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How IoT (Internet-of-Things) revolutionize the Accounting Industry?

This seminar will be opened for enrolment on 23 October 2015 at 11:00am. The "Login to Enrol" button is NOT available before 23 October at 11:00am.

Event Details:

Speaker : Dr Joseph LEUNG, Vice-Chairman, Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association

Date : 11 November 2015 (Wednesday)

Time : 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Venue : Auditorium, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Language : Cantonese (no simultaneous translation)

CPD Credit : 2 hours

Fee : HK$100-

About the Seminar:

The Internet-of-Things (IoT, 物聯網) is a new technological advancement that has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses gather data—and, in the process, transform many aspects of accounting and auditing. As with cloud computing, public accountants need to understand what is coming so that they can adapt to the changes the IoT will bring, including new opportunities for advisory services in big data and analytics.

Understanding what the IoT is and how it will affect businesses is necessary to understand its impact on accounting firms and other organizations that employ CPAs. Wireless technology already allows devices including mobile phones, tablets, and computers to communicate with the internet from almost anywhere. But now, devices not traditionally considered “smart,” such as appliances, car diagnostics, and wearable fitness monitors, are using sensors to capture data and transmit it to the internet.

In the relatively near future, almost all devices will be equipped with sensors and internet capability. Internet connectivity also means that devices have, or will have, the ability to provide updates on their use to manufacturers. Do you want to know how often a customer turns on your product every day? Or how many times it is used before it breaks? Or how many devices that customer has in her house? The IoT will one day provide that type of invaluable market intelligence to CPA firms’ corporate clients.

The seminar would provide you an overview of IoT and how this disruptive technology is going to revolutionize the Accounting Industry.

About the Speaker:

With a wealth of experience in the information technology industry for around 30 years, Dr Joseph Leung is now serving as a consultant in a leading online payment service company in Asia and also serves as a lecturer at the PolyU SPEED.

Dr Leung obtained his Doctoral Degree of Business Administration in 2015 from the University of Newcastle, Australia; Master Degree of Business Administration in 1993 from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom; Masters of Management of Information Technology in 1998 from Macquarie University, Australia; and Masters of Education in Information Technology in 2001 from the University of Wollongong, Australia. With regards to his professionalism, Dr. Leung is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association; Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Internet Forum, Committee Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb) East Asian Branch.

Dr Leung is a columnist and blogger for various magazines, newspapers and websites. He is invited to be the Honorary Consultant for the and the Hong Kong Commercial Radio Interactive under the management of the Hong Kong Commercial Radio.

CPD Hours:

Completed CPD hours will be granted to attendees who have attended a full session of seminar. For those who have not attended full session, the number of CPD hours will be discounted accordingly. For the exact recognition of the CPD hours, please check with the respective Institute or Association.

Bad Weather Arrangement:

This event may be cancelled or re-scheduled when typhoon no.8 or black rainstorm warning is hoisted. Please refer to our website for the arrangement.


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