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TSCPA’s Technology Conference is a favorite of forward-thinking CPAs on the forefront of new technologies affecting the profession. This is the perfect place for you to finally find those products and insider info that will revolutionize your work day and productivity.
Presented by K2 Enterprises, this two-day conference is a great balance of the latest technological advances and practical tips and tricks that make your work easier. Customize your educational experience by participating in one of the four general sessions and five breakout sessions most relevant to your needs.
Jam-packed sessions include what’s new with Microsoft Office and how to make the most of staples like Excel and Word. Learn more about the latest on technology directly impacting the profession, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology, cybersecurity, and the hottest tech tools, apps and services.
Conference participants will be eligible to enter two drawings held at the end of the conference for a $200 Amazon Gift Card and a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
Additionally, all participants will receive a code to attend a free two hour K2 webinar of your choice.
Need a hotel room over the course of the conference? Please visit our dedicated Marriott booking website. If you would like to call in your reservation, please call 615-261-6100 and mention TSCPA Technology Conference Rate. This special $189 rate is good through November 14th.
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Randolph P. Johnston, MCS
Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 30 years’ experience in strategic technology planning, accounting software selection, paperless systems, systems and network integration, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, business development and management, process engineering and outsourced managed services. A consultant for high profile technology vendors, Randy delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups, and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare, and banking. He also creates articles on over 30 technology topics including CPA firm technology, cloud technology, business continuity, accounting software, and business strategies leveraging technology. Accounting Today listed Randy as one of its Top 100 Most Influential People from 2004–2015. In 2011, CPA Practice Advisor acknowledged Randy in the Accounting Hall of Fame and as a Top 25 Thought Leader from 2011–2016. For the past 29 years, Randy has been a featured speaker at the AICPA Technology Conference. In addition to these recognitions, Who’s Who in Business & Industry has acknowledged Randy as a leading business and computing professional.Back to Speakers
Thomas G. Stephens, CPA, CITP, CGMA
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 provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, 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 nineteen years, Mr. Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 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 twenty-nine 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.Back to Speakers
Val D. Steed, CPA, CITP, MA
Val Steed graduated from Utah State University where he received both his Bachelors of Science (BS) in Accounting and his Masters of Accounting (MA).
After college, Val worked for Deloitte Haskins and Sells of Salt Lake City, Utah, and then with Hansen, Steed, Bradshaw & Malmrose P.C. of Salt Lake City. Val was with Hansen, Steed, Bradshaw & Malmrose P.C. for eleven years and was a shareholder for six years before leaving to start K2 Enterprises. Currently, Val is the CEO of K2 Enterprises which is a national technology training and consulting organization. He has twelve years experience in public practice and has been involved with the accounting technology industry for more than 30 years.Back to Speakers