The Technology Conference is filled with 16 hours of fast-paced presentations designed to maximize your time and enhance your learning. Nationally recognized speakers have extensive expertise in numerous software applications. They will share their knowledge with you in order to help you do your job with efficiency and ease.
Participants will receive helpful tips and advanced techniques, along with the tools and skills necessary to keep up with the ever-increasing pace of changes in computer technology.
NEW THIS YEAR: An optional session for an additional hour CPE is available at the conclusion of Day 1 at no additional charge.
All sessions feature high quality, full-color computer projection systems for clear viewing. This conference is designed for CPAs in public practice or industry who want to take better advantage of technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Two attendees will be winners of $100 Amazon Gift Cards. Drawing to be held at the end of the conference.
JOIN US FOR DAY TWO
After participating in the series of sessions offered, participants should be able to:
* Determine how to utilize existing and future technologies to address the needs of your organization
* Describe trends in hardware and software in order to make more informed decisions for your business and your clients
* Develop and implement strategies for Windows 10, mobility, and information security
* Utilize Microsoft Office’s most powerful features
Please see Day 1’s agenda below
Fundamental knowledge of hardware, software, and technology trends
In this session, you will learn about a wide variety of technology trends, solutions, and opportunities. Specifically, you will learn about spending trends, software licensing issues, leading-edge hardware, mobile and cloud strategies, and security risks. If you attend only one technology session this year, make sure it is this one so that you are well-positioned for what lies ahead!
In this session – designed specifically for public practice professionals – to gain real-world, practical perspectives on the opportunities available today. In addition, you will learn about specific actions you can take to capitalize on new tools and better techniques in all areas of practice, from tax to audit to client accounting services.
Most users are familiar with Google’s search service and Gmail but are unaware of the other services available. Additionally, most users just scratch the surface of the functionality of the Google tools and services they do use. In this session, you will learn about Google’s most useful features, apps, and services, all of which accounting and financial professionals could use better. Further, you will learn how to find better web results, gain an understanding of G Suite and how you can use it as your organization’s back office, and time-saving tips on how to use Google offerings more effectively and efficiently.
Blockchain and other emerging technologies will affect every industry and profession. For example, some products have already implemented machine learning and artificial intelligence to help you be more effective. Further, process automation tools are now available for small and mid-sized businesses. In this “how-to” session, you will learn about emerging technologies that directly affect business professionals. While many emerging technologies are not yet ready for prime-time, some of them are. With the cookbook approach used in this session, you will see how tools, available now, can help you and your team be more productive, efficient, and effective.
Stop struggling with PDFs! Adobe Acrobat provides access to many features which make working with PDFs a breeze. Attend this session and learn how you can use these features for improved efficiency and data security. More specifically, you will learn about PDF forms, redaction, converting PDFs to Word and Excel files, electronic signatures, creating and applying tick marks, and securing PDF documents. Importantly, mastering these tools will help you to work more effectively and efficiently with PDF documents. Join us in this very timely program where you will learn the top features necessary to optimize your PDF documents.
With much of our personal information collected and stored by others – sometimes without us even knowing about it – what can we do to help protect our privacy? Personal privacy is one of the biggest concerns of many individuals and organizations. Therefore, we should consider the implications of personal privacy at both levels. By taking part in this session, you will learn valuable techniques that can help you identify what elements of your personal information are at risk. Perhaps more importantly, you will learn what you can do to get back in control.
Microsoft Teams is one of the best additions to the Microsoft stack in years. In this session, you will learn how you can use Microsoft’s Teams application to organize workflows, communications, and document sharing for your workgroup, department, or organization. No matter the size of your team, having all your team’s information in one place with complete integration into your Office applications can dramatically improve teamwork and performance. Participate in this session to get up and running with Microsoft Teams.