Keep Your Edge - ISCPA's Annual Tech Conference

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  • Date/Time
    • Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 1, 2019
    • Sign In: 7:45am (MT)
    • Day 1: 8:00am - 4:00pm (MT)
    • Day 2: 8:00am - 11:30am (MT)
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  • Location
    • ISCPA Enrichment Center
      1649 W Shoreline Drive #202
      Boise, ID 83702
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  • Credits
    • 12.00
  • Credit Type(s)
    • Specialized Knowledge and Applications (12.00)
  • Prerequisites
    • None

  • Vendor
    • *** ISCPA ***
  • Level
    • Update
  • Fields of Study
    • Specialized Knowledge
  • Message
    • 1/2 hour lunch included

Description

Are efficiency and performance important to you? Do you value data security? Do you want to be more productive? The ISCPA Technology Conference can help you do all of this and more. Learn from technology expert Tommy Stephens and determine how to address your organization's most pressing needs. Walk away with practical, technology-based tips and tools to safeguard your systems, strengthen security, deter fraud and increase productivity.

Don’t get left behind! Join us for exciting presentations on how to take full advantage of today’s technologies to advance your business practices, processes, and workflows so that you and your team are working at peak efficiency.

Technology...There’s always something new on the horizon...

Day One

  • Tech Update 2019: Today’s Biggest Trends, Solutions & Opportunities 
  • Personal Privacy 
  • The Best of the Best: Office Productivity Boosters 
  • Excel’s Best New Features

    Day Two

  • Blockchain & Emerging Technologies 
  • A Scary Ride through the Dark Web
  • Designed For

  • Busy accounting and financial professionals who want to improve their personal and organizational productivity while learning about today's top technology and trends
  • Objectives

  • Examine the latest cybersecurity threats
  • Learn ways to use technology to improve your efficiency
  • Discuss hardware developments and emerging technology trends
  • To provide participants with the tools and skills they need to keep up with the ever-increasing pace of changes in computer technology
  • Highlights

    Day 1

  • Tech Update 2019: Today’s Biggest Trends, Solutions & Opportunities
    In this session, 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!
  • Personal Privacy
    With much of our personal information collected and stored by others - what can we do to help protect our privacy? Personal privacy is one of the biggest concerns of many individuals and organizations. 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.
  • The Best of the Best: Office Productivity Boosters
    Most professionals are familiar with using the Microsoft Office suite for day to day productivity. But how much more could you do to improve your productivity? Are you using Office’s best tricks? In this session, you will learn how to spot opportunities where you can achieve productivity gains with little effort. Moreover, you will learn how to use the tools you already own to boost your office productivity.
  • Excel’s Best New Features
    With the release of Excel 2019 and updates in Excel provided through Office 365 subscriptions, Microsoft continues to pack new features into the popular spreadsheet tool. Enhancements to Power Query, new functions, and improved collaboration opportunities are all available in newer versions of Excel. Exciting opportunities for improved productivity await. Learn how you can put Excel’s best new features to work right away!

    Day 2

  • Blockchain & Emerging Technologies
    Blockchain and other emerging technologies will affect every industry and profession. In this “how-to” session, you will learn about those 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.
  • A Scary Ride through the Dark Web
    You have heard of the Dark Web, but have you experienced it? If not, buckle up for a scary ride through the underbelly of the Internet. Here many illicit and illegal activities occur every day, potentially affecting our personal and organizational security. Upon completing this session, you will understand why it is important to secure your information so that you do not become yet another victim of the Dark Web.
  • Advanced Prep

  • Download manual and test usability prior to morning of seminar
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    Leaders

    Thomas Stephens

    Tommy

    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.

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