“Complexity is the biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity” were the defining words of an opening keynote speech given by CPA2Biz president and chief executive Erik Asgeirsson here at the 2013 Digital CPA Conference.

The phrasing may have been taken from an earlier speech given by AICPA president Barry Melancon, but they helped to set up the points Asgeirsson was to make about the profession’s reluctance to and need for change. He reiterated points made about why the profession needs to evolve, as well as how – focusing on the oft stated message of client accounting being the first big step in firm evolution as well as cloud adoption in general.

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