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K2's 2023 Emerging Technologies For Accountants, Including Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
4 hours
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Unlike technologies we use every day, many currently emerging technologies can change how we work in the future. This session covers an assortment of technologies nearing mainstream adoption and helps you understand what they do, how they work, and some of the potential risks and rewards they offer. Attend this course, and learn the basics of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learn.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives


  • 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

Major Subjects
  • Understanding many of today’s emerging technologies and their role in business environments
  • Applied examples of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Risks associated with emerging technologies

Course Materials


Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally 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 twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2023
Date Added to Catalog 8/22/2023
Prerequisites Basic knowledge of technology strategy and standards
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Practitioners and business executives who need to know more about emerging technologies, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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