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2020 CPA Technology Trends Update Webinar

CPE

When
Nov. 23
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
8-Other

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $199 | Nonmember: $299


 More Information

Course No.
CXTECH020W8
Level
Overview
Prerequisites
None
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from messenger@webex.com with the log-in information.

Description

One of the biggest professional challenges for CPAs, CFOs, controllers and auditors today is keeping current with the rapid pace of information technology. This course explores the new and emerging technologies impacting the fields of accounting, finance, auditing and business in general. Covering the full landscape, from the ground level of personal computer technology to the 5,000-foot level of emerging mega technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation and more, this session provides the latest update. Investing a day to attend this course prepares you to actively participate in discussions with management, IT and service providers topics related to information technology. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this presentation you will be able to...
  • 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 operations
  • Identify the emerging skills that will benefit you professionally

Highlights

The major topics that will be covered in this course include:

  • The current state of computer technologies such as server infrastructure, PCs, laptops, mobile devices, displays and more
  • Cloud based software update – financial, ERP, workflow and productivity apps
  • Emerging mega technologies at the core of “Industry 4.0” - what they are and potential applications
  • IoT (Internet of Things), big data, data analytics, KPI dashboards
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), Blockchain
  • Understanding the role of the Office 365 ecosystem in building a cloud-based digital office


Speaker(s)

John H. Higgins, CPA.CITP


John serves as a strategic technology advisor to CPAs in the planning and deployment of effective technology solutions and workflow automation. As a co-founder of CPA Crossings, John specializes in facilitating the development of strategic technology plans, paperless workflows, client portal solutions and a comprehensive digital practice model. John recently co-authored "Ten Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud", published by the AICPA. This book provides CPAs with a strategic roadmap for taking their firms online by leveraging cloud computing. John also developed an innovative model for delivering live CPE courses that utilize the Apple iPad to provide electronic course materials and an interactive classroom environment. John’s primary qualification is his passion for helping CPAs achieve success by leveraging technology. He has extensive knowledge and experience working with CPAs throughout the country.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Actively involved in working with local, regional and national CPA firms over the past 25 years in the implementation of technology to automate business processes.
  • Awarded for being one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in the accounting profession by The CPA Practice Advisor (www.cpapracticeadvisor.com) in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Co-author of "10 Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud," published by the American Institute of CPAs.
  • Facilitated hundreds of planning sessions and retreats to develop strategic plans, technology plans, workflow design, innovative client services and more.
  • Nationally recognized speaker and author on technology issues affecting the CPA profession, with an emphasis on transforming to a digital practice model.
  • Author of the annual Document Management Software Review for the CPA Practice Advisor magazine.
  • Former national consulting partner with a top 10 CPA firm.
  • Member of the AICPA Business & Industry Hall of Fame.
  • Past Chair of the Michigan Association of CPAs.
  • Past member of the AICPA Council and CPE Advisory Committee.
  • MACPA Innovative User of Technology award recipient.

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