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CPA Ontario’s Whitepaper on AI

“AI doesn’t replace jobs, it replaces routine tasks.” The prominence of process automation and job outsourcing has certainly made job security in front of the minds of many professionals including…
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Not the CPD We Need, The CPD We Deserve

By: Michael Kravshik, CPA, CA Over the past 12 months we’ve spoken to over one thousand CPAs about Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and what we heard is extremely disheartening. The…

“We don’t like the term ‘Smart City’. Most cities are already smart, so it’s about bringing all these technologies together” – Nicole LeBlanc, Director, Sidewalk Labs

“The numbers are the numbers. I’m not going to be able to change them and you’re not going to be able to change them. So let’s look at what we have, and let’s deal with it.” – Gillian Goldblatt, Principal at msi SPERGEL

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Building the City of the Future with Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole Leblanc, a CPA by trade, is the Director of Investment & Partnerships at Sidewalk Labs. She uses her accounting background to decide which companies should join their investment portfolio…
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The Growth of Shopify: From Series A to IPO in Five Short Years

Russ Jones, the former CFO at Shopify, spoke with us at a fireside chat about his evolving role within the company, leading them through multiple funding rounds all the way…

“I always emphasize preparation. You will be more confident. You know the subject, it’s yourself. Focus on what you’re there to do and try to park everything else.” – Charlene Bergman, Director of Interim Management & Executive Search at Farber Group on Nailing Job Interviews

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From Public Accounting to Working at Luminari

Read below to learn more about Jesse's CPA journey and what inspired him to join the Luminari team in his own words. A CPA – there is a lot more…

“The market is anyone who wants to make more money than the cost of the software. Starting a business on Shopify should be as much fun as watching Netflix.”

– Russ Jones, former CFO of Shopify

“In reality, an unsuccessful project is the best R&D project. If you didn’t succeed you didn’t know how to do it, so there had to be some knowledge gained” – Josh Smith, Partner, Welch LLP