• Industry Outreach

    The CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information engages industry, academics, NGOs and government institutions in a dialogue on the issues and opportunities of digital financial information through practitioner workshops, research forums, and other events.

Upcoming Events

  • Understanding and Measuring Online Social & Relationship Capital

    Virtual | Friday January 20th, 12:00 EST

    In this one-hour webinar, funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information, Dr. Saxton will provide an overview of how accounting practitioners should approach and understand digital measures of social and relationship capital, an off-the-books intangible asset that is little understood yet vital for professional and organizational success.

  • University of North Texas portrait of Peter Kipp, Photographed on 13, September 2017 in Denton, Texas. (Adriana Salazar/UNT Photo)

    Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting

    Virtual | Friday Feb. 10th, 12:00 EST

    In this one-hour webinar, funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information, Dr. Kipp will provide an overview of the fundamental technologies underlying blockchain, discuss considerations for blockchain implementation, and highlight the role that accounting professionals can play in adopting blockchain for accounting.

  • Valuation in the Metaverse - Digital Assets in Virtual Worlds

    Virtual | Friday March 24th, 12:00 EST

    In this one-hour webinar, funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information, Dr. Veljko Fotak will discuss the valuation of digital assets in virtual worlds. The lecture will cover specific challenges linked to applying "classical" economic frameworks to assets in virtual worlds and cover topics ranging from the pricing of virtual real estate, spanning the role of non-fungible tokens in establishing property rights, touching upon issues related to taxation, to lessons from existing virtual gaming worlds - from Everquest to Eve Online.

  • Best Practices of Data Visualization: A Demonstration in Python

    Virtual | Friday April 14th, 12:00 EST

    In this one-hour webinar, funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information, Dr. Jerome Niyirora will walk through a demonstration of using Python to develop effective visualizations. To facilitate the sharing and running of code, we will be using Google's Colab tool. More details will be sent shortly before the webinar.

  • ICIJ staff; April 21, 2018; Washington, D.C. (photo by Allison Shelley)

    Peeking Behind the Veil: How Journalists Use Leaked Financial Records to Tell Stories with a Global Impact and What You Can Do With the Information

    Virtual | Friday April 28th, 12:00 EST

    In this one-hour webinar, funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information, Will Fitzgibbon will shed light on the ICIJ's data releases and what it means for corporations' and high net worth individuals' tax avoidance and tax evasion practices.

  • Measuring and Analyzing Reputational Capital Using Python

    Virtual | Friday May 12th, 12:00 EST

    In this one-hour webinar, funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information, Dr. Gregory Saxton will introduce accounting practitioners how to use Python to code and measure reputational capital, a key off-the-books intangible asset. This is intended to be a hands-on webinar that is appropriate for all levels of Python expertise, including absolute beginners. To facilitate the sharing and running of code, we will be using Google's Colab tool.

Past Events

  • WEBINAR on The Audit Expectation Gap and Technology

    Virtual | Friday December 16th, 12:00 EST

    In this one-hour webinar, funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information, we will discuss technology's role in the audit expectation gap. Specifically, we will discuss how, when, where, and why technology is used in conducting current audits in the context of the public's expectations of financial statement audits.

  • The Effects of Bots on Market Reactions to Earnings Announcement Events

    Virtual | Friday December 9th, 12:00 EST

    This one-hour webinar will present recent academic research that has been funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information. ​​​​​​​

  • How to Interpret and Use the Statistics in Excel’s Data Analysis Toolpak

    Virtual | Friday December 2nd, 12:00 EST

    This one-hour webinar, funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information, will provide an overview of how the Data Analysis Toolpak, included with Excel, can be used by accounting practitioners to analyze data quickly and efficiently in a variety of ways.

  • Peer-to-peer FinTech Lending, Non-traditional Information, and Racial Discrimination

    Virtual | Friday November 25th, 12:00 EST

    This one-hour webinar will present recent academic research that has been funded by CPA Ontario and the Schulich CPA Ontario Centre in Digital Financial Information. ​​​​​​​We hypothesize that racial discrimination can exist in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and that the degree of racial discrimination decreases in the precision of credit quality signals generated from both traditional and non-traditional information.

  • WEBINAR on using Data Analytics and Social Media to ‘Measure’ Off-the-Books Intangible Assets 

    Virtual | Friday March 25th, 12:00 EST

    This one-hour webinar will provide a practical overview of how accounting practitioners can use social media data to track and evaluate the value of Off-the-Books Intangible Assets.

  • WEBINAR on Using Data Analytics Within the Organization: A 'Low-Hanging Fruit' Approach 

    Virtual | Friday March 11th, 12:00 EST

    This one-hour webinar is aimed at accounting practitioners and businesses at the beginning or early stages of their investment in accounting analytics.