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Intermediate
Information Technology
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Course 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.

Major Topics Covered

  • 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




Instructor

K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS)

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 years’ experience in strategic technology planning, accounting software selection, paperless systems, systems and network integration, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, business development and management, process engineering, and outsourced managed services. He taught technology at Hutchinson Comunity College, James Madison University, Western Washington University, and the University of Central Oklahoma. A consultant for high profile technology vendors, Randy delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups, and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare, and banking. He also creates articles on over 30 technology topics including CPA firm technology, cloud technology, business continuity, accounting software, and business strategies leveraging technology. Randy has started and owns multiple businesses including K2 Enterprises and Network Management Group, Inc., a leading provider for accounting professionals. Accounting Today listed Randy as one of its Top 100 Most Influential People from 2004–2019. In 2011, CPA Practice Advisor acknowledged Randy in the Accounting Hall of Fame and as a Top 25 Thought Leader from 2011–2020. Accounting Technology Magazine has recognized him as one of nine technology stars in the U.S. For the past 29 years, Randy has been a featured speaker at the AICPA Technology Conference. In addition to these recognitions, Who’s Who in Business & Industry has acknowledged Randy as a leading business and computing professional.



Course Specifics

Information Technology
Mar 18, 2020
None
WC12206822
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this session, you should be able to:

  • 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




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