K2's Emerging Technologies, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Monday, December 13 9:30am - 1:00pm

(Check-In 9:15am)

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4.00 Credits

Member Price $140.00

Price will increase by $20 on 12/6

Non-Member Price $185.00

Price will increase by $20 on 12/6

Overview

Unlike technologies we use every day, many currently emerging technologies can change how we work in the future.  This session covers an assortment of technologies that are nearing mainstream adoption and helps you understand what they do, how they work, and some of the potential risks and rewards they offer.

Attend this course, and learn the basics of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, as well as some of the uses, benefits, risks, and threats posed to legacy businesses by these innovative yet disruptive platforms.

Highlights

 

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of technology strategy and standards

Designed For

Practitioners and Business Executives Who Need to Know More About Emerging Technologies, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

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

Preparation

None

Leader(s):

Leaders

Brian Tankersley

Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA Director of Strategic Relationships, K2 Enterprises Farragut, Tennessee brian@k2e.com

Brian Tankersley is a consultant based in Farragut, Tennessee. Brian is a frequent speaker at national continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com). He also writes a column and serves as the Technology Editor for The CPA Practice Advisor. Mr. Tankersley has over 20 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005.

Tankersley has been recognized annually as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” for 2011-2014 by Cygnus Business Media. Brian has made presentations in 46 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada. He received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the Tennessee Society of CPAs in 2009 and 2013, and was recognized for writing the Article of the Year for the Tennessee CPA Journal in 2011. Brian has presented sessions at many national conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Insights, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.

Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelors degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Tankersley also holds numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.

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Non-Member Price $185.00

Member Price $140.00