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Galveston, TX

20.00 Credits

Member Price $950

Non-Member Price $1,050

Overview

This is a collaboration event with the Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas societies.

OSCPA is proud to offer a learning experience unlike any other with CPE at Sea. Up to 20 hours of CPE are available during this 7-day cruise aboard the Carnival Jubilee departing from Galveston, Texas. 

Popular presenter Marc Hamilton, CPA will be leading all CPE. Marc is an avid Carnival Diamond cruiser who has enjoyed more than 50 Carnival voyages and almost 365 days at sea! Marc will lead CPE focused on understanding the evolving technology that impacts CPAs including AI, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Cryptocurrency and much more.

Sessions include:

  • Cruise Industry Financial Strategy Post-COVID and Ship Tour Discussion
  • The Evolving CPA Toolkit - Big Data, Analytics, and the Explosion of AI
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Prompt Engineering: Overview and Application
  • Brainstorming Exercise: "Building a Better Mouse Trap" Case Study
  • Current Technology A&A Topics of Importance
  • A Futuristic Perspective of our Accounting Profession
  • Learnings: Reflection and Re-discussion

All courses will be held on "sea days."

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Please Note: The registration fee includes the price of CPE. Price does not include cabin fair (prices vary) or cost of travel to or from the port.

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Step 1 - Register below
Step 2 - An OSCPA staff member will connect you with Marc Hamilton to enroll you in the group reservation and book your cruise cabin.

Prerequisites

None

Designed For

CPAs in public practice and industry

Preparation

 

Notice

 

Saturday, August 17

General Session

- Sail Away Party

Join your fellow passengers as you sail away from the port!

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

- Registration

Register for the event, receive your name tag, and any housekeeping information.

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

- Meet & Greet

Meet your fellow CPAs attending this conference at sea!

This session is available to registrants only.

Sunday, August 18

General Session

- Cruise Industry Financial Strategy Post-Covid and Ship Tour Discussion

Marc Hamilton, Unidentified Industry Company

Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton, CPA is a strategy-oriented finance executive with proven successes in change management. Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years of extensive practical experiences with data analytics, process design and technology implementation. His roles have provided broad exposure to functional, operational and management challenges facing organizations in the era of systems intelligence.

As a technologist CPA, Mr. Hamilton frequently speaks from his experiences on big data, data science, artificial intelligence and the developing Blockchain infrastructure. He also frequently presents AICPA cybersecurity content.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters in Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama and practiced with both Deloitte & KPMG before moving into a business and industry roles including VP of Taxation, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction
  • Historical Financial Statement & Capital Structure Review
  • Carnival Fleet and Key Strategic Operational Changes
  • Current Industry Perspective
  • Economics of a Cruise Ship = Ship Tour

Credits: 2 - Economics

Credits: 2 - Accounting

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

- The Evolving CPA Toolkit - Big Data, Analytics and the Explosion of AI

Marc Hamilton, Unidentified Industry Company

Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton, CPA is a strategy-oriented finance executive with proven successes in change management. Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years of extensive practical experiences with data analytics, process design and technology implementation. His roles have provided broad exposure to functional, operational and management challenges facing organizations in the era of systems intelligence.

As a technologist CPA, Mr. Hamilton frequently speaks from his experiences on big data, data science, artificial intelligence and the developing Blockchain infrastructure. He also frequently presents AICPA cybersecurity content.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters in Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama and practiced with both Deloitte & KPMG before moving into a business and industry roles including VP of Taxation, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is Big Data?
  • Practical Overview of Data Analytics Tools
  • Convergence of Technology and Implications to CPA's
  • What is AI?
  • "Who moved my Cheese" - Profession Changes to Embrace

Credits: 4 - Information Technology

This session is available to registrants only.

Monday, August 19

General Session

- Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Prompt Engineering: Overview and Application

Marc Hamilton, Unidentified Industry Company

Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton, CPA is a strategy-oriented finance executive with proven successes in change management. Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years of extensive practical experiences with data analytics, process design and technology implementation. His roles have provided broad exposure to functional, operational and management challenges facing organizations in the era of systems intelligence.

As a technologist CPA, Mr. Hamilton frequently speaks from his experiences on big data, data science, artificial intelligence and the developing Blockchain infrastructure. He also frequently presents AICPA cybersecurity content.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters in Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama and practiced with both Deloitte & KPMG before moving into a business and industry roles including VP of Taxation, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Learning Ojectives:

  • What is NLP and What makes it Tick?
  • Review of Current Application of NLP
  • ChatGPT Overview and Practical Introduction
  • Prompt Engineering: The Key to Success
  • Using NLP for Code and Process Development
  • Using AI Visualization

Credits: 4 - Information Technology

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

- Brainstorming Exercise "Building a Better Mouse Trap" Case Study

Marc Hamilton, Unidentified Industry Company

Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton, CPA is a strategy-oriented finance executive with proven successes in change management. Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years of extensive practical experiences with data analytics, process design and technology implementation. His roles have provided broad exposure to functional, operational and management challenges facing organizations in the era of systems intelligence.

As a technologist CPA, Mr. Hamilton frequently speaks from his experiences on big data, data science, artificial intelligence and the developing Blockchain infrastructure. He also frequently presents AICPA cybersecurity content.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters in Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama and practiced with both Deloitte & KPMG before moving into a business and industry roles including VP of Taxation, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction and Fact Pattern
  • Data Analytics Development
  • Gathering and Cleaning
  • Keeping it Simple
  • Script Development
  • Data Transformation
  • Visualization

Credits: 4 - Information Technology

This session is available to registrants only.

Tuesday, August 20

General Session

- Port Day: Mahogany Bay

This session is available to registrants only.

Wednesday, August 21

General Session

- Port Day: Costa Maya

This session is available to registrants only.

Thursday, August 22

General Session

- Port Day: Cozumel

This session is available to registrants only.

Friday, August 23

General Session

- Current Technology A&A Topics of Importance

Marc Hamilton, Unidentified Industry Company

Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton, CPA is a strategy-oriented finance executive with proven successes in change management. Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years of extensive practical experiences with data analytics, process design and technology implementation. His roles have provided broad exposure to functional, operational and management challenges facing organizations in the era of systems intelligence.

As a technologist CPA, Mr. Hamilton frequently speaks from his experiences on big data, data science, artificial intelligence and the developing Blockchain infrastructure. He also frequently presents AICPA cybersecurity content.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters in Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama and practiced with both Deloitte & KPMG before moving into a business and industry roles including VP of Taxation, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  • Sam Bankman-Fried & FTX Fraud
  • AI - Ethical Considerations

Credits: 1 - Behavioral Ethics

Credits: 1 - Accounting

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

- A Futuristic Perspective of our Accounting Profession

Marc Hamilton, Unidentified Industry Company

Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton, CPA is a strategy-oriented finance executive with proven successes in change management. Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years of extensive practical experiences with data analytics, process design and technology implementation. His roles have provided broad exposure to functional, operational and management challenges facing organizations in the era of systems intelligence.

As a technologist CPA, Mr. Hamilton frequently speaks from his experiences on big data, data science, artificial intelligence and the developing Blockchain infrastructure. He also frequently presents AICPA cybersecurity content.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters in Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama and practiced with both Deloitte & KPMG before moving into a business and industry roles including VP of Taxation, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Technology Change will only get faster!
  • Evolving Demands on Services Offerings
  • Transformation of Trust
  • CPA meets Data Scientist meets Strategist

Credits: 1 - Information Technology

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

- Learnings: Reflection and Rediscussion

Marc Hamilton, Unidentified Industry Company

Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton, CPA is a strategy-oriented finance executive with proven successes in change management. Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years of extensive practical experiences with data analytics, process design and technology implementation. His roles have provided broad exposure to functional, operational and management challenges facing organizations in the era of systems intelligence.

As a technologist CPA, Mr. Hamilton frequently speaks from his experiences on big data, data science, artificial intelligence and the developing Blockchain infrastructure. He also frequently presents AICPA cybersecurity content.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters in Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama and practiced with both Deloitte & KPMG before moving into a business and industry roles including VP of Taxation, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Around the Table Discussion - Reflection on Learnings
  • How can what I have learned help me tomorrow?
  • Lifetime Learning: Make a Commitment
  • Conclusion & SEAPA Certificate Awards

Credits: 1 - Personal Development

This session is available to registrants only.

Non-Member Price $1,050

Member Price $950