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Blockchain and Emerging Technologies


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

Average Rating:
   4.3
Category:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Faculty:
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA, Jr.
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
2 Hours
License:
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

Blockchain and other emerging technologies will affect every industry and profession. For example, some products have already implemented machine learning and artificial intelligence to help you be more effective. Further, process automation tools are now available for small and mid-sized businesses. In this “how-to” session, you will learn about emerging technologies that directly affect business professionals. While many emerging technologies are not yet ready for prime-time, some of them are. With the cookbook approach used in this session, you will see how tools available now can help you and your team be more productive, efficient, and effective.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • List major emerging technology trends and identify their importance as it relates to accounting
  • Illustrate how Robotic Process Automation is changing the landscape of traditional accounting and financial functions
  • Identify major updates, strategies, and opportunities that include artificial intelligence and machine learning from leading software publishers
  • Differentiate between the most useful emerging technology tools and implement practical solutions to take advantage of these opportunities
  • Assess the potential impact of implementing an emerging technology strategy to improve financial and operational reporting
  • Identify leading tools available today and the importance of facilitating the adoption of emerging technologies in your organization

Major Subjects
  • Emerging technology trends that affect your strategy
  • Purchase guidance on what to approve and avoid
  • Innovative applications for productivity and efficiency
  • Interesting technology to test and consider

Course Materials

Faculty

Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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Shareholder

K2 Enterprises


Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Dates

Fri, May 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Wed, May 26, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Sat, Jun 05, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:48pm EDT
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EDT
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:48pm EDT
Wed, Jul 21, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm EDT
Sat, Aug 14, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:48pm EDT
Thu, Aug 19, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:48pm EDT
Wed, Sep 01, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm EDT
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EDT
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EDT
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:48pm EDT
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm EST
Tue, Nov 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am EST
Sat, Dec 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm EST
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:48pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 11/14/19
Date Added to Catalog 01/28/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge computer operations
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who desire to learn more about the Dark Web, why it exists, and the positive and negative attributes associated with it
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

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