2018 Technology Conference (13040)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Atlanta, GA

Join GSCPA and K2 for one of the largest technology conferences for CPAs. Leaders will provide attendees with tools that can be immediately put into practice. Longer sessions allow for a deeper dive into practical application of the information.


LIVE STREAM Attendance Option - Event Code: LS13040
The Technology Conference also offers attendance through Live Stream. You can attend remotely, in real time, while saving on travel expenses.
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Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #13040

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $330.00

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The 2018 Technology Conference is one of the largest technology conferences for CPAs. K2 leaders provide attendees with tools that can be immediately put into practice. Longer sessions allow for a deeper dive into practical application of the information.


Who Should Attend
CPAs at all levels and from all areas of the profession, as well as IT professionals working at CPA firms. In addition, busy accounting and financial professionals seeking to improve their personal and organizational productivity.
Live Stream Attendance
Event Code:  LS13040  |  CPE Credit:  8 hours General

Live stream allows you to attend the conference from your home, office or anywhere you can access the internet. You view the sessions in real time as part of the audience and have interaction with other attendees via chat areas. General sessions and the A&A track will be available to attend via live stream.

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By attending this event, you are demonstrating your permission to allow your photo to be taken and published in GSCPA marketing, promotional and web materials.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7:15am-8:00am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00am-8:05am
Welcome and Announcements

8:05am-9:45am
A- Tech Update Credits: 2.0 GN

Brian Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

What to do? What to buy? What to watch for? What to avoid? Get your answers and learn about who offers reliable solutions and what is changing the market. Specific topics included are technology trends, recommended hardware specifications, applications and licensing, and security. Receive concentrated exposure to technology that may reveal ideas, trends, and options that you had not discovered through your normal channels.

9:55am-11:35am
B1- Excel Financial Modeling Best Practices Credits: 2.0 GN

Thomas G. Stephens Jr, CPA, CITP, CGM
K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

Excel remains the tool of choice for many professionals when building financial models, including forecasted financial statements and budgets. Yet many of these same professionals have never received any training on the best practices associated with generating financial modeling spreadsheets. Learn many amazing techniques that will not only help you save valuable time when building your Excel-based models but will also improve the accuracy and quality of your results.

9:55am-11:35am
B2- Security: A Practical Guide Credits: 2.0 GN

Brian Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

For many, security incidents are not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when.” Therefore, you should use an end-to-end approach for protecting your data. Specific topics covered include multi-factor authentication, password managers, encryption, mobile device management, anti-virus, firewalls, policies, and other tools that you can implement immediately.

11:35am-12:20pm
Lunch

12:20pm-1:10pm
C1-Microsoft Power BI: Power Reporting for Free Credits: 1.0 GN

Thomas G. Stephens Jr, CPA, CITP, CGM
K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

Microsoft’s Power BI Desktop puts business intelligence in your hands. Offered as a free tool, Power BI allows you to create compelling reports in mere minutes. Embark on a guided tour of linking data into Power BI, creating stunning and powerful visualizations, and building interactive reports, all with the free version of Power BI.

12:20pm-1:10pm
C2- Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Credits: 1.0 GN

Brian Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are two of the hottest technology topics today. Yet, few business professionals understand these technologies, their capabilities, their risks, and their potential impacts on business operations and processes, such as contract execution, recording and maintaining real estate ownership records, and supply chains. Learn more about these disruptive technologies – including potential effects on the accounting profession.

1:20pm-2:10pm
D1-What to Ask Your Technology Provider Credits: 1.0 GN

Thomas G. Stephens Jr, CPA, CITP, CGM
K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

Managing information technology (IT) is difficult when team members, contractors, and others all sound alike. If you manage IT, wouldn't it be nice to know the questions that you should be asking? Explore the questions to ask your technology providers and identify warning flags for suspicious responses. All aspects of IT are included, and the session materials can serve as a checklist for your discussions with your providers.

1:20pm-2:10pm
D2- The Best Kept Secrets of Windows 10 Credits: 1.0

Brian Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

Most Windows 10 users continue to use the Windows operating system as they did in prior versions of Windows, ignoring many new productivity and security features. Discover the best kept secrets of Windows 10, including how you can use it to minimize the threat of ransomware, integrate with your mobile device, and track your activities. 

2:20pm-4:00pm
E - Office 365: New Tools, New Tricks Credits: 2.0

Thomas G. Stephens Jr, CPA, CITP, CGM
K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

As part of the ever-changing nature of Office 365, Microsoft has added several new tools - including Teams, Flow, Planner, Stream, and PowerApps - to the suite and has also added many new collaborative features to Excel, Word, and other existing applications. Learn about the new opportunities in Office 365 and how to improve your productivity by taking advantage of them.

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Conference Site

GSCPA Learning Center
6 Concourse Pkwy Ste 800
Atlanta, GA 30328

404-231-8676

 

For more information about hotel reservations, please refer to the information tab.

Standard Registration

$330 GSCPA Members, $430 Non-Members

 

Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 7/16/2018)