Emerging Technologies, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
180 | Course | Intermediate | Scheduled
Unlike technologies we use every day, many of the currently emerging technologies have the potential to change how we work in the future. This session will cover an assortment of technologies which are nearing mainstream adoption and help you understand what they do and how they work, as well as some of the potential risks and rewards they offer potential users. Attend this course and learn the basics of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as some of the uses, benefits, risks and threats posed to legacy businesses by these innovative yet disruptive platforms.
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Practitioners and Business Executives Who Need to Know More About Emerging Technologies, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Basic knowledge of technology strategy and standards
- The basics of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts
- Big data and its impact on other emerging technologies
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
- Define blockchain, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, big data and machine learning
- Identify the major similarities and differences between big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning
- List examples of potential use cases for each of the technologies discussed in this session and identify how these technologies differ from current practices
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Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, writes for multiple accounting media outlets, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com). Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005. Brian started teaching CPA review courses in 1997, and currently works with Yaeger CPA Review.
Tankersley has been recognized eight times as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” by Cygnus Business Media. Brian has made presentations in 47 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada. He has received numerous awards for his writing and speaking from state CPA societies. Brian has presented sessions at most major national accounting technology conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Summit, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.
Brian is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He holds bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. Tankersley also maintains numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.Back to Instructors