CFO Series: 2019 Technology Trends Update

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TTU  |  In Person Training  |  Basic  |  Scheduled

Fields of Interest

  • Information Technology


  • Technology

Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers and auditors.


To understand emerging technologies impacting the fields of accounting, finance and auditing. After attending this course you will be able to actively participate in discussions with management, IT and service providers about information technology topics.


Technology Update:
Obtain a comprehensive update of various technology trends and innovations impacting you, your organization and the accounting profession. Topics covered will include artificial intelligence, data analytics, business intelligence, cloud accounting software, IoT (Internet of Things) and more. 
Blockchain Technology-What Every CFO Should Know: 
One of the most talked about new technologies that has the potential to significantly disrupt the accounting industry is Blockchain. This discussion will provide a practical and easy to understand explanation of Blockchain and the potential applications in accounting and finance.
Leverage Big Data and Data Analytics to Make Better Decisions: 
For CPAs, the ability to unleash the power of big data and data analytics provides an unprecedented opportunity to enhance your market value. Data analytics tools are getting easier to use and more powerful. CPAs are in a prime position to be the go-to professional to help businesses use data analytics to make better business decisions. Learn about data analytics tools to consider and how big data can provide powerful information. 
MS Office 365–Applications Lighting Round:
At last count, there were over 20 unique applications available in the Office 365 bundle.  These range from the traditional Office desktop applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc., to a whole new generation of cloud-based applications such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer, Delve and more.  These newer cloud-based applications will help you transform to a digital business model.  This session will provide a high-level review of all the core Office 365 cloud applications, so you can assess the strategic potential for your organization. 

Your Price: $375.00

This is your base price and does not reflect any additional session fees, optional add-ons, or guest registrations. This price includes the early-bird discount. Full prices will be applicable to all registrations after April 1, 2019.

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Bryan L. Smith

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Bryan is the co-founder of CPA Crossings, LLC, (est. 2001), which specializes in helping accounting, tax and financial professionals to leverage technology to increase the quality and efficiency of their services. Bryan’s primary qualification is his understanding of the business side of technology which allows him to help CPAs bridge the gap between business and technology. He has extensive knowledge and experience in proper Excel design techniques as well as helping CPAs build spreadsheets that are accurate and allow for better data analysis. As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Bryan has spent a considerable amount of time auditing and validating thousands of Excel spreadsheets. Bryan is responsible for CPA Crossings’ Data Analysis practice area, where he has developed various data analysis and Microsoft Power BI courses. He also provides coaching services to various organizations to train and coach staff on proper data analysis techniques and how to use Power BI to enhance data analysis within their organization.

Some of Bryan’s key accomplishments include: More than 30 years in the implementation of technology to automate business processes. Nationally recognized speaker and author on technology issues affecting the CPA profession, with an emphasis on IT security, Excel spreadsheet design and Business Intelligence (BI). Master of Science in Information Assurance Member of the Information System Audit and Control Association Past Chair, Michigan Association of CPAs Information Technology Task Force Past Chair, Michigan Association of CPAs Leadership Task Force

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