One of the biggest professional challenges for CPAs, CFOs, controllers and auditors today, is keeping current with the rapid pace of change in information technology. This course explores the new and emerging technologies impacting the fields of accounting, finance, auditing and business overall. Covering the full landscape, from the ground level of personal technology devices to the 5,000-foot level of emerging mega technologies like blockchain, digital and crypto currencies, artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, robotic process automation (RPA) and more. This presentation will provide you with the latest updates on all these mega trends. Investing a day to attend this course prepares you to actively participate in discussions with clients, colleagues, management, IT and service providers on the current state of technology and its impact on business. Particularly in our new “remote working” paradigm.
Emerging mega technologies, what they are and potential applications. State of the cloud computing market and working remotely. The explosive growth in Internet of Things (IoT). Big data, data analytics and KPI dashboards, the new frontier for CPAs. Automation through artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA). Blockchain technology: the new data storage model. Digital and crypto currencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and more. Current state of cloud based software - financial, ERP, workflow and personal productivity applications. Update on personal technology devices. A peek into the Metaverse.
Anyone who wants to update and expand their knowledge of all that is going on with technology in the business world today.
Recognize and be aware of the important technology trends that will impact you and your organization. Recall the important aspects of these technologies to prepare you to participate in discussions with your colleagues, clients, customers, IT staff and service providers. Select a strategy for how to integrate these technologies into your business model. Identify the emerging skills that will benefit you professionally.
John Higgins, CPA, CITP, is Strategic Technology Advisor, and co-founder of CPA Crossings, LLC, , which since 2001 has specialized in helping accounting, tax and financial professionals leverage technology to increase the quality and efficiency of their services. In 2017, John launched the company’s Office 365 Learning Center for CPAs which offers a curriculum of over 50 unique courses covering every aspect of Office 365.
John is a nationally recognized speaker on CPA technology, past chair of the Michigan Association of CPAs, former national consulting partner with BDO, LLP, and co-author of 10 Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud, published by the AICPA. He was awarded the Top 25 Thought Leader award by the CPA Practice Advisor (2011 – 2017), and the Michigan Association of CPAs Innovative User of Technology award, and is an AICPA Business & Industry CPA Hall of Fame inductee.
Non-Member Price $249.00
Member Price $199.00