we learn for the future? How can we safeguard ourselves by knowing more than the â€˜botsâ€™? DisruptionÂ to people asÂ the human workforce is decreased and more roles are automated. Recruitment, talent and headhunting. Do we need to become more creative to protect ourselves from automation? How can organisations think differently and retrain staff instead of reducing? Â OUR GUEST: 'Digital revolutionary' Pratish Sharma qualified in teaching IT at the ripe old age of 19 and went on to work with city councils running technical courses for local communities around the UK. Pratish helped many people rejoin the workforce in a challenging landscape of mass career change in the era of the IT boom. His current focus is on delivering targeted training programs for finance and business professionals, as well as analysts and technical teams on topics including; forecasting & planning, VBA & automation programming, statistical modelling, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. In addition, Pratish is involved with mobile technology via the Android Forum, as well as with the emerging scene of the autonomous car.Â Connect with him on Linkedin hereÂ and on social media viaÂ Â Â LINKS: Visiting the Chicago area this Spring? Join us on the ground or online for theÂ AICPA & CIMA "CFO Conference" in Chicago this April 24-26th 2019. MotionAIÂ is a chatbot/AI system bought recently by Hubspot SMACC offers full accounting services via a chatbot. Â Â MORE ABOUT OUR PODCAST: Get our showsÂ every week automatically and free. Share them easily with colleagues and friends by using the icons on your app or media player.Â Interviews with our international experts are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, the insights will always be consistently useful. Find related CPD/CPE resources at theÂ AICPA StoreÂ and theÂ CGMA Store. Connect viaÂ #GoBeyondDisruption Â @AICPANews @CIMA_News Â©2018 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA). All rights reserved.
Aired 7 months ago 29:30
Reality Bytes: Demystifying Digital Transformation with Waqqas Mahmood of BakerTilly (Washington, USA)
"First figure out the 'why', not from a organisational perspective but 'why' for a particular business process, and THEN figure out what technology - if any - will be needed to transform and automate that." GBD62.Â Waqqas Mahmood leads Advanced Technology & Intelligent Automation at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. He tells Kyle Hannan (AICPA & CIMA, UK) about the basic jargon of RPA and AI, why you should understand the tech before you put it all together, and how to identifyÂ the goals of the digital transformation. He also outlines his "3 Fs" process for fighting the factors of failure. Â TALKING POINTS: RPA and AI: the jargon, the risks and the â€˜gotchasâ€™. Donâ€™t chase the bots (the tech). Understand it before you put it all together. From AI and RPA to IA â€˜Intelligent Automationâ€™. How does innovation rise above the red tape? How to innovate in a profession thatâ€™s often perceived as having a change-averse internal culture? What the jargon means, not just in the correct technical abbreviations but in the potential opportunities for a company. Why there are times you should NOT put the customer first (not when youâ€™re testing). Start with the back-end and get that right before you roll it out to clients. Digital anxiety (personal and teamâ€™s) Identifying the goals of the digital transformation (think about the â€˜Why? Tâ€ rather than just the IT! Understand the 3 Fs so that teams can Fight The â€œFactors of Failureâ€ Â OUR GUEST: Waqqas Mahmood is head ofÂ Advanced Technology & Intelligent Automation at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Washington) and was previously their Director of Innovation. Prior to that, he was Manager, Advisory - Digital & Emerging Technologies for EY in New York, a co-founder and Board Member of Cambridge Global Advisory, and even worked as a Senior Manager for Research In Motion, makers of the corporate world's original favourite mobile device The Blackberry. A PEO-qualified Engineer, he has an MBA in General Management from Harvard University, where he was Vice-President of their E-Business Society. Connect with him on LinkedIn, orÂ Twitter asÂ @waqqas_mahmood. Â LINKS: Waqqas mentioned BakerTilly's corporate 'Insights' page here. Read about navigating digital transformation on the AICPA blog page. Find out more about the CGMA's analysis of the digitalÂ skills gap facing today's finance professionals.Â Â MORE ABOUT OUR PODCAST. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, the insights will always be consistently useful. Hear more. Get our showsÂ every week automatically and free. Share them easily with colleagues and friends by using the icons on your app or media player.Â Skill Up. Find related CPD/CPE resources at theÂ AICPA StoreÂ and theÂ CGMA Store. Connect.Â #GoBeyondDisruption Â @AICPANews @CIMA_News Â©2019 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA). All rights reserved.