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Global Summit 2018

2018 global summit

How Technology Is Transforming World Business

Technology is transforming global business at a rapid pace. Companies are continually evolving and adapting in order to stay competitive at the global level. Join Withum on September 27 for its 6th Annual Global Summit and hear from industry experts how technology – from automation to communications to security – is impacting business and the job market, and what tools you can use to grow your business internationally.

Can’t attend the Summit in-person?

Bloomberg Radio is broadcasting live from the event and will be interviewing panelists throughout the program. Tune in from 10am-2pm, no matter where you are in the U.S. and globally.

Summit Details

5 CPE Credits  |  Breakfast and Lunch Included

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 8:00am-1:00pm

Location: SECOND Venue
849 6th Ave
New York, NY 10001


carissa ganelliCarissa Ganelli
Chief Digital Officer


The Digital Transformation of a 50-Year Old Restaurant Brand

By attending Carissa’s keynote session, attendees will be better prepared to:

  • Determine the importance of a strong company foundation.
  • Identify best practices to retain current customers while aiming for new ones.
  • Recognize that going global means having a global framework and the importance to modify for local needs.
  • Understand how to gain alignment from disparate stakeholders.
  • Describe the single biggest ingredient for success.

Carissa has more than 20 years of digital experience. Before joining Subway, she was founder and CEO of LightningBuy, a mobile commerce platform. She has held several other digital marketing and strategy positions over the years. Don’t miss her exciting keynote presentation!


8:30 AM – How to Use Technology to Grow Your Business Internationally

1 CPE Credit in Business Management & Organization

Moderated by Carol Massar, co-host of “Bloomberg Businessweek” on Bloomberg Radio & TV. Panelists include Scott Gellman, COO & CFO at Kurtosys Systems; Aaron Friedman, Founder and CEO of 2ROCK1 Media; and Marina Gentile, Lead, Global Transfer Pricing at Withum. This session will allow attendees to gain an understanding on how online companies disrupted the marketplace, be able to identify tools a software company uses to grow their business and navigate Transfer Pricing regulations and planning opportunities on a global level.

Carol-Massar Scott Gellman
Aaron Friedman Marina Gentile
Carol Massar
Co-Host of “Bloomberg Businessweek”
Bloomberg Radio & TV
Scott Gellman
Kurtosys Systems
Aaron Friedman
Founder and CEO
2ROCK1 Media
Marina Gentile
Lead, Global Transfer Pricing


9:20 AM – The Technology Challenges of Expanding and Protecting Your Business

1.5 CPE Credits in Information Technology

Moderated by Withum’s Managing Director of Advisory Services, Jim Bourke. This group of panelists, including Andrew Kossowski, Co-Founder and CEO of Port It Global Inc; Daniel Cohen-Dumani, Partner and Market Leader of Withum Digital; and Chris DeMayo, Withum Technology Practice Leader as they discuss how to extend your business to remote locations and consumers, the importance of GDPR compliance and cybersecurity in today’s digital world, and global impacts of blockchain and bitcoin.

James Bourke Andrew Kossowski Daniel Cohen-Dumani Chris DeMayo
Jim Bourke
Managing Director, Advisory Services
Andrew Kossowski
Co-Founder and CEO
Port It Global Inc
Daniel Cohen-Dumani
Chris DeMayo
Technology Practice Leader


10:35 – Networking Break

10:45 – The Human Element – How Global Technology is Impacting the Job Market

1.5 CPE Credits in Business Management & Organization

Moderated by Kimberlee Phelan, Partner and Practice Leader of Withum International. This group of panelists, including Steve Maggi, Esq., Founder of SMA Law Firm – U.S. Immigration Attorneys; John Littler, National Director of Tri-Net; and Robert Rotondi, Head of Business Management with HSBC will discuss how our future is aided or limited by technology, how technology is impacting employees and how employees interact with clients and each other using technology, how technology is helping and hurting business, how to ease multi-national payroll burdens through the use of global PEOs and review the tax and financial impacts of global mobility (employees working cross-border).

Kimberlee Phelan Steve Maggi John Littler Rob Rotondi
Kimberlee Phelan
International Practice Leader
Steve Maggi
Founder, SMA Law Firm, U.S. Immigration Attorneys
John Littler
National Director
Robert Rotondi
Head of Business Management

12:00 PM – Networking Break

12:10 PM – Lunch and Keynote Speaker Carissa Ganelli

1 CPE Credit in Business Management & Organization


Bloomberg Media GroupHSBC


Check back often as we will be announcing our keynote speaker, panelists, and moderators. For any questions or concerns, please contact Tanina Khanuja at tkhanuja@withum.com or check out highlights from the 2017 5th Annual Global Summit.

CPE Details

CPE Credit: 5

Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-live Based

Registration Fee: $50 per attendee

WithumSmith+Brown, PC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBAregistry.org.

For information regarding compliance and program cancellation policies, please contact our CPE department at CPE@withum.com.

Can't Attend In-Person? Bloomberg Radio live here or local market stations:
  • New York 1130AM
  • Boston 106.1FM | 1330AM | 92.9 HD2
  • Washington DC 99.1FM | 105.7 HD2
  • San Francisco 960AM | 103.7 HD2