Unlike technologies we use every day, many of the currently emerging technologies have the potential to change how we work in the future. This session will cover an assortment of technologies which are nearing mainstream adoption and help you understand what they do, how they work, as well as some of the potential risks and rewards they offer potential users.
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.
- Information Technology
Basic knowledge of technology strategy and standards
Practitioners and Business Executives Who Need to Know More About Emerging Technologies, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
- 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
Brian Tankersley is a consultant based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Brian is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses on auditing and technology for K2 Enterprises, and is a senior faculty member with Becker Professional Review. Brian writes and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com) and frequently posts articles to the K2 blog on AccountingWeb.com. Tankersley’s areas of practice include accounting systems, taxation, IT consulting, and general business consulting. Prior to forming his own firm Brian practiced in public accounting with both international and local firms, as well as industry. His public accounting experience includes accounting system implementations, tax returns, financial analysis, inventory costing, and audits of public and private companies. Brian’s industry experience includes retail, financial services, wholesale, and manufacturing. His information technology experience includes technology strategy, technology management, systems implementation, technical training and documentation. 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), and a certified information technology professional (CITP). In 2007 and 2008, Brian was selected as a “40 Under 40” honoree for his leadership in the profession by the CPA Technology Advisor. He holds numerous vendor consultant certifications in applications such as QuickBooks, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, and Microsoft Office Accounting. Brian has served on numerous board of directors and in leadership roles for both his church and in professional organizations. Brian is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and an associate with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also served as an officer and director for numerous area community and professional organizations. Brian, his wife Janette, and their six year old son make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.
Non-Member Price $195.00
Member Price $170.00