K2's Ethics and Technology - New

Monday, December 13 2:00pm - 5:30pm

(Check-In 1:45pm)

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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

“With the explosion of technology in the workplace that has occurred over the past thirty years, a fair question to ask is “what are the ethical considerations and impacts related to this technology?” Practical technology issues such as data privacy and security no doubt carry ethical considerations, but technology also affects the ethics associated with issues such as work-life balance, the digital divide, training needs, copyrights, and fraud.

In this course, you will learn about “technoethics” and the implications this has on individuals and organizations. To that end, you will explore many of the current and emerging issues associated with ethics and technology, such as copyrights, cybercrimes, privacy versus security, and geo-tracking technologies. Given the deep implications associated with ethics and technology, this could be the most important session in which you will ever participate.”

Prerequisites

None

Designed For

CPAs who desire a deeper understanding of key ethical issues facing the profession today.

Objectives

• Distinguish between ethics and morals
• Define technoethics and identify examples of business ethics issues and how they are affected by technology
• Recognize the influence of technology on ethics requirements in Codes of Conduct
• List at least five examples of potential ethics issues associated with leading technologies today“

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