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Tuesday, September 19, 2023 In-personHudson Chapter

Living in the Metaverse: An Introduction to Disruptive Commerce (E2309339)

8:00 AM - 11:40 AM EDT

Registration: 8:00 AM EDT

VFW - Secaucus

1400 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus , NJ 07094

4 CPE Credits in SK


Over the last few years, the term “Metaverse” has begun to ingrain itself into the lexicon of the technology community. But what does it mean for the accounting community?


CPAs and financial professionals


This session will also examine the rise of AI in the accounting profession and receive insight into how the Metaverse works and its value to society and the economy.


Much like blockchain technology, the Metaverse has created a buzz that has reverberated into the general business community. During this program, we’ll answer questions, including:

  • What exactly is the Metaverse?
  • How does it work?
  • What are the implications for the middle market and the global accounting community?
  • What is the value proposition to the general public?
  • Review of the different kinds of AI
  • Examples of how accounting firms are implementing AI
  • Analysis of ChatGPT news
  • Examples, and recommended areas for practitioners to focus on with these new tools








Christopher DeMayo

Christopher M. DeMayo, CPA



Chris is a partner at Withum and serves as the firm’s Practice leader for the Technology and Emerging Growth Services Group. With over 15 years of experience, he has dedicated his time to servicing this industry and tech community and has had the privilege of working and building relationships with some of the most well-known and successful technology and emerging growth companies in the space. In addition to servicing his clients, his responsibilities include representing the firm in the marketplace, developing marketplace strategies, leading the growth and success of the firm’s technology and emerging growth practice.

Beyond accounting, he has developed a deeply focused skill set within the sector as a strategic advisor and consultant. With an emphasis on M&A and auditing, he often consults with clients on accounting for complex capital structure, interpretation of revenue recognition standards, capitalized software, acquisition accounting, exit planning, and software selection/implementation among others.

His expertise spans a variety of industry verticals within the technology and emerging growth community including but not limited to Ad-Tech, E-Commerce, Ed-Tech, Digital Media, Social Media, AR/VR, AI and Crypto based companies.

Sean Stein Smith

Sean D. Stein Smith, CPA, CFE, CGMA, CMA, DBA

Assistant Professor

Lehman College

Sean is an expert and sought-after speaker, focusing on the intersection of financial services, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He is a regular contributor to IBM’s Blockchain Unleashed website, analyzing applications for blockchain technology on business at large, as well as being a regular expert guest on China Global TV Network discussing blockchain and related applications. Sean is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, which coordinates with the AICPA in developing standards and reporting frameworks in this emerging area. Sean continuously works with, and consults for, the AICPA and several professional training organizations in the creation and delivery of blockchain and cryptocurrency related content. He is currently under contract to publish two books focusing on blockchain applications for financial services and other industry sectors. Sean is the host of the NJCPA TechTalk Podcast, a past leader of the NJCPA Emerging Technologies Interest Group and a member of the NJCPA Board of Trustees. He is a professor at the City University of New York - Lehman College.


$75.00 - Member

$100.00 - Nonmember

$0.00 - Pass Holder

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