CPE Course K2's Emerging Technologies for Accoun tants, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

June 4, 2019

8:30am — 12:15pm

Location Manchester

Member Price $139.50
Non-member Price $189.50

Curriculum Information Technology

Field of Interest Technology, Computer Training, Accounting (General)

Level Intermediate

Designed For

Practitioners and Business Executives Who Need to Know More About Emerging Technologies, Including Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies


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


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.


Brian F. Tankersley CPA, CITP

Brian Tankersley is a CPA and consultant based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses on auditing and technology, and has taught the Becker Conviser CPA Review since January of 1997. He was an adjunct professor at Tennessee Wesleyan College during 1997 and 1998, teaching courses in advanced auditing. He currently teaches continuing education for both the American Institute of CPAs and K2 Enterprises.His areas of practice include accounting systems, taxation, IT consulting, and general business consulting. Prior to forming his own firm Brian practiced in both public accounting and industry. His financial experience includes accounting & auditing, accounting system implementations, tax returns, financial analysis, inventory costing, and audits of public and private companies. His non-financial experience includes retail, wholesale, and manufacturing industry experience, technology strategy, technology management, systems implementation, technical training and documentation.Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelors degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Brian has served on numerous board of directors and in leadership roles for both his church and in professional organizations. He has served in a number of leadership roles for the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, and currently serves as its immediate past President. Brian is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Information Technology Section of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Tankersley has also served as an officer and director for numerous area community organizations.Brian, his wife Janette, and his three year old son make their home in Knoxville, Tennessee.close




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