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Blockchain and Emerging Technologies

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Tommy Stephens
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Blockchain and other emerging technologies will affect every industry and profession. For example, some products have already implemented machine learning and artificial intelligence to help you be more effective. Further, process automation tools are now available for small and mid-sized businesses. In this “how-to” session, you will learn about emerging technologies that directly affect business professionals. While many emerging technologies are not yet ready for prime-time, some of them are. With the cookbook approach used in this session, you will see how tools available now can help you and your team be more productive, efficient, and effective.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • List major emerging technology trends and identify their importance as it relates to accounting
  • Illustrate how Robotic Process Automation is changing the landscape of traditional accounting and financial functions
  • Identify major updates, strategies, and opportunities that include artificial intelligence and machine learning from leading software publishers
  • Differentiate between the most useful emerging technology tools and implement practical solutions to take advantage of these opportunities
  • Assess the potential impact of implementing an emerging technology strategy to improve financial and operational reporting
  • Identify leading tools available today and the importance of facilitating the adoption of emerging technologies in your organization

Major Subjects
  • Emerging technology trends that affect your strategy
  • Purchase guidance on what to approve and avoid
  • Innovative applications for productivity and efficiency
  • Interesting technology to test and consider

Course Materials


Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 46

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985.  Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm.  After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor.  After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization.   While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications.  Over the past twenty-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle – his wife of thirty-one years – have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Thu, Mar 18, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CDT
Fri, Apr 02, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Fri, May 14, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Wed, May 26, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm CDT
Sat, Jun 05, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CDT
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Wed, Jul 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Sat, Aug 14, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm CDT
Thu, Aug 19, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Wed, Sep 01, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CST
Tue, Nov 30, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am CST
Sat, Dec 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CST
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 11/14/19
Date Added to Catalog 01/28/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge computer operations
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who desire to learn more about the Dark Web, why it exists, and the positive and negative attributes associated with it
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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