Thriving with Disruption: Leveraging New Technology (2 hours - morning) – NEW! – Webcast

Previous Add to Calendar Next

Oct 23, 2020

Registration: 7:15 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 10:10 AM Pacific Time


Member Fee: $59.00
Nonmember Fee: $79.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: -29.00


2020 OSCPA Business & Industry Miniseries:
Now What? Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Coronavirus

COVID-19 has shocked the world and most likely your business. How do you pivot to ensure your business comes out of this pandemic on top? Learn how to thrive in the age of Coronavirus with this 4-part all-virtual miniseries, held September through December!

All-virtual via livestream webcast: To ensure everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Business & Industry Miniseries will be held via livestream webcast using the Adobe Connect platform. You’ll be able to view, listen, and event take part in Q&A with instructors in real time.

Register for 3 or more sessions and save $10 per course.At checkout, enter promo code: B&I$10.  

Miniseries is developed by the OSCPA Business Management & Advisory Services Committee.

Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers and other financial managers in industry who wish to update their knowledge and skills.


Provide an overview of current issues and developments impacting the private industry arena.

Major Subjects

  • Cybersecurity
    Details coming soon!
  • Blockchain and the Future of Business Education
    Dr. Stan Heister, MBA & Dr. Kristi Yuthas, Portland State University - School of Business
    Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies enable profound innovations—not just in IT, but in strategy and operations as well. The technology is beginning to impact every area of business from accounting to logistics and is being implemented in all major industries. This session will provide an overview that combines blockchain concepts with business theories and experiential learning.


Stan Heister

Dr. Stanton Heister’s education includes: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from University of Michigan; Masters of Business Administration from University of Portland and Doctorate of Business Administration – International Business from Argosy University. 

Dr. Heister was an Assistant Professor of Management at Colorado Mesa University from 2012-2017. Dr Heister has also taught at DeVry University and Keller Business School of Management. He currently teaches in the School of Business at Portland State University. 

Prior to obtaining his Doctorate, Dr. Heister worked and has extensive experience in commercial business and has traveled to over 25 countries as a part of his management and consulting career. During his career, Dr. Heister has developed many skills and been exposed to a variety of roles including:

Product Marketing Management, Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Marketing Research/Strategy, Managing the deployment and delivery of training in an international setting, earning metrics dashboard and analysis, Manufacturing Production Supervision and Process Control, Project management of large IT projects using Life Cycle Methodology tools/processes, Led major sales planning strategy/execution events worldwide & trained sales teams on sales execution with large international companies in industries such as Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Banking/Financial, Retail, Travel and Transportation etc. 

Dr. Heister's teaching approach includes bringing his vast experience in the classroom to help turn theory into practice which improves the interest level and earning outcomes of his students. Dr. Heister has extensive experience with the Millennial Generation, having written his dissertation on the subject in 2015. 

Dr. Heister has spoken at many professional, industry and academic events including Blockchain Meetups, Financial Executives International (FEI), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, Techfest NorthWest, SimbaChain Blockchain Education and Training Webinar, Blockchain Podcasts, Academic Conferences etc. 

Blockchain education for business students and professionals is a key ingredient for helping to drive adoption of Distributed Ledger technologies. By providing information and expertise on how to best educate these audiences we are contributing to the momentum and success of DL solutions now and in the future.

Kristi Yuthas

Kristi Yuthas is a professor in Portland State University's School of Business teaching courses that include blockchain theory and implementation, data analytics, and managerial finance. She was the founder of PSU's Blockchain in Business Certification program. Dr. Yuthas is the first recipient of the Swigert Professorship in Information Systems and was recently awarded the Cameron Professorship for her work in accounting analytics. Dr. Yuthas has co-authored over 100 research publications and conference presentations. Her current research focuses on using business and information technology to create positive social change. Dr. Yuthas' research has been published in leading academic journals such as Stanford Social Innovation Review, the International Journal of Information Systems and the Journal of Business Ethics.