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...
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.