Many believed that all the shifts and moves related to technology for business would slow. However, due to the upheaval that the country and the world has faced along with the initiation of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), the rate of technological change is increasing . We discuss what is on the horizon, which tools will be adopted quickly and what will develop over a long expanse of time. Organization leaders and control creators must work to harness the latest tech so it serves the entity in the most beneficial way.
Technology tools coming online presently . The fourth industrial revolution. Technology control efforts
Accounting and other business professionals.
List recent technology adoptions as well as those that are going to affect business in the near future. Discuss which tools create security risks and which, if not utilized might lead to reduced productivity. Identify controls necessary to reign in the change and help an organization use technology tools securely and efficiently.
Karl Egnatoff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He has worked as a consultant, trainer and programmer related to financial and business technology projects for the past 20 years. Prior to this, Karl worked in public accounting as well as in private sector accounting for a period of approximately six years. He has been teaching group live and web-based continuing education for the past six years. In addition to being a CPA, he is also a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP).
Karl is a member of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Information Technology Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has also achieved a number of technology certifications including Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Certified Software Engineer (CSE) and Certified Integration Developer (CID).
During the course of his career, Mr. Egnatoff has owned and operated a number of successful businesses. All of these were business technology entities that provided consulting and training services. The experience he garnered while with these organizations serves him now as he teaches continuing professional education in association with K2 Enterprises.
Karl graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. During his time in college he participated in division I Cross County competing on the varsity squad. He was also on Marshall’s Track team. Karl and his wife Lana live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and have been married for twenty-four years. They have two grown sons, Jordan and Steven.
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