Keynote Speakers Announced for the 2013 Boomer Technology Circles Summit and Talent Development Advantage

April 30, 2013 – This year's Boomer Technology Circles Summit and Talent Development Advantage will feature keynotes by Rebecca Ryan, Founder, Next Generation Consulting, Inc. and Rick Richardson, Managing Partner of Richardson Media & Technologies LLC. The annual event will be held August 19-20, 2013 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.

Boomer Consulting announced that the two events will be held simultaneously because of "the growing importance of aligning firm management, technology and talent."

Rebecca Ryan will provide attendees insight about the future workforce, next-gen technologies, trending social and workplace norms, family configurations and more to help attendees shape (or reshape) a firm that's future-ready. Attendees will also learn how to think like a futurist, so you and your firm are not caught flat-footed.

Rebecca Ryan is a human sparkplug. She is one part economist, one part futurist, and one part humorist (That’s right: economists can be funny). Rebecca inspires audiences to think differently about the future…their future. Author of Life First, Work Second, and ReGENERATION, Rebecca is earning accolades as “a voice for the next generation.”

Rick Richardson will provide attendees with his vision of both the short and longer-term future for technology, including technologies important to the accounting profession. Topics will include a review of prior-year predictions, what major-market companies are doing and how their actions will affect the industry. He will also discuss current trends in hardware, software and communications as well as emerging technologies that will bring those trends into reality. Rick will highlight how technology is impacting training and learning and will conclude his presentation with his personal forecasts on our technology future.

Rick Richardson has been a technology futurist to CPAs for over 30 years. Prior to forming his multi-media and strategic technology consulting company, he had a 28-year career in technology with Ernst & Young, the last 12 years of which he served as National Director of Technology. He is an inductee in CPA Practice Advisor's Tax & Accounting Hall of Fame.