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Research & Innovation
We’re leading technology research and innovation efforts for accounting practitioners.
CPA.com is dedicated to leading technology research and innovation efforts for practitioners to help drive the transformation of core practice areas. Our investment in research and innovation is displayed through numerous strategic initiatives including investment into technology disruptors, key C-suite events, futurist engagement and learnings, as well as curation of educational resources. CPA.com has established itself as a thought leader, and thru strategic initiatives, the thought starters of the profession.
Learn More About Our Strategic Initiatives Below
Navigating the Future Program
‘Navigating The Future’ is an experiential program that brings awareness, provides resources and catalyzes new business models to future-forward the profession.
It’s a collaborative initiative between CPA.com and innovation expert, Pascal Finette of radical Ventures. This program is designed to help CPA firms identify the potential change coming to the accounting profession and create strategies to capitalize on new opportunities.
The Association and CPA.com Startup Accelerator helps grow startups throughout the accounting ecosystem so they can help transform the profession. Our aim is to strengthen the ability of individual accountants or finance teams to be the go-to analysts, strategists and consultants that are indispensable to organizations throughout the world.Learn More
The Great Accelerant: Thriving in the New 2025
The events of the past year and a half ushered in a new reality for the accounting profession. Along with speeding up the adoption of new technology, the pandemic accelerated the evolution of practitioners from transactional to relational. As a result, the profession is now in a place many experts predicted wouldn’t be reached for another half decade. In this special report..., we examine the major implications of the pandemic on business, technology, and professional service firms.
2020 Blockchain Symposium: The Emerging Technology is Maturing as Real-World Applications Expand
Learn about the latest trends in blockchain technology in this emerging trends report, which summarizes the insights of nearly 90 luminaries in attendance at the 2020 Blockchain Symposium. Read about specific use cases, get an update on current regulatory status, and understand the opportunities and challenges currently present within the profession around blockchain advancements.
Since 2009 the AICPA and CPA.com have hosted an annual invitation-only convening of C-suite leaders from accounting technology companies. This event allows industry executives and thought leaders to discuss and share ideas, learn from one another and collaborate with the brightest minds in the accounting profession.
Blockchain technology has exploded into the FinTech ecosystem and various industries over the last few years, evolving well beyond the buzz of Bitcoin. Already incorporated into a range of business and financial applications, its impact and use cases continue to grow as the technology matures. The Top 3 Blockchain Use Cases of 2020 evaluates recent developments in Supply Chain management, Crypto, and what’s to come with Health Care.
Today's business world is moving rapidly, transforming accountants' lives but also offering new opportunities. We're looking ahead to help you go beyond. Turn to us for more information on today's topics and check out what we're tracking in future twice-a-year editions of the "Watchlist."Learn More