K2's Emerging Technologies, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Webcast | 4193885F

Date :
September 11, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location :
Webcast
Facility :
Webcast Rebroadcast
Level of Difficulty :
Intermediate
Member Price :
150.00
Nonmember Price :
201.00
CPE Credits :
CPE 4.00
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Unlike mainstream technologies in use in businesses every day, many of the currently emerging technologies have the potential to drastically change how we work, live and play in the years ahead. New and emerging technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning all offer great potential. Cover an assortment of technologies which are nearing mainstream adoption and understand what they do, how they work and learn about some of the potential risks and rewards they offer potential users.

Learn the basics of blockchain, cryptocurrency, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. You will also learn about the anticipated uses, benefits, risks and threats posed to legacy businesses by these innovative, yet disruptive platforms. Prepare for the future by learning about these technologies and how they will influence—and potentially disrupt—current business practices.

Objectives:

  • Define Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Identify the Major Similarities and Differences Between Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • List Examples of Potential Use Cases for Each of the Technologies Discussed in this Session and Identify How These Technologies Differ from Current Practices
     

Major Subjects:

  • Block chain technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data

Advanced Prep:

None.

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Level of Difficulty:
Intermediate
Field of Interest:
Information Technology
Prerequisites:

Accounting and business professionals seeking to maximize their return on investment in Office 365.

Designed For:

Accounting, financial and business professionals.

Instructors

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr, CGMA, CITP, CPA

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr. received a bachelor of business administration (accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a CPA, Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an internal auditor. After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to staff manager and then operations manager of the internal audit group. In 1991, he transferred to the comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as manager of the cost accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a master’s degree in finance from Georgia State University in 1992.

Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education (CPE) courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally 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 19 years, Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 participants nationwide.

Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to an active professional career, he enjoys an active personal life as well. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, he maintains professional memberships with the AICPA and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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