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K2’s Emerging Technologies, Including Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Tommy Stephens
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4 hours
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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, 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.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • 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
  • Information Technology
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies

Course Materials


Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 46

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.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally 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-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle – his wife of thirty-one years – have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Tue, Mar 02, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EST
Thu, Mar 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EDT
Mon, Apr 05, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EDT
Thu, Apr 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EDT
Wed, May 05, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EDT
Sat, May 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EDT
Fri, Jun 11, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EDT
Tue, Jun 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EDT
Wed, Jul 07, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EDT
Thu, Jul 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EDT
Tue, Aug 17, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EDT
Wed, Aug 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EDT
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EDT
Thu, Sep 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EDT
Thu, Oct 07, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EDT
Sat, Oct 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EDT
Thu, Nov 11, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EST
Mon, Nov 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EST
Wed, Dec 08, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:41pm EST
Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:41pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2020
Date Added to Catalog 8/19/2020
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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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration



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